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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour
"Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley TourBoard your trolley at any of its 20 stops throughout Washington DC and use your included guidebook to help plan your day. Travel three different routes and listen to onboard commentary on the sights you pass hopping on and off as often as you like. Since the trolleys run every half hour from morning to evening they're a convenient way to get around the city and cover all the must-do sights! This is DC's only trolley with GPS Tracking! You can find the your next trolley arrival nearby trolley stops and there is even a call-in feature. No phone app is required! Maximize your time on the trolleys with the use of this tool.There are three different trolley routes (see Itinerary for a complete list of stops):National Mall and Downtown ( as well as the Lincoln Memorial Washington Monument
From $78.00
 
Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise
"Meet your guide at the National Archives Building on Pennsylvania Avenue and travel around Washington DC by bus to visit the Capitol White House and all the major memorials (full list of stops available in the Itinerary section). At each stop your expert guide will hop off with you to personally escort you through the sights providing insightful background and answering questions alon stop for lunch (at your expense) and a shopping break at the Pentagon City Mall. Itinerary During your tour your guide will walk you through the following sights:The US Capitol Building (exterior) Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Dr Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Korean Memorial Lincoln Memorial Vietnam Memoria"""Explore the best of Washington DC with a guided bus and walking tour of the city's top sights plus a (seasonal) river cruise out of Georgetown. This 6 hour tour includes photo stops at the White House and Capitol guided tours of many of the monuments including the Lincoln Memorial
From $69.00
 
3 Hour Private DC City Tour for 6 - 24 Passengers
"Experience DC your way!  Pick up may be from any location inside the DC Beltway including Alexandria Arlington Fairfax Bethesda and Chevy Chase. Create your own itinerary from our list of DC most popular and 'must see' sites. Our suggestions for your itinerary include: US Capital Library of Congress Supreme Court House
From $350.00

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The Cherry Blossom Parade

This parade starts around 10am, and everyone in town is here. Dozens of kids from local high schools line up to march also.Stores like Target, and sponsors like Comcast, ABC, Channel 8 News and...
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Why is Our Capital Not Within a State?

A man's dreams are an index to his greatnessWashington, D.C., although the capital of the US, is not part of any state. Supposedly, the country's founders feared a state with the nation's capital...
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Cherry Trees: Gift of Friendship

"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success..." H. Ross PerotWashington's annual Cherry Blossom Parade attracts about 200,000 visitors each year. Why do they have this parade you...
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Diplomatic Impunity

"There is no right way to do something wrong."I personally find Diplomatic Impunity disgusting. It protects diplomats from any kind of punishment for misbehavior or for breaking the law. As far as I...
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Easily Mixed Up Words: Capital & the Capitol

So many people mix up the two words: Capital and Capitol. I have to "think" about them whenever I use them.Washington D.C. is the capital (spelled with an a) of the United States, and in the city of...
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Hitting (or mangling) the high notes

If you are not an opera singer, America's national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, can be awfully hard to sing. The words were written by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814, and later set to...
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South vs. North Mentality

Washington D.C. is the only place I've ever been where I was referred to as a "Yankee". Although the people who labelled me this way didn't appear to mean it in a derogatory way, I felt very surprised...
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Why is Washington DC the capital?

Although peculiar to think of Washington DC as being southern, indeed it was considered to be so at the time the location for the capital of the United States was decided. The northern and southern...
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autumn pumpkin patch

I grew up in the northeastern US and one of the great customs is the putting out of pumpkins in autumn. It is a Halloween thing but it's also about the season of the harvest and it is a great colorful...
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Taxation without representation?

At first I was surprised seeing the phrase "Taxation Without Representation" on the automobile license plates of Washington, DC. "No taxation without representation" was a rallying cry for advocates...
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4th of July Fireworks

As you would expect, every 4th of July, Washington DC puts on a spectacular show, to include a parade, a concert, and finally, fireworks on the National Mall. People gather all the way from the...
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National Christmas Tree

Every December, the Ellipse (an area just south of the White House) is set aside for the National Christmas Tree. The tree is normally officially lit by the President of the United States on the first...
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National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival occurs annually every spring, commemorating the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees by the City of Tokyo to replace the American trees wiped out by a catastrophic...
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Cherry Blossom Festival

If you are in Washington DC during the last week of March and the first week of April, please go to the Tidal Basin, where the Jefferson Memorial is. Around the basin you will see hundreds of cherry...
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16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20006, United States
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1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20024, United States
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1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States
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2500 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States
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2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States
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924 25th St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States
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Top Things to Do in Washington D.C.

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Capitol Building

Wow lucked out .. my first and only visit .. free televised concert on the capital lawn. There were celebrities from Tv and singers. Very cool to just be there and be at our capitol on memorial...
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White House

We went memorial day 2005 and it was a great time to go .. it's was my first and only visit but i'd really like to revisit. So much to do and see and of course so much history. Once you get there .....
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National Archives

The National Archives houses some of the most important documents in the history of the United States and it should be one of the first places that most visitors should see. Some of the documents on...
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National Gallery of Art

Recently on a pleasant early September Monday,I devoted a wonderful day to studying this ginormous art museum's splendid collection of sculpture on the ground floor as well as its delightful...
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Lincoln Memorial

After walking end to end, East to West, for monuments, this is the most approachable. It has a unique grandeur because it is so large and so detailed. Looking all directions from here, you can see the...
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National Air and Space Museum

If you look at my travel page, I have spent a lot of time at this museum! This time we spent less than 2 hours. Plus lunch, this is probably the best place to grab a bite of food at the mall to make...
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Top 5 Washington D.C. Writers

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"Neither American nor European City :-)"
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Ewingjr98

"Washington DC"
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Yaqui

"Washington D.C."
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globetrotter_2006

"MY HOMETOWN"
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GentleSpirit

"My Hometown"
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