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Ooh! Another DC/NYC! Comments & suggestions appreciated

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My husband and I are taking our first REAL vacation, of just us, in 20 years. I'd appreciate suggestions. The flights and hotels are booked.

March 27 - fly to DC, getting there around 5:30pm. We'll be getting metrorail passes ahead of time so we can just go to our hotel in the DuPont Circle area. I've seen there's a lot of places nearby to eat. Would appreciate suggestions.

March 28 - scheduled tour of Bureau of Engraving & Printing at 8:00am. After that, we want to walk to the Jefferson Memorial, onto Lincoln Memorial, then Washington Monument, and everything in between. The afternoon is open. I'm considering Charlie Palmer or Zaytinya for lunch and/or dinner. Opinions appreciated.

March 29 - scheduled tour of Library of Congress at 8:30am and Supreme Court at 2:00pm. So we'll stay in the Capitol Hill area. I need suggestions for lunch and dinner. We might add in a museum or the Capitol Visitor Center if there's time.

March 30 and 31 are open right now, but we may have Capitol or White House tours, if our Rep's office can arrange those. They arranged the others, but we wont kniw until mid-March. We want to see the Air & Space Museum and Museum of Natural History, maybe the Portrait Gallery.

April 1 - taking the train from Union Station to NYC's Penn Station. Our hotel is across the street (Affinia). Using only carryons, so shouldn't be too bad. We have to limit NYC, with only a few days. We'll get the mta pass at Penn Stn. Using CityPass, we hope to get to the ESB in the evening. Will be making dinner reservations at Keens Steakhouse.

April 2 - Museum of Natural History and Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island. Need suggestions for food, staying in these general areas.

April 3 - big museum day: Guggenheim, Met Museum of Art, and Frick Collection. Lots of eateries to choose from.

April 4 - MOMA and anything else.

April 5 - take the LIRR to Jamaica Stn, then AirTrain to JFK for flight home. Any ideas how early before our flight we should get to JFK? Flight is around 3:30pm.

We know we're rushing around a bit, but we're trying the maximize what we can see, while limiting things a bit. So no 9/11 this time; likely no a-lot-of-things. But we want to enjoy and not go crazy.

We've never really planned this kind of trip, but are getting to an age that, if we don't travel now, we may not be able to later.

Suggestions welcome.

Oh, and my husband is hoping next year to go to England, see London, and one or two of the large garden estates. I'll be seeking info on how to do that later this year.

Thanks in advance!

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