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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour
"Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley TourBoard your trolley at any of its 20 stops throughout Washington DC and use your included guidebook to help plan your day. Travel three different routes and listen to onboard commentary on the sights you pass hopping on and off as often as you like. Since the trolleys run every half hour from morning to evening they're a convenient way to get around the city and cover all the must-do sights! This is DC's only trolley with GPS Tracking! You can find the your next trolley arrival nearby trolley stops and there is even a call-in feature. No phone app is required! Maximize your time on the trolleys with the use of this tool.There are three different trolley routes (see Itinerary for a complete list of stops):National Mall and Downtown ( as well as the Lincoln Memorial Washington Monument
From $78.00
 
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
 
Half Day Customized Private Tour of DC by Limo or Mercedes Sprinter
"Pick up available inside DC Beltway (including hotels and private residences) Alexandria Arlington Fairfax Bethesda and Chevy Chase.Customize your tour from our list of popular DC sites and landmarks including: US Capital Library of Congress
From $350.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Washington D.C.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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Invasion of the Cicada

Every 17 years we have a mass invasion of cicada. Predictions are that this years' invasion will start in the middle of April to the middle of May, it will last 6 weeks. During that time if you are...
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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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16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20006, United States
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1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20024, United States
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1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States
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2500 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States
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2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, 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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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 Archives

The National Archives houses some of the most important documents in the history of the United States and it should be one of the first places that most visitors should see. Some of the documents on...
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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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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 Air and Space Museum

If you look at my travel page, I have spent a lot of time at this museum! This time we spent less than 2 hours. Plus lunch, this is probably the best place to grab a bite of food at the mall to make...
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"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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