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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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Fort Washington National Park, MD

Fort Washington National Park lies along the Potomac River in Maryland, opposite Virginia's Fort Hunt and Mount Vernon. From Mount Vernon Highway you have several scenic overlooks providing excellent...
Ewingjr98
Mar 05, 2009

Great Falls Park & Patowmack Canal

At Great Falls Park, the Potomac River tumbles over a series of steep rocks and drops nearly 80 feet in less than a mile through the narrow Mather Gorge. Great Falls Park was created around the...
Ewingjr98
Feb 20, 2009

Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park is named so because it lies due north of the Prime Meridian that was once created running north from Jones point in Alexandria, and the White House. At one time it housed a mansion,...
Ewingjr98
Jan 18, 2009

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Theodore Roosevelt Island is a hidden, and rarely visited park maintained by the George Washington Parkway branch of the National Park Service. It is about 90 acres and it's most (only) important...
Ewingjr98
Dec 07, 2008

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

What a great hidden monument. After 15 or 20 trips to this city and living here a few months, I didn't even know this memorial existed. When I finally did discover this hidden gem, it was completely...
Ewingjr98
Dec 07, 2008

Judiciary Square

Judiciary Square is an area of downtown Washington DC between Union Station and Chinatown. The center of this district is a rectangular plaza, called Judiciary Square, and it is surrounded by numerous...
Ewingjr98
Nov 10, 2008

Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is Washington DC's largest natural area and is managed by the National Park Service. This park was founded in 1890 and consists of 1755 acres of woodlands, sports fields, trails, and a...
Ewingjr98
Nov 09, 2008

Lincoln Park - Capitol Hill

Lincoln Park is a nice, quiet city park just about 10 blocks east of the Capitol Building. This park might be small, but it has more trees than just about any other city park in the city besides the...
Ewingjr98
Nov 07, 2008

US National Arboretum

The National Arboretum. The arboretum is a place you never hear about. Either people don't know it exists or have no idea where it is. I ran there recently in the winter and even though everything was...
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IngaRita
Feb 10, 2008

A Litany of Parks - What Planning

One of the more pleasant surprises about Washington, DC was the vast number of public parks and places to reflect. And not just the major areas like the National Mall; small, out of the way parks.I...
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WheninRome
May 17, 2007

Urban Wetlands

I loved the urban wetlands that are located just outside the entrance of the National Museum of the American Indian. I would have liked to have visited the museum itself, but was between meetings with...
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WheninRome
May 17, 2007

US National Arboretum

It'a not the world's best arboretum - in fact it wouldn't rate on my Top 50 - but still definitely worth the effort at certain times of the year. It probably gets few foreign visitors, and many locals...
mke1963
May 15, 2007
 
 
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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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