Washington, D.C. Journals

Washington DC - First Timer's Tip

A February 2008 trip to Washington, D.C. by koolbargan

St Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites Photo, Washington, D.C., United States More Photos
Quote: As usual, it is my hope that I may be able to help other first time visitors to DC with our own experiences.

Tourmobile Sightseeing

Attraction | "Best Deal to Do DC"

TOURMOBILE Sightseeing ToursPhone : (202) 554-5100 1-888-868-7707 www.tourmobile.comAs first-time visitors to DC, we thought sight-seeing would be just like how we normally do it…..cab rides, walking and/or the mass transport of whatever state we were visiting.Well, we did those the first couple of days only to realize that the best and most economical way sight-seeing in DC is the Tourmobile. One has to understand that the monuments alone require a day (at least!) to enjoy them all. Add Arlington Cemetery, all the Smithsonian museums, and other sights like the White House, etc.. Tourmobile Sightseeing ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2009

Tourmobile Sightseeing
1000 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024
(202) 554-5100

St Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites

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Hotel | "St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites"

St Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
LOCATION : ExcellentWithin downtown business district DC. Most sights are within a zone, so cab fare for 2 would be more or less $10-11. This would include going to Georgetown, Lincoln Memorial and the White House area. The nearest bus stop is 2 blocks from the hotel, and definitely cost less.CVS Pharmacy, McDonald’s, Subway and Pizza Hut are within or a block away. Just a bit farther but not more than 3 blocks away is a great asian restaurant, MEI WAH and Walgreen’s.ACCOMMODATION : ExcellentThe King Suite had a separate bedroom, living room and kitchen. The bathroom was spacious and had great/bright lighting (which is a “must” for most ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 4, 2008

St Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
Washington, United States 20036-3305

Flew in via Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is nearest downtown DC. There is also Dulles Airport but is farther.From DCA, one has different travel options to downtown. The Metro, DC’s transport system, Shuttle buses and taxis.Prior to our trip, taking a cab was favored and most recommended. The advantages being, it would take us directly to our destination and not be walking to it in case, it was not on the Metro’s route. With luggages in tow, that indeed was not a realistic choice even if it was cheaper.At the airport, I asked one of DCA’s uniformed staff and was recommended to take a cab instead.Since I had read up on DC’s cab system and ho...Read More