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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

Most Viewed Warnings and Dangers in Washington D.C.

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Neighborhood Watch

I have lived in various parts of DC (from NE, to SW, to NW) for several years...and that was a few years ago, before the city was "cleaned up" (aka gentrified). I am a young, educated, white female,...
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Panhandlers, Pickpockets / Other Perps

Lighting in the Metro stations seems to be considerably lower than before. Be extra careful at the fare machines when fumbling around with money...watch your step on escalators (especially during rush...
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Road Conditions

The Springfield Interchange between I-495 and I-95/I-395 is known in much of the DC Metro area as The Mixing Bowl. Although this relates more to transportation, I do want to warn anyone who has to...
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Heightened Security

I did not realise that you cannot take any photographs inside the Metro anywhere. I found the architecture fabulous and I am sure I have seen it in a movie but be warned the Metro police will be on...
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Airport Mishaps

I’ve been to quite a few airports in my life, and one of the worst is definitely Dulles International Airport in Washington DC (actually not in DC but that's the least of its problems). No...
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Weather Reports

Rain couldn't ever possibly change my plans...There's always an alternative, nothing an umbrella can't fix. Right? It rained so hard that records were shattered. For the first time, all the Federal...
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Skateboarders

Skateboarders love downtown Washington because there are some great flat surfaces and lots of open spaces. They will not hesitate to get on their boards and do tricks with people around. At Freedom...
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GentleSpirit
Oct 17, 2014

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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GentleSpirit
Oct 17, 2014

Crowding

This is a pretty obvious tip. If you wish to avoid crowds especially in the museums DON'T go on a weekend or public holiday if you can avoid. Many of the museums in Washington DC are free and it seems...
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albaaust
Jan 07, 2014

Winter Visits

D.C. in the winter months can be brutally cold and have some serious snow. Dress warm and in layers to avoid freezing your rear off. Also wear a good slip resistant pair of shoes/boots as many of the...
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cjg1
Jan 06, 2014

Travel with a Small Child

Washington was pretty good for a toddler and a pushchair. The pavements were wide and well maintained. The National Mall was one long child friendly avenue where he could run about in safety. Many of...
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antistar
Jun 08, 2013

Safe for tourists

Washington D.C. has a bad reputation. It was once known as the murder capital of America, although the crime rate has come down a lot since then. It still has its bad areas, but most tourists won't...
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antistar
Jun 08, 2013

Tourist Traveling In DC

Washington DC has been home for over 40 years, it is as any other big city. I have worked, lived and partied in this community most of my life. Yes we have our share of homeless as any other large...
DCresident
May 07, 2012

ALWAYS CARRY TRAVEL INSURANCE HERE

TRAVEL INSURANCE You may wonder why I stipulate that Travel Insurance is neccesary here in DC. Well , America is generally known worldwide for it's violence.This is immediately apparent when ordering...
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DennyP
Dec 13, 2011

Top Hotels in Washington D.C.

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16th & H Sts. NW, One Lafayette Square, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20006, United States
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1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States
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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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1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20024, 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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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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