DC trips

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Registered: 12-29-2007
DC trips
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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 3:26pm

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Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: tmz2009
Sat, 03-31-2012 - 12:29pm

Not sure it's off the beaten path but the National Zoo is always a winner...http://nationalzoo.si.edu/

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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: tmz2009
Sat, 03-31-2012 - 1:18pm

If you are a gardener or interested in plants you might enjoy the National Arboretum. It is waaay off the beaten path, I forget how long it took to reach it by car, maybe 30 mins? I loved it. It was relatively deserted, especially after DC's lines for the attractions and all of the school groups (and early May is peak season for class trips!). There was plenty of open space where your little one could run around. ETA that the website says its 10 mins from the capital and there is public transport requiring the metrolink plus a bus, so a car would be easier.

Early May should be an ideal time there, lots of stuff should be blooming and lots of new foliage. I'm in CA so I loved seeing the many plants that we don't have out here. They have an excellent website: http://www.usna.usda.gov/index.html

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Registered: 02-25-2000
In reply to: tmz2009
Sat, 03-31-2012 - 2:13pm

Darn on that cold weather in FL, but glad you were able to get away and have happy memories too!! Nice staying right on the beach!!

My daughter & family were in DC last week during spring break and loved it. They mostly did touristy things, though, hitting all the historical spots.

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Registered: 12-29-2007
In reply to: tmz2009
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 10:42am
We plant to hit a few of the famous places, but no pressure to fit in a ton of sites because we'll be back in late June to see more. I really love going to gardens! We like to be outside in nature with lots of walking. Easy nature trails are my favorite because we can put our little girl in my utility stroller and enjoy! Thanks for the tip
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