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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: More Information About Washington D.C.

    For travel deals, useful resources, and trip reports about traveling to Washington D.C., check out Independent Traveler's Washington D.C. Bargains and Features.

    Started by SarahS, 03-31-2008 04:20 PM
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  1. How to Do the Smithsonian without Killing Yourself

    You want to have a good time in DC, not a forced march: http://altecockertravels.weebly.com/how-to-do-the-smithsonian-without-killing-yourself.html

    Started by LSKahn, 05-12-2013 10:39 AM
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  2. Ltos to See, Make Your Choices in Advance!

    Some people really should not travel--and are disagreeable when they do. I do some tour work in DC and I had a group of people, well, read the piece. http://altecockertravels.weebly.com/how-not-to-do-a-tour-of-washington-dc.html Do your...

    Started by LSKahn, 04-30-2013 10:48 AM
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  3. Smile Dancing in DC

    Hi out there, Ill be in DC from Sunday through Wednesday and hope to get to do something I dont get to do much here in my smaller town: dancing. Our conference program lasts pretty late, sometimes even until midnight. Is there anywhere...

    Started by LiebeFranzoesisch, 11-02-2012 11:27 PM
    dancing, nightlife, nw district of columbia, washington dc
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  4. 22 Absolutely FREE things to do in DC

    DC features world-class museums, monuments, parks, and public spaces. And many, many of them are free absolutely free! -- ranging from all the museums of the Smithsonian Institution to the C&O Canal. Check 'em out:...

    Started by rquincey, 08-05-2009 01:27 PM
    free in washington dc, washington dc
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    05-22-2012 03:59 PM Go to last post
  5. Operation Spy

    Our son is turning 13 in May and wants to visit the Spy Museum for his birthday present. Has anyone taken the 1 hour Operation Spy adventure? How does it compare to the museum. Especially if time is limited and other family members are real...

    Started by farsuperior, 02-02-2008 10:16 PM
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  6. Trip report

    I posted a trip report on 5 days in the D.C. area over Thanksgiving in the trip report area on this site...

    Started by Randy H, 12-09-2009 09:05 PM
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    05-19-2011 02:38 AM Go to last post
  7. Washington DC Walking Tour

    Does anyone know of any free self guided walking tours of Washington DC? We found one: http://citywalkingguide.com/washingtondceastmall but was wondering if anyone knew of any others

    Started by ocb2006, 11-12-2010 05:03 PM
    museums, tour, tours, walking, washington dc
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    05-07-2011 11:44 AM Go to last post
  8. Washington D.C. Nightlife and Concerts!

    Hey everyone! Heard Washington D.C has great concerts and nightlife. I'm coming to the area to see Livan and Peter Murphy on the 30th at NorVa in Norfolk and the 31st in Richmond, Virginia. Is anyone else going to those shows? Going to be awesome!

    Started by afd252, 03-23-2011 10:48 AM
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  9. Smile Day rooms in Washington DC

    Hi We have one day to look round DC on a trip from the UK,Friday 26th March, so a lot to see, we are 12 people and have our 84 year old Grandpa along for the trip, he is going to need somewhere to rest in the afternoon, he is very fit and a cool...

    Started by DTR, 03-11-2010 04:37 AM
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    02-27-2011 06:06 PM Go to last post
  10. Now that we are back

    I wish I had known about the problem of rats in DC. :eek: Just couldn't believe it. We saw one as we were walking down the street. At first I thought it was the extra drink I had at dinner. But then I saw another a couple nights later when I...

    Started by LadyLuvsTravl, 09-02-2010 08:18 AM
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    02-02-2011 06:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Should I be concerned about morning traffic?

    We leave to drive to PA on Sat from NYS, then driving from PA to DC on Mon. What is a good time to try to leave for these rides? Also leaving to come back from DC to NY on Friday. :cool:

    Started by LadyLuvsTravl, 08-16-2010 06:36 PM
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  12. Parking

    I am traveling with my 6, yes count 'em, 6 kids, DC in June. We are camping at Reston, VA. I was thinking about using the metro, but with 7 of us, and metro's parking fees, would it be better to drive???? Where is parking available and how much? ...

