My family and I are set to travel by train to DC for a week of enrichment during our Mardi Gras break. The weather looks like it has the potential to close museums etc. and make us fairly uncomfortable for the significant walking from place to place. We could cancel it all and set out for something warmer tomorrow, but is my concern overblown? We're going tomorrow through Friday. The potential for closures and outages is the biggest factor, I guess.
posted by zangpo
on Mar 1, 2014 -
Hello D.C. Mefites. Later this month I'll have half a Monday to spend in D.C. The rest of the week I'm working until dinner time.
I'm flying into Reagan around noon on a Monday. I'd like to cram as much Capital type stuff into the afternoon as I can. Any suggestions on what to do? A friend has suggested I rent a bike and cruise around the Mall, monuments, etc.
Also, I run and would like to run two or three time the week I'm there. Any suggested multi-mile routes near the Pentagon or Crystal City area? I'm completely unfamiliar with the area, but would really like to avoid the hotel treadmill.
posted by tayknight
on Sep 22, 2013 -
What to see during a spare week in August between leaving Hyannis on a Friday (having had a few days there and before that Boston) and need to be in NYC the following Friday for a long weekend of sightseeing? [more inside]
posted by brettski
on Apr 30, 2013 -
What is the best way to travel form Baltimore to Dupont circle, DC during the afternoon?
Is there parking available around the DC dupont area?
posted by proficiency101
on Mar 20, 2013 -
In April I'll be attending a weeklong conference in Alexandria, VA and will likely be traveling alone. I've never been to DC. What can I do (safely and cheaply) by myself? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda
on Jan 30, 2013 -
We are going to Prague/Budapest in mid-to-late March. When should we buy tickets? (Now? Is it now?) And what's your favorite secret special travel site or best airline recommendation? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia
on Dec 4, 2012 -
What off-the-beaten-path activities can I do in D.C.? I would love to do something that makes me feel a bit like a VIP. I want the city to seem like it does in a spy novel.
Seeing the vintage Congressional bathrooms
, getting a behind the scenes tour of the Library of Congress, and unusual sights like the Pentagon's gold AK-47 are the kind of things I'm after. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Do you know of any good places within a 2-hour commute of DC where it's possible to rent a sailboat and stay somewhere cheap for a weekend? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia
on Jul 2, 2012 -
I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Looking for recommendations for a nice hotel, inn or B&B near Washington DC, southwards-ish down towards the I95. [more inside]
posted by generichuman
on May 28, 2012 -
Help me find a place within 4-5 hours driving distance from DC that I could book a swank-esque hotel/non elderly B&B room* and sweep my boyfriend off his feet for a combined Valentines/birthday funtimesfantastic weekend. *(under $400 for 2 nights) [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing
on Jan 18, 2012 -
I'll be in Washington D.C. from December 26th to the 31st. I'm staying at the Omni Shoreham in Woodley Park. Please tell me about cheap vegetarian eats, good coffee shops and bars, and free wifi in my neighborhood and elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by Beardman
on Dec 22, 2011 -
How long would the drive from New Haven to Washington, D.C., take on Wednesday evening? I'm trying to decide how horrendous the experience will be so I can judge whether springing for Amtrack tickets would be worth it. We'll be leaving at about 6 from New Haven. Specific experiences with that drive or a similar one before Thanksgiving would be appreciated.
posted by reren
on Nov 20, 2011 -
Itinerary whizzes and Washington DC gurus: can you help tweak my plans for a trip from the midwest to DC for four nights, all under $800-1000? [more inside]
posted by librarylis
on Sep 27, 2011 -
I will be in D.C. over the Columbus Day Weekend (Oct 7-10), recommend some things for me to do. [more inside]
posted by Panjandrum
on Sep 18, 2011 -
Help a first-time visitor to the US decide how to split her trip between DC and New York. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna
on Feb 21, 2011 -
I'm making a surprise trip from the Midwest to Washington DC next week. Help me make it more inexpensive, please? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead
on Nov 22, 2010 -
Please recommend a visa expediter service in WA DC that specializes in visas for weird, third-world destinations.
posted by thewalrus
on Sep 7, 2010 -
If you were looking to travel from Boston to Washington D.C. next week, as cheaply as possible, how would you do it? [more inside]
posted by .kobayashi.
