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Customer Travel Tips for Washington DC

83% Avg. city rating Rated by 700 customers

Activities / excursions 90%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 81%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 94%

Culture 93%

Nightlife / partying 72%

Value for money 80%

Customer Travel Tips for Washington DC

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78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


29 May 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Smithonian Museum

Liked: Museum and Jazz bar

Disliked: Capital bikesharing. Difficult to use for travelar.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating

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18 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Get into the neighborhoods to see real D.C.

Liked: Best city in the world.

Disliked: Hot in August

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


27 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip:

Liked: Free museums

Disliked: Spacing and spread of metro stops is not overly convinent at timrs

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


04 Jun 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Get your unlimited Metrorail card. You will save money and move easily around the city

Liked: Its relaxed, pretty and easy going people

Disliked: Beggers in the street

96% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


19 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: None explore

Liked: Not overcrouted, secure

Disliked: No

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


24 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: The Metro is your friend.

Liked: So much to see and do.

Disliked: Was a bit muggy.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Shopping Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Read train maps before going to save time.

Liked: Museums, parks, shops and bars.

Disliked: Trains are off at midnight.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


16 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Don't book a flight early morning. There's no public transportation from midnight

Liked: Sightseeing

Disliked: Public transportation shuts down at midnight

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


05 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Wear comfortable shoes.

Liked: A lot of to see.

Disliked:

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


27 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: In summer, pack for warm weather and carry lots of water!

Liked: So much to see! Many museums free. Public transport was decent but was heavily under construction when I visited. Most sights also conveniently located to one another. Great food!

Disliked: Food very expensive, huge crowds on summer weekends.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


26 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: N

Liked: All the touristy stuff is free!

Disliked: Not really

98% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


23 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference Events / festivals

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Comfortable shoes

Liked: Variety of free things to do.

Disliked: Too many homeless

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


09 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Rent the DC Bike Share to get around town. Membership rates or just $2 one-way for 30 minutes or less. Stations are everywhere.

Liked: All Smithsonian museums are free. Tons of cheap transportation options. Locals are friendly.

Disliked: When on a group tour, my Segway scooter hit a curb and I broke my right arm in 3 places. Luckily at the end of this great vacation tho.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
80% Avg. rating


27 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference City break Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: nothing special

Liked: Free museums

Disliked: no

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


16 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Just go back! You will never be able to fit it all into one trip

Liked: So many amazing cultural things to get involved in which are all free so you have enough money to still go out to eat and enjoy yourself.

Disliked: N/A

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


17 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Take timevisitingDC

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nope

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: make sure to leave enough time to do everything!

Liked: everything

Disliked: i come from a small town, with little crime, and on the last day, i was irritated to find that a light had been taken from the back on my bike as it was chained to a bike rest outside the hostel. later that evening, i was really irritated upon leaving a concert event at a large downtown club, that my bike was gone! the cable lock had been cut and left behind. a very busy section of town! oh well.........life in the big city. it did occur to me that all the other bikes had large steel rod locks.............

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: I traveled all on foot, all by myself, since I'd got a pretty long stay there, all together four days. A lot of walks made me a bit tired, but It enabled me to visit more, see more, and taste more. So, I guess, if you have enough time, you can walk too.

Liked: the monuments, the memorials, the museums, the history and the culture.

Disliked: It's not a dislike, but I do hope Washington can offer more free tickets into the Monument.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: take the tour bus, plan a long trip so that you can see a lot of places. Dont take a car, parking is very bad

Liked: So many places to see. Tour buses were awesome

Disliked: no

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Natural History Museum and Air and Space Museum

Liked: Great Museums for free...

Disliked: Very hot in summer

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83% Avg. city rating Rated by 700 customers

Activities / excursions 90%

Restaurants / eating out 81%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 81%

Getting around / public transport 83%

Sightseeing 94%

Culture 93%

Nightlife / partying 72%

Value for money 80%

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