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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
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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
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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
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The Exorcist Stairs

I grew up in DC and one of the rights of passage in high school was to go to Georgetown and find the stairs that were used in the filming of The Excorcist movie. The house that was used is at the top...
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sahel578
Aug 12, 2003

Old Towne Alexandria-Ramsay House Visitor Center

The Old Town Visitors Center, has nice people who will give you info on a walking tour. When we got to the end of the tour at Christs church we sat in George Washington's Pew, there was a wonderful...
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LLend
Aug 07, 2003

Woodley Park

Just two metro stops north of downtown is a great place to catch a glimpse of the real DC. Woodley Park is home to the National Zoo as well as several nice hotels & guest houses. The side streets...
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ESQinDC
Aug 06, 2003

Catch a Movie!

Politics is good theater, and if Congress is out or its a rainy day, take time out to head up to Cleveland Park to catch a movie at the Uptown Theater. The Uptown is one of the largest movie theaters...
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ESQinDC
Jun 28, 2003

Georgetown

After spending a day or two seeing the sites in DC, take a cab to Georetown to see the University and the town. It is a nice break from the tourist feel in downtown and will help break up the...
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Wilson
Apr 16, 2003

Typical house on Capitol Hill

Wonderful 1800's houses line the streets behind the Capitol. Some are connected to one another as "row houses". Others are free standing. A lot of this area has been improving in recent years as...
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Pawtuxet
Apr 13, 2003

The back alley

I'm always fascinated by the view out the back window of the homes in cities like Washington. People do all sorts of things with their little postage stamp garden space..and then beyond it is the...
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Pawtuxet
Apr 13, 2003

U Street

U Street (Subway : U Street - Cardozo) - Between 13th & 16th there is the Jazz Area from 1920 to 1960 (nickname of the street : Black Broadway). Duke Ellington lived his childwood here (he lived...
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GUYON
Dec 22, 2002

The Mall is the beaten track,...

The Mall is the beaten track, most attractions of Washington are located on this stretch of green. My suggestion to get off from it is to drive around the area where there are embassies. That's...
OrlandoBR
Sep 08, 2002

My neighborhood Adams-Morgan ...

My neighborhood Adams-Morgan lies north of Dupont Circle and has its nexus at the intersection of Columbia Road and 18th Street. The cosmopolitanism of Washington is in no place more evident than in...
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AndreasK
Sep 07, 2002

I don't know if people...

I don't know if people necessary miss this but it can be overlooked because dc has so many great sites. Just take some time and walk up M street to Georgetown and enjoy the quiet streets and beautiful...
irishmarina
Aug 26, 2002

For those of you interested in...

For those of you interested in how the posh of the poshest live in DC, visit Potomac, Maryland a few miles northwest of Washington, DC. This area is home to wealthy lawyers, corporate officers &...
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heloise
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Washington D.C.

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Georgetown

We finished our day in Georgetown by visiting two very different historic cemeteries located quite close to one another. The first, Oak Hill Cemetery, was founded in 1848 on a 15-acre plot of land...
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Watergate Complex

The Watergate Complex will forever be linked with the scandal that led to Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974. The complex itself is made up of five buildings, i.e. one office building, three...
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Dumbarton Oaks

This fabulous estate dates back to the 19th century and it belonged to Robert and Mildred Bliss. Robert Bliss was an American diplomat who had graduated from Harvard University and, while they were...
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Kennedy Performing Arts Center

Be sure to go on the Kennedy Center webpage and be on the lookout for free things to do here. Just today the 20th of March I attended a free Concert by Punjabi MC an Indian DJ who combine hip hop with...
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Islamic Mosque & Cultural Center

This great Mosque was founded in 1947 during President Truman's term in office, and it is the very first Mosque to be built in the nation's capital. It came about after the sudden death of a Tursking...
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Woodrow Wilson House

After he left office in 1921, President Thomas Woodrow Wilson retired to a beautiful house near what was to become Embassy Row. He lived there for 3 years until he passed way peacefully in February...
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