Date Weekend Fun: The National Harbor

It has been over a year since our last date weekend, so I am thrilled that my parents generously kept Jack overnight so Travis and I could go away this past weekend! All our normal places were booked up for some reason, so I had to broaden the search of where we should go. We typically try to stay within an hour radius so that we aren’t spending the whole weekend driving. So, for this adventure, we decided to check out the National Harbor!

Hotel: Hyatt Place National Harbor

I checked out a few hotels and ended up picking the Hyatt Place. Our room was huge with a king-sized bed, sitting area, and a shower I wanted to take home with me. They upgraded us to a room with a view… and the view was so amazing we couldn’t stop staring outside to watch the sunset.

The view from our room:

There was a pretty intense ‘No Party’ sheet we had to sign upon checking in, but it was very nice and quiet for our whole stay. Breakfast was included, but it was not very good at all.

Dinner Favorite: Old Hickory Steakhouse

We were celebrating a lot over the weekend, including our October wedding anniversary, my review and raise at work, and having a weekend alone. So, we decided to go all out by having dinner at the Old Hickory Steakhouse. This place was amazing with probably the best steak I’ve had in my life. This was definitely a ‘special occasion’ kind of place where you don’t want to look at the bill too closely, but it was such a treat and we enjoyed every minute of it. Even when the fancy fire alarm went off and everyone politely ignored it.  

Brunch Favorite: Succotash

If our amazing steak dinner and our amazing brunch had a smackdown fight, I honestly don’t know which would win! We had brunch at Succotash, which has a southern menu by a James Beard Award winning chef. We started with a deviled egg with bacon jam, which was so, so good. For our main meals, Travis ordered the fried chicken and waffles, and I went with the French toast (corn-crusted brioche, sweet lemon curd, blueberries and maple syrup). We also shared a side of maple-glazed slab bacon.

You guys. Can food be transcendent? Because this meal took me to a whole new world of YUMMY.

We loved our time at the National Harbor and are actually thinking about visiting it again in December to do some Christmassy stuff with Jack. They have a huge tree that I’m sure will be all lit up and they also have the enclosed Ferris Wheel you can see in my view photo… and I’d love to go for a ride.

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