View Full Version : Iowa Boy Coming to D.C, What to do when I am there?
April-30th-2004, 08:56 AM
I'll be heading to D.C for a couple days in June (10-13) for work and am looking for advice on a few things...
I used to live in Fairfax 15-16 years ago and I am looking to go back to see the old stomping grounds.
Other than that, where do you recommend I stay? I was hoping for a marriott...thought crystal city might be good.
Where should I go to load up on my skins gear? Any great Skins hangouts or places to hit??
Thanks for you advice...looking forward to it...
April-30th-2004, 08:57 AM
Your age would be helpful before answering your questions.
April-30th-2004, 09:02 AM
Yeah, sorry. My avatar is deceiving...27
April-30th-2004, 09:30 AM
For Redskins gear Tyson's Corner has a Redskins Store which also doubles as a radio studio for the local sports radio shows. It's probable not the cheapest place to get a jersey but if you're looking for a specific number they've got it.
As for must see items I recomend the new Air and Space Smithsonian out in Chantilly. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Never seen the space shuttle, the concord, or the SR-71 up close. They've got them there and more. It is pretty impressive.
Directions are on the net.
Are you going to have kids or a wife with you?
April-30th-2004, 09:38 AM
no wife or kids...just me...
Thanks for the suggestion. Was always a fan of the air and Space museum along the mall.
we have a presentation to the Iowa Congressional Delegation on Friday morning and i have a few appointments with alumni of our University on Thursday and Friday night, but beyond that, I am free....
April-30th-2004, 10:09 AM
Crystal City would be your best bet to stay. Its close to everything.
April-30th-2004, 10:16 AM
There is a Courtyard by Marriott in Crystal City that I just stayed in last Fall for the Marine Corps marathon. Its in an easy location and was up to the usual nice conditions of the many Courtyard's that I have stayed in before.
April-30th-2004, 10:46 AM
thanks for the ideas...i had looked at the marriott in crystal city...lad to hear it is a good one...how about other places...i want to make the best of my time there...
April-30th-2004, 10:50 AM
Go to the Royal Palace. :D ;)
April-30th-2004, 01:05 PM
thanks for the heads up...my dockers are always looking for a few more miles...
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