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Posted almost 2 years ago

 

I'm going to DC in a few months and was hoping to hear from some fellow LEO's that work there about where to go, what to see, and most importantly: where not to go.

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

I see your star, so I'd definitely go to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial (@ 400 E Street NW).  Ford's Theater is a good place, as is the Museum of Crime and Punishment...they're all within walking distance of each other.  DC also has trolley tours, they go all over...you can get on and off at whatever attractions whenever you want, then wait for the next trolley to come along to pick you up for the next site.  Arlilngton is always on my list too, especially the changing of the guard.  Viet Nam Memorial and the other war memorials too.


 


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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

when i used to visit d.c. i would stay in virginia, minutes away via subway (they call it a metro) hotels are cheaper, and get a metro pass and travel into d.c. and do the tourist thing. of course besides visiting the national police memorial, i always enjoyed the us mint, the holocaust museum, the air and space museum, the fbi tour. Like it has been already stated, watch your six, try not to look like a tourist. 

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

 I"m not a LEO, but definitely go check out all the museums.  DC can be extremely cold in the wintertime.  There's a lot of wind during the winter.  Try to go in the spring, when the cherry trees start blooming.  I"ve been once and I can't wait to go back.  There's so many incredible museums up there.


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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

Thanks for everyone's input. I appreciate it. I'm starting to iron out my list of things to do. Looks like I'm going May 15th to May 22nd. I'll be staying with a friend who lives in Alexandria, Virginia. If any of you work in the area and wouldn't mind me riding for a few hours, that'd be nice. I was able to set up a ride when I went to Vegas a few years ago and found it really interesting. Let me know if anyone would be interested.


Also, if anyone has any particular bars that they would like to reccommend or any other tourist attractions, I'm all ears.


Oh and I'll be driving from St. Louis. So if anyone knows which route to take or not to take, let me know.

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

Bump to all responses. Loved the Smithsonian Museums when I visited over a decade ago. They were free back then but I'm not sure about now. My biggest mistake was driving into DC. Many people I've talked to afterward suggested to park in VA near the state line and take the subway in. Lots of walking to do but the attractions are not far apart if you don't mind it. 


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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

I'll be in DC Tuesday night. What's all going on for Police Week?


 

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

brother there are alot of postings on discussion of police week 2013, check it out and see what the good guys are up to

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

 I don't know much but when I was there for a school trip (almost a decade ago) I noticed that when you had to cross a 6-8 lane road you were given about 10 seconds but on a 2 lane road you were given 30 seconds.  So I guess to say if you walk around the more urban area prepare to sprint.  Though it was kind of funny to watch a group of 40 people bookit across a street only to realize at one point this mob of ours is now running towards an officer during a traffic stop (a not a single care was given by him lol).

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Rate This | Posted about 1 year ago

 

The Memorials is a must.


And, here's an interesting suggestion: Weather permitting, visit those memorials at midnight or 1 am.


The reason is those are still open but there are zero people. Gives you time to reflect and drink in the sites.


As an aside, I would suggest going to part of the Smithsonian. You just can't drop in. You have to kind of plan what you want to do. It can be well covered in 5 days.


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