A weekend in DC

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I personally love the Smithsonian museums.  There are all types of different ones!  If you aren’t interested in museums in general, I always recommend seeing the important things (White house, washington monument, etcetc).  

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@farawayviolet:  Go online and get advanced tickets for the Halocaust Museum.  It’s amazing and tickets sell out fast.  Other than that it’s your choice between the American History Museum and the Natural History Museum.  I also love the National Zoo but it’s on the outskirts of the city.  Try to get lunch from a food truck, there are some great ones in DC.  My favorite is the lobster truck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@beachbride1216:  You don’t need tickets to get into the exhibits at the holocaust museum from Sept – February (& in fact you can’t get them – they don’t do passes during this time of year)

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I agree with choosing either the Smithsonian Natural History Museum or the American History Museum – you could spend a whole day in either of them!

Old Town Alexandria (blue/yellow metro lines in VA) is great for a day trip and walking around too, if you’re wanting to do something other than museums/touristy things.

Otherwise, definitely see the monuments on the Mall, the Capitol, the White House, etc.

 

Are you looking for restaurant recommendations also?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Any specific cuisine and/or price point?  I’ve lived here for about 4 years and I know what *I* like but I don’t want to throw out suggestions that would make you go “ewww” haha

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Okie dokie, then last question before recommendations – what area of DC are you staying in?  I don’t want to recommend something that is nowhere near where you’ll be haha.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@farawayviolet:  you can take a Segway tour that goes all around the national mall and historical sites. It’s like 3 hours long and very fun!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

YES Segway tour.  I want to do one so badly…

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Walking Arlington National Cemetery is always gorgeous, and an easy walk from the Mall.  Iwo Jima is right by there too. 

Otherwise, if you just wander the mall, you’ll see all the big sights.  I second the Holocaust Museum because it’s incredible!  Or, the Zoo is always awesome on a nice day!

The Kennedy Center does a free show at 6pm every night, so you may want to check out what’s there!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@farawayviolet:  I also agree with the Museum of Natural History. Make sure you stop in to the exhibit with the large jewels and gemstones if you go!

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