10 Things We Learned in our First Week in DC

Take it from two small town girls…


  1. Get ready to walk.

10,000 steps on your fit bit here is just like the walk to your fridge and back anywhere else. But seriously, the views are better by foot and there’s something to see on every corner.


That being said…


  1. Wear heels at your own risk.

Whoever said pain is beauty has never taken a stroll down K Street, around the National Mall, or up the Metro escalators. And on that note, grates are a thing. Remember that, ladies.



  1. Food is expensive. Really expensive.

This is the place to be if you’re a foodie. From food trucks to boozie brunches, it’s easy to drop your life savings (and then some) on a single meal.


So make the most the most of those deals…


  1. Happy Hour is SO important.

Every bar. Every day. Every hour. Good luck walking down a street without finding a deal you can’t pass up. 8-5s can be stressful, but it’s always 5 o’clock in DC.


The only thing better than a half-priced drink is a free one.


  1. Never buy your own drink.

DC is full of young bachelors who are just a swipe away. Save your money and let the locals take you to out on the town.



  1. Politics is everywhere.

Every road leads back to Trump. If we had a penny for every time his name came up in conversation, maybe we could afford the DC restaurants.


And if you thought politics was the only bullet you couldn’t dodge…


  1. You will start to network in your sleep.

Friendships, relationships, “situationships”….they all come with a hidden agenda. It’s not just the Fraternity Houses asking “who do you know here?”


  1. Stoplights are just suggestions.

And crosswalks are just a Hail Mary. Cross the street at your own risk.



Or don’t cross them at all and take advantage of the public transportation…

  1. The Metro isn’t as scary as it sounds.

There are smells you will never be able to un-smell, but navigating the Metro is as easy as knowing your colors: red line, green line, blue line.


And if you take nothing else away from this article, just remember…


  1. There is always something to do.

Head to a sports game, march in a parade, tour the White House, or watch a movie across the street from our office at Farragut Square. No matter your forte, there is never a dull moment in this city. And did we mention most of these activities are FREE?



Rachel and Paige

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