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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
 
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
 
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

More Warnings and Dangers in Washington D.C.

Traffice issues

Traffic in Washington DC at night can be a little ruff for an out of towner. I would suggest if you have resorvations for dinner that you give yourself at least an extra 30 to 45 minutes to find a...
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tpangelinan
Apr 24, 2005

Check for closures!

As I browsed through the web looking for some ideas on what to go see in my 4 days in the capitol, I found many things that show up in the guide books are closed due to a variety of reasons...
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Dabs
Oct 20, 2004

A Friendly Reminder of What To Avoid

"Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined..." Leo Rostenf you avoid the following, I think you will be a much happier traveler in Washington DC.1. Escalator Anger There are many...
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deecat
May 29, 2005

Mike got a $25.00 ticket.

If you are handicapped, you can't use the rules printed on the meter unless you are from DC. Mike got a ticket, and we were only parked there for two hours, it said 4 was ok. Mike walked over to the...
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tpangelinan
Apr 24, 2005

Security checks

All of the National Museums, the Botanic Gardens and the Capitol all required a security check at the entrance so be prepared for them to go through any bags you might be carrying and for a wait at...
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Dabs
Oct 25, 2004

Trying to dine near the museums

Twice I found myself near the major museums hunting for a place to grab a bite. The first day I was meeting up with kentbein and just wanted something quick so I stopped by one of the hot dog vendors...
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Dabs
Oct 20, 2004
 
 
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There's always a protest

It's Sunday afternoon, Mother's Day to be precise, and coming out of the Air and Space Museum, we discover a protest underway.Traffic is jammed for blocks, police everywhere, and hundreds of people in...
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vivalasteph
Apr 28, 2004

Squirrel Pest or Pets?

Ok, as cute and cuddle as some people may think these little animals are, they are still a wild animal and hand feeding them is not recommended, because squirrels may carry plague or other...
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Yaqui
Aug 31, 2007

Really Bad Drivers

Since I'm from Boston I feel that I am qualified to say that DC has horrible drivers. They are rude, dangerous, and in a hurry to boot. The taxis are even worse than the regular drivers! So if you are...
peach93
Mar 02, 2005

Let's Talk About Parking

Parking in DC can be a problem. For example, on many of the main streets parking is not allowed from 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM, just when a lot people might need it. Also, you can park down by the Mall and...
peach93
Mar 02, 2005

Shortage of parking place

There were some places to park a car very close to the cathedral edifice but they were decorated with those signs with a red mysterious writing: "tow away" and below "if towed..." and very expensive...
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matcrazy1
Apr 04, 2011

Lines, lines, lines

There is no entrance fee to all museums I have visited in Washington. But there are long lines to some of them. There is no possibility to buy a ticket for fixed hour or next day except the one for...
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matcrazy1
Dec 22, 2005

Closed or difficult to take

1. Closed Smithsonian's museumsA few of numerous museums I wanted to visit in October 2004 were closed due to extensive renovation. Let me say about the National Museum of American Art and National...
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matcrazy1
Dec 10, 2005

They close early or very early

Keep in mind that unfortunatelly all wonderful and free attractions in Washington, DC close early or very early. Why? Maybe the federal or rather DC labour law doesn't allow to employee workers for...
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matcrazy1
Apr 04, 2011

Top Hotels in Washington D.C.

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3100 South St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20007, United States
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2500 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States
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Top Things to Do in Washington D.C.

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Capitol Building

Wow lucked out .. my first and only visit .. free televised concert on the capital lawn. There were celebrities from Tv and singers. Very cool to just be there and be at our capitol on memorial...
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Lincoln Memorial

After walking end to end, East to West, for monuments, this is the most approachable. It has a unique grandeur because it is so large and so detailed. Looking all directions from here, you can see the...
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National Archives

We were a bit suprised to see that the US National Archives should have the tightest security of all the buildings we got to see in Washington, D.C., but I guess Americans truly don't mess around when...
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White House

We went memorial day 2005 and it was a great time to go .. it's was my first and only visit but i'd really like to revisit. So much to do and see and of course so much history. Once you get there .....
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National Gallery of Art

Recently on a pleasant early September Monday,I devoted a wonderful day to studying this ginormous art museum's splendid collection of sculpture on the ground floor as well as its delightful...
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World War II Memorial

This was my first time seeing this memorial, and it is fantastic! Very big, very beautiful, and very well done. It is a great tribute to the men and women who gave their lives fighting in WWII. This...
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Top 5 Washington D.C. Writers

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matcrazy1

"Neither American nor European City :-)"
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Ewingjr98

"Washington DC"
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Yaqui

"Washington D.C."
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globetrotter_2006

"MY HOMETOWN"
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GentleSpirit

"My Hometown"
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