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help us get to lincoln memorial and tidal basin

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help us get to lincoln memorial and tidal basin

Our family of four will be on a whirlwind college roadtrip. I am excited to be in DC Mar 28 and 29. We are staying across the river from georgetown at Hotel Palomar (a new Kimpton hotel). I would like to see the cherry blossoms and am pleased they should be in bloom.

Please help us Floridians. We are "lost" in cities.

Can we walk or metro over from Arlington to the Lincoln Memorial then tidal basin? We have a car, but I am afraid parking will be a problem.

Please give very, very specific instructions.

TIA

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1. Re: help us get to lincoln memorial and tidal basin

The concierge at the Hotel Palomar should be able to give you a map and excellent directions.

There is no Metro stop close to the Lincoln Memorial. The cherry blossoms are not too far from the south exit of the Smithsonian Metro Stop. My suggestion is to take a cab from the hotel to the Lincoln Memorial. From there it is not that much of a walk to the Jefferson Memorial, passing right under many cherry trees. You should be able to see them from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Do it on the 28th so you don't have to deal with the National Marathon that will tie up some of the city on March 29.

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Plan on leaving your car at the hotel while you are here. DC is very Metro friendly, but not parking friendly. Metro - orange and blue line are your best bets, to the Smithsonian stop. It is a little bit of a walk but beautiful. You will walk past the Washington Monument, WWII memorial, Signers Island and Vietnam Memorial on your way to the Lincoln Memorial. If you do this, take a drink and snack with you, as there is relatively no place to purchase these on the way. Do the paddle boats at the Tidal Basin, a great way to enjoy the cherry blossoms

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Here is Metro's website: www.wmata.com

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4. Re: help us get to lincoln memorial and tidal basin

Thanks. Will definitely leave car. Foot power and metro sounds good. We will bring some sunshine :)

Good to know about the marathon. Will it be over by early afternoon?

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5. Re: help us get to lincoln memorial and tidal basin

OK found answer googling national marathon. Looks like Georgetown is out of route and we will try to do the cherry blossoms 28th and hang out in georgetown area on 29th.

Thanks again

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