    Started by mama999, 04-27-2008 10:22 PM
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    08-03-2010 07:10 AM Go to last post
  13. Please help, decided to do DC

    this was a toss up between DC & NYC. So having never been there...where do I start? I know we want to do the Capitol and maybe the Mall. Would love to do the Whitehouse! Any good sites to view for info? Or ideas here??? Need to know what tours...

    Started by LadyLuvsTravl, 04-07-2010 08:56 AM
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    07-04-2010 11:55 PM Go to last post
  14. booked two hotels, need help picking one!

    Hi! Two hotels: The Georgetown Inn and Georgetown Suites. I know these hotel aren't in DC, just nearby with metro going into DC. In a rush to get hotel room for the trip, I booked two different ones because I didn't have time to research and...

    Started by lori in az, 05-31-2010 01:11 PM
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    07-03-2010 09:00 AM Go to last post
  15. Why District of Columbia?

    Anyone has an idea why the words District of Columbia are attached to the word Washington? I mean, any relation between Columbia and US in here? Many thanks.

    Started by nightflower, 06-11-2008 02:20 AM
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  16. One Way Rental Drop Off Fees

    We have only 6 days in June available and are thinking about LAX to Boston and then driving down to Washington DC as our last stop. The one way drop off fees for rental cars are crazy! $600 for 6 days. Any ideas? The airfare is a good price for...

    Started by portsofcall, 05-07-2010 11:30 PM
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  17. Wink East coast trip to incluse NY and Washington DC

    We're a little unusual, my husband is 62 and my son 14, I'm 45, we're looking for a holiday to satisfy us all. Does it exist? The boys are sporty and I'm a shopper, I was thinking about 5 nights in NY and 5 nights in Washington. Any ideas where...

    Started by foggy, 11-02-2009 04:14 PM
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    02-15-2010 08:14 AM Go to last post
  18. First Time Traveler with family! Ideas?

    Hi All! My family and I (DH and 2 daughters, 6 & 2) will be traveling to DC the last week in February (our school vacation week, I'm an educator). My DH has visited for a day tour and I went with my mom once when I was 15. Yep, I can hardly...

    Started by eventamy, 01-04-2010 03:31 PM
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    02-14-2010 08:33 AM Go to last post
  19. Hotel Suggestions

    We are going to be taking a vacation to DC May 1st to the 10th and am looking for a moderate price hotel in the DC area and near the Metro. any suggestions??:)

    Started by bobk57, 01-01-2010 02:21 PM
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  20. I only have 2 days in Washington HELP PLEASE!

    Ill be going to washington this weekend for 2 days, me and my girlfriend are 21 years old and I was wondering what you all suggested? I know I cant see everything but what is the best way to spend our time? Thanks in advance!

    Started by newtraveler87, 10-08-2009 10:52 PM
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  21. Help!!!

    So ive been to DC twice but now Im going with my two sisters and mom and tia. So now I need help: Is the CSI experance at the crime and punishment museum something a 9 and 11 year old would find fun? Also I need to know how expensive create a...

    Started by flying_babyb, 09-29-2009 06:40 PM
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  22. Really need help with a first time trip to DC

    What reasonably priced, clean hotel is centrally located to the White House, Capital, National Mall or just all the tourist attractions? Or is just in a good area where we can get around easily, since we won't have a car. We are taking the train...

    Started by LadyLuvsTravl, 06-14-2009 09:31 AM
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  23. Red face 6 hour layover at Washington Dulles airport

    Hello, I am traveling to Egypt using frequent flyer miles. I have a 6 hour layover at Washington Dulles airport, from 12 noon to 6pm. I heard about the new air & space museum close to Dulles. Can anyone tell me the easiest and cheapest way to...

    Started by patinwi, 09-07-2007 06:58 PM
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    09-17-2009 01:23 PM Go to last post
  24. Talking Melrose hotel parking

    I am a first time visitor to DC. We are staying at the Melrose Hotel- 2400 Pennsylvania Avenue and we are trying to avoid the $38.00 per night valet parking. Are there any public parking ramps nearby that we could use and how much would they...

    Started by TRAVELNY, 07-08-2009 02:48 PM
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  25. Cheap but good quality car rentals?

    Hi all, I am a Canadian and want to visit my friend in DC. I saw all the national car rental places, but was wondering if there are cheaper alternatives with the same quality? If you know of any that can do transfers to the National airport it...

    Started by Oiler1, 05-28-2009 09:03 PM
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