United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Miami to West Palm Beach tomorrow!
  2. 2 1~8OO~235~63O2 AVG Antivirus Tech Support Phone Number?
  3. 3 Best place for first night; Beach?
  4. 4 Seattle to Los Angeles Dec 2015
  5. 5 Dry Tortugas, Ferry or SeaPlane
  6. 6 Vegas-Arizona-Utah road Trip
  7. 7 Modern, clean Miami Airport hotel ???
  8. 8 Relocating to the Deep South
  9. 9 Utah: Southern Parks Itinerary Help
  10. 10 Traveling to bend ore via hwy 5 fron SF in early January
  11. 11 Trip Report Welltravbrit's Ongoing NYC Jaunt
  12. 12 2.5 days in New York. Are hotels the only option?
  13. 13 Security at Lucas Oil Stadium for Big Ten Championship
  14. 14 Costco Chicken Salad Recalled
  15. 15 Broadway Banter revived, Spring 2015!
  16. 16 south west family trip itinerary
  17. 17 Trip Report Oahu November 2015 Trip Report
  18. 18 Trip Report Report & Photos: Behind the Scenes at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
  19. 19 California road trip - oneway or round trip
  20. 20 5 nights/6 days in Honolulu during Thanksgiving
  21. 21 Adele saves Thanksgiving
  22. 22 wasting time around JFK
  23. 23 Bagging a bargain on Black Friday?
  24. 24 RV Roadtrip | Elkhart, IN to Middletown, NJ | Mid March 2016
  25. 25 outside adventure Las Vegas? Food too :)
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Joe Tro's DC trip report

Jump to last reply

Thanks for all the feedback on my earlier post. Here's my trip report, day by day.

Day 1 (Jan 2nd)

I arrived at Reagan from Dallas on American. I was lucky to use miles from my family, which meant priority access, an exit row, and no bag fees. I was in heaven. The flight was really great, except for no plugs that would take my computer adaptor, so I only got like 20 minutes of interview prep. time in

Took a cab to the Marriott Courtyard US Capitol hotel. Fare was $19 including cab. I landed at 2:10 and was unpacked by 3, so it was a breeze. The check-in lady spent 10 minutes fawning over a rapper who was just checking out ahead of me, so that could have been a bit smoother.

I'd originally planned to go to the Smithsonian, but being NY holiday, I wasn't sure if it was even open. I walked a bit around the NoMa area, discovered that even in a clearly transitional area, one complex wanted at leat $1850 for a studio, and cried. The location is basically connected with a metro stop, which is great, but it's rather dead here. Maybe it will be better on a workday. The decor, room, lobby, etc. are all super nice, so that's a plus.

Did work here in the hotel until meeting a friend at Woodley Park metro. We ate at a hole in the wall pizza place basically at the station (maybe called like Italian Pizza Kitchen). It was okay. Got out for $20 including my small pizza, flatbread and a soft drink.

Walked from WP to Cleveland Park on Connecticut. I so adored this area - so many great buildings and facades, so I was a bit disappointed I hadn't gotten off of my booty earlier to see it in the daytime. I can definitely see why this area is so nice and will probably be out of my price range.

Tomorrow I interview until 1, and I'm planning on going to the Phillips, walking around Dupont/Logan/Adams-Morgan, and meeting my good friend at his Logan Condo to explore further and to go to a gay bar. I'll report back.

10 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.