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Washington walk - is this a good idea?

Posted by Potterhead2 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 13, 05 at 10:51

We will be in Washington DC on Saturday for the day. We'll arrive on Friday night and have all day Saturday in town before continuing on to Williamsburg.
We'd like to see the cherry trees and a few monuments. It looks like we can park at the Jefferson memorial, walk around the tidal basin to see the cherry trees on the way to the Washington memorial. Then we'll go along the mall to the WWII and Vietnam memorials, go to the Lincoln memorial, and head back down the other side of the tidal basin back to the Jefferson memorial and our car.
Is this a sound plan? Is this too much or not enough for one day? Also, are there paths along our intended route and is it easy to park near Jefferson? What about lunch? Is there anything to eat in the area?
Thanks for any help you can give.

Pat


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RE: Washington walk - is this a good idea?

yes it is doable if you wear good shoes and carry water. you'll be on the mall and there maybe some snack carts near the memorial or along the edges of the park; but if yiu want a sit down lunch you'll have to leave the mall. the smithsonian might have a cafeteria.

as for finding your way, the places you are going to willbe quite visable. consider the FDR memorial too, its terrific and quite inspiring. And you;ll love williamsburg, it's one of my vacations.


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RE: Washington walk - is this a good idea?

You might want to consider a tour, either a all day bus tour, or smaller group tour or even an indivdual tour with a guide. You might want to go on line a do a search about tours, or contact a good travel agency in your area.


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