Last month I shared with you some pictures from one of our family outings to Washington D.C. The main purpose of our trip was the Cherry Blossom Festival, you can read about it HERE, but we made the plan to stay there for a while and go have lunch in Chinatown. We were glad to head out of the Tidal Basin, it was packed.
It was a very long walk from the Jefferson Memorial all the way to Chinatown, but it was a walk we truly enjoyed.
The flowering trees, the beautiful architecture, the monuments all around, did I say it was a gorgeous day?
After lots and lots of walking, it wasn't hard to notice we had arrived, the big "friendship Archway" was right there in our faces. Yeah, it's gigantic, beautiful!
Looking back at the other side of the arch...Regular buildings except for the Calvary Baptist Church on the left side...
It was kind of surprising to see how small this neighborhood is!
Once you pass the arch there are two straight blocks of businesses, mostly restaurants, and that's it.
We went up and down both sides of the street looking for a nice place to have lunch.
This red gate was one of the few items that I believe fits perfectly here.
We passed by each of these cute townhouses...
Until we settled here, Seafood Restaurant. The food was good, lots of people getting in and out made for a fresh cooked meal.
It was kind of sad to see how small this neighborhood has gotten, however I was glad we didn't have to stroll around much because the long walk back to our parking space was awaiting us.
Do you have a Chinatown close to you? I remember visiting the one in New York and Montreal and this is nothing compared to those. How about the one closest to you?
Thanks for stopping by!