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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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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2012, 10:44:00 PM »
@Dan: It says on the ticket for the capitol building you must arrive 45 minutes prior to the time stated? Is this true? Did you do that?

In general, it depends when you're there. I went to the capitol on Presidents day and there wasn't much of a crowd at all. But they said in the summer the lines are tremendous. We actually reserved a specific time but didn't make it because of the hassle they gave us with food.  When we got in and said we made a reservation and missed it, they sent us to a different line than the one for walk-ins. So its possible that as long as you reserve it's not a big deal if you're late getting in.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2012, 02:02:12 PM »
Basic Room at Fairmont vs. Hyatt - which one wins?

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« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2012, 02:04:01 PM »
Definitely Park Hyatt.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2012, 02:09:08 PM »
Got a great looking rate on Chase UR Site that I can't find anywhere else but seems kinda weird... below are the terms. Rate is $209/night

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IN XXX XXXXX/OUT XXX XXXXX NBR PERSONS: 1
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RATE: 209.00 USD PER NIGHT STARTING XXXXX FOR 2 NIGHTS
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SCAVENGER HUNT. FOR EACH ?PANDA? RESERVATION A DONATION OF
$10 PER NIGHT WILL BE MADE TO FONZ?S GIANT PANDA CONSERVATION
FUND THAT SUPPORTS INITIATIVES IN THE U.S. AND CHINA. ONE ZOO
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2012, 02:11:34 PM »
Just found it on the Fairmont website as well. Its odd because the best available rate for the same nights I'm looking at are $349/night - but this package seems to allow cancellations also up to the day before.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2012, 01:16:23 PM »
Just read through the entire thread. Halacha lemaaseh, we will make a reservation for Eli's at 8. We are now at the air and space and walking around that area.

Is there anywhere in the 'hood we can get a milching lunch in the meantime? (Car parked far away)
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« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2012, 01:19:22 PM »
Lol...just eat at Eli's twice.  I don't think you'll need reservations there.
Or eat at Eli's now and drive to Pomegranate for dinner.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2012, 01:24:44 PM »
Lol...just eat at Eli's twice.  I don't think you'll need reservations there.
Or eat at Eli's now and drive to Pomegranate for dinner.
They don't take points...
But is anything aforementioned (like Rockville) relatively on the way to Hanover, MD?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2012, 01:26:56 PM »
They don't take points...
It's $28 for an excellent steak with a number of great sauces and 2 side dishes.
Skip their entrees and dessert.
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Re: Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2012, 01:28:13 PM »
Just read through the entire thread. Halacha lemaaseh, we will make a reservation for Eli's at 8. We are now at the air and space and walking around that area.

Is there anywhere in the 'hood we can get a milching lunch in the meantime? (Car parked far away)
Can you ask them if they are open over Pesach
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2012, 01:30:19 PM »
Can you ask them if they are open over Pesach
of course. If I forget remind me to reply.
It's $28 for an excellent steak with a number of great sauces and 2 side dishes.
Skip their entrees and dessert.
I told them Dan said we have to. Done. Now to get enought battery from my BB9900 and service from At&t to find it.
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« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2012, 01:34:56 PM »
Lol, remember to ask for extra sauces for the steak (they come on the side) and quite honestly the entrees, sushi, and desserts were big disappointments, don't waste your time/money on them.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2012, 01:35:55 PM »
What else can be done at night?
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Re: Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2012, 02:04:58 PM »
Can you ask them if they are open over Pesach

This is not exactly proof, but if you go to the Capitol K's site (that's the hechsher there) they say that of the restaurants under their hashgocha, only Moti's Grill (in Rockville - at least a half hour drive from DC proper) is open for Pesach. I can't vouch for their Pesach menu, but during the year it's good stuff, especially for the price.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: March 27, 2012, 02:07:50 PM »
Moti's Grill (in Rockville - at least a half hour drive from DC proper) is open for Pesach. I can't vouch for their Pesach menu, but during the year it's good stuff, especially for the price.
My uncle tells me I'm a fool for not going there for their American night all-you-can-eat on Mondays.
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