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Author: Racertrips

Robyn

Joined In Aug 2019

About Me

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I am a local expert in the Washington, D.C. running scene, having owned a running store in the area for more than 13 years. I and my husband recently sold the business to pursue other ventures. But because I have lived in the area for more than 30 years, I am an expert on where to run, where to eat and what local activities are worth checking out.

Activities

Robyn 10 Reviews
Kitchen and laundry in your room
5.0

Why give up the luxury of your home when you are away, especially preparing to run a marathon. Your room at the Global Luxury Suites has all you need to feel right at home. Equipped with a kitchen and laundry facilities right in your room. Or if you feel like venturing out, you are in the heart of Crystal City with many restaurants and shops within walking distance. And better then that you are less then 1 mile from the start line.

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Great price
5.0

Get a great room, great amenities at a great price. Enjoy a free breakfast in the lobby, or enjoy a relaxed breakfast in your room with the fully equipped kitchen. In the heart of Crystal city, there are restaurants and shops right within walking distance. Relax in the indoor pool before or after your race. All you could look for and at a great price.

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Height of luxury
5.0

Stay in the height of luxury as you prepare for your marathon. Located at the Pentagon City Mall, you are about 1 mile from the start line of the race. Relax with High Tea at the hotel after your race. Treat yourself to a wonderful dinner with locally sourced food. Hop on the metro to go downtown to visit all that DC has to offer.

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Best view of the city
5.0

If you want the best view of the city, then head to the POV Rooftop lounge. You will not be disappointed. You will see all the monuments, the White House, the Treasury and more. The view at night is spectacular, but the lunch view is good too, as is the food. Try the local specialty, crabcakes.

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Best seafood and view
5.0

If you want the best seafood in town with the best view, book now at Fiola Mare. Fiola Mare is always rated in the top 10 restaurants in D.C. and for good reason. The seafood is as fresh as you can get and the view of the waterfront is unforgettable. Hop in an uber or cab and make your way to Fiola Mare for a memorable evening.

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Great food and atmosphere
5.0

If you are coming to town with a group of friends or family, Carmine's is the place to go for great food and atmosphere. Enjoy family style southern Italian food in the heart of D.C. The food is authentic and plentiful. Easy access to the metro for convenience, not need to worry about parking, although there are parking garages nearby. It's a fun and lively atmosphere.

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Where the locals go
5.0

If you are looking for diner food, Bob and Edith's in the heart of Arlington is where all the locals go. You may have to wait in a line but it moves quickly and there's a reason there is a line. The breakfast's are hearty and tasty. The service is fast. And it's conveniently located in Arlington, VA. It's a true diner experience.

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Must see and do
5.0

The brand new District Wharf is a must see and do. There are many many restaurants to visit along with activities to take part in that will get you off your feet. Enjoy a river cruise ride or a water taxi ride, or get a little exercise and rent a kayak and explore the Potomac River. If you are staying for a while, consider a night of music at the Anthem theater. If you are coming with your kids, play oversized board games, go kayaking or play in the fountains.

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Unlimited hop-on hop-off
5.0

Get off your feet and see all of Washington D.C.'s iconic landmarks, rich history, striking architecture and beautiful parks with unlimited hop-on, hop-off access at over 40 stops throughout D.C. and northern Virginia. Along the way, you'll see the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Georgetown waterfront, Arlington National Cemetery and much more!

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See many flying machines
5.0

The closest Metro stop is Smithsonian, on the Blue, Silver and Orange lines. The museum is always free. The museum is one of the most visited in the world year-after-year. The historical objects on display are fundamental to the story of flight. The 1903 Wright Flyer owns the distinction of flying the world's first successful flight, and you can see the groundbreaking flying machine in person. There's also Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, the first aircraft to complete a nonstop flight from New York to Paris. The Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, the only portion of the Apollo 11 spacecraft to return to Earth, is prominently displayed in the ongoing Space Race exhibition. Visitors can also touch a sample of a lunar rock brought back from the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

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