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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
From $49.00

Driving / Parking Tips (36)

Driving downtown

I remember a New Yorker telling me that he had parked in front of the Washington Memorial for the 4th of July celebration. Anyone who has been in this town knows that is a tall tale (though it may...
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GentleSpirit
Oct 17, 2014

A Good Parking Resource

Reading some of the other posts on this forum I saw that parking in DC (especially for certain monuments/museums) seemed to be an issue for others like it was for me. I just wanted to share a resource...
spr275
Jul 07, 2014

Driving

Driving is our usual mode of transportation to D.C. and the surrounding areas. Depending on the season, traffic and road conditions we can usually make it to D.C. proper in seven hours with a few...
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cjg1
Jan 06, 2014

Memorial Bridge

Washington D C sits on the bank of the Potomac River and the Arlington Memorial Bridge--Memorial Bridge to the locals--is one of the more picturesque ways of entering the city. The first building...
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lmkluque
Jan 28, 2012

The Solutions

Despite the driving troubles this great city presents, there are many ways to have a stress free time in getting around. There is the Metro, which you can cathc at union station, which provides a...
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HotSpotJ
Apr 04, 2011

Dollar

We rented a car for a week from/to Dulles airport. the deal was sourced through a consolidator/search engine website - Argus. Dollar was the provider.The shuttle bus service from/to the terminal is...
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iaint
Nov 04, 2010

Parking near the monuments

There are limited parking at the memorial. Other nearby with limited parking: Washington Monument and Tidal Basin at Jefferson Memorial (park near the pedal boat rental at the Tidal Basin) A better...
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davhu1
Jun 30, 2010

Park at Union Station

If you drive in Washington, parking is an issue. We wanted to visit the Supreme Court and were looking for someplace to park when a helpful policeman told me that probably the closest was the parking...
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rexvaughan
Feb 24, 2010

Do I need a car ?

DEPENDS on your point of arrival and also your itinerary. This tip was written for those who will be travelling inside the loop.Inside the "loop" #1 and #2 Capital Beltway I-495 is 64 miles long. Many...
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jethanand
Dec 12, 2009

Taxi to/ from our hotel to an event

We decided to leave our car parked at the hotel and take a taxi to and from our events. This was our best option for two reason, we didn't want to worry about finding a place to park the car and we...
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Gypsystravels
Nov 10, 2009

Driving fron NYC

There are plenty of ways to get to DC, but driving is easiest and fastest way for us. Our drive takes us about 4 hours (depending on time of day we leave home) on I-95 South until we get to MD-295S...
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Gypsystravels
Nov 10, 2009

Free Parking

There was a big parking lot next to the Eisenhover Avenue Metro Station, it was next to an AMC theater, we used this to park our car through the day as we traveled by metro and it was free of charge!...
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abi_maha
Nov 06, 2009
 
 
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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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