Couples Weekend to Washington DC Day 3

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Sadly Sunday was a total washout, with rain all day long, but this did not stop us from getting to visit some places we had on our bucket list.  We met up with our “fourth daughter,” and eldest’s best friend, Kenzie.  She had heard great things about Paolo’s Sunday brunch, and it did not disappoint.

Paolo's Washington DC
With all the rain, I could only get a picture from inside Martin’s Tavern.
Paolo's Washington DC
Paolo's Washington DC
Paolo's Washington DC

Although I wish a walk around Georgetown could have happened, this just means we need to make another trip up to DC. 

Unknown to us, our next stop was directly across the street from Paolo’s. Matt wanted to visit Martin’s Tavern, known for it’s history.  Martin’s Tavern is owned by a 4th generation Martin, and is the oldest family owned restaurant in Washington DC, and a landmark. We enjoyed reading all the historical facts, most notably the booth where John F Kennedy proposed to Jackie, and also the “Rumble Seat” which is a one sided booth JFK would sit and read the Sunday paper after Mass. There is also the Dugout room in the back, where Mickey Mantle would spend time. 

Rumble Seat Martin's Tavern Washington DC
Rumble Seat
The Dugout at Martin's Tavern Washington DC

There is a standing reservation for the JFK booth every Sunday, but lucky for us, there was some time between, and they allowed us to sit there, have a drink, and take some pictures while waiting for our friends to join us. We even had some extra time in the booth because those coming had not shown up yet.

Martin's Tavern Washington DC
Sitting in the proposal booth.

This was also Super Bowl Sunday, so the city got pretty crowded. We took UBER, and headed to a sports bar to meet up with the rest of our group to watch the game. 

There were a couple other places we wanted to get to, but due to the rain and the game, time was not on our side. I guess we just need to make another trip up to the city. 

Washington DC

Don’t forget to see what we did on day one and day two. 

Please share your lesser known historical sites to visit with us on Instagram!! 


18 thoughts on “Couples Weekend to Washington DC Day 3

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    • November 1, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      I love the history too. It was my hubby’s find.

  • November 1, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Very fun! I love that whole area – just got to go there last Spring for a field trip with my daughter!

    • November 1, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      I love the whole area too. We look forward to going back.

  • November 1, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Wow! What a cool restaurant. That’s so fun that you got to sit in the seats where JFK proposed to his wife.

    • November 1, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      We love to find historic spots like this. There’s something about sitting in the same spot.

  • November 1, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Looks like a great weekend in DC and exactly how I’d spend it discovering the city! We were there last month and have another trip scheduled next week. I’ll try to check out some of your spots.

    • November 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      How fun!! Can’t wait to see what you find. I really want to go back!!

  • November 1, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    How fun!! I would love to spend more time in D.C. and will keep your tips in mind. Thank you!

    • November 1, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Same here. I would love to spend more time up there too. Let us know if you visit any of our places.

  • November 2, 2018 at 2:29 am

    How fun. I love Washington D.C. and would love to be able to go long enough to cover all it’s rich history. I don’t know how long that would take. I guess I should try it. 🙂

  • November 2, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Can’t go wrong with brunch! What a great idea to a couples weekend trip.

  • November 2, 2018 at 8:34 am

    My husband and I are going in December for a get away while the kids go to NYC with grandparents. I will have to use some of these suggestions. Thank you.

    • November 2, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks!! Hope you have a great time!!

  • November 3, 2018 at 9:26 am

    It is great that you did not let a rainy day stop you from exploring.

    • November 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thank goodness for Uber, lol!

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