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by timewaster Online Now May 11, 2011 at 6:19 PM

i will be heading to dc in 4 weeks.
i am trying to come up with a list of places that require preplanning.
so far i have
capital hill tour
washington monument

what else requires preplanning?
i figure the white house probably requires more time?

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    Re: preplanning

    by gabesz Online Now May 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    The Capital and the Washington Monument do not really need pre planning other then willingness to stand in lines. As for the White House that is a different story. Indeed if you are a US citizen or resident you can call your congressman for tickets to speed things up, but beyond that you have to pick up tickets on the mall near the White House very early in the morning and hope they do not have a long line ahead of you. During the summer I have seen people start lining up as early as 5AM for the limited number of tickets. Otherwise everything is relatively easy to get into.

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    by Donna_in_India Online Now May 11, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    You can get your tickets for the White House at least one month in advance so you may still have time if you try now. Just give them a few possible dates for the time that you will be down there. Good luck.

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    by Donna_in_India Online Now May 11, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    For Capitol Hill Tour, I assume you mean the tour beyond the usual one. Those fill up quickly and you'll need to book the asap.

    Since this is now peak tourist time, I'd suggest booking the tickets for the monument as well - if you can still get them. Otherwise you'll just have to get there as early as possible.

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    by timewaster Online Now May 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    i was referring to this website

    visitthecapitol.gov/Visit/Bo...

    what is the difference between these 3 tours?

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    by marca Online Now May 12, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    There is a free concert every day at the Kennedy Center. Go to the web site to get the list of the artists performing during the time you are there. The musical programs are varied (folk, jazz, pop, big band, etc.) There may also be a theatre performance you may be interested in.

    Marc

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