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    If you want any kind of nightlife then head to Georgetown for all the college bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscwest, post: 41569

    And if you do you have friends who live VERY NEAR by.

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    I have dropped a line to the National Park Service regarding White House Tours. The only information I can find on line is that tours can only be booked for groups of 10 or more with bookings made up to 6 months in advance by contacting your congressman or senator, which I realize doesn't do anything for non US citizens. I will post more when I hear back.





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    Thanks for doing that, I'd really like to know the answer too
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    Ok, here is what I got back from the National Park Service.

    To tour the White House, your friends will need to contact their embassy. Or you could contact your Member of Congress to arrange a White House tour for them. Most offices will combine individuals and families as a group of ten from their office. Be advised that it takes three to six months to arrange a tour of the White House. Since 9/11 happened, everyone must go through a background check and make a White House arrangement through their Member of Congress or embassy.

    The White House Visitor Center is open daily from 7:30 am to 4 pm, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. The center features many aspects of the White House, including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders, as well as a thirty-minute video. Allow between 20 minutes to one hour to explore the exhibits. The White House Historical Association also sponsors a sales area. Please note that restrooms are available, but food service is not.

    Again, thanks for your interest in President's Park!
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    I highly *highly* recommend the FDR Memorial as a "do not miss" attraction...it is truly beautiful and inspiring...allot a fair amount of time to *truly* enjoy it...

    Also, I'd recommend (if you've no fear of heights) a visit inside the Washington Monument...it's reopened once again and is well worth a visit for the views alone. Tickets can be difficult to come by, however you can reserve them here.

    Also (sorry, I love DC) the WWII Memorial is, in a word, amazing. I would also rank it as a "do not miss."

    A few others, depending on your interests...The International Spy Museum, the Treasury,The National Museum of Health and Medicine[/URL] (Jon *really* enjoyed this one, it's at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and it's not for the faint of heart.)




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