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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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Washington in Summer

When you come to see Washington in the summer you can count on several things: there will be a LOT of people and it is likely to be hot. Walking around all day in the heat will do a number on your...
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GentleSpirit
Dec 16, 2011

Hot as a Furnace

I was in DC at the end of June and it was BOILING. It was like walking in a sauna, with sweat dripping down you all the time (this, from a person who never sweats). So if you are planning a trip in...
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gilabrand
May 05, 2009

Don't freeze your ears off

It might be the low season in January, but I still see the occasional tourist. Please, for God's sake, bring something to cover your head. We get bitterly cold winds in January/February even when the...
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Care824
Apr 26, 2006

Fill a Backpack for Cherry Blossoms

A visit to Washington D.C.'s Tidal Basin to view the famous cherry blossoms will take about 3-4 hours to do right. Therefore, fill a backpack with food (the area is great for picknicking) and extra...
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AKtravelers
Dec 28, 2005

Suitably to season and safety requirements

Be prepared to have your hand luggage searched each time you enter into any federal building or museum. It can't be large in size. Leave it in your car or hotel as most museum lockers and checkrooms...
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matcrazy1
Dec 14, 2005

Don't go outside

Comfortable shoes for walking around Washington DC is always unbearable. In the summer, British Expats used to get hazard pay for the swamp-like jungle that decends on DC in the summer months....
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mattreider
Nov 01, 2005

Packing List

No need to overpack unless you go to one of those big (overrated) Washington parties. Dress for the season and keep an umbrella handy because it can rain at any point in the year. If you come in...
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b1bob
Jan 27, 2005

Fans

When we visited DC the weather was so warm, and the humidity very high, meaning you were bathed in sweat!!! Standing waiting for a tube train was like being in a sauna. As we are visiting DC...
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bugalugs
Aug 11, 2003

Be ready for heat in summer and freezing in winter

We have 2 seasons--too hot and too cold. Pack for rain and heat in summer, and for dry cold weather in winter. It doesn't snow much, except last year it did. Distances are not short along the mall....
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taxing
Aug 10, 2003

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please bring plent of shorts and cool shirts during the summer. also some good walking shoes. Resort jus bring a zoom camera to get your best pics. bring water and snacks in the city because there...
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brazilnut30
Sep 12, 2002

A city of changing seasons

The Washington, D.C. area experiences all four seasons. It can be bone-chilling cold in the winter, rainy in the spring, unbearably hot and humid in the summer, and beautiful in the fall (my...
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fa330
Sep 05, 2002

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Dress cool in summer time. It gets hot and very, very humid. bullet repellant and methadone Bring a digital camera and/or mini DV cam so you can take LOTS of pictures and then suck them into your...
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Thalor
Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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"Neither American nor European City :-)"
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"Washington DC"
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"Washington D.C."
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"MY HOMETOWN"
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"My Hometown"
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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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