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What's going on in Washington, DC this weekend, and where should we eat?

Visiting with my brother and a friend, mid-20s males. Museums and government-y stuff are fun but we don't want to spend entire days on them. Music, art galleries, performances, etc would be good. Partying and excessive drinking are definitely on the table. Also looking for restaurant suggestions, anything from ethnic holes in the wall to fine dining.
posted by scose on May 22, 2014 - 20 answers

good stops on the way to DC?

I'm planning a road trip from Bloomington Indiana to Washington DC toward the end of March. Will be traveling with a 4 years old and am looking for some suggestions of places to stop along the way. [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Jan 31, 2014 - 10 answers

What's the likelihood of getting on a White House tour?

Good news: White House tours are being offered again. Bad news: availability is so limited that tours can't be confirmed until two weeks beforehand. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Oct 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Washington DC: when?

We are considering just after Christmas or the week of March 17. Which should we choose? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Aug 17, 2013 - 13 answers

Doing DC/Alexandria alone

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 - 23 answers

Now? Do we buy the tickets now?!

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 - 7 answers

Need help with restaurants in Washington DC please.

Need help with two types of restaurants in Washington DC please. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Aug 15, 2012 - 33 answers

Best route from Hartford, CT to Washington, DC

Driving a 14-foot UHaul from Hartford, CT to Washington, DC area (specifically Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD) this Saturday, July 28. Route suggestions? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jul 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Sailing away from DC!

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 - 2 answers

Nerd & Nerdling in the Nation's Capitol

Grown-up nerd and seven year-old nerdling are visiting Washington D.C. next week. ISO amusement, entertainment, novelty and awesomeness. Snowflakes aplenty inside. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jun 29, 2012 - 36 answers

East Coast trip from Boston to DC -- ideas?

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 - 22 answers

Where to eat, drink, and type in D.C.?

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 - 23 answers

Can you help me get to DC for $800 or so?

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 - 23 answers

Emic views of DC contributing to individual felicity

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 - 7 answers

Places to eat/drink/visit in DC in the evening

I'll be in DC for a few days in September-- I'd love some suggestions for things to do close to the conference hotel. Bonus for cocktail places and interesting food! [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Jun 28, 2011 - 17 answers

4 days in DC with baby

How should we spend a long weekend in DC with a 5-week-old baby? [more inside]
posted by deadcrow on May 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Places to stay for the Cherry Blossom Festival

What's a good place to stay in D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival? [more inside]
posted by ashirys on Feb 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Big Apple vs Capitol Hill?

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 - 38 answers

What's the best inexpensive last-minute way to travel from Boston to DC?

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 - 26 answers

Camping in the Midwest

Where should my boyfriend camp on his way to Washington, DC from St. Paul, MN? [more inside]
posted by ahdeeda on Sep 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Miss Sofia Goes to Washington

What's good for a toddler to see and do in Washington, D.C., in early summer? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Washington DC hotels?

My wife and I are going to Washington DC next year for a few days. We'll be sticking to touristy stuff -- monuments, the Smithsonian -- so we want to be able to get to those parts and back fairly easily. We won't have a car. Where should we stay? Recommendations for areas or for specific hotels appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Dec 18, 2008 - 26 answers

Geek loose in DC

What can a visiting geek do in Washington DC other than the obvious museums and attractions? I am in town from Oct 4 to the 15th. [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Oct 2, 2007 - 25 answers

Cheap place to crash in the DC area

I need a cheap place to stay in Washington DC or College Park, MD for a few days this weekend. Inexpensive is important, level of comfort is not (I'll be working the entire time and just need to crash someplace in the off hours). Suggestions?
posted by agent99 on Aug 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Unmissable food in DC?

What do I absolutely HAVE to eat in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on May 23, 2007 - 56 answers

What to do in Washington DC over Christmas and New Year's.

Christmas Day and New Year's Eve in DC. Don't want to spend a lot of money, don't really know anyone in the area. What should I do?
posted by amandaudoff on Dec 17, 2004 - 5 answers

Travel questions: Flights & layovers

I have a fourfold question regarding an upcoming trip from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Manila (MNL) via six-hour layovers at New York (JFK) and Dubai (DXB). I'm flying Independence Air IAD-JFK, and Emirates JFK-DXB-MNL, and I'd like to know about the possibilities in the air and at each stop. More. Inside. [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Dec 13, 2004 - 6 answers

Washington DC Date Ideas

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 - 11 answers

Recommend a Baltimore/Washington DC hotel

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 - 6 answers

Beach House Near DC?

I live in Washington, DC and I'm thinking about taking a mini vacation over memorial day weekend with some friends. I'd like to rent some kind of cottage or beach house for the weekend somewhere not too far from DC. I'm 22, so price is definitely a factor and I'd like to find a place not totally dominated by seniors or little kids. After a lot of googling, I haven't been able to find anything that fits. Does anyone here have any suggestions or ideas?
posted by fancypants on Feb 18, 2004 - 13 answers

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