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    Ill be in washington for a few weeks on business and would like to have a list of interesting and fun places to go and see if I get any personal time? Ive no idea whats there at all so any suggestions welcome

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    Washington State or Washington D.C.?






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    If it's D.C. there are any number of beatiful museums. (A google search will give you all the pertinent info, location, cost, open hours etc.) Also, there are the historic areas, state monuments ect.

    If it is the State of Washington, much will depend upon where you are going to be.

    I'm guessing you mean D.C. though.

    There are some wonderful restaurants, too. Just keep your wits about you. D.C. has a higher crime rate than NYC, so it will be important for you to stay alert at all times.

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    smithsonian museums (they're free to get in)
    lincoln memorial
    vietnam/korean memorial
    Arlington Cemetery
    Holocaust museum
    white house


    make sure you take comfortable shoes as there's a lot of walking to be done














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    Air and Space Museum.

    Jefferson memorial

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    If its Washington D.C then I suggest the air and space museum and the white house.

    When we visited Washington D.C we did a tour of the FBI building. However, I don't know whether you can do this now after the events of 9/11.

    Washington is a very nice place to visit. :p015:

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    Lincoln Memorial, too. There is no shortage of things to do in this Capitol City.

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    I will get to Washington DC one day :sigh;












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    Quote Originally Posted by BouncyTigger, post: 41441
    If its Washington D.C then I suggest the air and space museum and the white house.

    When we visited Washington D.C we did a tour of the FBI building. However, I don't know whether you can do this now after the events of 9/11.

    Washington is a very nice place to visit. :p015:
    The White House is a TOUGH ticket these days. You have to either know someone or get there really early to queue up for the chance to get a ticket. I'll try to find some info tomorrow if I remember and post it here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy, post: 41505
    I will get to Washington DC one day :sigh;
    And if you do you have friends who live VERY NEAR by.






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    Quote Originally Posted by uscwest, post: 41569
    The White House is a TOUGH ticket these days. You have to either know someone or get there really early to queue up for the chance to get a ticket. I'll try to find some info tomorrow if I remember and post it here.

    And if you do you have friends who live VERY NEAR by.
    IIRC you have to get a letter of introduction from your congressman - not much help for us foreigners!

    There is a tour you can do called "Inside public buildings" which I think takes you close - but when we tried to do this tour they cancelled it as it was the day of the State of the Union address (at least I think that's the excuse they gave!)
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