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Washington DC For Second Timers: New And Notable In Our Nation’s Capital (2018)

WHY GO: If you’ve been to the Nations’ Capital before, you’ve probably visited the Monuments, the Capitol Building, the White House – and presumably the more popular Smithsonian Museums. But there are new and other lesser known institutions – like the Museum of African American History, Museum of the American Indian, Museum of the Bible, […] Read More

Kimpton Mason and Rook Hotel, Washington DC

There are 11 Kimpton Hotels in Washington DC, and many fans of the brand love to try them out one by one. Mason and Rook, opened and welcomed into the Kimpton family a mere two years ago, can be found on a quiet side street – steps from DC’s zesty food and entertainment 14th Street […] Read More

The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC: Fraught With Baggage and So Much Fun

There’s never been a hotel so fraught with figurative baggage, so memorable in its role in the takedown of an American Presidency, as The Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. The suffix, “gate,” in fact, has applied to every scandal since, traced back to this newly renovated and mod-sexy hotel on the Potomac River. Yes, Richard […] Read More

National Harbor MD: A Fun DC Area Town Established 2008

Straight off you have to understand that in the early 2000’s, National Harbor MD did not exist. In effect, the Gaylord Hotel group pioneered the development of what was once an 1800’s plantation on 300 desolate acres just ten miles from downtown Washington DC. Taking a leap of faith, Gaylord built the 1,996-room National Resort […] Read More

Embassy Row Hotel, Washington DC

On a mansion-lined street 84 steps from Washington DC’s DuPont Circle, what is now the Embassy Row Hotel had turned into “a dump” before new owners took over in 2014. By April 2015, Embassy Row was renovated, spiffed up and modernized- now meriting its esteemed place both physically and opinion-wise in the Washington DC constellation […] Read More

Best Budget Hotels Near NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC

The number one obstacle to a big city vacation is undoubtably the cost of accommodations. Rooms in popular neighborhoods often start at above $300, and that’s for cramped quarters and little or no amenities. Forget about pools, free parking, or complimentary breakfasts. To get these features and save money, consider expanding your search outside major urban areas. We […] Read More

Washington DC in a Day: A Travel Guide

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens it will be one of nineteen museums and galleries that compose the Smithsonian Institute in the District of Columbia. You could spend a lifetime getting around to all the historic attractions in our nation’s capital, but here’s how to visit Washington DC in a day, Maven-style. Washington DC […] Read More

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