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The best time to see the sights!

The best time to see the sights are at night. The monuments, the Vietnam War Moemorial, etc.. all look incredible at night. You will also run into smaller crowds in the evening.   more

Riding the metro

The Metro provides a great way to get around. If you are in town longer than two or three days, buying day passes may not be the best buy. Consider buying a Smart Card for $5 for each...more


To see the monuments & museums in downtown DC, take the tram which runs continuously during the day. get on or off at any stop to see the sights.   more

Going Out Gurus

For inside information about what's going on while you are in DC, check out the Washington Posts's Going Out Gurus page: In...more

Running the Mall

Running the mall is a great way to see the sights and get some exercise too!   more

Best food on the Mall

When you have been trudging around a museum all morning and your stomach begins to growl, the food carts around the mall may not look appetizing. For a great lunch, go to the Museum of...more


If you rarely visit Washington, please be aware that it will take several days to see the various buildings that make up the Smithsonian Museum.   more

Where to Stay

The best, cheapest, safest places to stay to visit Washington D.C. is not in the city but on the outskirts. You can take the Metro in from Va & or Md & save on parking, hotel...more

Monuments at night

While every tourist knows that a visit to DC is not complete without a glimpse of the Lincoln Memorial, the National Monument, and The National Mall, few visitors consider stopping by...more

Skip the tourist traps

and experience the real vibrant Washington D.C. by visiting the Historic Shaw neighborhood. Shaw's famous U Street corridor has undergone dramatic changes within the last few years...more

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