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
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!