Washington, D.C. Journals

2007-Washington Experience

A May 2007 trip to Washington, D.C. by HDRyders

Washignton Monument Photo, Washington, D.C., United States More Photos
Quote: As a chaperone, I accompanied my sons 5th grade class to Washington DC.

Hilton Columbia

Hotel | "Hilton Hotel"

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The Hotel staff were very accomidating to our large group. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. There was an indoor pool (which the kids thourghly enjoyed). We ate a buffet dinner and breakfast at the hotel. The food was delicious.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2007

Hilton Columbia
5485 TWIN KNOLLS RD
Columbia, Maryland 21045
(410) 997-1060

Phillips Flagship Restaurant

Restaurant | "Phillips Seafood Restaurant"

Phillips Flagship Restaurant Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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The Buffet was huge...If you couldn't find something to eat here you weren't hungry! There is a ton of different types of food including, a salad bar, seafood, carving station, Chinese, American, and a dessert station. The service was wonderful. It was very accommodating to large groups.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2007

Phillips Flagship Restaurant
900 Water St. SW
Washington, D.C., United States 20024
(202) 488-8515

Illuminated Tour

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The Washington Monument Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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We had a step on guide give us a bus/ walking tour of the Major Monuments and the far end of the Mall area. We visited the FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial and the Koren War Veterans Memorial. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the history of each Memorial. It was neat to see the Memorials lite up at night.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2007

National Mall & Memorial Parks

Attraction | "General Mall Area"

Washignton Monument Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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The Mall area extends from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, including the Tidal Basin. There are so many Museums to see you need more than one day. This area had the Smithsonian Museums, the National Archives, the Native American Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Air & Space Museum, etc... I was unaware that all the Museums do not charge admission. We had about 5 hours to check out the Mall area. We started at the Air & Space Museum and made our way around the Mall area in a big circle. The boys really enjoyed the Air & Space Museum. If they had it their way we would have spent the entire 5 hours there. Unwillingly the Mom's made the boys go to the Botanical Gardens, to the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 24, 2007

National Mall & Memorial Parks
900 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, D.C., United States 20024
(202) 426-6841