Washington, D.C. Journals

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A December 2008 trip to Washington, D.C. by mrsmadis0n

Hotel Sierra Washington Dulles Photo, Sterling, Virginia More Photos
Quote: We have both always wanted to visit Washington, DC together. There is so much to do in this city and the area is full of so much history. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to one day going back!

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant | "Pass Up on This Place"

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High priced, bad service, mediocre food.

There is no other words I can use to describe my experience here.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

Hard Rock Cafe
999 East Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
(202) 737-7625

Arlington National Cemetery

Attraction | "A Must!"

Arlington National Cemetery Photo, Arlington, Virginia
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You definitely can't visit DC without visiting the Arlington National Cemetery.

Make sure to see the JFK memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia 22211
(703) 607-8000

Lincoln Memorial

Attraction | "A Must for Every Visitor!"

Lincoln Memorial Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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It was wonderful to finally get to visit such an important memorial. It was great to walk up those steps and see the wonderful memorial they have created for Abraham Lincoln.

Really enjoyed it!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

Lincoln Memorial
West Potomac Park
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 426-6895

National World War II Memorial

Attraction | "Beautiful!"

National World War II Memorial Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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They have created such a wonderful memorial to honor the fallen soldiers of World War II.

The fountain is just breathtaking :)

Must see and its FREE!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

National World War II Memorial
Constitution Avenue And 15th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 426-6841

Ella's Wood Fired Pizza

Restaurant | "Best Pizza!"

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We wandered around the downtown DC area looking for a nice place to eat. We came across this pizza place and decided to check it out.

I'm so glad we did!

The pizza is cooked over a wood fire. It was absolutely delicious!

I loved the variety of pizzas. This is not your average pizza place!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

Ella's Wood Fired Pizza
901 F Street NW
Washington, D.C., United States 20004
(202) 638-3434

Washington Monument

Attraction | "Nice Free Attraction"

Washington Monument Photo, Washington, D.C., United States
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We had a great time at the Washington Monument.

What made it better was that it was FREE!

If you meet at the little building by the monument at 9am of the day you want to visit, you get free tickets for that day. It was definitely worth it.

We got free tickets for later on that afternoon and came after we visited other sites and ate lunch.

Loved the elevator ride up to the top!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

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

Hotel Sierra Washington Dulles

Hotel | "My Favorite Hotel!"

Hotel Sierra Washington Dulles Photo, Sterling, Virginia
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This is the best hotel I've ever stayed at.

We reserved a room with a king bed for 3 nights. We ended up getting upgraded to a king suite for free.

Our hotel room was $63 a night. Amazing deal.

Complimentary breakfast buffet with eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, cereal, etc etc! Food was delicious

Bed was the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Even better than my own bed!

Service was wonderful.

Nice computer center with 4 computers.

Overall wonderful stay!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

Hotel Sierra Washington Dulles
45520 Dulles Plaza
Sterling, Virginia 20166
(703) 435-9002

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Attraction | "Wonderfully Organized"

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During my trip to DC, I wanted to make sure to visit this museum. I had heard so many wonderful things about this museum.

This museum definitely lived up to its hype. I really gained a wealth of knowledge about the Holocaust and the events that occurred during the Nazi regime.

I highly suggest stopping by this museum during your visit!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2009

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, Sw
Washington, D.C., United States 20024
(202) 488-0400