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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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Washington Monument


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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #720 on: July 29, 2019, 05:21:48 PM »
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #721 on: July 29, 2019, 08:32:28 PM »
What would be a good 1 day itinerary  11am-9pm for a first time visiting DC, including eating supper somewhere?
Mint & Washington Monument are probably the best to go early. ( Tickets run out unless you order in advance )

Then any of these
Capital
Air and Space
Whitehouse

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #722 on: July 29, 2019, 09:10:32 PM »
What would be a good 1 day itinerary  11am-9pm for a first time visiting DC, including eating supper somewhere?
Newseum, untill closing time

Walk the national mall

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #723 on: July 30, 2019, 11:33:35 AM »

What would be a good 1 day itinerary  11am-9pm for a first time visiting DC, including eating supper somewhere?

Mint & Washington Monument are probably the best to go early. ( Tickets run out unless you order in advance )

Then any of these
Capital
Air and Space
Whitehouse
Washington Monument hasn't re-opened yet, and while they say August, I wouldn't trust that until they actually open. There is no mint in DC (unless you mean the office headquarters), so you probably mean the Bureau of Engraving. I don't think there's a way to order in advance, so that means potentially spending time waiting on line, with the possibility that they'll run out (they often hand out all tickets for the whole day within hours). Not ideal for a 1 day trip.
Newseum, untill closing time

Walk the national mall
IMO, for a 1 day trip, you stick to the National Mall 'extended'. To me, that means the mall proper (with all it's museums), the Capitol Hill, and all the monuments extending to the Potomac/Tidal Basin area. You can throw the White House in for good measure if you can get the full tour tickets in advance from your congressperson. I'd put the Capitol and White House tours at the top of the list. Then Washington (if it's open) and Lincoln Monuments. Then any Smithsonian that specifically interests you (Air and Space, American History, Natural History are all great, to name a few). The rest of the monuments, which are located between the 2 mentioned above, as well as around the Tidal Basin (which is just south of the others) are only really worthwhile if the weather is nice or if you're specifically into that kind of thing. And you can pop into the Supreme Court and/or Library of Congress if that's of interest, both of which are right across from the Capitol visitors entrance. That's more than enough for a day IMO.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #724 on: July 30, 2019, 03:58:19 PM »
There is no mint in DC (unless you mean the office headquarters), so you probably mean the Bureau of Engraving. I don't think there's a way to order in advance, so that means potentially spending time waiting on line, with the possibility that they'll run out (they often hand out all tickets for the whole day within hours). Not ideal for a 1 day trip.

you can get a tour reservation to the Bureau of Engraving through your Congressman.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #725 on: August 21, 2019, 12:46:13 AM »
Washington Monument hasn't re-opened yet, and while they say August, I wouldn't trust that until they actually open. .

The website now says it's closed until sep 19/2019

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« Reply #726 on: October 11, 2019, 12:18:04 AM »
Booked a trip for thanksgiving weekend. Intercontinental Williard. What’s the best shul for shabbos? Takeout food? What’s the best restaurant for thanksgiving romantic dinner?
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« Reply #727 on: October 16, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
Hi any succhas available not far from White House or Capital?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #728 on: October 17, 2019, 06:38:36 PM »
When we were there last year we had to plan meals around being in the are of the Shul (kesher Israel)

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does anyone know if the Conrad Washington dc shabbos friendly? It is a relatively new hotel

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« Reply #730 on: November 08, 2019, 11:38:09 AM »
Can't believe they're closing the Newseum! It's great!
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Renaissance or JW Marriott downtown? The Renaissance is considerably more expensive in cash, but less in points.

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« Reply #732 on: January 24, 2020, 11:33:02 AM »
Can't believe they're closing the Newseum! It's great!
Such a shame.
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« Reply #733 on: January 24, 2020, 11:39:15 AM »
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #734 on: January 25, 2020, 09:34:40 PM »
Looking for recommendation of a decent but inexpensive hotel with suites. Location near a metro station to take us into DC and also not far from a shul.

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« Reply #735 on: January 25, 2020, 11:07:44 PM »
Looking for recommendation of a decent but inexpensive hotel with suites. Location near a metro station to take us into DC and also not far from a shul.
You're asking for something that doesn't exist. Where are you looking to stay? In DC or in a nearby community with a shul?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #736 on: January 26, 2020, 10:55:32 AM »
You're asking for something that doesn't exist. Where are you looking to stay? In DC or in a nearby community with a shul?
Silver Spring may have something like that; not sure how close it is to DC; also start with with Godaven.
Find a hotel in the general area that you want and then check with Godaven to see how far it is from a shul or do the opposite if you already know of shul you want to stay by.

No clue how far by public transit this is to DC but here is an idea to start with with
Name: Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington
Address: 1132 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #737 on: January 26, 2020, 11:13:39 AM »
See the link in the wiki, for helpful info

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #738 on: January 26, 2020, 12:18:58 PM »
You're asking for something that doesn't exist. Where are you looking to stay? In DC or in a nearby community with a shul?
I'm not averse to staying in Silver Spring or other nearby community, but we'll be spending the day in DC.

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« Reply #739 on: January 26, 2020, 12:20:53 PM »
See the link in the wiki, for helpful info
I already did. I found the attractions and food list helpful.
I'm hoping someone who's already done something like this can help me.