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
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
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.
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
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?
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.
What is the best area of DC to stay in and can you recommend any budget accommodation? Thanks!
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
Where are the beat places to eat near the National Mall?
whats the picture of the people rising the flag monuments name?
whats the picture of the people rising the flag monuments name?
What options exist..??
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
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.
830 USD (inlcuding tax) for a Double Executive room with breakfast
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
I've read great things about both and it's so difficult to decide!
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 ?
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).
what should I bring (I'm going in the middle of July) and what should we visit for young kinds (around 10 y.o.)?
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.
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!
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.
Hi, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced hostel or budget hotel near Metro stations in Washington DC. Thanks.
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
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.
TAKING THE FAMILY ON A TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC. LOOKING FOR A SAFE HOTEL OR RENTAL PROPERTY TO STAY AT.
I am considering doing a trip to washington In September this year, I was initally going to do a trip around New England, but may change this.
My Plan is Washington DC-Virginia Beach (VI)-Bethany Beach (DE)-Philadelphia-Atlantic City (NJ)-Washington DC
Is this trip Feasible in 15 days/nights?
My plan is:-
Washington 3 nights
Virginia Beach 3 nights
Bethany and somewhere else in Delaware 3 Nights
Philadelphia 2 Nights
Atlantic City 2 Nights
Washington 1 night
This gives me a spare night and I will stop off somewhere between Atlantic City and Washington.
Would this be a good journey to do? Any suggestions of what I may change?
Thinking about visiting Washington D.C. in the summer. What are the best tours to take? I would like to see at least the white house, the smithsonian, and the capital building