National at Park Place

6001 Archstone Way, Alexandria, Virginia, 22310, United States | Hotel

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Washington DC

A travel blog entry by erinlillian


... Van Gogh painted the same thing over and over and the exhibition displayed multiple copies of these pictures. We fell in love however with the famous Renoir painting which is permanently in the Phillips museum. The gift store here was also fabulous and we had to leave before we bought many things that we didn't need. We had such a great weekend. Exploring a new city is always so much fun when you get to do it with fab ...

Hello Mr President

A travel blog entry by jennyoneb


... front and no back.

I really enjoyed my time in Washington DC but boy are we tired! We have done so much and seen so many amazing things it feels like we need a holiday from our holiday! We spent five full days in DC and there is still lots we didn’t see!

It started off well with a relaxing drink down by the river in a bar, where we were both asked for ID for the first time since arriving in the US. We then spent our first full day wandering ...

Finding my better half!

A travel blog entry by onestepahead


After an overnight ride from Boston to Washington (where I slept fabulous), my first aim was to pick up the car for the road trip. Without breakfast or tea in the morning (and also the beer on the evening before was missing...) I made my way to Alexandria, VA.

An hour subway ride, a very slow express bus and 15min walking in heavy rain later, I arrived at ...

I feel like one of the city folk now!

A travel blog entry by simaetha

... I hurried through the American section, but I did find a few pieces I really liked. I saw one by Fuseli which was really nice. Then we went over to the Medieval and Renaissance sections. It took forever to get through those because we had to stop and take so many pictures while trying to figure out the symbolism. I saw works by Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Leonardo da Vinci, and many more. We were running out of time so John and I headed over to the other ...

The Birchmere

A travel blog entry by greg.catlin.9


... The doors open at 5.00 pm. People started lining up at 12.30 pm. At 5.00 the line moves inside into a bar and holding area and you get a queue ticket to get into the music room. At six the queue tickets are called out in order and the then the ticket holders and up to six of their guest rush in to get the best tables. It is systems that favours the unemployed, students and groupies because you have to get there at lunchtime to get the best ...


This hotel, located in the Franconia area of Alexandria, is near Old Town Waterfront, Washington Masonic National Memorial, Fort Ward Museum and Park, and Cameron Run Regional Park.
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