Washington DC staycation

September 12, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

I wanted to shoot some new travel and interiors photos and decided to stay local.  My plan was to find a cool DC hotel and only visit places within walking distance, including Planet Word and Franklin Park.  I chose the EatonDC, located at 12th and K NW. Their website showed artfully decorated guest rooms, an inviting coworking space, yoga studio and cool art; perfect for a few shots of beautifully designed interiors. 

The hotel also hosts events, including a cacao ceremony with the inspirational Christina Kim (secretcacaogarden.com).  During my three days in the city I managed to check off most of the places I wanted to visit, with Planet Word being one of the standouts and conveniently located a block from EatonDC. The museum is surprisingly fun, using interactive experiences like karaoke and humor to ". . . inspire and renew a love of words, language, and reading. . ." . It's also free, like my next language-related stop, the MLK Jr. Memorial Library, near Ninth and G NW. The library re-opened in 2020 after a three-year renovation and now includes a rooftop terrace, exhibit spaces, a slide in the children's section, a cafe, and other amenities. The library was not on my original list but I happened to stop in and ended up spending an hour photographing this insanely beautiful staircase.  

Later that afternoon I strolled under the umbrellas at CityCenterDC on my way to Dolcezza Gelato for a Mascarpone & Berries cone. It was so good I went back the next day for another one. Or maybe it was the same day;).

lovely seating area with great design Eaton DC hotel interior The EatonDC has lovely interior design in all areas, including this room near the lobby.

Planet Word Washington DC, cool museum word wall exhibitPlanet Word Washington DCPlanet Word is a wonderful museum to visit when you are in Washington DC. It is located in the restored Franklin School which has beautifully restored architecture and lovely interiors.



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