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I've been given another chance to see such a wonderful city! Although, the streets can be often confusing and the traffic and parking.......yikes! Yet, it thrives with history of our past beginnings. You have to spend probably weeks to be able to see everything. I chatted with one of the many wonderful park rangers here who were so helpful and full a information, said people get here and think they are going to see everything in one day......hahahahaha! We both stood there and had a chuckle over that. Remember in each memorial there are Park Rangers, bathrooms, gift shops and lost of helpful brocures.

Washington DC was a dream of Pierre Charles L'Enfants urban planning to design it like Europe's neoclassical landscape Versailles design. Each building had a purpose for where it was place, but none more import was where the "Presidents House" was place to overlook the Potomac River and to have all the different braches of government buildings separate, but connected.

I suggest to purchase a ticket with one of the many tours they have going all day long. Your able to get on and off at different points of interest and tour on your own if you wish.


I recommend you check Paul's, Dee's & JR's Washington DC pages, it has some of the most fabulous photographs, information and such keen details in VT! bct341, Deecat Ewingjr98

WW II Memorial

What a beautiful memorial. Some wonderful picture taking opportunities here. Very refreshing to sit with the feet in the fountain to cool off. A truely wonderful memorial to our heros of WW II.

Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

If you visit D.C. you must visit Arlington Cemetery and be sure to observe the changing of the guard. It is one of the most impressive events I have ever observed. They do ask to be very quiet while in attendance.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots to see and do here.....yay!
  • Cons:Traffic and parking......yikes!
  • In a nutshell:Make sure to give yourself plenty time and days to see!
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  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    Dee, greatly enjoying this page. Will be back for more soon. Thank you.

  • kris-t's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Interesting tips! I spent only couple hours in Washington D.C. back in 2001, have seen close to nothing.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Dee, thanks for your detailed and interesting page about the capital...Good for you!)

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Washington D.C. is certainly high on our list of cities to visit in the United States in the near future. The city has so many wonderful tourist attractions. Thanks for your excellent updates with superb photos. Thanks also for visiting our Spain travel pages. ~ho & pang

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    holy catfish this looks great!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    This is our next planned US trip, and for sure will return to capture the sites as you described them. Your detail will be most helpful.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    great new updates and tips on an already wonderful page.

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2011 at 6:14 AM

    HI Dee, wanted to give you a Birthday greeting, but am in Spain right now and will be trvllg much of this week so it's a little early, but also had aquick look at some of your great tips! Have a wonderful special DAY!

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    Apr 8, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Dee..Ill have to come back when I have time...doing last minute research,taking off Monday for three weeks,its hectic.I thought the CEREMONY at the Tomb of the Unknown is quite somber..and impressive.Glad you enjoyed a little glimpse of Berlin with me!

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    Feb 23, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    Wonderful additions plus some I had yet read. You're the best. What a tribute to our Nation's Capital, Dee. Thorough, oh, so interesting, & right on target. It's obvious that you feel emotional considering both parents were in the military.

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