Washington, D.C. Journals

Week in the Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C.

An August 2007 trip to Washington, D.C. by CHIBulldog09

Quote: A six-day stay in Washington D.C.

Omni Shoreham Hotel

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We stayed at the Omni Shoreham in Washington D.C. for six days, five nights. The hotel is located in the Adams Morgan area of D.C., very close to Dupont Circle. Our room was a nice room with two queen-size beds, and a brand new flat screen television, among other amenities.To get to the hotel, we took a taxi from Reagan DCA, which cost about $25 + tip. The hotel is located very close to a metro stop on the red line (the Adams Morgan stop, which is right around the corner). In fact, it's so close that there really isn't a reason to rent a car if you're visiting D.C. to see the sights. Parking rates are high.When we first got to the hotel, they had us on the far side of the hotel, in a v...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2007

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C., United States 20008
(202) 234-0700

Segs in the City

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We had seen people taking part in this around the city, and we had to try it out for ourselves: a Segway tour of Washington, D.C. In case you aren't familiar with the Segway, its a self balancing personal transporter that can go more than 10 mph. You stand up on it, and it moves based on shifts on your weight. It really is a cool piece of technology, and a ton of fun. If you want to learn more, I'd search for it on Google. Anyway, there are at least three operators of Segway tours in Washington, D.C., and we ended up going with Segs in the City, which has a kiosk near the Federal Triangle Metro stop. Segs in the City offers several two hour tours a day, and it cost us $70 a person for ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2007

Segs in the City
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C., United States 20004
(800) 7347-393

Potomac River Spirit Cruises

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Spirit Cruises offers a fun and different way to get to Mount Vernon - President Washington's Estate - that in my opinion beats driving or taking a cab from Washington D.C.The Spirit of Mount Vernon departs at Pier 4 on 6th & Waster Streets in Washington D.C. at 8:30am. That's the only option, which is a bit of a bummer. Its early, but I think its worth it. It then begins an hour and a half cruise up the Potomac to Mount Vernon. Along the way, you get a narrated tour, pointing out all of the various sights you see along the way. The boat has two levels - an upper, outdoor deck, which is great for sight seeing, and a lower, enclosed, air-conditioned area, great for those hot or rain...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2007

Potomac River Spirit Cruises
Pier 4, 6th & Water Streets, SW
Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 484-2320