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Old 08-29-2016, 06:25 AM   #1
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Hi. I have a 2015 Airstream Interstate ext. We are wanting go to Washington D.C. And are looking for advice on where to stay and any other advice on visiting Washington D.C. Thanks for any advice given. Jerry
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Hi. I have a 2015 Airstream Interstate ext. We are wanting go to Washington D.C. And are looking for advice on where to stay and any other advice on visiting Washington D.C. Thanks for any advice given. Jerry
A few years ago we stayed at Cherry Hill RV Park (cherryhillpark.com). It is an excellent park and has direct bus service right from the park to a rail station where you can catch rail service to anywhere in DC. Proved to be very simple.
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Thanks! We're staying here now and are loving it. It's one of the nicest RV parks we've stayed at. Any recommendations for things to do or places to eat? We're figuring the smithsonian is a given and all of the monuments. Didn't know if there might be something you really enjoyed while y'all were here.
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The Holocaust Museum is a must see. For a little different kind of museum, try the Spy Museum. It is near China Town. For a great selection of restaurants walk about 3 blocks off the Washington Mall to Water Street. It is on the Washington Channel. Don't miss the barges tied up along there that have a selection of everything. I thought the crab cakes were especially good. You will see few tourists there, but the locals pick up their fresh seafood there.

There is truly so much to see and do in DC that we have been there many times. Lou wants to go back just for the seafood along Water Street.
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Thanks! We're staying here now and are loving it. It's one of the nicest RV parks we've stayed at. Any recommendations for things to do or places to eat? We're figuring the smithsonian is a given and all of the monuments. Didn't know if there might be something you really enjoyed while y'all were here.
I would look to see if there is a bus tour that will pick you up at your park and stay with you for the whole tour. (the hop on hop off bus tours waste too much time waiting for the next bus). A bus tour will give you a great overview of the city then you could go back and spend time at the stuff that interests you.
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My favorite DC area restaurant is Jaleo. It's a tapas restaurant -- lots of small plates to share. Not cheap but incredible food and a fun experience.
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Things to See In Washington

Be sure and visit Arlington National Cemetery and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. This is such as special place and the "Old Guard" that guard the tomb 24/7 are a dedicated, special group. You will be inspired when you leave.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:28 PM   #8
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Cherry Hill is quite nice but also very pricey. Also check out Pohick Bay. The woods around Pohick Bay are much nicer and the Potomac is right there. Cherry hill is just an RV park in a farm field.
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If you don't require hookups, stay at Greenbelt, it's 10 miles northeast of the National Mall and there's a metro station near the entrance. With a National Parks pass it's only $8 a night. We have reservations at the end of October.
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If you have time, don't miss the Smithsonian's Udvar Hazy Aerospace museum located near Dulles Airport at Chantilly, Va.

The museum has aircraft and spacecraft too large to fit in the DC museum. The B 29 Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb is there. A French concord supersonic passenger plane is there, a Boeing 707 is there, aircraft that date before the Wright brothers are there, capruted WW II German and Japanese aircraft are there, the SR 21 Blackbird is there, a space shuttle is there and much more.

There is no admission charge, but there is a $15.00 charge for parking. Google Udvar Hazy on the internet to get more details.

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Prince William Forest RV Park in Dumfries, VA was very good for us. We have just returned from a cross-country trip and stayed there twice. It is about 25 miles south of D.C. and the closest RV park on the south side. It has quick access to I-95 and is easy to find. Everything is clean and it has a nice woodsy feel.
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Mexican cuisine. We ate at this restaurant, food was very good. Wife says we are going back...
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We ate at the Hamilton a couple blocks from the White House and it was excellent. They have a jazz club downstairs and we finally got to see John Cleary.
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Prince William Forest RV Park in Dumfries, VA was very good for us. We have just returned from a cross-country trip and stayed there twice. It is about 25 miles south of D.C. and the closest RV park on the south side. It has quick access to I-95 and is easy to find. Everything is clean and it has a nice woodsy feel.
We've stayed there twice, nice park, good facilities and very quiet. They have propane on site, Wi-Fi, lots of trees, swimming pool and reasonable prices. There is a Target and Food Lion very close to the entrance.

It's about 2 miles to the I-95 on ramp and you can get off at 169A for the Franconia-Springfield Metro station. It's $10 off peak, round trip, including $2 for the Metro swipe card that you can refill online. It's about 30 minutes into the Smithsonian Metro station.

If I was going to DC again, I would stay there again, nice place next to the forest.
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