Stroll along M Street, where the cobblestone sand brick sidewalks are lined with stores ranging from international retailers like Club Monaco, BCBG and Diesel to local boutiques like Wink and Hu’s Shoes. Recharge with with a coffee from Baked & Wired, a split personality cafe.
Have lunch at Blue Duck Tavern, an acclaimed restaurant as famous for its cuisine as it is for its famous patrons. Richard Gere has been spotted dining there, and the Obamas celebrated their anniversary at the restaurant.
Next, jet over to the the National Museum of American History, where former First Ladies’ fashionable inaugural gowns are on view in the First Ladies exhibit at the Smithsonian.
Check out CityCenterDC, the newest shopping sensation in the heart of downtown DC. High-end retail shops line the sidewalks here, like Hugo Boss, Burberry, Kate Spade, Longchamp, Zadig & Voltaire and more.