Washington, D.C. Journals

Weekend in Washington D.C.

An April 2005 trip to Washington, D.C. by aozyck

Quote: On our way to the Outer Banks, we spent a wonderful weekend in Washington, D.C. The cherry blossoms were in bloom, so it was absolutely spectacular, and we had such a wonderful time because there is so much to do in this awesome city!

Weekend in Washington D.C.


There are so many things to do in Washington, D.C., that you can't possibly visit them all in a weekend, and it's really hard to choose. Amazingly, many of the activities are free. We absolutely loved the National Geographic Museum, The International Spy Museum, The Air and Space Museum, and the zoo. We also had a few fabulous meals, as the city offers a plethora of great restaurants.Quick Tips: I would highly recommend doing some research before going to Washington, D.C. to identify the activities you'd most like to do. We did not find a lot of publicized discounts, but many of the activities in the city are free.Best Way To Get Around: The subway is very convenient and makes it eas...Read More

Bangkok Joe's


We were lucky to be seated at this restaurant without reservations because it was absolutely packed on the Friday night we ate there. We had looked through a local restaurant listing from the hotel we were staying at and just chose Bangkok Joe's because it sounded interesting. We were more than pleasantly surprised. It was definitely the highlight of our eating experiences in Washington.The restaurant is brightly decorated in reds and golds, with many ethnic sculptures and art pieces. It's a comfortable place but has a very busy, cosmopolitan feel to it. The food is fantastic, both in taste and presentation. We actually just ordered several appetizers instead of individual entrees so that ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 17, 2005

Bangkok Joe's
3000 K Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
(202) 333-4422

When we were told that we should plan to spend a minimum of 2 to 3 hours in this museum, I was surprised because I had a hard time believing there could be that much to see and do in such a place. But ,after 2-1/2 hours, we found that we could have easily spent another hour or two. Upon entering the museum, each person assumes a secret identity and is subsequently tested to see if they can maintain their cover. It's a really neat introduction into the concept of spying. Then there is one room after another filled with gadgets, tools, weapons, vehicles, and other devices used by spies. There are videos and written information explaining everything you ever wanted to know about how spies do their job...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2005

International Spy Museum
800 F St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
(202) 393-7798