For cities with a lot of sights and otherwise expensive museums, a tourist card can be a relatively good investment. This one, however, isn't really worth it! For one it includes no public transportation privileges at all.
Secondly, the vast majority of the sights you want to see in Washington are free, so you really don't need this card.
Fun Alternatives: get a metro pass
If you like $3 Cokes and 3 shirts for $15 this is the place for you. Odd that all of the vendors sell the exact same things. One cart has hot dogs, the next has clothes, then hot dogs, then clothes. These vendors are located all around the Mall, mostly on the north side near the White House.
Unique Suggestions: Food prices actually aren't terrible if you just get their $3 or $4 hot dogs and half smokes. You can also barter with some of the clothing vendors to save a dollar or two on their junk. This might work better on quiet days in the off-season, rather than busy summer afternoons!
Fun Alternatives: Don't misunderstand me, though. Not all food vendors in the city are this bad. Go up to the busy, non-touristy streets north of the White House (during the day!) and prices are much lower and more fair. Here the vendors have to compete with local restaurant to attract the business of local office workers.
Thomas Jefferson's own appraisal of his life, and the one that he wrote for use on his own tombstone, suffices: "Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia.
Unique Suggestions: There is a great deal of pride in the American Politic, and rightly so, when you read the excerpts of the Declaration of Independence. A beautiful monument to a great humanitarian.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
900 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20024
its the washinton monument you can sit on the lawn at night and have dinner with your boyfriend or husband its truely romantic.
Unique Suggestions: take pictures of the monument and hang out with friends at night
Fun Alternatives: walk around the area and find some other places
The police in Washington where present everywhere it seemed. I thought it was helpful in a sense because you felt a little safer but if you’re a tourist they are a good source of advice or directions.
I took the time to put this tip on my site because in this picture you can see that they don’t all drive cars. This guy was having a blast in his hover craft doing donuts on the ice. I and others crossing the bridge thought this was amusing.
There is not a lot I should say about this other than I had to stop in Washington for a bite to eat at a little road side take out near the Washington monument and after eating I couldn't hold it no longer so I was forced to check out this porty potty.
I don't know how to put it into words other than to encourage you at all costs to find an alternative. It was so disturbing the images are still vivid, trust me!
You always have to take an ID with you to order alcoholic beverages. Sometimes, however, staff in some establishments are not giving out alcoholic beverages, because they can not ar do not want to accept a foreign driving licence or id.
That means, that you have to go with a softdrink only or may not enter a bar etc at all.
This is of course is in my eyes discrimination of foreigners.
Sometimes a passport copy even is not accepted. (I prefer to keep my passport safe in my hotel)
Unique Suggestions: Complain! Usually this does not help and the manager explains something about the restaurant etc loosing the licence to serve alcoholic beverag.
Just order non alcoholic beverages and complain later about the food. Maybe they take it off the bill and at least you had a cheap deal....or:
Fun Alternatives: Go elsewhere!
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801 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037-2304, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
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