8.27.2020 – 8.28.2020|| Washington| Virginia

The town of Washington, Virginia is known as “the first Washington of them all” and was originally surveyed by George Washington in 1749! It is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains about 75 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. There are many activities in and around the town like hiking, wineries, art galleries, antiques, and fine dining.

Where we ate:

We had our sights set on dining at the Inn at Little Washington, which is one of only fourteen restaurants in the United States rated three stars by Michelin in 2020. Three stars means “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey”.

This was a once in a lifetime experience and a great way to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary and our spring time birthdays that happened during quarantine. Here is a collage of most of the food that we enjoyed. Check out my post for a more detailed explanation of the meal.

If you aren’t able to experience a meal in person and you are an Amazon Prime member, you can watch The Inn at Little Washington: A Delicious Documentary to get a feel for the experience and the Chef’s journey to three stars.

Where we stayed:

We opted to stay at a modern, boutique inn located steps away from the center of town and the Inn at Little Washington and am I glad that we did. With just a handful of rooms and outdoor space that offers picturesque views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the White Moose Inn is a great option for social distancing when visiting Washington, VA. An overnight stay includes happy hour from 5-6 pm and a two-course breakfast between 8-10 am and various snacks and beverages.

What we did:

We had big plans to go hiking in Shenandoah National Park. I researched trails of varying levels of difficulty and distance and narrowed it down to four options. However, we both decided it was just too hot and humid and a better day for Skyline Drive.

Skyline Drive is a 105 mile long road that runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We drove twenty minutes to enter the park at the Thorton Gap, paid the park entrance fee, and headed north towards Front Royal to exit the park. Here are some pictures from the overlooks along the thirty mile drive that took us from Thorton Gap to Front Royal.

That’s how we spent our time in Washington, Virginia.

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