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Comfortable Shoes are a MUST!!!
Luggage and bags: Bring a back pack to hold your daily purchuses while stomping around Washington DC. That is the first thing we bought when we got there since we forgot ours!! It will also come in handy to carry your bottled water, tour books and bandages if you forgot your comfy shoes!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When heading to Washington DC, be sure you have your most comfortable pair of shoes packed!!! If you go in the fall, pack a light and heavy jacket. The weather can change drastically from day to day. The first day we were there in September it was 86, the last day it was 71.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: During the summer months, sunblock is a must!! And if you forgot your comfortable shoes, bring bandages!!!!
Photo Equipment: Lots and lots of film and batteries!!
Miscellaneous: Make sure to bring a nice pocket sized map with you. You may not think you will need it at first, but you will! Trust me!
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good, comfortable walking shoes are a must!
Photo Equipment: Bring a camera - any kind! There are a multitude of photo ops!
Miscellaneous: An open attitude is helpful - don't get lost in the political, but explore the social and cultural sites!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring comfy shoes!! The best way to get around and see the sights is on foot, especially if the weather is nice. However, there's nothing worse than being half-way up the mall and having to stop and put a band-aid on your blister.
What to Bring!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking shoes especially. There is a lot to see and do here, and you'll be walking from one place to the other. Even if you get a bus or something to take you from place to place, most of the tours require you to walk, so definetly walking shoes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Like I said before, everything closes early, so if you think you might have a headache, backache, whatever at night, you would want to bring something to take.
Photo Equipment: There is tons of Photo opportunities here, bring about 4-5 rolls of film tops I would say, I dont think we used that many, but If you love to take pictures, take more.
Miscellaneous: Any special medical things you might have, like contact supplies, special medications. you should also bring sunblock. We went in May, and we were really hot! So if your going in late spring throughout the summer, bring sunblock!
Shoes & more!
Luggage and bags: Clearly marked baggage! A small tote that you can put all your personal belongings in to carry with you wherever you may go!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack an extra pair & make sure their both COMFORTABLE!! A light jacket for chilly nights or early morning train arrival!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I ALWAYS pack a small pack of band aids in my purse! I ALWAYS have a band aid on me even at home & small cleaning wipes as well! Wipes aren't a bad thing for dirty hands either!
Photo Equipment: Keep a close eye out on that camera you'll definitly want to use it!!
Tennis Shoes or blisters
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure to bring a comfortable pair of tennis shoes. If you plan on seeing D.C. plan on doing a lot of walking.
Photo Equipment: Make sure to bring an extra memory card or film. I went through a lot more pictures than I expected.
you'll be doing a lot of walking
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes coz you'll definitely do a lot of walking.
Photo Equipment: don't ever ever forget to bring a camera with a lot of memory (a plus is to bring an extra memory card) and make sure your batteries are always charged. you wouldn't want to miss that crucial photo op!
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Be a Good Pedestrian
Luggage and bags: Try to pack light, using only small suitcases, totes, or duffel bags. If you take the metro to and from the airport, you don't want to clog the buses and trains with all of your luggage.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bust out the worn-in sneakers or your favorite pair of comfy shoes, because DC is largely a pedestrian city, made up of people who take the Metro and walk everywhere. It's just the most convenient way to get around, and you'll want to be comfortable.
Also, if it looks like rain, toting around a compact umbrella might not hurt.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You'll probably be walking around a lot, especially if you plan to visit The National Mall, Georgetown, or Old Town Alexandria. That being said, be sure to take plenty of bottled water along with you to keep yourself and your family hydrated, or else you might end up paying through the nose for it.
Photo Equipment: There is SO much to photograph in DC, so a decent digital camera is a must...be sure to bring plenty of extra batteries and/or film if you need them.
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