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Reasonable Budget for Washington D.C.

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Reasonable Budget for Washington D.C.

I am planning a trip with my mom and my brother and was wondering if a reasonable budget of $500-$700 is reasonable for 2 nights/3 days? Preferably which would be the minimum budget for trip like this? We plan to see most of the monuments which are mostly free such as the Washington and Lincoln monuments. Maybe we would go into the Smithsonian and would really like to visit the Arlington Cemetery. We are not looking for an upscale hotel, but one that is in a safe neighborhood that we would be able to go outside and walk around. We would be driving from Upstate New York down to D.C. Any help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Reasonable Budget for Washington D.C.

Probably a little tight for 3 people with meals. Hotel prices vary with time. May want to look at prices here. If you stay in city, will cost to park car at hotel. Also check group on for deals.

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2. Re: Reasonable Budget for Washington D.C.

Close-in: Hotel Harrington near Metro Center, or New York Ave metro area.

Alternatives:

- Americana in Chrystal City (reasonably cheap, convenient and safe, but more roadways than sidewalks.

- Days Inn near Van Ness metro, you can street-park a few blocks east if you get far enough from Connecticut.

- Silver Spring.

Anywhere near a Metro will be reasonably convenient, look further outside the center for lower prices.

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3. Re: Reasonable Budget for Washington D.C.

During this time, there are great deals right in the heart of DC. Check out www.travelzoo.com/hotels/washington-dc/…

You can stay at upscale properties for around $125 or less. Look for deals that include breakfast or parking as those packages are usually available.

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