Definitely, go when Congress is not in session. I went just after they got out, and stayed in The George with my kids for peanuts, and then rented a stretch limo for 1/2 day to take us all around to the monuments and stuff for a mere $50!!!
Go camping style.pack all your food...find good camping grounds....tour city....park... ride local trains....its fun...Do research..on camp sites Its rewarding....enjoying the journey peace.
I live ten minutes from D.C. You can stay in luxury accommodations for less if you don't actually stay in the city. Metro is pretty cheap and you can get anywhere you need to go with minimal walking. Dining out is pretty standard pricing depending on the type of restaurant; ie Fridays and Uno's don't overcharge just because they're in the city. There are however many higher-end places and less places like McDonald's. Don't eat at any of the places at the museums, zoo, or whatever because the Air & Space museum will charge $7 for a happy meal (just FYI). If you plan where you want to go check out the website first because some museums charge (national SPY Museum being one). I hope this helps
If you get a hotel I highly recommend The Red Roof Inn In Chinatown. If you do your research they have a lot of affordable rooms with flatscreens and web tv, wireless internet and more. It is very clean and the staff is nice. They also have a laundry room on every other floor of this very affordable hotel. Also most of the museums are free but the one's that are not are still affordable with discounts for kids and seniors. Haines Point or East Potomac Park is a very cheap way to relax on a nice day and you can take your grills and tents etc.and just have a affordable ball watching the boats and fishing.
by Jim Miller 5 years ago
How do you satisfy your urge to travel when you have no money for travel?My friend Bill got me thinking on this which eventually will become a hub. But as my passion for travel--particularly road trips--is far great than my available funds, I'm curious as to how others satisfy their wanderlust on a...
by Mahadeb Kar 3 years ago
New York or Washington DC - where will you prefer to live and why ?
by PhoenixV 6 years ago
What Are The Top Things To See In Washington DC?What are the best things to see in Washington DC? What are the best things to see in Washington DC at night? What are the best things to see in Washington DC with kids?
by SparklingJewel 8 years ago
http://voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.php?1 … -D.C.-2208there are many other photos across the web showing the numbers that attended the march...some say a million or moreone showed the mile from the capital on Penn. Avenue packed with marchers
by Mahadeb Kar 3 years ago
Washington DC , What does the DC stand for?
by Cindy Vine 8 years ago
For a first time visitor to the States, where would you recommend they go first?
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