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I'll be there for a week during February vacation. Suggestions for stuff to do? I want to go to DC, for sure, and of course, have to do colonial williamsburg, what else is good? 



 



 



 



Busch Gardens won't be open, bummer. 


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Smithsonian is a deinite. Which one? Aren't there a bunch of them, and it would take a week to do it all justice? Natural history would keep them interested, too. 



 



 



My kids loved sturbridge village, i had an annual membership for like 5 years running, and they'd go any chance we got, they liked being "insiders" knowing a lot of the workers there. I think they'll really like colonial williamsburg



 



 



 



They are 15, and boychasing is pretty high on their agenda, thankfully, I haven't totally lost them to 15 year old girl stuff. 


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Natural history was my favorite. They have the Hope Diamond. You may like Air + Space better. They have planes and rockets, etc. I don't think you can go wrong, except maybe the portrait gallery if you aren't into that stuff. Check it out on line. Plan an attack.

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Air and space was neat

 

I also like the one with dinosaurs, cant remember which one it was

 

The vietnam memorial was humbling

 

I have not seen the WWII memorial (dont know if it is done)

 

 

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You have the spy and the holocaust museum are pretty cool, Arlington National Cemetery changing of the guard, Iwo Jima, Vietam war memorial and the Korean war memorial best to see at night.

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Some links here...museums and whatnot, hope it's OK.

Virginia Living Museum (for the kids, spent the night there with mine years ago on a field trip)

http://www.thevlm.org/

The Mariners Museum (second to none)

http://www.marinersmuseum.org/

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS...I've done some work with these guys)

http://www.vims.edu/

Newport News Shipbuilding (the largest in the world)

All of the military bases (Little Creek, Norfolk, Langley, et al)

There is plenty to see right there in that area.

Good fishing there now too...big stripers showing up (I can give you some numbers)

DC's 41/2 hours away...quite a drive. If you're there for a while it would be worth it. DC's worth a week or more in and of itself.

 

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Air and space was neat

 

I also like the one with dinosaurs, cant remember which one it was

 

The vietnam memorial was humbling

 

I have not seen the WWII memorial (dont know if it is done)

 

 

 

 

 

I got to check out the Viet Nam Memorial, I was withmy uncle who flew 4 tours dust off. I wasn't near him when I went down there, and I hated the simplistic concept when it was first designed, but the feeling, the powerful aura, that was freakin incredible, honestly the first time in my life I knew what 'cold chills down your spine' meant. Lincoln, Jefferson and the still-closed monument are right there. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hook up w/Dennis and go fishing.smile.gif

 

OUTSTANDING idea! I'll buy gas so Kelly can have the Exploder to do stuff with the kids if he's cool with that! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some links here...museums and whatnot, hope it's OK.

 

Virginia Living Museum (for the kids, spent the night there with mine years ago on a field trip)

 

http://www.thevlm.org/

 

The Mariners Museum (second to none)

 

http://www.marinersmuseum.org/

 

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS...I've done some work with these guys)

 

http://www.vims.edu/

 

Newport News Shipbuilding (the largest in the world)

 

All of the military bases (Little Creek, Norfolk, Langley, et al)

 

There is plenty to see right there in that area.

 

Good fishing there now too...big stripers showing up (I can give you some numbers)

 

DC's 41/2 hours away...quite a drive. If you're there for a while it would be worth it. DC's worth a week or more in and of itself.

 

Any idea if Newport News Shipbuilding does public tours? Thanks so much for posting that, I really appreciate it! 

 

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Some links here...museums and whatnot, hope it's OK.

 

Virginia Living Museum (for the kids, spent the night there with mine years ago on a field trip)

http://www.thevlm.org/

 

The Mariners Museum (second to none)

http://www.marinersmuseum.org/

 

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS...I've done some work with these guys)

http://www.vims.edu/

 

Newport News Shipbuilding (the largest in the world)

 

All of the military bases (Little Creek, Norfolk, Langley, et al)

 

There is plenty to see right there in that area.

 

Good fishing there now too...big stripers showing up (I can give you some numbers)

 

DC's 41/2 hours away...quite a drive. If you're there for a while it would be worth it. DC's worth a week or more in and of itself.

 

 

Any idea if Newport News Shipbuilding does public tours? Thanks so much for posting that, I really appreciate it! 

 

I believe they do...my cousin's the head of recruiting there, I'll call him.

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I'll be there for a week during February vacation. Suggestions for stuff to do? I want to go to DC, for sure, and of course, have to do colonial williamsburg, what else is good? 

 

 

 

Busch Gardens won't be open, bummer. 

 

I grew up, so if ya got an questions feel free to hit me. I would suggest dinner at one of the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg Shields and Kings Arms are may favorites. You have Jamestown and Yorktown Parks if you are a history buff. The delis down near William and Mary is most of the night life. Let me know what you are into and Ill do my best to give ya answers.

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we spent a week in Williamsburg a few years ago. it was fall so Bush Gardens was closed.

 

with everything there is to do right around that area i don't think we saw everything there without even thinking about heading into DC.

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