Washington, D.C.

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    Feb 27, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    Is Washington, D.C. just a thriving global capital with power lunches, powerful egos, marble, museums, and monuments?

    I heard D.C. can be very vibrant and fun, but you'll have to excuse my ignorance. Where can I find the excitement?

    I have started organizing a summer trip, but haven't chosen the exact date yet. I have already organized tours of the capital and a visit to the White House, but then what?

    I'm also going to Chicago (I've been before) and I believe I'm going to Montreal (Canada - like the loft apartment above a really kickass house party).


    Basically, any suggestions?
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:56 AM GMT
    you'll want to stay in the n.w. quadrant. avoid the s.e. quadrant. dupont circle has alot of the gay life. the smithsonian is AB FAB
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    Do all the republicans and conservatives reside in the s.e. quadrant or something?
    ;-)
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    s.e. = ghetto (not ghetto fabulous either)
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    Feb 27, 2008 2:40 PM GMT
    Haha.
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    Feb 27, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    You will have a lot of fun in dc. I live in Annapolis but work in DC. There is always something to do!
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    Feb 27, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    Lets be clear, there are two areas of SE: Capitol Hill and East of the Anacostia River. There is a large and growing gay community in Capitol Hill with numerous gay bars, clubs, and gay owned businesses. Go to Eastern Market Metro and wander along Pennsylvania Ave and 8th Street SE. Remingtons is on Pennsylvania between 6th and 7th which is the region's main gay, western club. There's also more a few blocks over on 8th Street. Plus, you have all the marines living at the Marine Barracks!

    Frankly, the ghetto parts of SE are across the Anacostia River and there really aren't any significant tourist attractions over there.
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    Feb 27, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    Ah, DC, where to start?

    My alltime favorite city. I used to live there on Corcoran behind the 17th Street McDonalds (is it even still there?). I would kill to move back, but no way I could afford that neighborhood now...
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    I have a week in DC coming up in April for work. I didn't know about the Capitol Hill area in the SE quadrant. I will have to check it out, so long as I'm not stuck out in Crystal City. I'm having a icon_evil.gif time finding a hotel.
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    Feb 27, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    So now I know where all the gay is (thanks bigblufanindc), the ghetto-ish (dancerjack) and guaranteed fun (all). Are there any cool outdoorsy activities, or aesthetic places to run for a change of pace?
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    Feb 27, 2008 6:05 PM GMT
    I posted a bunch of stuff on this thread before, including a link to a web site for info about DC.

    http://www.realjock.com/topic/104071/
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    Feb 27, 2008 10:12 PM GMT
    I like DC, but haven't been down there in a while.