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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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« Reply #460 on: August 30, 2015, 09:35:56 PM »
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
The traffic could be terrible trying to out of the beltway. Did you Daven and eat in Silver Spring?

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« Reply #461 on: August 30, 2015, 10:16:13 PM »
The traffic could be terrible trying to out of the beltway. Did you Daven and eat in Silver Spring?

a great routine is to have dinner at Ben Yehuda (pizza, salad, and ice cream) and then walk right next door (it's Young Israel?) for Mincha. Free parking and no need to drive. Family can stay at Ben Yehuda through the end of ma'ariv.  and then there's a huge crowd exiting.....
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« Reply #462 on: August 30, 2015, 10:20:09 PM »
a great routine is to have dinner at Ben Yehuda (pizza, salad, and ice cream) and then walk right next door (it's Young Israel?) for Mincha. Free parking and no need to drive. Family can stay at Ben Yehuda through the end of ma'ariv.  and then there's a huge crowd exiting.....
I went to Ahavas Torah on 9001 Georgia ave.

Nice crowd there as well.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #463 on: August 31, 2015, 02:01:47 AM »
Didn't daven there but ate at Ben yehudas

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« Reply #464 on: August 31, 2015, 02:08:09 AM »
Food recommendations here?
Char bar : rib sliders served with a heap of onion rings was delicious

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« Reply #465 on: August 31, 2015, 02:09:35 AM »
Don't get fooled by the fajitas just makes alot of smoke but doesn't taste to good

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« Reply #466 on: August 31, 2015, 08:35:02 AM »
Thanks for the recommendations. I will have Friday and Sunday lunch, i guess i can try some different items. 
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« Reply #467 on: September 01, 2015, 10:53:52 PM »
I am planning short DC trip, will drive there so will be getting around in car.

1. Is it realistic to get around via car? Is traffic bad?

2. Is it a good idea to get a hotel far from attractions and drive?

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« Reply #468 on: September 01, 2015, 11:52:32 PM »
I am planning short DC trip, will drive there so will be getting around in car.

1. Is it realistic to get around via car? Is traffic bad?

2. Is it a good idea to get a hotel far from attractions and drive?
If your talking about the national mall. You can't go from one place to the other with a car.

Just around it, lots of restricted parking areas.

To and from you may have traffic depending on the time and direction.

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« Reply #469 on: September 01, 2015, 11:54:45 PM »
If your talking about the national mall. You can't go from one place to the other with a car.

Just around it, lots of restricted parking areas.

To and from you may have traffic depending on the time and direction.
But you can find for $10 a day parking in the area

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« Reply #470 on: September 02, 2015, 10:59:55 AM »
In my experience the traffic wasn't very bad but parking was almost impossible I paid 22 dollars for upto 4 hours and overnight was 50 dollars didn't see the 10$ a day parking

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« Reply #471 on: September 02, 2015, 11:01:11 AM »
So I just took the car parked in silver springs and used Uber which came out cheaper then one night parking

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: October 13, 2015, 08:27:37 AM »
Anywhere to daven shachris near union station?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: October 29, 2015, 01:09:09 PM »
1) Are there any shuls within walking distance to the National Mall?
2) Is Char the closest/only place for lunch or dinner? Is it decent?
3) How long is the trip on the metro from DCA to the Mall? How much time do I need to get to DCA in the evening?

not going to have a car
many thanks
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« Reply #475 on: October 29, 2015, 10:21:46 PM »
Look here for food http://www.wsat.org/buyfood.htm

Shaul's has been closed for years. Sholom's Kosher Market is a huge super-grocery, deli, bakery, and wine-store center.
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« Reply #476 on: October 29, 2015, 10:23:22 PM »
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« Reply #477 on: November 02, 2015, 02:33:58 PM »
Does the Walmart Supercenter next to Union Station at 99 H St NW have KATE?

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« Reply #478 on: November 21, 2015, 10:14:39 PM »
whats a nice spg hotel near the national mall?
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« Reply #479 on: December 10, 2015, 02:02:10 PM »
Hi, I need to travel from Washington, DC to LAX on a Wednesday afternoon/evening. WAS (either DCA or IAD) to LAX will be on my own dime, either dollars or points.

I will be in DC for work, and as such, my employer will pay to fly me back to BOS (or up to PHL or NYC) if I want to do that, and then fly from BOS/NYC/PHL to LAX. Or, I could just fly WAS-LAX.

There is award availability IAD-LAX on UA mid afternoon, which is almost perfect timing for me, although only in coach (737).  :'(

There is also award availability BOS-LAX on AA in the evening, which requires/allows me to fly on the company dime (and get the mileage credit) back to BOS, and maybe even see the family during the layover...though it's more shlepping.

A third option is that there is award availability PHL-LAX in the evening, so I could get the company to fly me DCA-PHL (and get those miles) and then PHL-LAX (A321) for which there is both Y and F availability. (Is this F anything special?)

There appears to be no NYC-LAX non-stop award availability at the moment on UA or AA.

Last thought: is there any "unusual" transcon flight that I should be considering? Something like CX's JFK-YVR? (maybe I should do that, if it's even available... could I get AA to book me JFK-YVR-LAX in F for, what, 32,500AA?) Oy, so many options!

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.