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01-25-2009, 08:29 PM
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Hotels in Washinton area

Hi, wondering if anyone can help me. I am going to Washinton in March and need to find a hotel in the Washington/Maryland area. Does anyone know of any decent ones that don't cost a fortune?
Thing is I don't know what are the bad areas and the safe areas in the dc area.

Can anyone give me some pointers

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01-25-2009, 08:31 PM
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there's a whole thread about traveling to DC.

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01-25-2009, 09:01 PM
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Yeah, I can't find it. I tried searching for it. I tried "visit", "Traveling" and even "hotel" in the caps forum and the search says there is nothing that meets my criteria. Me thinks the search function it messed.
I would have thought that it would be a sticky like some of the other teams forums.


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For what its worth it was like halfway down the page

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Cut the man some slack. It was like 3/4 the way down the page.


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Questions from a Verizon Center/Caps Game Virgin

Hello Cap fans!

So, I'm going to be in DC in late February and was looking to go to a Caps game. I've been to DC a lot, but never to the Verizon Center for a Caps game. Hopefully, I'll get to see Ovechkin light up the Thrashers on the 26th, but I have a couple questions.

First of all, one of the problems is that
my girlfriend has class that day that goes til 7:20, and considering how its not particularly advised to skip out on grad school classes, we're probably going to have to get there after the 1st period. Considering that, I don't want to buy tickets that are too expensive if I'm already going to be missing the pre-game skate and 1/3rd of the actual game, so...

1. Do you guys recommend getting tickets on a site like Stubhub or Ticketluck? Any nightmare stories?
2. Does the Verizon Center take issue with people coming into the arena after the game is well underway?
3. Are there are any particularly bad seats to sit in, or any obstructed or limited view seats that I should stay away from?
4. How much is the parking, and is it fairly accessible or always full?
5. Any extra charges I should know about or any other tips in general?

If anyone responds, I appreciate the advice.

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02-02-2009, 03:34 PM
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1. I've never heard of Ticketluck. Most people use Stubhub, and they have an "office" right up the street from the Verizon Center. I'm not sure if that game will be sold out or not.

2. Not that I know of.

3. If you are in the very very top of the arena at one of the ends, you can't see the other end of the ice, the scoreboard blocks it. It's only like 2 or 3 rows at the very top behind the goals.

4. Parking can be anywhere from $5 if you park several blocks away to $25 for really close parking. It depends. Some lots fill up, but there are tons of lots in the area underground.

5. Pay with cash when buying concessions inside the arena. There have been several stories recently of employees inside charging an extra amount on to charge cards to give themselves a tip.

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1. I've never heard of Ticketluck. Most people use Stubhub, and they have an "office" right up the street from the Verizon Center. I'm not sure if that game will be sold out or not.

2. Not that I know of.

3. If you are in the very very top of the arena at one of the ends, you can't see the other end of the ice, the scoreboard blocks it. It's only like 2 or 3 rows at the very top behind the goals.

4. Parking can be anywhere from $5 if you park several blocks away to $25 for really close parking. It depends. Some lots fill up, but there are tons of lots in the area underground.

5. Pay with cash when buying concessions inside the arena. There have been several stories recently of employees inside charging an extra amount on to charge cards to give themselves a tip.
Great. Thanks for the info.

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02-03-2009, 04:18 AM
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Several years ago there was a conflict with a Caps game and a Redskins playoff game. Since the Caps wouldn't (or couldn't) change the start time, a bunch of us got to the game at the start of the 2nd period without any problems.

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02-28-2009, 09:53 PM
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March 16-20

i really need your help

im going to washington during march break march 16-20

my dad and i are wondering what we can do,like any sporting events

i realize that both the wizards and the caps are out of town

im thinking more like college sports

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02-28-2009, 10:13 PM
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There are a few Maryland Lacrosse games in that period, if that floats your boat.

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02-28-2009, 10:20 PM
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What college sports are we talking about? Basketball will be in conference tournaments, so that's out. Do you have car access? You might be able to get to a lacrosse game during the week, but there really isn't much college sports then.

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Can you put off your trip for three weeks? The Frozen Four is April 9-11.

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Moving to DC

Hi all,
over the summer i paln to move to DC. I want to know, how is life there? peacful, hctic? what are some neighborhoods to avoid? Basically the 411, thanks

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over the summer i paln to move to DC. I want to know, how is life there? peacful, hctic? what are some neighborhoods to avoid? Basically the 411, thanks
it matters were you are going to work or whatever, but Virginia is good and so is Maryland(as long as you're in Montgomery county. I would try and stay out of DC, but DC has good area's too.

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I would try and stay out of DC, but DC has good area's too.
Don't listen to that BS, DC has plenty of great neighborhoods.

This is a huge area, so you really need to figure out where you're working and plan accordingly. It can literally take a couple of hours to get from one end of the area to another at certain times of the day.

If you're considering living in the city, think of DC as a diamond. The NW quadrant is generally much nicer than the rest of the city in terms of property values, crime, entertainment, schools, business, and just generally being a nice place to live.

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Yeah, if you stick to NW, you should be fine.

Gotta be careful for all the crooks, though. It's unfortunate because the cops won't do anything; they claim that people "voted" for them or something.

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03-01-2009, 10:16 AM
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it matters were you are going to work or whatever, but Virginia is good and so is Maryland(as long as you're in Montgomery county. I would try and stay out of DC, but DC has good area's too.
WTF so this is the only place decent in Maryland?

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WTF so this is the only place decent in Maryland?
I think he meant near DC. AKA: Don't go to PG county. There plenty of great places, but they're a bit closer to baltimore.

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I think he meant near DC. AKA: Don't go to PG county. There plenty of great places, but they're a bit closer to baltimore.
that

Otherwise welcome to the DC area - it's a great place to be for any hockey fan right now.

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In DC, there's Capitol Hill and Hillcrest, both of which are in Southeast. Hillcrest was rated highly by Washingtonian Magazine. It's 95% houses over here - it's like the suburbs but with mass transit if you need it.

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Hi all,
over the summer i paln to move to DC. I want to know, how is life there? peacful, hctic? what are some neighborhoods to avoid? Basically the 411, thanks
Life is pretty fast-paced in the DC-metro area. Neighborhoods to avoid have been pretty well covered above, and where you live pretty much depends on what you can afford and what you're looking for.

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Neighborhoods are all about what you can afford and then where you work if you ask me.


I live in Charles County (about 45 minutes SE of DC) and it's quiet for the most part.

I was born and raised down here, so I'm fine with it, though it's a bit rural for some (even though much of it is not and getting to be PG lite in parts) but the DC area has plenty of options.


What are you looking for in where you live? How much can you afford to pay for rent/property? What are you going to do work wise? What do you do on the weekends?

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Are Georgetown Basebal games popular?

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What college sports are we talking about? Basketball will be in conference tournaments, so that's out. Do you have car access? You might be able to get to a lacrosse game during the week, but there really isn't much college sports then.
From my Knowledge, there is only georgetown baseball games that week

I heard the Georgetown campus is amazing, i think my dad and i are gonna check that out as well

question to everyone


what is your top 10 things to do in washington?



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