Monday, June 25, 2007

Destination: DC

My husband and I will be taking a trip to Washington DC in the coming weeks. I have never been to DC and I am so excited!

So, here's my question: I would love to know your recommendations. What would be on your must-see, must-eat and must-do list? Oh yeah, and the all important must-wear! Any tips and recommendations you can send our way would be greatly appreciated!

15 comments:

  1. It has been years since I've been to D.C. You will have a wonderful time. I'm no help with must-eats or must-sees, but I know it will be blistering hot with interior sites freezing cold so LAYERS would be the key fashion target. Such as sleeveless with cute light sweater tied around waist or looped over bag. And by all means the most comfortable shoes you have--crocs are my pick or socks with tennis shoes. I can't wait to read the must-see tips of those living there or more recently visited.

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  2. My parents will also be visiting, the week of the 4th of July. They are visiting David.
    They are touring the White House and Capitol....think David has some things planned for them.
    I would love to go back - it is just beautiful! Have fun!

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  3. Lisa -
    I hope you love DC as much as I do. My recommendations are the FDR Memorial, The Smithsonian (especially the American History museum)The Vietnam Memorial, The Korean War Memorial, The Willard Hotel (so many historical figures passed through there) Ford's Theatre and the house across the street where Lincoln died, The Capitol, The White House and walk the Mall - there will be a lot of activity there, so be careful. Also, you should really go to Arlington Cemetary and see the changing of the guard and where the Kennedy's are buried.
    And, if your time allows, I suggest you take the metro over to Alexandria VA. It is beautiful there and the shopping is good. Tyson's Corner is the ULTIMATE shopping mall!!
    AND, if you really want to see something beautiful - go over to Mount Vernon, VA to George Washington's home.
    Oh, my there is sooooo much to see and do. Everything is wonderful in DC. I hope you have a blast.
    Blessings!!

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  4. It's been years since I was in D.C. My only suggestion is that you could be adventurous and ask a local regular person and a policeman where they would recommend you eat. Sometimes you find a jewel this way...

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  5. The last time I visited DC was when I was very young. I want to go back and see some of the things that I thought was "boring" back then. Have a good time!

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  6. The capitol.... you are going at a good time, last time I went it was snowing like crazy and my toes about froze off =) Have a great trip.

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  7. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

    Was 13 when I visited DC, so it's been a while, but this memorial still gives me goose bumps when I think about it.

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  8. It has been many years since my parents took us there, but it is an amazing place. Definitely see Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Check with your Senator or Representative's office to see about meeting them or having a tour. I forget how far Colonial Williamsburg is, but that is another awesome site to see!

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  9. I came over from Leslie's blog. My husband and son just went to D.C. last April. If you'd like to see what they did, they blogged about it. (I'm "A Walk In My Garden" on Leslie's sidebar.) Have a great trip!

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  10. Do visit the National Cathedral--beautiful, cool, and inspiring. It also has a peaceful garden.

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  11. Came across your blog from The Preacher's Wife. I'm not far from DC, and was going to offer some suggestions. But, based on the comments, it seems like everyone's got you covered.

    Hubby & I recently went to a basketball game & wanted to eat in China town. We had no idea where to go for good food...too many to choose from. So, I prayed the Lord would show us. I stopped a businessman & asked him. He "just happened" to be the parent of an adopted Chinese girl, and she had some sort of club meetings at one of the restaurants & said it was the most authentic Cantonese cuisine in DC. Obviously, that's where we went :D Isn't our Jesus good?!

    I wish I could tell you the name of the restaurant, but memory fails me.

    Hope you have a great time!

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  12. Do visit the National Cathedral--beautiful, cool, and inspiring. It also has a peaceful garden.

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  13. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

    Was 13 when I visited DC, so it's been a while, but this memorial still gives me goose bumps when I think about it.

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  14. I came over from Leslie's blog. My husband and son just went to D.C. last April. If you'd like to see what they did, they blogged about it. (I'm "A Walk In My Garden" on Leslie's sidebar.) Have a great trip!

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  15. It has been years since I've been to D.C. You will have a wonderful time. I'm no help with must-eats or must-sees, but I know it will be blistering hot with interior sites freezing cold so LAYERS would be the key fashion target. Such as sleeveless with cute light sweater tied around waist or looped over bag. And by all means the most comfortable shoes you have--crocs are my pick or socks with tennis shoes. I can't wait to read the must-see tips of those living there or more recently visited.

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