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      Cherry Blossoms

      Washington D.C. Apr 7, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      I'm taking my 82 year old mom to DC to see the cherry blossoms April 14. It will be a one day trip,exclusively for the flowers :) . Any suggestions for the best viewing or any tours that would allow her to see the most while walking the least? Also, any Japanese restaurant suggestions near the area?

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      How to get around to see the monuments

      Washington D.C. Apr 8, 2015 at 8:05 AM

      Ill be bringing my mom the DC next week and it's her first time to be in the city. I want her to see all the monuments but, at 82, all the walking won't be possible. I know there are different hop on/off options as far as busses, but does anyone have a recommendation of what might be the best? What about a pedi-cab? I thought that might give us more flexibility. What about the costs of the different options?

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      How to get around to see the monuments

      Washington D.C. Apr 8, 2015 at 8:05 AM

      Ill be bringing my mom the DC next week and it's her first time to be in the city. I want her to see all the monuments but, at 82, all the walking won't be possible. I know there are different hop on/off options as far as busses, but does anyone have a recommendation of what might be the best? What about a pedi-cab? I thought that might give us more flexibility. What about the costs of the different options?

      9 Answers Apr 18, 2015 at 8:27 PM
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      Cherry Blossoms

      Washington D.C. Apr 7, 2015 at 6:55 AM

      I'm taking my 82 year old mom to DC to see the cherry blossoms April 14. It will be a one day trip,exclusively for the flowers :) . Any suggestions for the best viewing or any tours that would allow her to see the most while walking the least? Also, any Japanese restaurant suggestions near the area?

      2 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 4:00 AM
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      Cherry blossoms

      Washington D.C. Mar 23, 2015 at 8:31 AM

      I will only have a few days in DC. Will I have a chance to see cherry blossoms end Mar/ early Apr? Where can I see them? Thanks

      1 Answer Mar 23, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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      Driving from Madison, WI to Washington DC.

      Washington D.C. Mar 18, 2015 at 6:42 PM

      Looking to drive the last weekend in June to Washington DC from Madison WI. Any suggested stops along the way? Was told to drive this route versus the shorter Chicago route: I-90/39 through Rockford to Bloomington/Normal, I-74 to Indy, I-70 to Washington PA, I-79 to Morgantown WV, I-68 to Hancock MD, then I-70/I-270 into DC.
      Also looking for place to stay downtown - I have a family of 4. Reading about Hotel Harrington, Is that a good place to stay?
      And we could be there through the 4th of July. Is it worth staying in DC for the 4th or should we be heading out town before that. Thanks

      6 Answers Mar 19, 2015 at 10:41 PM
    • Low-budget transportation x 7 days

      Washington D.C. Feb 16, 2015 at 5:26 PM

      Traveling for a 6night stay in DC at the end of April. Arriving in DCA late afternoon then going to NOMA area. No plans to take the cab/uber. Purchase the 7 day Smartcard x $17.50 or the other one that's like unlimited $59? Location to purchase- airport?
      Playing tourist and just going to all the museums, White House, Arlington and local DC area. Returning on a Sunday early morning to DCA.
      Thanks!

      6 Answers Apr 18, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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      Road trip - Chicago to DC

      Washington D.C. Oct 24, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Hello VT'ers

      I'll be doing a road trip from Chicago to DC with family next month, start early morning and get to DC by night.

      We are in no rush to get home, so please suggest places to see, scenic routes, local restaurants and stores that we can stop by on our way to the capital.

      Thanks in advance! Ali

       

      2 Answers Oct 26, 2014 at 6:04 AM
    • Young travelers

      Washington D.C. Oct 13, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      Any tips for 3 girls stay at Capital Skyline Hotel? All under the age of 20. Want to insure a safe trip, without any troubles. Cheap, but good quality places to eat? Shop? Visit?

      8 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 6:57 PM
    • Help with tours.

      Washington D.C. Jul 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM

      We are actually staying very close to the mall( Holiday Inn, Capitol) and can easily walk. I would love to take a tour that included some interesting history. The twilight ones sound nice. I do not know much at all about US history so I thought it would be a good start. Also some tours include Arlington. There are many companies. Trolleys , buses, boats, segway, bike ?????? Help. It is two fit 50 ish with a fit 20ish. Thank you for any advice.