on Aug 29, 2010 -
Got back from a trip five days ago and stomach still isn't sitting right. Should I see a doctor? A specialist? Recommendations in the DC area? TMI and longer version below the fold. [more inside]
posted by kat518
on Jun 8, 2010 -
My husband and I will be returning to DC, where we spent part of our honeymoon, for a 10th anniversary trip during the first week in May (May 1-May 7). I've seen these questions
, which cover a lot, but we're also interested in events the locals might know about that we wouldn't hear about coming in from out out town. For location/travel purposes, we'll be staying at a hotel near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop and will not have a car. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
posted by immlass
on Feb 15, 2010 -
Cheap buses from NYC to Washington D.C.? The question's been asked and answered in the past, but I'm wondering if that information is outdated. Thanks!
posted by mixer
on Oct 10, 2009 -
Best time to visit to find a place to live for August in a) Boston or b) Washington, D.C. metro area/suburbs. [more inside]
posted by fructose
on Feb 12, 2009 -
If you were going to Washington, DC for a week and were the kind of person who likes to do the museum thing by day and go out to eat/drink/merry at night, where would you stay?
I'm headed down there Mon-Thur next week and have no clue
posted by jsavimbi
on Oct 2, 2008 -
Taking the family to a game at Yankee Stadium before it closes, and would like suggestions for where to stay/what to do/what to see. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Apr 15, 2008 -
I'm looking for affordable weekend trip ideas for this coming weekend from DC with a friend (evening of Feb 21, Feb 22, 23 and 24th) Either a super-cheap flight to somewhere cool or somewhere within about 6 hours driving distance.
posted by waylaid
on Feb 12, 2008 -
Like most mefites, I have far too many gadgets, and the wall warts to match. I suspect most of them could be replaced with a single USB charger - is this something that already exists? [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff
on Dec 28, 2007 -
My boyfriend lives in DC, and I live in NYC. We are both in school, but want to be able to see each other fairly often during weekends of the school year. What are some of the cheapest ways to travel back and forth many times? [more inside]
posted by amileighs
on Jul 24, 2007 -
Flying Out of DC-Filter: This coming Thursday morning, I'm flying out of Reagan National Airport for a conference. I'm going to be driving in out of Philadelphia and was wondering what the cheapest/safest parking option would be. I'm returning Sunday afternoon, so roughly 3, 3.5 days.
posted by Darke
on Jul 24, 2006 -
We're taking our first trip as tourists to Washington, DC next week. As we in Maine and clean
mucking boots is considered dressed-up, how casual is appropriate for this trip? [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine
on Mar 24, 2006 -
Please recommend a Washington D.C. restaurant for a couple of adventurous foodies on a budget, but who want to have "that one really good meal of the trip." [more inside]
posted by iconoclastic flow
on Jan 23, 2006 -
What DC to AC power inverter can I buy for use in a car that won't contribute hum to an audio signal from devices it powers? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Nov 15, 2005 -
: My flight leaves for home tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:15pm. I will wake up early in the morning and plan on setting out to enjoy the city for 4 or 5 hours. What should I do? Tours? Museums? Attractions? I am open to almost any suggestion, but realize that my options may be limited due to my limited time here.
posted by xorowo
on Mar 23, 2005 -
: Looking for offbeat, trivia-intensive experiences in Washington, DC for a group of maritime history museum geeks. Special Exhibit inside. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Jan 18, 2005 -
I am looking for nice hotels in the DC metro area. My wife and I need a nice holiday, so I'd like something with some real charm to it, not some chain with the cheap sheets and horrible quilted comforters. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Jan 14, 2005 -
I want to take my new-ish girlfriend out for a day on the town (Washington, DC) this Saturday or Sunday, but I have no idea what to do. We've both done the monument and museum thing to death, so I'm thinking about some kind of show or something, but I'm open to any suggestions. Ideally I'd like to spend $50 or less, not counting food. [more inside]
posted by Tacodog
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Baltimore/DCFilter -- Seems that I may have asked something like this before, but here goes anyway. I need a safe, comfortable, convenient hotel... [MI, of course.] [more inside]
posted by Dreama
on Aug 15, 2004 -