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Visiting the Capitol City of Washington, DC and staying within budget limits

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The thought of vacationing in any U.S. major vacation destination can cause sleepless nights when thinking of a vacation budget. Granted, you can spend a whole bunch of cash and max out credit cards quite easily in D.C., but you can also stay under or at least break even quite easily.

The fact is Washington D.C. is loaded with free things to do, discounts to be found and cheap public transportation. Besides your airfare, the next largest expense is of course, hotel room. You really don’t need to stay inside the District, even though you may view that as an advantage. The truth is, rates are higher, and you can easily find cheaper high quality hotels outside the district. Getting into the District proper is very easy, with public transportation. In fact, Washington has one of the best mass transit systems anywhere. What do you thing all the government workers take into the city every morning? Cars? No, the Metrorail System is the way to go. You can also look right across the river in Virginia for some super deals and again, transportation is still cheap and easy.  For getting around the Metro area, you can take a taxi, Uber or Lyft.  Any and all of those will save you a bundle of money you would have spent on rental vehicle.

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Hot tips for a dynamite Washington DC 2017 vacation

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Ask just about anyone living in the Capitol and they will tell you that Spring is the best time to visit Washington, DC. For the best weather as well as “cherry blossom time”. Those that choose the summer find nothing but high heat and crowds of vacationers, long lines and no reservations. But we will leave that up to you and your boss, at work or home. I personally think that winter months are quite nice in D.C. because of all the decorations in the capitol and White House. You will need to pack for bundling up, with winter temps in the low 30’s on average, and summer temps in the high 80’s.

The fact is Washington DC offers so much free things to see and do that you really shouldn’t tax your wallet, unless of course you eat out at the best restaurants every night. Take for instance the free museums that offer something for everyone. You could spend a week just browsing through the seventeen free admission museums of the Smithsonian Institute. Many are located within walking distance on the National Mall, including the Air and Space (my favorite), Natural History, American History and more.

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Shamrock Fest Comes to Washington D.C.

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If you’re visiting the nation’s capital during March, you have a chance to attend one of the most fun events of the year in Washington D.C., the National ShamrockFest! National ShamrockFest ’14 takes place at the new Shamrock Festival Grounds, at RFK Stadium. Come and enjoy what Beer Taste Magazine ranks as the “#3 Saint Paddy’s festival in the US.”

The Washington Post says of the National ShamrockFest, “If you want a big St. Patrick’s Day party – and we mean a really big St. Patrick’s Day party – it doesn’t get more over-the-top than ShamrockFest at RFK Stadium.”

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