Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C.: A Capital Intergenerational Adventure
From learning who George Washington really was to what spies really do, see our capital in a special way as you enjoy visits to Mount Vernon, the Spy Museum and the Smithsonian museums.
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Program No. 14802RJ
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12 meals
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Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Afternoon: Registration materials will be provided upon check in at the hotel. Check in anytime after 3:00 pm.

Dinner: 6:45 pm Dinner at the hotel will be followed by a staff led orientation of the program and Washington, D.C.

Mount Vernon, Olde Town Alexandria, Museum Visit
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Breakfast: A buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: A visit to George Washington's home. Step into the 18th century and experience life as our founders did. Recent additions to the estate grounds include a state of the art Education Center and museum.

Lunch: Lunch at Mount Vernon or a local eatery in Olde Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Afternoon: See Olde Town Alexandria, Virginia - George Washington's downtown. As a young man, Washington surveyed Alexandria. Later, as President, he would incorporate this bustling colonial port into the new nation's capital city. Followed by afternoon museum visit.

Dinner: The group will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: No scheduled activities but the hotel's outdoor pool is available until 10 pm.

Presidential Memorials, Natural History Museum, Spy Museum
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Breakfast: A buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: A staff led exploration of Presidential monuments includes the neoclassical memorial to Thomas Jefferson and the more contemporary park devoted to Franklin Roosevelt.

Lunch: Take two hours to have lunch and explore the Smithsonian museum devoted to natural history.

Afternoon: Journey into the world of international espionage and intrigue. One of Washington DC's newest museums focuses on one of the world's oldest professions. Examine the secret history of spies.

Dinner: Dinner at neighborhood eatery tonight.

U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Options, Free Night
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Breakfast: Breakfast will be a buffet at the hotel.

Morning: A U.S. Capitol building tour, visit to the Supreme Court and stop at the Library of Congress are on this morning's agenda.

Lunch: Lunch will be on your own on Capitol Hill.

Afternoon: Explore one or two museums at your own pace on this afternoon - Smithsonian National Air & Space, American Indian and National Gallery of Art are located within three blocks of each other so you decide where to spend your time.

Dinner: Enjoy a meal on your own.

Evening: This is your free evening. No scheduled activities but the hotel's pool is available until 10 pm and staff will provide you list of museums open late tonight.

Lincoln Mem, American Hist. Mus, Newseum, White House, WWII
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: Explore conflicts in American History as you participate in staff led visits to the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorials.

Lunch: Lunch and time to explore the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History - scheduled to re-open this summer.

Afternoon: Explore Washington's newest learning facility, the 250,000 square foot Newseum - the interactive museum of news. Explore the First Amendment Gallery or any of the other topical galleries located on seven levels along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Dinner: Celebrate your last evening in Washington with your grandchild at (or near) a kid friendly venue - Hard Rock Cafe

Evening: Enjoy a visit to the neighborhood around the White House and the World War II memorial on your last night in DC.

Wrap-up Activity, Program Concludes, Independent Departures

Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: A wrap up activity at the hotel is usually over by 10:00am. Check out is noon but luggage storage is available upon request if you wish to explore more of the city on your own.