Washington, D.C. Journals

Back to the Nation's Capitol

A January 2008 trip to Washington, D.C. by mh75

Grand Hyatt Washington Photo, Washington, D.C., United States More Photos
Quote: Back in D.C. for work related training and of course sightseeing!

Grand Hyatt Washington

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Hotel

Grand Hyatt Washington Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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This was my base of operations during my work training. I must say, it made the work week entirely bearable! Situated in the northwest quadrant of D.C., it is close to many great sights and museums. In fact, I was within walking distance of everything on this review and none of the walks was more than 20 minutes. The rooms were very elegant and spacious inside and the views from the inner rooms down into the lobby and water-filled loggia area are absolutely incredible. With a sitting area and desk space, the rooms offer everything the traveler can need. Also included in the room was a mini-fridge with honor bar. I was very satisfied and comfortable with my accomodations....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St.
Washington, D.C., United States 20001
(202) 582-1234

Cafe Mozart

Restaurant

Cafe Mozart Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Having an affinty for Germany, I decided that since the Cafe Mozart was just down the street from my hotel that I would check it out. I opted for a couple of beers and didn't have any food, but they did have quite an extensive menu with some very interesting choices.

Also of note in the restaurant was a deli and store in the front which had many different choices of German chocolate, candies, foods and other items for those who appreciate that sort of thing. Not too large, however, but enough to find something that you'd like.

I'd recommend the Cafe Mozart if you're in the area. It is quiet, the beer is good and cold and the menu is quite extensive.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

Cafe Mozart
1331 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-5732

Capitol City Brewing Company - Postal Square

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Capitol City Brewing Company - Postal Square Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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After an afternoon of walking around a very cold capitol city, I needed a hot meal...and a beer. When I stepped into the Capitol City Brewing Company, I knew I had made a good choice.The menu was quite extensive and had some very tasty sounding options, but being cold to the bone, I opted for the chili bowl. Coupled with a house pale ale, it was a great selection.The service was great and the server had a very good knowledge of the beer selection and admitted to having tried most of them. The food was out very quickly and was piping hot and delicious.After the bowl of chili, I had a Kolsch style beer and it too was very good. It had a crisp fruity flavor and finished ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

Capitol City Brewing Company - Postal Square
2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20001

National Air and Space Museum

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National Air and Space Museum Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Located just off of the National Mall, this museum is a must see if you are remotely interested in aviation or its place in our nation's history.Packed with airplanes, jets, rockets and everything else releated to flying, the Air and Space Museum has memorabilia in every nook and cranny and hanging from the ceiling. Some of the original exhibits are Yeagar's Bell X-1, the Apollo 11 Command Module and return shuttle and space suits from that and other space ventures, Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and one of the few remaining Messerschmidt ME-262's, which was one of the first jet fighters that was designed by Nazi Germany.The place is virtually crammed with history and will take s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

National Air and Space Museum
6th And Independence Ave., Sw
Washington, D.C., United States 20560
(202) 633-1000

National Aquarium in Washington, DC

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National Aquarium in Washington, DC Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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The National Aquarium is a quiet little musuem nestled in the basement of the US Commerce building. With a u-shaped walk of aquarium, featuring a large slection of various marine and riparian habitats native to the US, it was a very interesting stop. To navigate the Aquarium will not take too long as it is not that large, but there are many fascinating min-exhibits that will take a while to enjoy.Also in the front is a gift shop that has a interesting collection of items for sale to remember your visit. The cost is $5.00 for general admission and is not that bad of a deal, despite the small size of the facility.I would recommend it to the parents with kids as the will certainly get a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

National Aquarium in Washington, DC
14th and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20230
(202) 482-2825

National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Sitting on 3 acres near judiciary Square, the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial was dedicated by President George H.W. Bush on October 15, 1991, the Memorial is a stirring tribute to Officer's who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.Home to the annual Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Week, which is held every second week in May, the Memorial has a listing of every American Law Enforcement Officer who has died in the line of duty and unfortunately, more names are added every year.The Memorial is a eye opener and a fitting tribute to the Men and Women who protect and serve to keep us safe everyday. Just down the street from the Memorial is a museum, whic...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial
901 E Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 737-3400

Petersen's Boarding House Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Petersen's Boarding House is more famously known as the house across from Ford's Theater where Lincoln was taken and died after being shot. Run by the National Park Service, the house is a thin, brownstown type residence with multiple floors. Situated inside the front door is a National Park Service volunteer who gives a brief introduction to the house and its place in history. The volunteer who spoke to me and the couple in front of me was excellent and gave a VERY informative ten minute lecture on the assasination of Lincoln, the events surrounding it and the manhunt for the conspirators after the shooting as well as the events that transpired in the Petersen House itself.Sinc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

Petersen's Boarding House
516 Tenth Street Nw
Washington, D.C.

White House Visitor Center

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White House Visitor Center Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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Opened in 1995, the White House Visitor Center is located to the south of the White House and if you have the time, it is a must see.Packed from wall to wall with exhibits on the history of the White House, you will learn something about this magnificent house during your visit here. From the construction to the destruction during the War of 1812, there are interesting factoids all throughout the museum.When I went to the museum, they were exhibiting the Christmas trees that were displayed in the White House over the holiday season. Last year's theme was National Parks and each ornament was dedicated to a seperate National Park. The detail on each ornament was incredible....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 16, 2008

White House Visitor Center
1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.