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Going to Washington DC. Suggestions?


#1

I'm heading off to DC for work for 10 days and while I don't think I've got a whole lot of free time, I'm looking for some recommendations for a few things. I know I've got a Saturday where I've got nothing to do. What's the 1 day must see/must do list for DC? My hotel is near Woodley Park.


#2

if u haven't been i'd hit up all the monuments... washington monument, reflectign pool, the ww2 memorial, lincoln memorial...

they are all about 1-2 mi from each other in a long row basically...


#3

And as unimportant as art is in this world, check out some of the great paintings in the National Gallery. Seeing a masterpiece in person that you had only ever seen in books is quite an experience.


#4

Its DC go like our politicians drugs and whores.


#5

After the monuments, I would suggest the Spy Museum


#6

Oh and get a big mac from the McDonalds.


#7

I always liked the Natural History Museum...

Also, if you like off-beat historical stories, there's a ghost tour in the park outside of the White House which is pretty interesting and entertaining...


#8

What about strip clubs, I really think that is what he is looking for.


#9

Sadly, there aren't any worthwhile strip clubs in the area. Dumb city ordinances.....There is a decent little "cabaret" in crystal city (Arlington, right across the river). The girls wear pasties and they serve up a decent enough steak.


#10

Crystal City's not a bad place to go either .. I (vaguely) remember a lot of good bars and night life in Arlington


#11

This makes no sense to me. Why would the dancers wear pasties? I mean i love a good pasty but their not suitable for lingerie surely?


#12

They are suitable for lingerire ... and don't call me Surley


#13

RIP, you were alot nicer than I really wanted to be. Pollo school been kicking your ass, you havent been on here much?


#14

Woodley park is nice... if you're looking for nightlife, it's a 10-15min walk from your place to the 18th street bars (I live between the metro station and the bar/restaurant area, so I know your spot well). Just look up the interesection of 18th st NW and Adams Mill Rd on a map - that is the north tip of the strip of bars on 18th street (extends a few blocks south, along 18th).

As far as touristy things, if you want a non-generic recommendation, I thoroughly enjoyed the Newseum (history of news and journalism - basically an american history museum, but told through the eyes of the news mediums at the time). It's not a smithsonian institution though, so it's $20 to enter.

Edit: I often take family there when they visit, nothing but positive reviews.


#15

Nah not really ... I always find that as the semester progresses the easier it gets...

I can't wait for it to be done though, but I got about 2 more years left of this so I can't let the defeatist thoughts crawl up in there nahmean

I wish they hadn't blocked the site at work, that's where I did most of my posting lol .. now I focus on homework while at work :slightly_smiling:


#16

Sometimes having things taken away is the best thing for you. I hate to say it but 2 years will go fast, and then off to the grind of life.


#17

Topical quote! well done!


#18


You funny, ID.


#19

Hey Big love the Avi, that just made me laugh. Did you steal that or is that your offspring?


#20

+1