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Washington DC Private City Tour
"It's a very fast-paced city tour around Washington DC for 4 hours with your own private driver guide who will give you all the basic information about the monuments and areas you will see on this tour. Get even more personalized by selecting a multi-ling Supreme Court Library of Congress Ullyses Grant MemorialUnion Station Pennsylvania Avenue The White House
From $90.00
 
Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass
"Redeem your bus voucher at Union Station to begin your 48 hours of unlimited access to three bus loops around Washington DC. Learn about this dynamic city's history from live commentary as you admire numerous landmarks including the White House US Capitol Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ford's Theatre and Arlington National Cemetery. Hop on and off at the various stops (see Itinerary for full list) to capture photos and visit sights at your leisure. In addition
From $90.00
 
Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
"This tour is an educational tour. You will visit the White House Jefferson Memorial Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lincoln Memorial and Iwo Jima Memorial. The same stop also includes visiting the Korean War Memorial
From $49.00

More Local Customs in Washington D.C.

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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tpangelinan
Apr 25, 2005

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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deecat
Apr 23, 2005

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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deecat
May 29, 2005

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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deecat
Apr 23, 2005

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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deecat
May 29, 2005

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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gilabrand
Jul 05, 2005
 
 
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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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JetlagCity
Dec 18, 2004

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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Dabs
Jun 25, 2005

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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richiecdisc
Apr 25, 2010

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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matcrazy1
Dec 25, 2005

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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travelfrosch
Nov 12, 2006

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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travelfrosch
Dec 04, 2010

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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travelfrosch
Feb 04, 2012

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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besbel
Mar 30, 2008

Top Hotels in Washington D.C.

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16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20006, United States
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1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States
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3100 South St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20007, United States
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2500 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States
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1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20024, United States
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2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, 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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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 Archives

We were a bit suprised to see that the US National Archives should have the tightest security of all the buildings we got to see in Washington, D.C., but I guess Americans truly don't mess around when...
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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 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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World War II Memorial

This was my first time seeing this memorial, and it is fantastic! Very big, very beautiful, and very well done. It is a great tribute to the men and women who gave their lives fighting in WWII. This...
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Top 5 Washington D.C. Writers

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matcrazy1

"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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