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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 closed until Spring 2019


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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #525 on: October 05, 2016, 04:13:52 PM »
I will be visiting DC in December and would like to take my daughter to the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History. I understand that the museum, just recently opened, is packed with visitors. They had "timed entry" tickets available but are now all scooped up.  I can go queue up at 9:15 and hope for same day timed-entry tickets, but I would, of course, love to avoid that uncertainty and avoid waiting in any lines whatsoever.  Any suggestions? I looked on StubHub to buy tickets but didn't see them listed.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: October 08, 2016, 08:49:26 PM »
what are my spg options in washington dc that would work for chol hamoed?

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« Reply #527 on: October 08, 2016, 09:19:54 PM »
Admission  for 4 to the Spy Museum = $45 with promo code 'Off'. Regular price per person is $21.95.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: October 13, 2016, 04:04:12 PM »
If i'm going for one day what are the best attractions to consider
also does it pay to fly from nyc

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« Reply #529 on: October 13, 2016, 04:05:45 PM »
If i'm going for one day what are the best attractions to consider
also does it pay to fly from nyc
The smithsonians, newseum, national mall. What do you mean is it worth flying?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #530 on: October 13, 2016, 04:08:29 PM »
considering prices of airfare and car which one is better choice

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: October 13, 2016, 04:09:40 PM »
considering prices of airfare and car which one is better choice
I see, do you own a car? If you do, it would be much easier and cheaper to just drive in.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #532 on: October 13, 2016, 04:12:21 PM »
The smithsonians, newseum, national mall.
anything except museums anything exiting

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« Reply #533 on: October 13, 2016, 04:17:54 PM »
anything except museums anything exiting
Is this with kids?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: October 13, 2016, 07:57:25 PM »
anything except museums anything exiting
DC isn't exactly a ski resort....it's a museum place. Interesting ones ( Spy, newsium , air and space) cultural ( African American, Indian, ) museums ( the Smithsonian, natural history)

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #537 on: October 13, 2016, 08:37:56 PM »
I estimate rt driving from queens to silver spring about $80  in gas and tolls in a sedan with today's gas prices... you can beat that in theory flying if it's one person..but fill up the car and it's more economical to drive.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #538 on: October 13, 2016, 10:09:42 PM »
I estimate rt driving from queens to silver spring about $80  in gas and tolls in a sedan with today's gas prices... you can beat that in theory flying if it's one person..but fill up the car and it's more economical to drive.
Plus about $120 in depreciation and maintenance to the car for the 500 miles.
Eta: more like $90 - $100.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #539 on: October 14, 2016, 01:55:19 PM »
Is there minyanim in dc