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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.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: July 18, 2012, 11:14:30 AM »
Pom Bistro is very good,it's worth to go there.
I think it closed.  Was great though.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: July 30, 2012, 12:23:21 PM »
I plan staying at the Park Hyatt in D.C. I"H . As a diamond member they offered to order a kosher breakfast from a restaurant.

(Incidentally they also offered to order dinner from the restaurant just in case I wanted the room service  8) )

The manager suggested Eli's for breakfast but Eli's is meat.

Anyone know of a good dairy restaurant in D.C.?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: July 30, 2012, 12:27:52 PM »
I plan staying at the Park Hyatt in D.C. I"H . As a diamond member they offered to order a kosher breakfast from a restaurant.

(Incidentally they also offered to order dinner from the restaurant just in case I wanted the room service  8) )

The manager suggested Eli's for breakfast but Eli's is meat.

Anyone know of a good dairy restaurant in D.C.?

Thanks!

Not sure there is one in DC itself. But salami and eggs is probably a pretty nice breakfast to have for free  8). Or just get something that's pareve, like pancakes or french toast.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: July 30, 2012, 01:35:25 PM »
Not sure there is one in DC itself. But salami and eggs is probably a pretty nice breakfast to have for free  8). Or just get something that's pareve, like pancakes or french toast.

I guess you are right but I believe they only open at 11 :P

In any case would you recommend Eli's over Distrkt Bistro? I might as well go for the nicer place if PH is sponsoring!  ;)
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: July 30, 2012, 02:22:14 PM »
I guess you are right but I believe they only open at 11 :P

In any case would you recommend Eli's over Distrkt Bistro? I might as well go for the nicer place if PH is sponsoring!  ;)

Never been to Distrikt Bistro - heard mixed reviews about it, but couldn't tell you first hand. Also, I'm not sure if they have breakfast, but I know Eli's does (at least when I was there they did)

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« Reply #145 on: July 30, 2012, 04:25:34 PM »
I guess you are right but I believe they only open at 11 :P

In any case would you recommend Eli's over Distrkt Bistro? I might as well go for the nicer place if PH is sponsoring!  ;)
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: July 30, 2012, 04:45:53 PM »
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Thanks! I don't much care about the ambiance since I will be getting it delivered to the room.

On another note, when booking the room the Hyatt Diamond line rep informed me that when I use my Chase Hyatt free nights, the hotel is obligated upon check-in to provide diamond members with the best suite available even the ambassador or Presidential suites.   :o

I find this pretty hard to believe; Dan have you or any of you diamond members ever experienced treatment like that??
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« Reply #147 on: July 30, 2012, 04:47:10 PM »
Did I only write about ambiance??

And that's definitely not true.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: July 30, 2012, 04:56:52 PM »
Did I only write about ambiance??

No, I was just factoring it out.

And that's definitely not true.

I found it hard to believe but he was very insistent.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: August 05, 2012, 01:40:30 AM »
is there any free or inexpensive parking in washington ? i saw others write about parking in silver springs and taking the train 20-25 min to washington is there any place closer thats only a 5 10 min  train ride

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: August 05, 2012, 02:06:54 AM »
is there any free or inexpensive parking in washington ? i saw others write about parking in silver springs and taking the train 20-25 min to washington is there any place closer thats only a 5 10 min  train ride
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: August 05, 2012, 11:27:34 AM »
Parked behind the SCOTUS for a $30/day ticket.
can i go in and out of parking for a 1 time $30 fee

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« Reply #152 on: August 05, 2012, 11:35:55 AM »
can i go in and out of parking for a 1 time $30 fee
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« Reply #153 on: August 05, 2012, 01:30:03 PM »
whats not to miss in washington area? i planned a segway tour, spy museum, and the place where they engrave money  looking for other things to do

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: August 05, 2012, 01:46:51 PM »
Did you bother reading the thread you're posting in?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: August 05, 2012, 04:03:07 PM »
Did you bother reading the thread you're posting in?
yes i did there were not so many solid leads thats why i asked once again

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« Reply #156 on: August 05, 2012, 04:44:31 PM »
yes i did there were not so many solid leads thats why i asked once again

Are you sure you read through the thread?

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The Museum of American History is really great, but they're slowly closing down everything in the west wing of the museum (basically a little less than half of the exhibits) for renovations. The Capitol tour is really good, but you can't bring any food or drink into the building and they're very strict. The Crime Museum is excellent too, but at full price it's $20 for a few hours worth of museum, max. Also, if you are taking a car, the Air and Space Museum's 2nd location (the original is on the National Mall) near the airport is absolutely fantastic, and well worth the $15 they charge for parking (the museum is free).
We saw the Air and Space Museum, International Spy Musuem, Smithsonian American Art, Capitol, SCOTUS, walked around a bit. Now heading to Pentagon, WH, Holocaust museum. Can't do Library of congress as some of us didn't bring their ID's and don't speak English. Are we missing anything?
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Activities- Newseum, Holocaust mueseum, capital, Air and space, tidal basin paddleboats(near the jefferson memorial) and general sightseeing.

That's 12 activities beside the 3 you mentioned.


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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: August 05, 2012, 05:11:21 PM »
Are you sure you read through the thread?

That's 12 activities beside the 3 you mentioned.


thanks i did notice them however i am not looking for history like stuff the only thing was maybe paddleboating anything else?

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« Reply #158 on: August 05, 2012, 05:17:13 PM »
thanks i did notice them however i am not looking for history like stuff the only thing was maybe paddleboating anything else?
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« Reply #159 on: August 05, 2012, 06:29:35 PM »
Why are you going to DC?

+1. If you're looking for action, you're visiting the wrong town. DC is about seeing the seat of our government, as well as history and art.