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September 7

Hi everyone! My work is sending me to DC to, you know, get that whole federal government thing straightened out. What fun things are going on on the evenings of the 16th, 17th and 18th? Or, where do I look to find such things? Thanks!
posted by Alaska Jack around Washington, DC at 9:48 AM - 14 answers has best

August 21

If you're flying in to Reagan National Airport in DC with a baby and your own car seat, how do you get a cab to your hotel? Will the regular cabs at the cab stand be able to accommodate you, or should you reserve a car service or cab ahead of time? If the latter, can you recommend a company? [more inside]
posted by bluefly around Washington, DC at 9:52 AM - 13 answers has best

August 7

I'm looking for a restaurant for a large group in the Chinatown-Penn Quarter neighborhood of DC. [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Washington, DC at 8:08 AM - 13 answers

We're not convinced that it'll work, either -- but going on 8 days past our due date, we're game for trying anything. Any suggestions on a bumpy road around the DC/Maryland metro area that we could drive along to try to get this labor thing going? Or maybe nearby farms that host hay rides this time of year (ideally one where we don't have to bring 25 of our closest friends)? [more inside]
posted by rdn around Washington, DC at 6:53 AM - 17 answers has best

August 5

What are some really magical and unusual places to visit/things to do with a 4-year-old for fun in DC? He's visited most of the usual museums/zoos etc. (including 826 DC) that would be good for kids. Also acceptable are magical and unusual things happening at one of the usual places :-).
posted by shivohum around Washington, DC at 8:10 AM - 15 answers

July 17

What are the hippest (to the point of painfully hip) coffee shops that you know in DC? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque around Washington, DC at 1:14 PM - 17 answers

July 2

I'm traveling from NC to PA and need to pick up a coworker in Washington D.C. Neither of us is very familiar with D.C. [more inside]
posted by dmo around Washington, DC at 9:42 AM - 12 answers has best

June 30

We're taking a White House tour -- yay! How can I get my kids excited (and informed) about it? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit around Washington, DC at 4:55 PM - 6 answers

June 13

What should be my nephew check out while he's going to school in Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 around Washington, DC at 8:28 AM - 12 answers has best

June 10

Looking for a couple of nice, loungey spaces for a gathering of about 6 pretty relaxed women (mid-20's) in DC on a Thursday evening. The bride is pretty low-key, but loves 90's dance music. Ideally, we would: 1) relax at a pool during the afternoon 2) Have a relaxed dinner 3) Drinks at a lounge or low-key club Looking for suggestions for #1 and #3! Thank you!
posted by brynna around Washington, DC at 11:20 AM - 7 answers

May 22

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 around Washington, DC at 12:16 PM - 20 answers

May 15

I'm trying to plan a last-minute backpacking trip this weekend. I'm looking for suggestions for a good 2-day (~12-16 mile) circuit hike that's within a 2 hour drive of Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by schmod around Washington, DC at 8:23 AM - 12 answers

May 7

A friend and his family are driving from North Carolina to Washington, DC. I'm going to drive down from Baltimore to meet them for dinner on Friday evening, but I hate going into central DC, so we've agreed to meet in a more northerly region: perhaps Bethesda, Silver Spring or College Park. Unfortunately I'm not too familiar with that area, so AskMe, where should we have dinner? It'll be a party of four adults and three small children at about eight-ish on a Friday night. It should be someplace we can relax and have a leisurely conversation. Easy driving and parking is important. Thanks for the suggestions!
posted by Faint of Butt around Washington, DC at 7:21 PM - 15 answers

May 5

I've been reading Scouting NY ever since Slap*Happy's post about Willets Point and loving it the descriptions of bizarre landmarks, unusual neighborhoods, and hidden bits of history and culture in NYC. What are the equivalent places in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by capricorn around Washington, DC at 8:12 AM - 29 answers has best

April 13

Looking for tips on making the best of summer in Washington, DC. [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Washington, DC at 6:22 PM - 12 answers has best

April 6

A relative of mine needs to get from the Southwest area of Washington DC, to Union Station, around 3am tonight/Monday am. I haven't been here very long, and I've only caught cabs in cab ranks from the airport or flagged one down, never called one for a late-night pickup, so I don't know what's best. Looking at Yelp for taxicabs, they're full of zero-to-one star reviews and horror stories. So please help! How can I best and most reliably get someone from southwest DC to Union Station in the wee hours?
posted by theatro around Washington, DC at 5:26 PM - 16 answers has best

March 1

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 around Washington, DC at 5:24 PM - 13 answers has best

January 31

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 around Washington, DC at 2:17 PM - 10 answers has best

January 26

How can I start, or join, a public action committee or collective action group focusing on the needs and rights of pedestrians? A social support group or listserv would be OK too. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar around Washington, DC at 12:34 PM - 11 answers

January 6

We are thinking of taking a family vacation to DC this spring. Our kids will be 12, 15, and 17. We haven't yet decided whether we'll drive or fly (from Boston). How many days would we need to see most of the main sites? Any suggestions for an itinerary? What about a good but not terribly pricey hotel (preferably where we can get 2 adjoining rooms and continental breakfast)? Other tips or resources? I've seen some previous questions about off-the-beaten-track attractions, but we would be very much ON the beaten track. :)
posted by wisekaren around Washington, DC at 4:41 AM - 36 answers