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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

Weather Reports Tips (5)

DON'T GIVE UP!

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 Buildings, including ALL museums closed. But fortunately, I had made reservations through my congressman for a tour of the Capitol building. It redeemed our trip.

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND ARRANGE FREE TOURS!

PS...See all the crazy tourists meandering in the background??? Moments later they were running, screaming in every direction. It came down in buckets!

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dtownkitty
Sep 22, 2006

Summertime in DC

Summertime in DC means three things: heat, humidity and hundreds of thousands of tourists!

Twenty million people visit DC each year, and on some summer days it seems like half of them are there all at once. Competition for entry to popular places like the White House and Holocaust Museum is fierce in summer, with the day’s allotted tickets often handed out within the first hour of availability! You’ll also face long lines at the Washington Monument and to get in the US Capitol, sometimes for a couple of hours.

The heat and humidity can be unbearable. All the walking and standing in line will leave you exhausted and sunburnt.

My tip would be to visit in spring if possible. I’d love to see the city in late April, when the flowers bloom and the famous Japanese cherry trees blossom. It will be just as busy with tourists, but far more enjoyable weather-wise.

jayhawk2000
Jun 23, 2005

Water, water, everywhere

When I visited D.C during June, one day I made the mistake of drinking coke instead of water. Big mistake!! I ended up really dehydrated (very sore head, overheated, very sick). I felt so ill I wanted to die! The cure: a large glass of cool water. Took ages to drink it, but I felt so well by the evening, I went out for pasta. The centre of Washington has heaps of clean water fountains, and the water is not only delicious, but free.

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lnalba
May 30, 2003

Parking 'Boots'

I had not spent much time in big cities so I remember being fascinated to watch the parking wardens outfitting the front wheel of violating autos with 'The Boot' until the tow truck arrived for their victim. However, an even greater shock awaited as we returned to the reality of Spring in Fredericton!

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Bwana_Brown
May 13, 2003
 
 
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Just beware of the cruel...

Just beware of the cruel winter, you won't be able to walk and the city will look *nothing* like in this picture... by the way, that's Pennsylvania Avenue seen from the Capitol.

OrlandoBR
Sep 08, 2002

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