Post # 1
Ahhh I totally need help.
We haven’t done much traveling before and we are planning on going to Washington DC and the surrounding areas for our honeymoon. We were hoping to stay a little north of the city close to the Metro to cut down on costs. After that we planned on renting a car and going to Philadelphia and the east coast. I worked with a hotel for years so I’m not too worried about choosing a hotel. I am just worried about choosing one close enough to the metro. Should we see a travel agent or should I just plan it myself? Do any of you ladies have any advice?
Thank you so much ladies!
Post # 3
I don’t think you need a travel agent. I would just call the hotel(s) you’re interested in and ask what is the closest metro stop. Or you can go to http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/find_station.cfm and plug in the address of the hotel and find the closest metro stop. Good luck!
Post # 4
Nah, don’t bother with a travel agent. Just ask us! 🙂
The DC local board loves tourists!
Post # 5
Seriously – DDW is right. The DC ladies are chatty and we LOVE our city. Check out a few of the older DC visit posts, and then come back and ask us anything you want to know!
P.S. If you search, you can find great deals on hotels downtown, especially on weekends. I would highly recommend staying in the city – it’s so much nicer to be able to walk everywhere and enjoy all the city has to offer rather than having to ride the metro and sit in traffic on the way back to a suburban hotel. If you don’t want to be in the city – my second choice would be to check out hotels in Old Town Alexandria (VA) – smaller town feel, but still tons to walk to and fabulous restaurants + easy metro access.
Post # 6
Look for hotels around Dupont! There are some great deals to be found 🙂
http://www.adamsinn.com/ is about half a mile from the metro, but totally adorable!
http://www.hilton.com/washington the Washington Hilton Hotel is where my parents stayed when they came to visit us. We found them a promotional rate for $99 a night. The location is amazing!!
ETA: Heres a better link for the specific Hilton I mentioned above^ http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/DCAWHHH-Washington-Hilton-District-of-Columbia/index.do
Post # 7
The PPs are right – we love to show off our city to tourists! Where exactly are you staying? Are you staying in DC or somewhere in VA or MD? How long are you going to be in the DC area? There is soo much to see and do both in DC and in VA/MD as well. What types of things are you interested in?
Post # 8
Arlington is also a great place to stay. Its like a mini city with a lot of bars/shops/restaurants and easy metro access.
Post # 9
Thank you so much for your help ladies! We are incredibly excited to visit your city! It is amazing how proud of your city you are and how helpful you all are. Thank you so much for all of your advice so far!
We are going to fly into BWI the morning of Monday, October 24th and leave Monday, October 31st. We planned on staying in DC until early Thursday morning and renting a car on wednesday, staying in Philadelphia Thursday night, Leaving early Friday morning and staying in Secaucus, NJ take the bus into New York and see some things there. Come back early Friday morning and stay somewhere around Maryland so that we are able to go back into DC or do some things in Maryland. I am sure I will be posting on your board soon with details! So once I do (or even now) please feel free to critique any of it because we really don’t know what we are getting ourselves into! We are from North Houston, TX and it takes us at least 6hrs to get to our neighboring state. Not to mention, we drive EVERYWHERE. So taking metros, trains, and buses is so very foreign to us! I cannot express how ecstatic we are to be coming to your city. This has been our dream vacation for years! Thank you so much for all of your help! It means so much to me!
Post # 10
To DC ladies, I just had to give a shout out, that my husband and I were just there for a weekend getaway & absolutely loved the city! We had a BLAST!!! We esp loved the Adams Morgan area 🙂