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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 #440 on: August 26, 2015, 04:51:51 PM »
I'm assuming you did not have a kid which makes the bikes a great feature. I will be with a kid and need a stroller to get around.
The Metro is really good for strollers. We took our humongous double (City Elite double - they don't make it anymore) and had no problem getting around.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #441 on: August 26, 2015, 04:52:42 PM »
I'm assuming you did not have a kid which makes the bikes a great feature. I will be with a kid and need a stroller to get around.

I dropped our son off at the in-laws for this trip. Hyatt Regency is not a bad option.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #442 on: August 26, 2015, 04:53:18 PM »
The Metro is really good for strollers. We took our humongous double (City Elite double - they don't make it anymore) and had no problem getting around.
For some reason my wife is hesitant and thinks the Metro will be very pricey. I'll have to do some convincing.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #443 on: August 26, 2015, 05:12:46 PM »
For some reason my wife is hesitant and thinks the Metro will be very pricey. I'll have to do some convincing.
How long are you going for?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #444 on: August 26, 2015, 05:13:09 PM »
How long are you going for?
Tentatively Friday to a Monday morning.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #445 on: August 26, 2015, 05:14:33 PM »
For some reason my wife is hesitant and thinks the Metro will be very pricey. I'll have to do some convincing.
I found the metro to be much less helpful than Uber. When I went last October I had planned on using the metro to get around and ended up using Uber. My first two nights were at the PH which wasn't close to any of the attractions (but they do have a complimentary car which will take you from the hotel anywhere within 5 miles (I think). My 2nd two nights were at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, which is close to many attractions.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #446 on: August 26, 2015, 05:16:02 PM »
I found the metro to be much less helpful than Uber. When I went last October I had planned on using the metro to get around and ended up using Uber. My first two nights were at the PH which wasn't close to any of the attractions (but they do have a complimentary car which will take you from the hotel anywhere within 5 miles (I think). My 2nd two nights were at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, which is close to many attractions.
What were the costs like?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #447 on: August 26, 2015, 05:25:06 PM »
What were the costs like?
For Uber or the Metro? I think the Metro was $1.75 per ride, I don't remember if there are transfers. But I'm sure information is available for both online. I know I bought a $10 metro ticket and had money left over because I only used it twice.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #448 on: August 26, 2015, 05:26:14 PM »
For Uber or the Metro? I think the Metro was $1.75 per ride, I don't remember if there are transfers. But I'm sure information is available for both online. I know I bought a $10 metro ticket and had money left over because I only used it twice.
What was the Uber costs like?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #449 on: August 26, 2015, 05:27:55 PM »
For Uber or the Metro? I think the Metro was $1.75 per ride, I don't remember if there are transfers. But I'm sure information is available for both online. I know I bought a $10 metro ticket and had money left over because I only used it twice.
Metro is distance based

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #450 on: August 26, 2015, 05:29:24 PM »
What was the Uber costs like?
I can tell you, (and I can look up you really need me to) I don't think I paid more than $10 for any ride.
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Its a link to the DC Uber page in case you can't tell.
Metro is distance based
If you say so, I didn't remember exactly.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #451 on: August 26, 2015, 05:37:31 PM »


If you say so, I ddin't remember exactly.

Yup,  it is


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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #452 on: August 26, 2015, 07:00:26 PM »
What would be our best option for a one night stay using SPG or UR points?
Needs to be walking distance to attractions.
Don't mind using up to 12k spg

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #453 on: August 27, 2015, 12:13:49 AM »
What would be our best option for a one night stay using SPG or UR points?
Needs to be walking distance to attractions.
Don't mind using up to 12k spg

The W but read reviews on the party like scene there and also has 45 dollar a night parking about

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #454 on: August 27, 2015, 09:36:22 AM »
Metro is distance based and actually thought it's pretty expensive u also need to buy a card for 2 dollars per person if not I think u have to pay an extra dollar each fare for the paper ticket

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #455 on: August 27, 2015, 09:37:20 AM »
I used Uber and was very happy and very well priced

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #456 on: August 27, 2015, 09:40:06 AM »
Stayed at the sofitel Lafayette Square one block from the white house and Uber wasn't more then 5 6 dollars to the farther attractions

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« Reply #457 on: August 27, 2015, 09:44:56 AM »
I even used Uber to go to silver springs and it cost me only 20   dollars for a 40 minute ride instead of the metro being 4.70 per person and then needing to take a car from metro station to destination

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #458 on: August 30, 2015, 08:44:40 PM »
Food recommendations here?
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« Reply #459 on: August 30, 2015, 09:31:17 PM »
Food recommendations here?

Char bar. Hickory burger