Trip to the DC area

DerFuhrerScooby

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The wife is attending a conference in the Washington DC area next week.

As an atta girl bonus, her boss is paying to fly me and the kids out with her.

We are already set up to do a lot of the touristy shit.

We are going to tour the capitol and the HNIC's house, but were denied the Pentagon. They were booked up.

I would like help from anyone with knowledge of the area with recommendations of cool shit to see and do, and also places to eat, preferably free of young people.

Especially helpful would be tips on a nice seafood place.

Any help is appreciated, but by no means expected
 

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I've been to DC a few times... Usually stay in College Park, MD and take the Metro into DC. You are probably staying in DC I would imagine.

Last time I was there, hit up some of the usual places... Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Holocaust Musuem...

DC has the usual touristy restaurant places... Hard Rock Cafe, etc.

This may help you:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/

Just so you know, DC is FULL of young people...

I know a priest who has been mugged 3x in DC.
 

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Stay away from the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. That neighborhood has gone to hell in the last few years.

I know, it's hack. Fuck off.
 

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You should squat over the Washington Monument and see how far you can get it in the old



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I was looking for the clip of "Married with Children" when Al went to DC but got distracted in looking at clips of Katy Segal in evening wear. Sorry.
 

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I was looking for the clip of "Married with Children" when Al went to DC but got distracted in looking at clips of Katy Segal in evening wear. Sorry.
Ever see the fountains during the opening credits?


I sat on them like a bidet.
 

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Ya I don't want to sully this account.

Drinking
 

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Do it for Jesus.
 
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The guy needs to stick to what he does best. Shredding for Jesus like a fagit.

Never been to DC, I'm worthless to this thread.
 

NuttyJim

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Best Steak: District Chophouse on 7th Street NW right down the block from Verizon Center
Best Beer: Either Gordon Biersch or Capitol City Brewery (both brewpubs in DC, Gordon Biersch has better food)

Stay away from Old Ebbits Grill (right next to White House, food is great but its crazy expensive and a tourist trap. You'll be tempted to grab food after your tour.

As for your WH Tour, don't bring any bags because there is no place to store them, no cameras or anything. Just bring ID and Self. Usually the W Hotel across from Treasury Department where you will check in for your tour will hold bags but don't hold me to it. Take your time inside the WH. It is not as big as most people think. You can take as long as you pretty much want, I think the tours are still self guided, with some tours during certain times that are escorted tours. Ask plenty of questions, there are Uniformed Secret Service Officers in each room and it is their job to know the history of the house.
 

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Also avoid cabs, the metro (train) system is cheaper, easier and faster than cabs. THe traffic in DC blows.
 
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I've been to DC a few times... Usually stay in College Park, MD and take the Metro into DC. You are probably staying in DC I would imagine.
Actually, we are staying in MD.

The conference my wife is attending is in a SWANK hotel.

The info...

Gaylord National is 15 minutes due south of Washington, D.C.—just off the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495)—making it an easy drive from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas as well.

The brand-new National Harbor development may not register yet on some older GPS systems. If you are concerned about your GPS accurately displaying National Harbor, please use the detailed driving directions below.

I know, the Gaylord National. The jokes write themselves sometimes, don't they?

But yeah, the plan is to take the Metro to DC and do the touristy shit, then get the fuck out before sundown. Literally.
 
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The guy needs to stick to what he does best. Shredding for Jesus like a fagit.

Never been to DC, I'm worthless to this thread.
yeah he really is the 1994 version of me.

Claiming to be the best guitarist, skateboarder, cage fighter and in fact was shite at all three.
 
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Best Steak: District Chophouse on 7th Street NW right down the block from Verizon Center
Best Beer: Either Gordon Biersch or Capitol City Brewery (both brewpubs in DC, Gordon Biersch has better food)

Stay away from Old Ebbits Grill (right next to White House, food is great but its crazy expensive and a tourist trap. You'll be tempted to grab food after your tour.

As for your WH Tour, don't bring any bags because there is no place to store them, no cameras or anything. Just bring ID and Self. Usually the W Hotel across from Treasury Department where you will check in for your tour will hold bags but don't hold me to it. Take your time inside the WH. It is not as big as most people think. You can take as long as you pretty much want, I think the tours are still self guided, with some tours during certain times that are escorted tours. Ask plenty of questions, there are Uniformed Secret Service Officers in each room and it is their job to know the history of the house.
Thanks for the tips.

We knew about the ID/self deal at the WH. Hope to hell we can pull it off with a 4 month old baby, no diaper bag, no stroller, no nothing.
 

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So you are alluding that there a lot of negroes there?
in South East DC there is. STAY THE FUCK OUT OF SOUTH EAST DC!!! Also stay away from Anacostia sections and even the Nationals Baseball Stadium after dark.
 
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in South East DC there is. STAY THE FUCK OUT OF SOUTH EAST DC!!! Also stay away from Anacostia sections and even the Nationals Baseball Stadium after dark.
NEVER LEAVE THE BOAT!

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my dad was stationed in Hawaii for 5 years. Lucky bastard.
 

NuttyJim

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Meh. It's playoff time. Not a lot of baseball being played there right now anyway :icon_mrgr
no but it is a real nice looking stadium and most people even baseball fans go by to take pictures of the stadium. It's a damn shame that its in the middle of the ghetto. Worse than Yankee Stadium in the Bronx or Citi Field.
 
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no but it is a real nice looking stadium and most people even baseball fans go by to take pictures of the stadium. It's a damn shame that its in the middle of the ghetto. Worse than Yankee Stadium in the Bronx or Citi Field.
True. If the timing had been different, I might've tried to go to a game.

I want to attend a game in every major league park I can.

I guess in this case, it would have to be a day game.