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Hi! I am Kelley Smith and I love finding creative ways to make experiencing Washington, DC easy and fun for both locals and tourists. I really enjoy helping people create a full day of fun including activities, food, and transportation to make the whole experience of enjoying a neighborhood easy.

I focus primarily on Washington, DC and the surrounding suburbs but can also cover wilder travel. Many of my readers are from other states on the east coast and locations that can easily access DC by train or plane.

Outside Daycation DC, I have 10 years of marketing experience including 5 years in the hospitality industry.

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There are two weekends left for Halloween fun! What are your favorite area pumpkin patches? πŸŽƒ Full details on fall fun activities in the bio link πŸ‘» #washingtondc #dcliving #fall #dchalloween

Whose calendar is already filling up with fall activities? If you're like me, you are super excited for cool weather outdoor dining. Whether it's patio brunch or a picnic in the park, I'm ready for the cooler days ahead. πŸ‚ And what better way to celebrate the outdoor city life than with a little less car travel and a little cleaner air? Join @CleanAirPartner on September 22 for Car Free Day. Get to your office, fave work from home spot, or outdoor lunch location by using metro, biking, or ride sharing! πŸš‡ Take the Car Free Day Pledge at for a chance to win a raffle for all sorts of great prizes. All are welcome to take the pledge in the DC area even if you are already car-free! #sponsored #CarFreeDay #CarFreeDay2022 #WashingtonDC #DCLiving

With the stress of this past week, I love that DC offers so many spaces to escape the city without actually leaving. If you need a mental break, here are a few of my favorite spots 🌳 🌻 The National Arboretum (free) - enjoy a picnic or a book in the Grove of State Trees. Plus, plenty of trails for calming walks. 🌻 Rock Creek Park (free) - plenty of shaded trails for a calming walk. 🌻 Kingman + Heritage Islands (free and pictured) - walking and bike trails plus playgrounds for the kids. Very dog friendly. 🌻 @hillwoodmuseum ($18/adults suggested donation) - explore the home and beautiful gardens of Majorie Merriweather Post. 🌻 Roosevelt Island (free) - this spot gets crowded on the weekends but consider enjoying an evening walk after work. 🌻 @franciscanmonastery (free but donations welcome) - this spot offers beautiful, peaceful gardens plus tours of the church and a reproduction of the Roman catacombs. 🌻 Malcolm X Park/Meridian Hill Park (free) - one of many neighborhood parks and currently partly under construction but I especially enjoy the Sunday drum circle

Coffee or Cocktails? @coladashop can do both! β˜•πŸΉ This is one of my favorite spots that transitions perfectly between work from home and happy hour. Stay motivated while your work with Cuban-inspired small bites and coffee. Later, cool down with cocktails and happy hour specials M-F 3-6 PM. Indoor and outdoor seating at both locations. 😎

Bottomless brunch is making a shaky comeback after COVID but these are a few of my favorite places for brunch with the best value (even if not bottomless). πŸ₯‚ Get the full details on! Link in bio.

Enjoyed the Kentucky Derby @jackroseindc but did you know they have these amazing "Supper Plates" for $38? Look at those shrimp and cute biscuits! 🦐 Serves 2-4 so it's a great, filling shareable for after-work drinks! 🍷 Plus, swipe for the mac & cheese balls + deviled eggs with crab.

Living in a city means it is extra important to find ways to protect our environment. I'm always trying to take public transportation and plant flowers for bees no matter how small my outdoor space is. This Air Quality Awareness Week (May 2-6), @CleanAirPartner is helping us find ways to improve the air quality of our region. Here are a few easy ideas but don't forget to check out to learn more. #ad #CAPairweek #dcliving #washingtondc #dcfoodie

@retrobottegadc in Adams Morgan is one of my new favorite spots for outdoor dining. Find great cocktails and pasta plates that are easy to share. 🍷 The staff will also help you build your ideal meat and cheese board. πŸ§€ Great for a happy hour date on the fancy side or work lunch date.

As the weather warms up, here are a couple of my favorite places in DC to drink outside. 🍺🍷 What are your favorites? Also realized I botched the spelling of Retrobottega way too late πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Have you tried the brunch deal at Lupo Verde near 14th Street? πŸ₯‚ For $35/person snag 2 entrees, an app, a side, and a bottle of prosecco with 2 juices! Coffee is extra but I couldn't resist ordering a latte with the bread assortment (one of the app choices). Entrees include either a traditional brunch dish or pasta. The picture here: lobster bennies! 🦞 #washingtondc #dcfoodie #dcfood #dcdining #14thandu #dcbrunch #dmvfoodie #dmvfood

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