United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report A very quick trip to Washington, DC

Jump to last reply

A couple of us decided to head to DC for the weekend to get out of town. We took Metro North into NYC to catch Bolt Bus.

Boarding felt like a disorganized Cattle Call and then we were packed in like sardines. It really is just for a budget oriented traveler. I will stick with Amtrak from now on.

We got into DC on time and went straight to the hotel to drop our bags off. Then we went to the Air and Space Museum.. Really enjoy it and stayed till closing. We had intended on going to the Capitol Steps but were starting to drag. Did I mention that we had to leave home at 5am? So we headed to the Dubliner for dinner and drinks. Really enjoyed it again.

Got up early Sunday and headed to the Monuments via a cab from our hotel. He dropped us off at the Lincoln Memorial. We almost had it to ourselves. What a great time to go down there. Weather was very nice. Left the WW2 memorial and headed to the National Archives. What a treasure that place is. Left there and went to Ford's Theater. Really enjoyed it and probably spent more time there than was necessary. Stopped at the Hard Rock for a few beers and then went to Gordon Biersch for a few more beers. Then we walked over to the White House and then dragged ourselves back to our hotel.

Got up this morning and went to the Iwo Jima monument. What a great view of Dc from there. After that, it was a reversal for transportation. Felt like something out of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".

We stayed at the Americana again. Definitely not a luxury hotel but its clean, safe and quiet with a great rate.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Please Take Our Survey
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jan 20, 15 at 11:06 AM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Omni Orlando Resort Champions Gate
  2. 2 First Trip to California with Family of 6
  3. 3 Orlando in March
  4. 4 Gulf access or beach an hr or so north of Tampa?
  5. 5 New England September
  6. 6 Mother/Daughter Trip to NYC
  7. 7 Ackislander
  8. 8 Miami with a 2 yr old -- any activities?
  9. 9 Cross Country RV Trip
  10. 10 ski trip: utah or colorado
  11. 11 Restaurants in Lakeland, FL
  12. 12 New York City- Henri Matisse Cutouts at MOMA
  13. 13 Trip Report January Jaunt to the Southernmost City ~ Long with Pics!
  14. 14 Trip Report A Napa Valley Reprise: Mom turns the big 5-0!
  15. 15 Mt. Hood or Columbia Gorge for family reunion?
  16. 16 San Francisco hotel in Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square
  17. 17 Disney Hotel. Which should we book?
  18. 18 What National Parks to visit in Mid-March
  19. 19 Keith Haring Exhibit at the De Young, San Francisco
  20. 20 Las Vegas to San Francisco - Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Park?
  21. 21 Petrified national forest, AZ
  22. 22 Business in San diego and then a weeks vacation?
  23. 23 Less than a day in Seattle area
  24. 24 Hotels Philly
  25. 25 Restaurants near Miami Airport
View next 25 » Back to the top