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Largest Jewish community is in Silver Spring, which is a suburb of Washington. For tourists, best place to stay is in downtown Silver Spring, which has a metro stop and a nearby  shul in Woodside Park within walking distance.

The shul website also has alot of helpful tourist information

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Washington Monument closed until Spring 2019


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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2011, 11:51:44 PM »
I really like the Newseum (http://www.newseum.org/) and the International Spy Museum (http://www.spymuseum.org/). Both are more interactive and a lot of fun.

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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2011, 12:26:51 AM »
Oh, don't forget about Segway tours for $60 - http://citysegwaytours.com/washington-dc

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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2011, 01:13:38 PM »
If going to washington DC from Baltimore, what is the best transportation to take so that dont have to pay to park car? 

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« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2011, 01:14:24 PM »
If going to washington DC from Baltimore, what is the best transportation to take so that dont have to pay to park car?

Maybe Amtrak?

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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2011, 02:53:24 PM »
If going to washington DC from Baltimore, what is the best transportation to take so that dont have to pay to park car? 

Megabus for $1, they have about 10 trips a day.

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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2011, 03:04:43 PM »
If going to washington DC from Baltimore, what is the best transportation to take so that dont have to pay to park car?

During the week, you can take the MARC train for $7 each way - runs 2-4 times an hour from downtown to downtown.

http://mta.maryland.gov/services/marc/schedulesSystemMaps/penn.cfm

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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2011, 03:09:04 PM »
During the week, you can take the MARC train for $7 each way - runs 2-4 times an hour from downtown to downtown.

http://mta.maryland.gov/services/marc/schedulesSystemMaps/penn.cfm

Megabus can easily be gotten for less than that, and it's more comfortable.

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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2011, 03:11:14 PM »
Megabus can easily be gotten for less than that, and it's more comfortable.

You'd have to book way in advance and also the location in Baltimore is not that convenient.

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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2011, 03:18:06 PM »
You'd have to book way in advance and also the location in Baltimore is not that convenient.

This bus leaves in 2 hours for free :)

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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2011, 08:29:13 PM »
someone told me to park in silversprings and take the train, does anyone know anything about that?

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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2011, 08:53:13 PM »
someone told me to park in silversprings and take the train, does anyone know anything about that?

When I did a road trip years back to DC... we actually slept in College Park (where UMD is) and then took the subway in. I have a feeling that is what the person talking to you about Silver Spring is saying. The local metro goes to some of the MD suburbs.

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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2011, 08:57:05 PM »
someone told me to park in silversprings and take the train, does anyone know anything about that?

Yes, you can do that.  It is about a 20-25 minute trip on the Metro.

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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2011, 09:29:26 PM »
Yes, you can do that.  It is about a 20-25 minute trip on the Metro.
Do you know where it is exactly, I dont really know the area? Thanks!

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« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2011, 09:46:13 PM »
Do you know where it is exactly, I dont really know the area? Thanks!

You could park at the garage at 11304 Amherst Ave. - Silver Spring, MD - it's $4.50 a day during the week, free on weekends.  1 block to the metro to downtown DC on the red line and 1 block to Max's, which is a great reasonably priced fleishig restaurant.