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A private tour of Washington, DC

A travel journal to Washington, D.C. by roza4

Quote: Washington, DC is the place that you can visit a lot of times and every time you would find something that you haven't seen before.

A private tour of Washington, DC

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Traveling to the city by car may be very expensive and inconvenient. I would recommend leaving a car on the parking at Greenbelt station and going to DC from there. It costs around .00 and takes about 30 minutes to get to the city center. Don't forget to keep your metro ticket till the end of the trip.Quick Tips: If you haven't been to DC before, do the usual tour, go to the Smithsonian, National Gallery, the NASA museum, the monuments. Then come back next time and explore other more well-known places.Best Way To Get Around: Go by subway around the city and walk. Also if you are in DC in the summer, rent a boat or a catamaran and pedal your way to the steps of the Lincoln memori...Read More

National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden

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Attraction | "The National Gallery"

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www.nga.gov The National Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5.p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, closed on December 25 and January 1. The National Gallery’s own exposition is not very large, but the East Wing has a Matisse collection on the top floor. This building also has a large bookshop in the basement and a movie theater on the 3rd floor where they show elite movies. The entrance to the East Building is on 4th Street. The building is modern but its architecture is not as unusual or unique as, say, the Solomon Guggenheim museum in NYC. In 2000, the East Wing was the place of pilgrimage for art lovers because it hou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2002

National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20565
(202) 737-4215

National Arboretum

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Attraction | "U.S. National Arboretum"

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Phone: (202) 245-2726 http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/Beltsville/na/ http://www.fona.org Free parking Open: 8 am – 5 pm daily National Bonsai collection is open 10 am – 3: 30 pm daily Closed: December 25th You can drive along the arboretum to get to every collection that it has. First, stop by the admin building for the plan. Next to it there is the bonsai collection which is really amazing. You can see the bonsai trees that are the miniature version of pine trees, crab apple trees, etc. of the ones outside. There are several large collections that you can find by following the map: Asian collection has plants from China, Japan & Korea, t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2002

National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
(202) 245-2726