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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
 
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
 
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

National Zoo Tips (69)

National Zoo to see the Giant Pandas

It's worth making the trip out to the National Zoo just to see the Giant Pandas, some of the coolest animals on earth. There are two at this zoo, on the way in there was a queue to see them in their...
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Dabs
Oct 18, 2004

national zoological park

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park is another Zoo where you can see small and big animals like in every zoo. The difference is that in DC you don’t have to pay for the entrance, so you can save...
mindcrime
Nov 09, 2010

Panda House at the National Zoo

UPDATE: On August 22,2015 the National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to TWO panda cubs. Ultrasound tests taken last week indicated the appearance of a fetus, but now we find out there were...
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GentleSpirit
Aug 23, 2015

National Zoo

The National Zoological Park is part of the Smithsonian Institute and formed in 1889 was a huge departure from the concept of zoos they existed prior. Predating similar zoos in New York City and...
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richiecdisc
Apr 25, 2010

Old horses and rare monkeys

To be honest, I was a bit disappointed in the National Zoo. I think the one we have in Atlanta is larger, laid out better and more enjoyable. Having said that, we had a great visit with our 12 year...
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rexvaughan
Feb 14, 2006

Guided Tours of the Zoo

I have never used this service, but guided tours of the Zoo are offered. Tours are apparently limited to ten people. I suppose these tours would be interesting in the sense that you could get more...
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GentleSpirit
Aug 22, 2015

National Zoo

Some folks say that a lot of taxpayer money was wasted on this zoo. They say that all they needed to do was put a fence around Washington and you have your zoo. That may be true for some parts of the...
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b1bob
Mar 15, 2003

National Zoological Park

The National Zoo in DC is a must see, especially for nature lovers and families with children. You can find in there from sea lions, macaws, cheetas, Asian elephants and their stellar guests, the...
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besbel
Apr 06, 2008

National Zoo

I know some people object to zoos, but if you like them, the National Zoo in upper northwest DC is a fine choice (and it's FREE!). From the rare white tigers to the playful seals to the smelly...
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soccergrrl
Sep 24, 2002

The National Zoo

My first visit to the National Zoo after dozens of trips to DC and even four months living in the area. We cut our visit short due to lack of time, so we only saw about a third of the park, but I...
Ewingjr98
Feb 23, 2009

Updates on the Pandas

During mating season we get updates on the local news. It's always a huge event here. UPDATE:On August 26 we received word that the smaller of the two fraternal twins born to Mei Xiang had died due to...
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GentleSpirit
Sep 04, 2015

Pick a Pleasant Day and Go to the Zoo

One of the best places to spend a pleasant Washington day is the National Zoo. First of all, it's free, which adds to the pleasure. But most importantly its a great way to enjoy a nice day outdoors...
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AKtravelers
Sep 08, 2005
 
 
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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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