Washington, D.C. Journals

Washington D.C.

An April 2006 trip to Washington, D.C. by Sushi333

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For $200 dollars a night for 2 queen beds, this may be pricey for some, but this hotel is definitely the place to stay for those traveling for pleasure. Located near Capitol Hill, and the L'enfant Metro stop, this was a highly convenient location. The rooms were clean, nothing special, but still fine. With an online deal, my husband, daughter, and I got a free breakfast buffet there. There is Also a nice looking restaurant there, which we did not get the chance to try.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2006

Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street SW
Washington, D.C., United States 20024
(202) 479-4000

The White House

Attraction | "United States Government: The White House"

With all the security and whatnot, it was difficult to get in for a tour, but worth it! To get a tour, you must arrange it with your Congressman. We were told our tour was on a Monday, but it was changed twice! Eventually we got it all worked out though. There is heavy security, and you are not allowed to bring nearly anything, no camera, not even lip gloss! We had to leave all our things at the Hotel while we toured the White House. It was very interesting to see all the furniture, and especially china dishes from presidents of the past. If you can get a tour, go for it!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2006

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20500
(202) 456-2121

There are great bus tours of Arlington, and they are only about $11 a ticket. If you don't feel like spending a long time walking around the cemetery, or simply can't walk such long lengths, this option is for you. It takes you to all of the "tourist stops" like the Tomb of the Unknown, and Changing of the Guards, and JFK's grave.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 26, 2006

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