Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

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Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

  • "Not Worth It" Tours

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    I remember when we were first assigned here years ago we went on a tour of what was then called the Mint. It was a lot of fun, you got to see how the currency was made practically from start to finish, which very interesting/informative but really a lot of fun. A few years ago my nephews wanted to see this while they were visiting. How things have...

  • Local Scams

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    These are all over place, and if you have ever ventured outside of your hometown in your life, you should know better than to ever shop at one. Why? Because your mom doesn't want a snow globe of the Capitol building. It's cheap and tasteless and, above all, a tourist trap. There are far nicer places to buy souvenirs for yourself, family, and...

  • "So Worth It" Traps

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    The National Aquarium is located downtown, between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, right in the heart of all the tourist sights you will want to see in Washington. (literally catty corner from the Washington Memorial) I haven't been there in a while, but a friend with kids was telling me very recently that it was really bad. Nearest Metro-...

  • Disappointments

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    I won't say that the museums are all outrageously expensive to eat at. Anyway, by now you should know that your convenient stop at the cafeteria of the Natural History or American History museums (of the Smithsonian) will not be cheap. Let me give you an idea of how "not cheap" a very small grilled chicken sandwich-$6.50 an equally small...

  • Crowds

    Washington D.C. Tourist Traps

    Tickets are timed, and there is always a ridiculously long line, and to be truthful you can see the Washington Monument from just about any major road in D.C....not to mention if you fly in or out of the National Airport. No need to take the elevator up. Save your time and money for a more worthwhile activity. Visiting the Washington Monument is a...


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