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A City of Memorials

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A September 2000 trip to Washington, D.C. by jim

Washington Monument Photo, Washington, D.C., United States More Photos
Quote: My grandmother's funeral in Arlington Cemetary inspired me to tour the war memorials in Washington D.C. It was truly a moving experience.

A City of Memorials

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Overview

Korea War Monument Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Given more time I would have done much more, but from my two day 'memorial' tour, I strongly recommend the following: Arlington National Cemetary: The history and the sacrifice is readily apparent and inspiring. Visit the Tomb of the Unknowns, John F. Kennedy's gravesite, the Robert E. Lee House, and the graves of great war heroes such as Audey Murphy. The Korea and Vietnam War Memorial: They are located within a few hundred yards of each other in the 'Mall' near the Lincoln Memorial. The Holocaust Museum: This is one of the finest museums I have experienced. Very informative and very effective in portraying the horror of the Holocaust. The Mall: This area i...Read More

Hotel Monaco DC - A Kimpton Hotel

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Hotel | "Hotel Monaco"

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The Monaco was a beautiful hotel. It was not too large and it had a hip feel to it that you don’t always find at a nice hotel. There was some real attention to detail when it came to the design of the rooms, the common areas, and the very cool restaurant. I had a large room that included a very nice bathroom. There were chocolates waiting on the pillow and everything else that I might need. There was a nice stereo in the room and free internet access. Most importantly, the bed and pillows were exceptionally comfortable. Other nice touches included a free wine in the main reception area during the traditional happy hour time. If you still wanted more, there is a nice restaurant th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2004

Hotel Monaco DC - A Kimpton Hotel
700 F STREET NW
Washington, United States 20004
202-628-7177

TenPenh

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Restaurant | "Ten Pehn"

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I was in the mood for Asian food so I tried Ten Pehn. I was really hungry and not particularly picky about where I ate, but that being said, I enjoyed my meal. The restaurant was not crowded and the service was quite good. I ordered the crusted halibut and it was delicious. It was very tasty, the portion was healthy (large but not over the top) and the food was nicely displayed. I also enjoyed the dessert so make sure you save room. After an appetizer and entrée, I only had room for the sorbet. But several of the other choices at the surrounding tables looked fantastic. The desserts were particularly interesting to look at as well. The layout of the restaurant was very open. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 7, 2004

TenPenh
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
(202) 393-4500

Zaytinya

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Restaurant

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If you are looking for a very hip restaurant, you should definitely try Zaytinya. When I heard it served Greek / Turkish food, I wasn’t expecting much from the décor. But I was mistaken. It had an exceptionally cool interior. There were high ceilings, white walls, pretty people, and many other interesting design details. I liked the place so much that I stayed for a couple of drinks after my meal and mingled. Most importantly, the food was excellent. I thought the choices were unique and inventive. I had the beef pasta in feta cheese, an eggplant appetizer, and an excellent pita dish. The food was attractively displayed very tasty. The portions were not particularly large, but an appeti...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 7, 2004

Zaytinya
701 Ninth Street North West
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
(202) 638-0800

Arlington National Cemetery

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Attraction | "Arlington National Cemetary"

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Below are a few more photos of Arlington. Arlington is the final resting place of over 245,000 servicemen and their family members. You cannot help but get a lump in your throat when you walk through the tombstones and see all of the young soldiers that died during various conflicts. Some are famous (i.e. Audie Murphy, General George C. Marshall, John F. Kennedy, Joe Louis) and others are obviously a bit more anonymous, but they are all brave soldiers who served their country. Make sure you go to the Tomb of the Unknowns and watch the changing of the guard. The tomb houses the remains of unknown servicemen from past wars. Also visit the Iwo Jima war memorial, Arlington House (a memorial to Rober...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2000

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia 22211
(703) 607-8000

DC Ducks

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Attraction

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This is a combo tour - part land and part water. You ride past and around the Mall and see all of the historic sites and memorials. Then you go to the Potomac and get the view from the water, which is beautiful, including a stop beneath the flight pattern of planes from National Airport.

Be prepared for some good insights, some corny jokes and a fun time (you have to have a little bit of sense of humour riding on the Duck tour). Allow 1 1/2 hours for the tour.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 23, 2000

DC Ducks
1323 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
(202) 966-3825

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Attraction

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Since opening in 1993 this museum has been one of the top attractions in D.C. This museum provides one of the best and detailed chronicle of the Holocaust including the events surrounding and leading up to the horrific event. The permanent exhibit is divided into four sections: The years leading up to the Holocaust: You will see perspectives and articles from events such as the book burnings, the Nurembourg Laws, the Kristallnacht, propaganda and more. The Final Solution: This covers everything from the Jewish ghettos, mobile killing squads, deportation, and camp life. You will walk through rooms dedicated to whole communities that were eliminated (with pictures of the people), th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2000

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, Sw
Washington, D.C., United States 20024
(202) 488-0400