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2014 at 11:24 AM
    • accommodation

      Washington D.C. Jul 23, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      What is the best area of DC to stay in and can you recommend any budget accommodation? Thanks!

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 12:10 PM
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      Re: Bus or train transportation

      Washington D.C. Jul 22, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      I was planning a trip to Radford Virginia and St Augustine Florida from the UK to visit friends which I have done before but it usually involves a complicated and convoluted flight itinerary via Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta airport several times. (ie London to Atlanta, Atlanta to Roanoke Virginia, then Roanoke back to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Jacksonville Florida and then Jacksonville back to Atlanta and finally Atlanta to London.
      The VT meeting in Washington DC is around the same time that I was thinking about. VT Meetings in the past have always been great fun so now I'm thinking about combining all 3 cities in 8-10 days. Radford Virginia, St Augustine Florida and Washington DC.
      I will not have a car and will not rent one. I drive 2000+ miles per week for a living in the UK and around Europe so I refuse to drive when I'm on vacation. What public ground transportation options are there between the 3 cities?

      2 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 10:01 PM
    • Driving to Union Station

      Washington D.C. Jul 17, 2014 at 6:39 AM

      I need to meet someone at Union Station around 1pm on a weekday. I'll be driving from a hotel near Dulles airport. On the map, driving to Union Station looks fairly straightforward along I-66 and Constitution Avenue, and I understand there is parking available at the station. Is driving through the city a mad idea? Would it be better to park at Vienna Metro and ride in on the train?

      5 Answers Jul 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM
    • Family vacation

      Washington D.C. Jun 30, 2014 at 6:28 PM

      Hi all! I was in Washington D.C back in 1990. I now would like to bring my family that includes a 10 year old and a 14 year old. I realize things are different now and I would like to know a safe, cheap place to stay (obviously outside downtown)that would include being able to access most sites via the metro. We plan on flying in so airport shuttles would be helpful since we don't plan on renting a car. Any other helpful hints would be great. I am hoping to book very soon. Thanks much!

      3 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 7:52 PM
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      Hotel Near Metro

      Washington D.C. Jun 29, 2014 at 1:13 PM

      My wife and I will be arriving in Washington D.C. via rail and departing from Reagan National so we want to pick a spot within a block or two of the Metro. Any suggestions? Don't want to pay top $$$ and don't mind staying outside of Central D.C.

      8 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 9:14 PM
    • Where should i stay and go ???

      Washington D.C. Jun 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      I am planning to New York from July 3 to 6. My team has 2 guys. I want to ask where should i go and stay in 3 days. I want to save money. I can sleep at public place , any where i can sleep. Please suggest a schedule for us. Thank you.

      4 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 4:56 AM
    • Best places to eat near the National Mall

      Washington D.C. May 28, 2014 at 5:34 AM

      Where are the beat places to eat near the National Mall?

      5 Answers May 29, 2014 at 5:33 AM
    • whats the picture of the people rising the flag monuments name?

      Washington D.C. May 20, 2014 at 5:38 AM

      whats the picture of the people rising the flag monuments name?

      3 Answers May 22, 2014 at 7:26 PM
    • i have a question

      Washington D.C. May 20, 2014 at 5:37 AM

      whats the picture of the people rising the flag monuments name?

      2 Answers May 20, 2014 at 5:55 AM
    • Travel from Washington DC to downtown New York City

      Washington D.C. May 19, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      What options exist..??

      4 Answers May 20, 2014 at 5:54 AM
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      In and Around McLean & Washington DC

      Washington D.C. May 11, 2014 at 4:26 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm travelling to the US in August this year, I'm staying with friends in McLean VA. It's my first time visiting and am extremely excited to be visiting the US.
      Nothing in the world of google and it's various apps is even remotely helpful, I would like to know, if it's easy to use the Metro? I mean for someone who has only used the London Underground a handful of times!
      Is it easy to go from McLean to Washington DC?
      What are the neighbouring towns like for entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, or is it worth heading to DC most days?

      I'm not renting a car (haven't planned to at least)and also will have two boys aged under 10years old with me who live in McLean.

      Any information would be helpful on travelling around the area, things that are highly recommended to see, shopping and the people.

      Thank-you in advance.
      Overly cautious, country English girl. X

      6 Answers May 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM
    • Need your opinion for hotel choice - Palomar or Willard?

