Courtyard Washington, DC / U.S. Capitol

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

1325 2nd Street NE, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20002, United States

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    Best Hotel I have been in DC


    One huge king size bed. A flat TV. A couch that comes out as a bed. A desk that has a desk with in it self. Wireless system for your laptop. A closet with a iron and ironing board.

    Fancing hangers with hanger rail.

    Unique Quality: Full size shawer.

    Directions: Next door to the New York ave Metro stop, which saves on cab expense.

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possible trip

by genebeans

My grandosn is turning 13 and I would like to take him to DC-Are there many private day trips available and approximate cost. Also decent place to stay.l I am tinking of coing up one afternoon and then taking a full tour the next day and then home the day after-Make sense?

Re: possible trip

by TexasDave

There is a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus which circulates around to all the main spots, but the museums on the Mall are all within walking distance of each other. What are you intending to visit?

Re: possible trip

by mccalpin

Sure, it makes sense...but as TexasDave notes, there are 47,000,000 things to see in DC, so his question rightly is "what do you want to see?"

The Capitol does have guided tours - see the official website at

We did this on Monday, and it was worth the time. By happenstance, an information desk guy also slipped us 2 passes to the Senate Gallery (which we were't supposed to have), so we got to go and sit in the Senate Gallery for a while and admire the view.

The White House also has tours but you have to arrange those months in advance, so we didn't go.

As TexasDave notes, there are many museums on the Mall; the one that would most interest a 13-year-old, I think, is the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum ( Note that there are 2 such museums, one on the Mall and one out on the grounds at Dulles Airport. I liked the one out at Dulles better (it has the first 707, a space shuttle, a Concorde, and all sorts of good stuff), but it is a long hike out to Dulles and would cost you a good part of a day...better to save it for another trip.

Anyway, what sorts of things were you two thinking about seeing?


Re: possible trip

by EllenH

I agree with the above, just back from D.C., took the train from Silver Spring to I think the smithsonian stop. You can walk to so many things and I did notice a hop on hop off bus. You do not need a private guided tour. A day and a half will give you a good taste if you know where you want to go. We went to the holocaust museum and have been to multiple buildings of the Smithsonian in the past. Have a great time with your grandson most of all.

Re: possible trip

by genebeans

Thank you for taking the time-Sounds like i need to start with a map and do the best I can either by foot or hop on and off bus. I am not much of a bus person and would prefer to walk unless it is too cold- (I am from Florida)Thank you

Travel Tips for Washington D.C.

Washington Monument and Zoo

by csuresh

We had a good time at Washington DC. Top view from Washington Monument was really nice. Strollers can be parked outside the monument. Although our trip to climb up the Washington Monument was at 11:30am., we went late and the securities were kind enough to all us inside. This may not be the case always. Zoo was good, but it is very crowded. They can introduce a small fees, so only genuinely interested will come to see the animals. The animals especially the Male lion and Tiger were great to watch. Cone icecream prices are high. We could see only one giant panda and that was in sound sleep, that we cannot make out it is a real panda or a stuffed toy. Union station parking is expensive, but instead of circling the streets mindlessly, it is a good option.

Stonework and the Nation's Capital

by kd_baby

You must walk in and around the National Mall, esp. Pennsylvania Ave., Constitution Ave., and Independence Ave. My dad kept commenting on the great stones and stonework at the majority of most federal buildings and museums. Most of the building are extremely beautiful and have their appealing designs. Also, the sheer size of most of the federal buildings is mind boggling (e.g. Dept. of Agriculture, Federal Aviation Association) . I can't help but ask myself "What do they do in there?!"


by JeanCooke

The Metro has many exits close to popular tourist sites and federal buildings.
The SMITHSONIAN complex on the MALL is vast catering to all tastes and ages. Just one museum can take all day. The friendly people, going out of their way to help confused or lost tourists.

Visit the Holocaust Museum. ...

by noahsdad

Visit the Holocaust Museum. Listen to gospel music--there are many paid performances throughout the year, but you can hear high-quality music in many places on any given Sunday (Shiloh Baptist is just one example of a church with a strong gospel music reputation). See the National Museum of African Art. Then witness the diverse religious expression of places such as the Islamic Center (a beautiful mosque with an international membership), the National Cathedral (Episcopal), and the National Shrine (Catholic, with chapels devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Czestochowa, Our Lady of Africa, etc.). Sample international flavors in Adams Morgan. Take in DC's answer to the Harlem Renaissance on U Street, now undergoing its own renaissance. See the residential neighborhoods of Cleveland Park and Woodley Park (where the zoo is), with their elegant apartment buildings. The monuments at night. Christmas Eve service at St. Augustine's, an African-American Catholic church. Seeing the AIDS quilt on the mall. Attending a Sweet Honey in the Rock concert at the Warner Theatre.

The Washington Capitol Dome,...

by Kentbein

The Washington Capitol Dome, viewed from the north near Union Station. The city is relatively low lying, with no buildings allowed higher than halfway up the Washington Monument, so the city views are usually not obstructed.

The Washington Dome and the Washington Monument dominate the skyline and can be used as wondeful navigation points virtually anywhere in the city. They are also impressive pieces of architecture and add a distinctive charm to the city.

The Capitol building, housing the Senate and House of Representatives, is a tremendous place to visit. The rotunda is filled with grand, historic paintings and throughout the Capitol are statues from each state representing two each of that state's most impressive statemen.

The Capitol sits at on a hill at the eastern end of what is called the Mall. This is a long, thin rectangular stretch of land bordered by the Capitol to the east, Lincloln Memorial to the west, and the Smithsonian buildings on the north and south. The Mall is a geat place to stroll and serves as a city focus for any public or holiday gathering.

This area is a wonderful tourist and local resident attraction. Museums, art, sculpture, government houses, arboritae, everything; it's great. And most if not all is free admission. (Unless you pay US taxes, then you get to see what some of your money is spent upon!! We in the US generally agree that this money is well spent. Cherry blossom time. (THANK YOU, Japan!!!) Great time to see the city. Spring is in full bloom and every turn of the head provides a special visual treat.


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