Washington, DC Summer Travel

One Last Family Summer Trip for 2011: Why not Washington DC?

Are you in the market for one last family vacation hurrah before the kids go back to school and you start making Christmas shopping lists? If you haven’t already been this year, Washington DC could fit the bill nicely.

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Celebrate National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

The greatest springtime celebration in Washington, D.C. has arrived! The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the long-lasting friendship between the people of the United States & Japan. With 16 days of spectacular festivities that are primarily free, tourists visiting the nation will make the most out of their trips by visiting Washington, D.C. during this time. The festival takes place from March 26 to April 10, 2011.

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Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. to feature all 44 U.S. Presidents

Famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. is bringing visitors the US Presidents up close and personal! In fact, this is the only place in the world you can see and interact with the U.S. presidents. The $2 million-plus exhibition debuts on February 17, 2011 just in time for President’s Day. The exhibit will feature all 44 U.S. Presidents from decades past to present time.

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Making the Most of Black Friday

There is no other way to describe shopping on Black Friday than to call it sheer madness. With crowds of people lining up outside stores before dawn, ruthless shoppers pushing and shoving to beat each other to the sales racks, and otherwise respectable mothers fighting over jewelry, dishware, and the hottest toys of the season, you’d think you dropped right into some sort of post-apocalyptic sci-fi universe. But no, it’s just the day after Thanksgiving (and the craziest way to kick off the orgy of consumer spending that will unfold over the next month). But whether you live in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, or anywhere in between, there are ways to take advantage of the killer sales happening on Black Friday without the hassle of the madding crowd. Here’s how.

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Skip Grandma’s Dry Turkey This Year: Places to Go for Thanksgiving (that Aren’t Home)

Thanksgiving usually means meeting with family for a traditional meal of turkey, with pumpkin pie for desert. What about vegetarians? Or people that would almost rather trade places with the turkey than suffer through another dinner with extended family? If the normal Thanksgiving feast is not cutting it, then it is time to put gobbling turkeys or the image of gobbling uncles into the rear view mirror.

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