      Washington D.C. Apr 28, 2014 at 4:34 AM

      Hi, I'm choosing my hotel for a 4 nights' stay in DC at the end of July. It's my first time in DC! I've pinned down my choice to two hotels.

      Hotel Palomar

      830 USD (inlcuding tax) for a Double Executive room with breakfast

      http://www.hotelpalomar-dc.com

      tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Revi...

       

      The Willard InterContinental

      1150 USD (including tax) for a Deluxe King room with breakfast, free upgrade on arrival subject to availability, $100 USD Food & Beverage credit 

      washington.intercontinental....

      tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Revi...

      I've read great things about both and it's so difficult to decide!

      5 Answers May 1, 2014 at 5:01 AM
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      learn english

      Washington D.C. Apr 20, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      i have short course in washigton d c .... i forget lettle from my english..
      who i get some one stay with me just one week to talk to me ?

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      GOOD AND MODERATELY PRICED PLACES TO EAT.

      Washington D.C. Apr 19, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      Coming to DC for 5 days in June.
      Big foodies here but are more into local places to sample good traditional regional cooking.
      Doesn't have to be anything fancy, in fact, we prefer it not to be.
      Not touristy but rather somewhere the locals eat.

      Hoping to hear from some people living in the area or who frequent the area often and are familiar with our requisites.

      Thanking all in advance,

      Homer (and Ed).

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 2:53 AM
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      what to bring & what to see

      Washington D.C. Apr 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM

      what should I bring (I'm going in the middle of July) and what should we visit for young kinds (around 10 y.o.)?

      Thanks
      Rosalie

      3 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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      Good beer brewery not too far from the mall

      Washington D.C. Apr 9, 2014 at 9:37 AM

      Hi, Can someone tell me where i can find artisanal beer in Washington Dc? Beer brewery where we can eat with a good artisanal beer. We will be in Washington in may. We would like to find something not too far from the mall. Thank you.

      4 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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      A beachside vacation?

      Washington D.C. Apr 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      Hello all,

      Please suggest ideas for a beachside weekend getaway from DC for a couple..anything under 2-3 hour drive. Small condo/resort/cottage for accommodation and good seafood restaurants near the beach!

      Thanks
      Ali

      6 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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      Android Apps, Washington

      Washington D.C. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

      Hi folks,
      Do you know best free apps for museum, attractions or something like podcast, cityaudio guide (mp3)?
      I would like to have something to do on my way to Washington by bus.
      TYou :-)
      Violette

      4 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 1:50 PM
    • Budget Accomodation in Washington DC

      Washington D.C. Feb 21, 2014 at 2:19 AM

      Hi, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced hostel or budget hotel near Metro stations in Washington DC. Thanks.
      Casey.

      6 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM
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      Taking the VRE from Fredericksburg to National airport

      Washington D.C. Feb 18, 2014 at 7:38 AM

      I've decided to skip the drive and parking at National and try taking the VRE .

      I know I'll have to transfer to metro somewhere between Springfield and Alexandria so....

      Where's the best transfer station?
      Which line do I take?

      Thanks everyone! - C

      5 Answers Mar 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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      Hotels in DC for the VT meet in Oct

      Washington D.C. Jan 31, 2014 at 4:47 AM

      Hey peeps
      I am all excited about DC meet in Oct, so I started making plans.
      Any of you getting ready as well?
      Have a bit of a problem, booking hotels, my usual chain ( frequently used when in USA ) is not available in DC but in Alexandria, Arlington and few satellite towns.
      After the meet I'm planning of two weeks road trip going south, all the way to the Big Easy and back to fly home.
      Now I planned to rent a car on my last day of the meet for the trip.
      Problem I have is that on the meet page there is not proposed area of DC for the meet ( big sprawling city) and I don't know where ( area)to look for hotels if I use my usual chain than I will need car to get places in DC which will be pain parking and extra cost.
      Keep looking on the map and the map look small from this side of the screen, but in effect is totally different story on the ground..
      So do I book on the outskirts or in the DC and if in DC where exactly? What is the safe areas,close to everything and easy accesable by metro.
      Help!!
      Valentina

      29 Answers May 11, 2014 at 2:48 PM
    • SAFE HOTEL

      Washington D.C. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:34 PM

      TAKING THE FAMILY ON A TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC. LOOKING FOR A SAFE HOTEL OR RENTAL PROPERTY TO STAY AT.

      2 Answers Jan 24, 2014 at 4:14 AM