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“Our Capital” 5 of 5 stars
Review of VSA Washington DC

VSA Washington DC
1100 16th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
202-261-0204
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Ranked #111 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
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Owner description: VSA Washington DC's ARTiculate Gallery is a fully functioning retail gallery with themed exhibit openings. These events showcase the remarkable artwork created by our artist apprentices in the studios adjacent to the gallery. Artists receive commissions on all items sold. The gallery also leases its art and space to the community.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Our Capital”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Decided to spend 4th of July in our nations capital. Stayed at Sheraton near Foggy Bottom (odd name for a district). Hotel is within easy walking distance of many restaurants, comedy clubs, Embassies and of course THE MALL. Walking past the university, State Department and down a gentle slope to the amazing Lincoln Memorial which is almost religious experience. From there you look down a reflecting pond and beyond to the MALL with the Washington Monument. It is quite a walk from one end to the other but doesnt really seem all that far with all there is to see. I spent several days touring the Capital building, got to go on tour of the White House which is steeped in our nations history and a must see if at all possible when in DC. ( Be sure to note dress requirements and what you can and can not bring with you).
In the evening, taking a stroll past the many Emabassies, noting the multitude of cameras in every tree, bush, on every building actually leaves you feeling pretty safe.
A must see is the famous Dupont Circle with its many shops, diners and restaurants where people watching is a main past time.
There are so many things to see but I believe everyone should visit the Holocaust Museum, it will bring a tear to your eye no matter your religious beliefs.
If you're feeling adventurous, you must try the Segway tour of DC. It is a laugh a minute watching people try to learn to control those beasts. No trip to DC is complete without taking the DUCK boat tour, guides are amazing, funny and you get your very own "quacker". Safety wise, I found the rail system to be clean and very efficient and if trying to get around above ground, the taxi system is great. They have zone pricing which makes knowing how much you're going to have to pay ahead of time really nice.
Take time to make the trip over to Arlington National and watch the changing of the guard. Any body talking or laughing during the ceremony needs to be slapped. The JFK memorial is a must see.
Finally, be sure to stop for lunch and browse around the central train station, again, I nice place for people watching, relaxing and have a drink.

Visited July 2014
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Kissimmee, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Honey Moon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had the luxury of staying at Bowling AFB, and visited downtown, three times, I can't even start to list all the things we saw, and did, but if you enjoy history, of the nation, and the military, that is one place you don't want to miss.

Visited June 2014
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Broadbeach, Australia
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“Washington DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Visited Washington DC in their fall, what a beautiful city. Did a night tour of the monuments as we were only there for 2 days and 1 night. The best way to see the monuments is at night because they are beautifully lit up. We drove from New York because that is where we were staying but decided to leave the hire car in Washington and caught a terrific bus non stop back to New York for only $30. The bus left at 5.00pm which gave us more time in Washington which still is not enough time...one of the best and most interesting cities we have ever visited...need at least two weeks.

Visited October 2012
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Cosby, Tennessee
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149 reviews 149 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“One of my Favorite Places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

There is so much to see and do..all for free. We only had 2 days to visit which wasn't enough time.Going back next year. Lots and lots of walking. Better wear good shoes. So much history. All the monuments are huge. Our hotel was in Alexandria, VA. The metro was right outside our door. The metro took us right to The National Mall. We never had to drive anywhere. Looking forward to going again.

Visited November 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
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“The cherry blossoms are absolutely beautiful -- great weather too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The cherry blossoms are as beautiful as I remember them. This year is particularly special as the weather is warm & sunny. Our Nation's Capital is in full bloom -- flowers everywhere.

Visited March 2012
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