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April 13

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 never.was.and.never.will.be. around Washington, DC at 8:22 PM - 7 answers

March 11

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

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

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

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

January 21, 2020

Hotel rooms with internal doors in DC

Heading to Washington DC with my husband and kid this summer for a couple of days. I vastly, vastly prefer a hotel room that has the sitting room (w/ pull out sofa) divided from the bedroom with an actual door. Not a half-wall, not a doorless hallway, a real actual door that shuts. It's often impossible to tell from room descriptions and photos whether or not this is the case. Have you stayed in such a room in DC? If so, where? [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen around Washington, DC at 11:38 AM - 18 answers

July 26, 2019

DC, but like FAST

My parents have taken each of the grandchildren for a special trip to Washington, D.C. the summer between kindergarten and 1st grade with exciting things like hotel pools and room service and an itinerary of the special kid's choosing. My daughter's trip has been very delayed for (unimportant) Grown Up Reasons, but it's finally her turn in August and she's been waiting a whole year and she's so excited! Now what? [more inside]
posted by cheese around Washington, DC at 12:05 PM - 41 answers

May 9, 2019

DC Touristing Help Needed

I've got a few days in DC next week-- give me your recommendations! [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh around Washington, DC at 10:52 AM - 16 answers

May 1, 2019

Vacation within a vacation. Where to go for 3-day trip outside D.C.?

We're taking a family vacation to D.C. this summer. We'd like to take a 3-day trip inside that vacation to a location within 3-4 hours drive. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool around Washington, DC at 9:21 AM - 20 answers has best

September 9, 2018

Where in DC to sit and read for a few hours?

The Mister and I are in DC. He wants to go to some museums. I am having hip and back pain and mobility challenges so I’d rather find a cafe with a comfy chair where I can read for a few hours. Where should I go that is within 2 blocks of Metro or bus lines, near to the Smithsonian complex, Dupont Circle, or points between? I found this question that’s 5 years old.
posted by matildaben around Washington, DC at 8:42 PM - 9 answers has best

September 6, 2018

Best activities in Washington DC for three-year old?

Our family will have this Friday afternoon and evening to spend in Washington, what should we do to keep our toddler entertained? We are staying a short walk from union station so can take the metro, but also have access to a car.
posted by skewed around Washington, DC at 6:26 PM - 15 answers

July 25, 2018

Areas in DC that remind you of Baltimore or Philadelphia

It's looking like I may have to move to DC from my beloved Philadelphia. Are there any areas in/around the city that remind you of Philly or Baltimore (I love Baltimore, too)? Ideally cheaper areas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous around Washington, DC at 7:59 AM - 21 answers

June 9, 2018

Please share your all-day workshop spaces in DC

I run an annual event for academics where we hold a 1 day workshop. Next year it will be in Washington DC. Attendees will be from all over the world, but many will be staying in Dupont Circle. We need a space to meet for a day. We have traditionally done this on a university campus or in a public library. The space needs wifi, room for 30 people in one room, and breakout rooms/areas for groups of 6. We also need to either bring in catering or use the catering service of the site. Suggestions for safe venues in DC, fairly close to Dupont?
posted by k8t around Washington, DC at 4:15 PM - 6 answers

April 9, 2018

Fun things for my Mom to do in the DC-area

My mother is visiting the Virginia/Washington D.C. area the last week of July and would like some suggestions of interesting/beautiful things to do. [more inside]
posted by blueberry around Washington, DC at 3:19 PM - 26 answers

December 27, 2017

Questions about hiking in Patagonia

For various reasons, we are getting the chance to spend some time in Patagonia in early to mid January, and intend to spend some of it hiking. We are finalizing our plans -- but we have questions, specifically about the Perito Moreno Glacier and Torres del Paine. [more inside]
posted by kyrademon around Washington, DC at 8:21 AM - 4 answers