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Have a few hours to spend in Dallas and Wash DC

Jun 6th, 2003, 06:48 PM
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Have a few hours to spend in Dallas and Wash DC

I'm traveling for business next week and find myself with a couple of free hours in Dallas and Washington DC. I've never been to either of them, so would like to see main attractions. DC is easy, (shameful that I've never been there) I hope that I can at the very least drive around the mall and the monuments. Any Dallas suggestions? Thanks!
 
Jun 6th, 2003, 07:07 PM
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Jun 7th, 2003, 02:48 AM
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DFW is too far from either Dallas or Ft Worth for two hours. Just north of the airport is a Bass Pro Shop and Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall, just for something to do.
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Jun 7th, 2003, 08:23 AM
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considerThe Smithsonion.
You could spend one or 10 hours as it has so many branches--not just the "Space and Air "part.
If you have a car--driving around is about all you will be able to do!!!
Parking is almost not existent..
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Jun 7th, 2003, 08:37 AM
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Use the metro in D.C.
Its fast,safe, & cheap
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Jun 7th, 2003, 08:57 AM
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Check out http://www.jfk.org. It is the website for the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. From DFW airport it is around 25-30 minutes depending on how heavy traffic is.
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Jun 7th, 2003, 12:34 PM
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The Sixth Floor Musuem is pretty large. You wouldn't have time to do it justice.
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Jun 7th, 2003, 12:50 PM
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Ok, exactly how long , what airport, and when are you going to be in D.C. Two hours is enough time to go into D.C. from Dulles, turn around, and come back.
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Jun 7th, 2003, 09:02 PM
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The Sixth Floor Museum is very easy to do..where do you get that idea? I would not send someone to the Dallas Museum of Art however...
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Jun 8th, 2003, 09:29 PM
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She only has two hours. It will take at least one hour to drive round trip. That only leaves an hour-- or less considering I doubt she wants to get to the airport just as her plane leaves.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 02:30 AM
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I usually just hang out at the airport for that amount of lay-over in Dallas.

However, if you turn left on Mockingbird out of the airport, a few miles down the street is a great discount store called Syms. They have a lot of nice designer clothes there for a good price. I bought a pair of Cole Hann shoes there for $24.00 once when I was killing time.

Shopping is one of Dallas's best past times anyway---certainly, it's a large part of their culture.
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Jun 9th, 2003, 06:24 AM
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Are you talking about DFW or Love Field?
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Jun 9th, 2003, 06:32 AM
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Good point. Syms is by Love Field. I always fly in there, so I don't know what's by DFW.
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Jun 11th, 2003, 07:48 AM
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Your layover in Dallas? Assume that you're traveling thru Dallas/Fort Worth Airport ? (versus the smaller Love Field Airport) --- if you're flying on Southwest Airlines, then you'll be going thru Love Field; all the larger carriers go thru D/FW. So I'll assume it's DFW --- if you only have two hours, you really don't have much time to travel outside the airport. I certainly wouldn't think of going into downtown Dallas for the Sixth Floor Museum. The Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall is close by; a short taxi ride can get you there. Taxis in Dallas aren't as easy to come by as other cities, and so you may want to arrange with the taxi-driver going over there to return and pick you up at a designated time. I've yet to actually get to that particular mall; it's only a couple years old and so is likely nicer than you may think by term "outlet mall". Here in Dallas, we're very big on malls and people go there not only to shop, but to hang out, eat, walk around.
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