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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

November 26, 2013

I have yet another "where should I live in DC?" question, but mine has a dog park twist! [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Washington, DC at 10:04 AM - 16 answers has best

November 22, 2013

My husband and I have the opportunity to be dropped off at the Metro (red line, Glenmont side) at around 11:00am and picked back up there around 5:30-6:00pm on Friday 11/29, the day after Thanksgiving. What should we do? What's open? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque around Washington, DC at 8:43 AM - 10 answers

November 20, 2013

I recently started a new job, and for the time being I'll be working remotely in NE PA. Eventually though I'll need to move down here. I've been doing some research and well there's a lot of information to digest. [more inside]
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a around Washington, DC at 7:32 PM - 18 answers has best

November 2, 2013

Family members are coming to visit the D.C. area soon. They want to check out the monuments and museums but don't have a high tolerance for walking all day. What are the best tour options (bus, trolley, etc) to accommodate this? [more inside]
posted by JannaK around Washington, DC at 9:44 AM - 7 answers has best

October 28, 2013

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 around Washington, DC at 8:44 AM - 3 answers

October 7, 2013

A long-planned long weekend visit to DC to check out Harper's Ferry and Antietam in a few days has been infuriatingly stymied by the shutdown. The plan had been to go see a lot of stuff related to John Brown's Raid, Civil War battlefields, and African American art housed at the National Gallery. The trip was in part to do research for a creative writing project about Mr Brown, and part for some general shenanigans. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak around Washington, DC at 8:06 PM - 18 answers

September 22, 2013

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 around Washington, DC at 12:36 PM - 10 answers has best

August 18, 2013

Do WMATA (DC/Maryland SmartTrip-equipped) buses take half-dollar coins? [more inside]
posted by pavane around Washington, DC at 7:20 AM - 6 answers has best

August 17, 2013

We are considering just after Christmas or the week of March 17. Which should we choose? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew around Washington, DC at 6:10 PM - 13 answers

June 14, 2013

Good place for watching the Blackhawks game in DC? [more inside]
posted by photo guy around Washington, DC at 7:40 AM - 3 answers

May 24, 2013

I'm going to have access to a car for 24 hours starting this Sunday afternoon, and I'd like to get away from city and suburban lights that night to (hopefully, clouds permitting) see some undiluted night sky. Any recommendations for safe places to do that near the NoVA/Washington DC area? [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter around Washington, DC at 5:50 AM - 9 answers

May 23, 2013

Looking for a hotel in the Washington DC area. There are, of course, a lot of special snowflake requirements. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia around Washington, DC at 11:19 AM - 18 answers has best

May 21, 2013

Can I make my connecting flight, DC edition. [more inside]
posted by Gringos Without Borders around Washington, DC at 10:08 PM - 12 answers has best

March 30, 2013

How can I best go about having an affordable vacation in Washington, DC over two days? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim around Washington, DC at 7:50 PM - 26 answers