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Trip in December family of 3, 2 adults and a 17 year old

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Trip in December family of 3, 2 adults and a 17 year old

We are visiting 12/25 - 12/29, arriving at 7 pm. Staying at Marriott Georgetown. We plan on eating Christmas dinner at Founding Fathers. I have requested a White House tour, in my acknowledgement they won't give me a reservation until 2 weeks before we are there. We are hoping to go to a Redskin game on the 28th. Still looking for tickets. We would like to visit the White House, visit some of the Smithsonian, do the Walking Lincoln Assasination tour, and possibly a Segway tour to see the monuments. We fly in at 7pm and fly out at 5pm. We enjoy walking...but it is December. Any advice on our itinery? We are going to take a taxi to the hotel, but use a smart card for the touring part of our trip. How much should we put on it, and how easy is it to reload? Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated.

Edited: 15 August 2014, 05:42
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1. Re: Trip in December family of 3, 2 adults and a 17 year old

Another hotel is trying to stretch Georgetown! That hotel is in the West End and nearly Dupont Curcle. At least a half mile to actual Georgetown.

It's Founding Farmers. The Founding Fathers started the USA not a restaurant. But you aren't the first to make that leap.

It is easy to add value to a SmarTrip card. At least it is using cash. Use the older brown machines for the quickest process. Touch the card to the target, put in the cash, touch the target again. All done.

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2. Re: Trip in December family of 3, 2 adults and a 17 year old

It doesn't really matter since you're arriving at 7 but a lot of stuff will be closed on Christmas Day. But the national christmas tree will be lit up. But you may have problems if you want to find a place to eat that evening.

After Christmas things should be back to normal even if most of the office crowd is out. Personally, I love that week between Christmas and New Years because Metro is hardly crowded at all and traffic is light.

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3. Re: Trip in December family of 3, 2 adults and a 17 year old

To tour the White House you must make an applicationwith your ccongressman and it can take up to six months. If you do not have all the correct information on your ID you will not be allowed in. So if you want to visit you should start the process now. Google White House visit.

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