Is a permit required for engagement sessions at Waterfront Park?
What are some of the cultural customs of Washington, D.C. Residents?
hi what kind of clothes should i pack when going to Herndon Virginia in 1st week of December this year
My wife and I will be arriving in Washington towards the end of June next year for a family wedding on July 4 in the city. We will be staying with friends in Maryland for a couple of days, but would then like to explore perhaps down the Blue Ridge Highway, heading back to DC for July 4. We don't leave till July 9, so is there enough to do in the city between the 5th and the 9th or should we look to get out and see the surrounding area during that time? Sorry for so many questions, but we've not been to this part of the US before! Thanks!
We will be driving from Washington DC to Roanoke, VA one week before Christmas. If you know any Christmas lights show along the way, will appreciate any info Thanks.
My sister and I are trying to decide on a trip with my two nephews for next Spring/Summer. D.C is one of our choices. The kids will be ages 4 and 9. Are there things for both of them to enjoy? I know the 9 year old will be good with the Smithsonian museums. I'm more concerned about the 4 year old. Any tips on places he would enjoy? Thinking at least the Air & Space Museum...
does each person need their own pass or can we all use the same card
Never been to Washington, how much is metro pass and how does it work?
we are planning to drive to Washington DC on October 5Th 2013 and leave the 7Th...we need a reasonable hotel to do some sightseeing
I just read the news today about the US government shutdown, is this mean all 19 SI museum and National Zoo closed for public? and please i'm not looking for political conversation here, its just i will be travelling to US on November and really looking forward to visit the museum and this news quite devastating, i really hope im wrong here
I will be traveling from Charlotte NC on US Airways, to go on IAD to Frankfurt on Lufthansa. Since I travel on 2 separate tickets, I cannot check my luggage through Dulles. My first question is: since I have to pick up my luggage and move from domestic arrivals (gate Z7) to international departures (B gates), will I be able to do so inside the airport, or would I have to get a cab between terminals?
My second question: I arrive from Charlotte at 1 PM, and my Frankfurt flight is at 6 PM - would that be time enough?
Hi, I was wondering if oneone has been to the First Night celebrations for NYE at Alexandria. I've looked online and there isn't a great amount of information available on the event for 2013 as yet. The images I've seen seem to indicate that the event is catered for young families. I have two teenagers, 16 and 14 and was wondering if the First Night Celebration would be suitable. Any ideas would be great. The event was recommended to me here on Virtual Tourist, if anyone has other suggestions for NYE they too would be greatly appreciated as we will be in Washington for NYE - as part of a big family holiday from Australia. Thanks, Rebecca
Hi! I will be in WAshington for New Years Eve, with my husband and our two teenagers. Does anyone have suggestions on things to do in Washington that are fun and also appropriate for teens. We are from Australia and enjoy watching the fireworks on Sydney Harbour every NYE so we were looking for something like that. We are staying near The White House and would prefer to do something close to that to avoid commuting too much. Any suggestions would be great - I've looked online, however, many ideas such as cruises and such are only for adults... Thanks in advance, Rebecca
Do you think the Georgetown bus to subway link service is the best you have ever used. A Canadian from Toronto -- nothing works on our roads here.
Hi, my husband, teenage daughter and I (international travellers) will be in DC for the first time from 25 Nov. Which hotel area is more convenient for sightseeing and safer to move around - White House Downtown or Capitol Hill Convention Center?
What time do the shops close and are shopping /dining options limited being so close to Thanksgiving?
We are attending a Nats game tomorrow at 7:05 pm but I would like to park all day near the Navy Yard metro stop and also attend the game. Is that possible? The Nats garage doesn't open until 5pm and some lots look like they close early...6 or 7pm. Any advice?
Anyone has suggestions for a young couple for a weekend getaway (2-3 hour drive) from DC?
A local village closer to the river, may be hike in the forest, stay at a small inn or B&B. Do some outdoor activity?
Thanks in advance
I am currently visiting in the Washington, D.C. area and would like to spend a day in Annapolis, MD. When I was in college here years and years ago I was able to make the trip by bus. Does anyone know if it's still possible? If not, is there any other means to get there or must I rent a car? I am staying in Vienna, VA.
I'm looking for a cheap cell phone carrier to serve me effectively in DC and to post photos from overseas capitals such as Beijing, Lima, and Berlin. Any suggestions?
Samsung's galaxy IV looked like a effective camera because it takes 5 photos in order to cut out people who cross your path inadvertently and fill the cut in with the other 4 versions. Advice?
I'm ignorant about 4gs and all that other tech info.
Advice most appreciated.
Thanks to all of you.
The thing is that we are family of 3 adults with Bags and for first time in the east cost for visit would like to see and discover the area en-route to NYC , I do not mind to stops in Jersey city if it is safe and then go to NYC by train for daily visit, as weplan stay for one week.
It is great thing to see your answers
i am planning to hire a car from washing d.c. and drive to new york and drop off the car.
can you please tell me which good town inroute i can visit or stopover and whats the easy location to drop the car in new rent car
Take a plane, ride a train, get behind the wheel or your car, hitch up the wagon or if your Claus start pedaling. Anyway you can get here you'll get a chance to meet with old friends and new.
A meeting page has been established and from that page you can sign up and see the links for the VTDC member page and link to Facebook.
Not a lot of details yet, but start saving those pennies, quid or whatever other currency you have for this BIG EVENT!
I will be arriving at 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. That's way too early to ask someone to pick me up. Is it possible to leave my luggage and go for breakfast somewhere in the airport until 8:30. Is anything open?
Renting a charter bus is a painstaking task. You not only have to find the best value that fits well in your pocket well but also ensure that the charter bus optimally balances your comfort. During these tough times, people mostly consider charter bus rental prices while renting them. Although this doesn’t seem to be a big task for you, the charter bus rental providers find it really challenging to keep their prices competitive along with maintaining their state-of-the-art facilities and services. If you always wonder why the rental prices vary from time to time and from agency to agency?
I need long term parking at DC National Airport. The Economy lot is always full. The terminal garages are too expensive ($25/day) and Metro is not an option for my trip.
Where can I safely park for a whole week?
I'm in DC. Any suggestions on where to go for a Saturday night that has a more mature crowd?
Any help appreciated.
We are a family of four (two adults, two daughters ages 12 and 4) who are planning a driving trip from Toronto to New York and Washington in the latter half of August. We are looking to stay a week in each place. We are looking to book a place with a kitchen but don't know what areas are safe to book in Washington that are still easily accessbile to monuments etc. Can someone please advise on good areas to consider booking acommodation in Washington? And, if you have suggestions on things to do with kids please share those as well.
it seems to be nearly impossible to find accomodation in Washington DC for a reasonable price in late September so I started to look for a different solution, but i need some advice.
Can anyone recommend a not too expensive place to stay in walking distance to a metro station where it is safe in the evening and where one can get to Downtown Washington quickly?
I've started looking in Arlington near Rosslyn Metro Station and it seems that trains are travelling quite often and are only travelling five minutes to the White House and for about $ 2, but hotel fares are still pretty expensive.
I also found information that some hotels offer shuttle service to the Metro but couldn't find out how this works and how often they are travelling. We only have two days at DC and want to get the most out of our time not spending too much on waiting and train riding.
I am planning a celebration of my father's 80th birthday in Washington DC during the week of July 4th. My kids are 17 and 19 and we will also be with my mom, who just had her hip replaced but is otherwise in good shape, and my husband. I want to be in a special place where we will be comfortable to enjoy the fireworks. I thought a dinner cruise might be the answer, but they require a minimum age of 21. Any ideas?