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I have a business trip in Delaware which I am driving up from NC. Was thinking of taking my daughter along with me and showing her the DC Landmarks. Looks like the Hyatt and Trump Hotels are closest to the main attractions. She is 10, so no need to give me dining recommendations. Just basic do's and dont's and maybe transportation options for getting around to the sites. It is going to be a quick stay in DC, 2 nights max. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Couple years ago (right around this time of year) we stayed at the InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C. It's right across the street from the White House and an easy walk to the museums. Was much cheaper than I expected as well. Very cool old building with style.
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I think just to be able to stay at the trump hotel in DC during a trump presidency should be a factor.
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Willard.

Was there last week. First class place. Have a drink in the lobby.
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Trump is nice and you can walk to the White House, Capital, Supreme Court, the mall (all of the memorials and monuments), most of the smithsonians and its in a safe part of town. I have a really good friend who works on the hill, PM me if you want me to see about getting you a capital tour.
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Hands down, Trump Hotel
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Trump is nice and you can walk to the White House, Capital, Supreme Court, the mall (all of the memorials and monuments), most of the smithsonians and its in a safe part of town. I have a really good friend who works on the hill, PM me if you want me to see about getting you a capital tour.
Thank you for the kind offer, but my daughter is 10 and would probably get bored (even though I would absolutely love it). She is at that age where the White House and getting room service at the hotel will be her main attraction!
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Trump and be sure to steal a towel or two
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I love the kimpton chain... check out the rouge!
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When we were in the city your just a quick cab ride to about anywhere you want to go. Your daughter would probably enjoy the wax museum.
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Regardless of where you stay try to see part of the Smithsonian's Museums & National Zoo - Admission is free at all of them & your daughter could look them up ahead of time online to learn more before going

Quick overview: https://washington.org/smithsonian-institution-museums

Smithsonian's site: https://www.si.edu/Visit And: https://www.si.edu/visit/kids

Have fun & a safe trip
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I have a business trip in Delaware which I am driving up from NC. Was thinking of taking my daughter along with me and showing her the DC Landmarks. Looks like the Hyatt and Trump Hotels are closest to the main attractions. She is 10, so no need to give me dining recommendations. Just basic do's and dont's and maybe transportation options for getting around to the sites. It is going to be a quick stay in DC, 2 nights max. Any advice would be appreciated.
If it is not too late contact your Congressman. You generally have to get tour reservations for the Capitol and the WH through them. You can't just show up and get in line.
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Was just there a couple weeks back . Don't have good hotel advice as I stayed about 10-15 minutes out of DC proper . My one suggestion though is take a evening walk around the sights . My friend and I went around 8;00-8:30 in the evening and walked all the main attractions in about 2 hours . Everything all lit up was quite a sight to see . Much preferred my evening tour to the one I took during the day when there were 78 trillion people . Were VERY few people out taking the sights in at night . Edit to add maybe there is a reason no one was out at night ..... It was my first trip to DC so not sure about safety at night .... I will say I never felt uncomfortable .
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While you should always be vigilant, I wouldn't be too concerned walking around any of the main thoroughfares near the sites in the evening. There will be a lot of folks there.
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Down in the federal triangle and monument area is generally pretty safe. You start getting much north of Pennsylvania Avenue or east of the Capitol you can start getting in trouble. East of the Anacostia River is a combat zone all the way to Charles County. .
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Check: https://dcatlas.dcgis.dc.gov/crimecards/
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I walked around there at night. Didn't have any problems and we weren't concerned about it. But I was also packing.
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Not your question but may I suggest the Hay Adams?
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The mall at night is remarkable. Especially the Korean War Memorial. It was ghostly.
Be prepared for sticker shock for parking.
Now as for having a 10 year old. The mall is a lot of walking. A LOT...

We stayed at the Holiday Inn. 6th street at C street. Not too bad and close to the capital and house building.
The capital tour was kind of neat as was the WH.
WH tickets need to be gotten months in advance.
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Originally Posted by CalypsoNotch93 View Post
I walked around there at night. Didn't have any problems and we weren't concerned about it. But I was also packing.
I understand the sentiment but getting caught with in illegal gun in DC or Maryland will get you locked up with the same people you were trying to protect yourself from. The cops don't screw around either.

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