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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 #180 on: June 03, 2013, 10:50:07 PM »
agreed, there was also very bad traffic almost any time of day
i didnt find it any different than many parts of bklyn

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 03, 2013, 11:12:04 PM »
i didnt find it any different than many parts of bklyn
and I wouldn't recommend a foreigner to drive in those areas either

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: June 03, 2013, 11:56:13 PM »
i didnt find it any different than many parts of bklyn
But definitely more cabs than Brooklyn to serve as a driving alternative.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: June 04, 2013, 10:18:53 AM »
I drove around for the most part when I was there President's Day weekend. It was obviously not traffic free, but not terrible. If you're there with kids (ie car seats) I think it can be worthwhile.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: June 04, 2013, 03:06:29 PM »
I drove around for the most part when I was there President's Day weekend. It was obviously not traffic free, but not terrible. If you're there with kids (ie car seats) I think it can be worthwhile.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: July 04, 2013, 08:52:18 AM »
is it worth paying for an upgrade to a park deluxe in the PHDC?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: July 25, 2013, 05:27:17 PM »
Any good ideas for a Shabbos in DC?

We would be going with 4 kids, one of whom is under 3 years old, so I'm thinking that proximity to the POIs is very important.

I'm looking to spend under 200 for each room.

The Westin City Center is available for 129.

Has anyone done this for Shabbos? I'd appreciate any recommendations.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: July 29, 2013, 11:53:12 AM »
Just spent the week at DC (Sun-Thurs).
Stayed at Marriot Wardman Park for $85/night - booked through Priceline. Decent hotel, but nothing special.
Its close to the Zoo but not really close to the other attractions - however, the hotel basically sits on the area's Metro station so we took the subway everywhere. Its really simple and wasn't difficult to navigate (even with our baby's stroller).

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: July 29, 2013, 12:47:05 PM »
Any good ideas for a Shabbos in DC?

We would be going with 4 kids, one of whom is under 3 years old, so I'm thinking that proximity to the POIs is very important.

I'm looking to spend under 200 for each room.

The Westin City Center is available for 129.

Has anyone done this for Shabbos? I'd appreciate any recommendations.

Try Westin georgetown- its accross from PH and close to shuls(7 min walk).

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: July 30, 2013, 09:17:45 AM »

Try Westin georgetown- its accross from PH and close to shuls(7 min walk).

Other than the shuls, is there anything in walking distance to do / see on shabbos?




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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: July 30, 2013, 11:02:39 AM »
IIRC The Smithsonians are free, if you are staying near by.
In General, DC is a nice and calm city to just walk around sight seat the governmental buildings etc, if you like doing that.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: July 30, 2013, 11:06:41 AM »
IIRC The Smithsonians are free, if you are staying near by.
In General, DC is a nice and calm city to just walk around sight seat the governmental buildings etc, if you like doing that.

Can you walk through the metal detectors on shabbos?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: July 30, 2013, 11:27:43 AM »
Can you walk through the metal detectors on shabbos?
Depends how they work, but likely no
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: July 30, 2013, 12:26:49 PM »
The National Zoo is free and you can walk right in. No metal detectors or security.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: July 30, 2013, 12:50:23 PM »
Can you walk through the metal detectors on shabbos?

Totally forgot about them!
If you stay near the National Mall, you have the monuments and the mall itself.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: July 30, 2013, 02:50:28 PM »
The National Zoo is free and you can walk right in. No metal detectors or security.

That sounds great! Has anyone done it on Shabbos?
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« Reply #196 on: July 30, 2013, 03:04:13 PM »
That sounds great! Has anyone done it on Shabbos?

Have not done it on shabbos, but one downside to the zoo is that it is not close to most of the other attractions in DC.
It's a 5-7 minute walk from Marriott Wardman Park.

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« Reply #197 on: July 30, 2013, 03:31:47 PM »
Have not done it on shabbos, but one downside to the zoo is that it is not close to most of the other attractions in DC.
It's a 5-7 minute walk from Marriott Wardman Park.

Is there anything else that can be done on Shabbos? If I stayed near the white house, what would we be able to do on foot, no metal detectors and ID?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 30, 2013, 05:53:42 PM »
Is there anything else that can be done on Shabbos? If I stayed near the white house, what would we be able to do on foot, no metal detectors and ID?

Really just walk around..problem is it's not too close to shuls.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: July 30, 2013, 06:37:37 PM »
Anyone know the deal with weekday Mincha minyanim in DC (not Silver Spring etc..)?

I don't seem to find very useful info online.