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April 4

Low-key mom's birthday events in DC

We'll be traveling from CA to Washington, DC, in a few days to meet my mother and stepfather, who'll be flying in from Massachusetts. The day after we arrive is my mother's birthday, and we'd like to celebrate it in a low-key, not-too-expensive way. But I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu around Washington, DC at 11:53 AM - 14 answers

December 27, 2023

Hack my 4-way stop

Where I live, the state law changed almost 4 years ago saying that bicycle riders may treat stop signs as yield signs if there are no other vehicles present at a 4-way intersection. This is also known as the Idaho Stop. Problem is, there wasn't a widespread campaign notifying people of this change. In addition to publicizing the law change via traditional means like news reports, TV/internet ads, and direct mail, what are some concise ways to word a street sign placed at an intersection so that everyone understands the new law? [more inside]
posted by oxisos around Washington, DC at 11:18 AM - 16 answers

September 12, 2023

What hotels in DC offer childcare?

I have a conference and my husband has at least some work while we are in DC in November with our 1-year-old. Where should we stay? [more inside]
posted by *s around Washington, DC at 11:29 AM - 6 answers

August 11, 2023

Maryland blue crab in DC

Searching for good places to get Maryland blue crab in DC within Metro range of George Washington University Hospital. Bonus points for family style: picnic tables, cheap beer, smashy wooden hammers. Does such a place exist and do you love it? Please share! Thanks!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide around Washington, DC at 7:26 AM - 8 answers has best

June 1, 2023

DC Public Transpo for Dummies?

As mentioned in previous questions, my kid will be doing a summer internship in DC, living in Foggy Bottom and working in the Rayburn office building. What do you DC people wish we knew about public transportation in DC? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around Washington, DC at 1:23 PM - 36 answers has best

What's the best DC Metro app lately?

My very favorite app for navigating the DC Metro system, MetroHero, is shutting down at the end of the month. :( Please help me find a replacement--is there anything as good? [more inside]
posted by theatro around Washington, DC at 8:03 AM - 2 answers

May 17, 2023

Touristing During the Day

I have three weeks approximately where I will have lots of time during the day to do touristy things without my toddler. What sorts of things are better to do during the weekdays than on weekends? Where should I visit to find these things? Do you have any specific DC things where going during weekday is so much better than weekend or at night (or not even open).
posted by sandmanwv around Washington, DC at 8:16 AM - 10 answers

February 26, 2023

Antiques and thrift in Washington

I'm planning on taking a few trips from Seattle to smaller cities in Washington to visit antique malls, thrift stores, and other businesses of that general type. Any particular recommendations within a 4-5 hour drive/ferry of Seattle? Bonus if it's in a picturesque location we can spend the night at or otherwise enjoy. (Previously)
posted by BlackLeotardFront around Washington, DC at 5:39 PM - 7 answers

August 18, 2022

Best time of year to visit DC?

Pretty much as the title asks - my specific questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Saucywench around Washington, DC at 12:44 PM - 14 answers

August 1, 2022

The Ducks go to Washington

We're taking our first trip to DC! We'll be there for 8 nights in late August/early September. We're looking for recommendations from DC natives or frequent DC visitors for cool things to do that fly under the radar (and conversely popular things we should avoid). [more inside]
posted by Gray Duck around Washington, DC at 10:04 AM - 42 answers

April 13, 2022

Kid-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating in D.C.

Any recommendations on restaurants with outdoor seating in Washington DC? Nothing fancy or expensive since we will be with a loud energetic kid, but we need COVID-safe dining options. Restaurants (or even fast food joints) near a nice park where we can get takeout and have a picnic would also work for us. [more inside]
posted by around Washington, DC at 8:22 PM - 7 answers

March 11, 2022

What interesting stuff can I do in D.C. on a Monday?

I'm taking a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., very soon. I plan to attend some of the city's great museums on Saturday and Sunday. I was hoping to tour the Capitol as well, possibly on Monday... but my congresswoman's office has not gotten back to me about when or even if I'll be able to do that. I see that most of the museums are closed on Mondays. So I'm trying to figure out what, if anything, I could do that day. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity around Washington, DC at 4:37 PM - 14 answers

March 10, 2022

Visit the Smithsonian - Are there better hotels 2-4 metro stops away?

Thinking of taking the family (3 kids, 10,6,2) to DC for a hotel + stay near the Smithsonian and visit one or two of the museums. It's $50 to just park at a hotel - and I thought it might be a GREAT way to have them experience the Metro...especially if it's just a couple of stops out. Bonus points for a better (cheaper) hotel experience as well (and avoid the direct traffic). [more inside]
posted by filmgeek around Washington, DC at 6:51 AM - 15 answers

March 5, 2022

Is there a website that lists all upcoming DC protests and rallies?

It's pretty simple: is there a website or resource where I can look up what rallies and/or protests are scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on a given date? [more inside]
posted by amro around Washington, DC at 11:42 AM - 1 answer has best

February 28, 2022

D.C. Food Tours

My wife and I are going to Washington DC in mid-April and we love to include a food tour as part of a trip anywhere. We've done a little homework on TripAdvisor and the like but want to know any recommnedations.
posted by briank around Washington, DC at 11:28 AM - 16 answers has best

November 10, 2021

Getting around DC

Me and the family will be staying in DC for the upcoming weekend and would like to not use our car until it's time to come back home. We will be staying near Georgia Avenue up just a little north of Theodore Roosevelt HS. What is the best way to get down to the spy museum/LoC/museums/White House/etc? Bus? Metro? [more inside]
posted by NoMich around Washington, DC at 7:52 AM - 10 answers

October 28, 2021

Washington DC with my 10 year old grandson..which neighborhood to sleep?

I'm taking my 10 year old grandson to Washington DC next spring/early summer for a week-long visit. We want to be able to walk to museums and be in a nice area close to public transportation. Which neighborhood would you recommend? Looking for hotel, not AirBnB or vrbo.
posted by lois1950 around Washington, DC at 11:57 AM - 16 answers

May 26, 2021

Fun things to do this Sunday in Washington, DC?

We're in DC this weekend and will have a free day. I was hoping to snag a timed ticket to any of the Smithsonians that are open, but nothing's available. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly around Washington, DC at 7:52 AM - 12 answers has best

February 11, 2021

Seeking new neighborhood in the DC area

Seeking advice on neighborhoods in the DMV that are walkable, have good metro access, and have a strong, kind, friendly local community (for youngish people with no kids). Also, advice on how to access/be an active part of said local community. Lots of thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by mosst around Washington, DC at 1:51 PM - 15 answers

September 23, 2020

Washington DC logistics for paying respects to RBG Thursday 9/24

A friend and I will be driving from NYC to DC tomorrow (Thursday, September 24) to pay our respects to RBG at the Supreme Court building. I'm looking for suggestions specific to DC driving/parking/public transportation for how best to navigate once we arrive. [more inside]
posted by Majorita around Washington, DC at 5:56 PM - 5 answers has best