First Timer's Guide To Washington, D.C.

First Timer's Guide To Washington, D.C.

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You're in Washington, D.C. for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Need a fun way to get around? Bike and Roll offers several different day & night bicycle (and segway) tours. Bikes, helmets, water & a snack are included in the price of the tour.-- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    When on a guided tour of a history museum, at every civilization, ask whether the men of that era ever had an overpowering urge to dress as a woman and be caressed by a big, strong man. -- The Onion via Foursquare
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    By Sept. 2, 1945, when Japanese signed the Instrument of Surrender, 671,000 Americans had come home wounded. DAV was there for them then just as DAV is here now for those injured and ill. #DAVpromises -- DAV - Disabled American Veterans via Foursquare
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    Find more than 116,000 painting, drawings, photographs, sculture and decorative art pieces at National Gallery of Art. Check nga.gov for current exhibitions. -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    Come at night to see the impressive statue lit up & to avoid crowds, or else on the anniversary of his death, when blooming cherry blossoms create an even more impressive effect. Parking is limited. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Showcases some of the coolest modern art designs in the world.Collection highlights tours are held daily at 12:30pm and 2:00pm (except on the second Tuesday of each month and on federal holidays). -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    The Washington Monument was formally dedicated on February 22, 1885, and at the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world; it remains the tallest stone structure in the world. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    The high-ceilinged halls include portraits of every American president, photos of influential Americans from activists to athletes, digital technology, and modern art design. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    The Museum attracts more than 9M visitors annually. You'll want a full morning or afternoon in this kid-friendly attraction. Don't miss the Milestones of Flight gallery! -- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    Don’t miss the outdoor butterfly garden where visitors can interact with these little critters in four distinct habitats. Be sure to bring your camera − this is a great spot for photo opportunities. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    The adjacent Sculpture Garden is one of our favorite spots in the city. With its mix of modern and surrealist pieces, an outdoor café, a skating rink in the winter, and fairy lights at night... -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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