Washington, D.C. Journals

Spring Break in Washington, D.C.

A March 2007 trip to Washington, D.C. by winwiz88

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The Courtyard by Marriott Arlington/Rosslyn is a fantastic hotel. It is located only a 5-minute walk from the Rosslyn Metro station, making it incredibly easy to get into Washington, D.C. or anywhere else the Metro serves. The neighborhood is rather quiet after business hours (Rosslyn is a business district), but right across the street are houses. If you plan to stay at this property long, there is a Safeway located right behind the hotel.The staff here are some of the best I have run across. They had me checked in and on my way to my room in less than a minute, it seemed. When I had any questions, they never needed to check with someone else. When it came to checking out, they also proc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2007

Courtyard by Marriott Arlington/Rosslyn
1533 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22209
(703) 528-2222

Union Station

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Union Station, which is the central station for Amtrak, MARC, VRE trains in Washington, D.C., also has a fairly large food court. You will probably recognize some of the restaurants, such as Johny Rockets or Au Bon Pain, but many you may not have heard of. I decided to eat at Union Station twice during my stay in D.C., as the food here is usually cheap compared to other locations and not necessarily being fast food. 1) Great Wraps!I was not in the mood for a wrap of any sort, but they did have chicken strips. I am a sucker for good chicken strips, so that is what I got. When I paid, I was told that I would have to wait as they had to make them. I went and sat down and then, 5 minutes later...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 22, 2007

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002

Washington Monument

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The Washington Monument along with other memorials, monuments, and the US Capitol form the Mall. The tallest structure in the District of Columbia at 550 feet, there is an elevator that takes visitors to the observation level at 500 feet. Planning your VisitWhen starting to plan your trip to Washington, D.C., planning your visit to the Washington Monument is critical if you are intending to go to the top. During the tourist high season, from approximately March through September one can expect to have a hard time in obtaining tickets. Your best bet is to plan what day and time you will specifically visit the Washington Monument. Then when you have figured this out you will wan...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2007

Washington Monument
Near the Center of the National Mall
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 426-6841

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

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The National Air and Space Museum is quite possibly one of my favorite museums in all of Washington, D.C. From the beginning of aviation to SpaceShipOne, this museum is sure to be exciting for both adults and children. Planning Your VisitBefore going to D.C., you may wish to consult the National Air and Space Museum web site to get an idea which, if any exhibits are closed. As of March 2007, several exhibits including Jet Aircraft and the Civil Aviation hall were under renovation. Also on the website you can get the operating hours, special programs, make reservations for the IMAX theater, and guides to h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 22, 2007

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Independence Avenue At 4th Street SW
Washington, DC