20969
Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C.: A Capital Family 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. 20969RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
12 meals
5 B 3 L 4 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Virginia
D
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport

Afternoon: Registration materials will be provided upon check in at the hotel. Check in anytime after 4:00 pm.

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

DAY
2
Mount Vernon, Olde Town Alexandria, Museum Visit
Virginia
B,L,D
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 pool is available until 10 pm.

DAY
3
Presidential Memorials, Natural History Museum, Spy Museum
Virginia
B,L,D
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.

DAY
4
U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Options, Free Night
Virginia
B
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.

DAY
5
Lincoln Mem, American Hist. Mus, Newseum, White House, WWII
Virginia
B,L,D
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.

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.

DAY
6
Wrap-up Activity, Program Concludes, Independent Departures
Virginia
B

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.






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