Washington DC for Gay Families – 2TravelDads

Washington DC for Gay Families - 2TravelDads

One day in Washington DC is actually enough time to see and do a lot. Don’t believe me? This one day itinerary for visiting Washington DC includes the best sightseeing around the US capitol, best things to do in DC, and an overall plan for an easy day trip to Washington DC.

Washington DC for Gay Families

We partnered with Best Western to visit Virginia and Washington DC, so for our recommendations for where to stay, check out our “hotels” section at the end!

VISITING THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUMS 

If you’re planning a day trip to Washington DC, you have to make time for at least one or two of the many Smithsonian Museums. Whether you’re looking for art or history, science or culture, there is a museum for every interest.

Most of the Smithsonian Museums are located along the National Mall, which is the long lawn between the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. Several have cafes, so if you want to stay in the relative area, it makes for an easy day full of museum-going.

By Chris and Rob – Full Story at the 2TravelDads

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Lesbian Washington DC – Go Girlfriend

lesbian Washington DC

Established well over 200 years ago (circa 1790), Washington, DC is easily the epicenter of the nation’s attention. Cultivated through it’s political, historic and educational opportunities, this core of Americana draws curious visitors from around the world. And what a world class destination to visit!

Sight-seeing in Washington brings rich architecture, monumental sights and an educational richness that piques the imagination and inspires thoughts of greatness. Explore our top 12 highlights that bring Washington greatness alive.

One thing I will say is that lesbian Washington DC is best explored on foot. From walking the National Mall through its many political or ghost walking tours, the grand revelations build step by step.

1. National Mall – as the most visited National Park in the United States, the National Mall encompasses the area of many of our other highlights. Roughly 2 miles in length, this green space centers what ties Washington DC visits together. With its walking trails, monuments and museums, this public open space has been home to epic history-changing marches, presidential inaugurations and all manner of public gatherings. Bring a picnic lunch and spend an entire day exploring its rich attractions.

By Stacy Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

Lesbian Washington DC Travel Resources

 

Gay Washington DC – Gay Star News

gay Washington DC

One fine summer evening in the American capital last month, I suddenly had the sensation I’d stepped into a TV set. (Or morphed into an Netflix algorithm, suspended in House of Cards cyperspace. Or something. Hey, it’s 2017). My point is, gay Washington DC is so recognizable that, like New York City, it feels larger-than-life, surreal; thus, it never disappoints.

Cruising through the city center in an open top bus, I was bowled over by the iconic buildings and monuments in all their polished, neoclassic glory. The Capitol Building, the The Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the White House: they all stand in harmony, like a perfectly polished set. I felt an urge to replace my typical tourist garb with a matchy-matchy three piece suit, tie and shirt… Washington DC is just smart. In my admiration, I answered a question I’d earlier posed to myself: is it possible to mention Washington DC without talking politics?

The short answer is yes, absolutely. Because it’s exquisite to look at and thrilling to experience – regardless of what, or who, it represents. As such, Washington DC is a true blockbuster destination, which is somewhat surprising given its modest size.

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News

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New African American History Museum Opens in DC

Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture How many LGBT items are in the new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture and is it enough to please gay historians? It’s a tough question to answer because some ostensibly gay items may not be presented as such. It’s now widely believed, for instance, that “A Raisin in the Sun” playwright Lorraine Hansberry was a closeted lesbian for much of her short life (she died at age 34 in 1965), but to what degree does this factor into her representation in the museum, for instance? Slated to open this weekend with a ceremony Saturday morning in which President Obama will speak, the museum has yet to be assessed by the public. And curators acknowledge it’s impossible to please everyone. Descendants of the Quander family, whose roots can be traced back to slaves at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, have publicly expressed disappointment at not being represented in the inaugural museum displays, for instance. But whether there’s enough LGBT representation overall to please gay historians is yet to be determined.

By Joey DiGuglielmo – Full Story at The Washington Blade

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Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters: Gay Friendly Washington DC Hotel

Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: A Dupont Circle location, The Beacon Hotel creates an experience tailored to the lifestyle of leisure travelers, full service, where guests enjoy exceptional hospitality in a welcoming atmosphere. A fresh design, the latest in technology advancements flat panel televisions, WebTV and Wi-Fi connectivity.

See the Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Washington DC

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