Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Re: Christmas Vacation Advice Needed
I'm not too big on memorials and all, or parades for that matter, but that Korean war memorial in the snow is a sight to see, the figures are amazingly well done, its spooky.
My dad served in Korea during the war (or conflict if you will). so I may be a little prejudiced.
Get ready to walk, a lot!!! take the metro everywhere between walks/momument visits, its easy and worth it.
When working there on 9-10 and 9-11 (ya, that one), my motorcycle was parked at tysons corner (motel) and the metro station was just a few blocks away from the motel, way easier than driving or trying to park.
I took my east german family/friends (exchange program, I had their kid for a year) to watch the ceremony at the tomb and all over D.C, they were very interested in US history. My friend was a soldier in the east german army and has some pretty incredible stories.
I think the motels in Arlington are a bit closer to the metro but it's been awhile. From Tysons corner you do have to drive a mile or two to the metro station.
I could spend a week at the Smithsonian alone.
I'm not a city guy but its a pretty interesting place, you'll have a blast if'in you can get around in all that snow!