Washington Dc Hotel questions
Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:03 AM
We are planning a significant family trip to the east coast in June. We are starting in Charlotte for our dear friends wedding, then to the coast, Chincoteaque Island, then to DC. I have made hotel reservations in VA, but am now feeling a little daunted about DC. Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions for where to stay in DC? Or where not to stay? I am planning on two nights there. We would like to do a night tour of all the monuments, then see them during the day, see the War memorials, Arlington, Newseum, Holocaust Museum, and Belle has a specific gift shop she wants to go to. And now after watching some channel on TV the other day there is a cupcake shop I think we need to go to also. Oh, and the zoo. We have to go to the zoo.
I would like to find a family friendly, budget oriented hotel to stay, that is somewhere near all the places we want to see, in a safe area.
Can anyone give me some direction?
Thanks so much!
Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:05 AM
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:29 AM
I am only 45 min away from DC we have never spent the night there, sorry.
One suggestion, the great thing you have here is the Metro(subway) to use to get around instead of driving. So look on a map to find Metro stops around where you decide to stay.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:51 AM
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:10 PM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:55 PM
Unless things have changed in the last 6 years, you can get a day pass on the Metro that's a good deal. There was also a business hours pass (that wasn't good during rush hours) that was an even better deal. Otherwise, the more stops you go through, the more the fare.
If you are going to Arlington National Cemetery, do check out The Women's Memorial - it's right at the gates.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:47 PM
I will look into Metro passes. And look at some hotels. Even having the names of some suburb areas is a big help.