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    Heading to New York at the end of the month and will take in Washington as well for two nights. I believe there's quite a bit to see there and two nights may not do it justice.

    So....anyone have any tips/advice/recommendations/must sees for a short stay in D.C. ?

    Thanks

    #2
    Old Ebbit Grill - eat reasonably around the corner from the white house.

    Tour of congress - free and can be arranged in advance

    If midweek and the strike is over visit the museums on the mall

    Arlington cemetery, Lincoln Memorial

    Walk/cycle around georgetown and then go for dinner.

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      #3
      Smithsonian Museums are class, as is the metro system.
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        #4
        I was going to start a similar thread as I (along with a few other MF's) are heading to New York & Washington in about a weeks time.

        Anything outside of the usual to see in New York, & any tips on where to catch the Glasgow/Munster & Munster/Ospreys matches will be deeply appreciated.

        Fingers crossed the shutdown will have ended & the museums are open.

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          #5
          For DC, I am thinking the open top tour bus will hit all the must sees, then maybe look on trip advisor for some of the hidden gem stuff,

          we have 3 nights in DC
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            #6
            Visit the White House (think you need to book in advance) We had a contact on the VPs staff and got west wing tour, oval office etc etc. Was savage!

            Go to Bens Chilli Bowl.

            Go to the air and space museum. Awesome stuff there.

            That's what I enjoyed anyway.

            I can get more suggestions if you like? Mrs Masterchiefs sister and her husband live there.
            Last edited by masterchief; 15th-October-2013, 22:27.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Drick View Post
              I was going to start a similar thread as I (along with a few other MF's) are heading to New York & Washington in about a weeks time.

              Anything outside of the usual to see in New York, & any tips on where to catch the Glasgow/Munster & Munster/Ospreys matches will be deeply appreciated.

              Fingers crossed the shutdown will have ended & the museums are open.
              For DC there's an Irish bar on Du Pont circle (can't remember the name) that should be showing the game.

              Edit, James Hobans bar is the place. Drop them a mail.
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                #8
                The White House is closed for tours for the foreseeable future. Even before the budget shutdown stuff
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                  #9
                  Not sure if the ice hockey is in while your there but if it is, try and head along. Think last time I was there we went to a game on he Friday night, some great bars and places to eat around there too.
                  head to an espn bar as well and max out on sport for a night.
                  the museums, tour of congess, the mall, all class. Metro system is brilliant. The train station is a super building just to visit, not far from Capitol Hill either.

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                    #10
                    I'd second smithsonian. Drove around pentagon too for a look but it's pretty unimpressive at ground level. If your driving watch the speed limits. Very low around parts of the main thoroughfare
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by fullback15 View Post
                      Heading to New York at the end of the month and will take in Washington as well for two nights. I believe there's quite a bit to see there and two nights may not do it justice.

                      So....anyone have any tips/advice/recommendations/must sees for a short stay in D.C. ?

                      Thanks
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                        #12
                        See, if you're part of the clique you get to jet off to the sort of foreign tax haven where corrupt businesses hide their ill-gotten gains.

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                          #13
                          The Smithsonians fantastic, congress is a must do especially the train ride from the Russell building. A pint in the Mayflower used to be an experience but for some ridiculous reason they closed the bar and turned into a Thomas Pink.
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                            http://content.time.com/time/travel/...852344,00.html

                            http://www.humanevents.com/2011/09/0...washington-dc/

                            http://www.sdparanormal.com/articles/article/1961531/123609.htm


                            http://infactcollaborative.com/place...-dc-facts.html
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                              #15
                              Air & Space Museum is fantastic - but there are 2 of them.

                              There is one downtown handy for the sights there and another location out near Dulles airport with the really big stuff in it - a Space Shuttle, Enola Gay B29, a 747...

                              You can certainly spend the best part of a day visiting sights, memorials (if they are open...) and museums downtown and I found hiring a bike a good way to get around as there is a bit of a walk between many places.

                              I thought Bens Chilli Bowl was a bit meh, myself...

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