A GUIDE THROUGH WASHINGTON D.C. photo by Ben Murray // May 2012
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CHERRY BLOSSOM MADNESS
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TOURING D.C.* MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS*RESTAURANTS
May 2012, Volume 1
IN THIS ISSUE WASHINGTON D.C. is
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known for its rich history and white statues. visit places like the beautiful Botanical gardens of Washington and the 15 museums of the Smithsonian.
Tour Washington D.C. the best way by taking the Nations double-decker bus. Stop anywhere you want at any time.
Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival this spring in Washington D.C. This event is taken place in the heart of the District annually.
Interested in seeing President Barack Obamaâ€™s home? Would you like to experience being 555 feet high from the ground? Take a stroll through all 15 museums of the Smithsonian.
Washington D.C. has all different types of food whether itâ€™s chinese to an American burger from the Capital City Brewing Company. Want something healthy? D.C. has that too.
Hop On Hop Off
The National Air & Space Museum
The Cherry Blossom Festival
Restaurants In The District
Tour Washington D.C. in the Spring! The United States Botanic Garden Conservatory Seasonal Exhibit Savage Gardens: The Real and Imaginary World of Carnivorous Plants May 26 - October 8, 2012
Savage Gardens tells the story of carnivorous plants and their adaptations to their habitats. Tourists will get to see what it’s like to be these plant’s prey. This exhibit will also show how important it is to preserve environments for which they live in. Other permanent exhibits include the conservatory which have plants from subtropical, tropical and other regions.
HOP ON HOP OFF! photo by Martin Male
The National Garden is an outdoor garden that has rose garden and native plants from the Mid-Atlantic. Bartholdi Park is a favorite among Washington locals that has a tapestry of theme gardens surrounding the historic Bartholdi Fountain.
By: Bradley Conway View the Nation’s capital by taking the open-top-double-decker bus. The bus lets you hop-on and hop-off anytime you want, stopping 50 times throughout Washington D.C. Visitors can use the bus at there own convenience for their chosen length of time, either one or two days. The perks for using the double-decker bus let’s you create your own itenerary of Washington. Tourists can enjoy stopping at monuments, museums while also shopping at the National Mall and eating at Washington’s finest restaurants. Traveling around Washington will give visitors the chance to see the White House, the National Archives, the Lincoln Memorial and the 15 musuems of the Smithsonian.
Length: 24 or 48 hours Time: Tours begin at 9:00 am daily, final departure is at 5:00 pm and departures occur every 15 to 30 minutes during hours of operations.
Reserve online, or call 888-878-9870 for reservations and more information. photo by Randy Pertiet
Cherry Blossom Festival A Celebration of friendship
Tours For You Dinner Cruise March 15-April 7
Arts of Japan March-April 26
Blossoms Bite by Bike March 23-April 27
Glorious Gardens Tour
March 24-April 27 Participants in the cherry blossom festival parade. Photo by Jeri Gloege.
Cherry Blossom Magic By: Calandra Jones
The Cherry blossom Festival is celebrated annually during the spring in Washington DC. This festival began as a gesture of friendship among the United States and Japan.
In 1912 Tokyo Japan gave the gift of 3000 cherry blossom trees in hopes of creating an everlasting friendship between these two countries. The Trees were rooted deeply and have blossomed each spring withstanding the test of time. Each year a festival is held to honor this international
friendship. This year is even more special because it marks the centennial. The five week celebration begins on March 20- April 27 2012. This will be an event of epic proportion that will captivate the city and even the world. During this period there will a lot of fun activities that families will enjoy. Families can enjoy the Chery Blossom Parade, which is one of the main events of the festival that features
Japanese art and music. Families will also be able to enjoy art, concerts, and Japanese food. There are many tours dedicated to its history. This will be an event not to miss. photo by Stephanie Clifford
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Where innovation is tradition
CONTACT US: admissions.gmu.edu PHONE: 703-993-2400 FAX: 703-993-4622
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Wall To Wall
Air & Space Museum By: Bradley Conway
The National Air and Space Museum is full of historic air and spacecraft from all over the world. If you love learning about history, science, the development of aviation and space then this will be the perfect place for you. The museum is broken down into two display facilities: The National Mall Building, which has hundreds of artifacts on display taken from the original Wright Brothers 1903 Flyer and Lindberghâ€™s Spirit of Saint Louis as well as the Apollo 11 command module. Then the
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center displays artifacts such as the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The museum serves to educate individuals of the historical interest and significance to the progress of aviation and spaceflight through its 22 exhibition galleries. It also provides new research in the study of aviation and spaceflight and their related technologies. Hours of operation: Open daily from 10 a.m. â€“ 5:30 p.m.
Visiting Tips: - Arrive early to get a head start through the museum and avoid the crowd - Allow at least 2-3 hours of looking - Purchase IMAX or Planetarium tickets in advance
Shows: Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater NOW SHOWING Rescue 3D, Hubble 3D, To Fly! And Air Racers 3D Smithsonian Members $6.50 Adult (13-59) $9.00 Seniors (60+) $8.00 Youth (2-12) $7.50 IMAX Theater box offices are located at the National Air and Space Museum (both loca-
tions) and the National Museum of Natural History. The Albert Einstein Planetarium box office is located on the second floor of the National Air and Space Museum Mall building. Box offices open at 10:00 a.m. each day and close after the start of the last scheduled show.
Tickets by Phone: Tickets may be purchased by phone by calling 202-633IMAX (4629) or toll free at 1-877-932-4629, 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST, except December 25th. There is a $2.00 per ticket fee for tickets order by phone.
Photos From The Air & Space Museum The National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian holds the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Almost all space and aircraft on display are originals.
All photos by Bradley Conway
DID YOU KNOW? That The museum provides tools for educational activities as well as resources provided for classroom learning?
The museum also provides free of charge educational programs for school groups and youth groups.
Restaurant Directory W
ashington D.C. offers a variety of restuarants and families are sure to find a favorite. Each offers amazing food at reasonable prices. The best part is that all restaurants are kid friendly.
Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown: 3282 M St NW Phone: 202-337-1245 Who wants pizza? Well this restaurant is the perfect fit. This restaurant offers a variety of authentic Itailain pizzas, pasta’s, and beverages. If you get there by May 3rd you’ll be just in time for James Brown’s Birthday Bash. The price range for this is $5.25-$18.95. Tony Cheng’s Seafood and Mongolian Barbecue Chinatown: 619 H St NW Phone: 202-842-8669
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Looking for delicious Asian cuisine? Tony Cheng’s is a must for meeting your hunger needs. This restaurant is best known for it’s live lobster, crab, fish, beef and poultry prepared anyway you like it. The price range is from $3.50-$14.95.
Ben’s Chili Bowl
Capitol City Brewing Company
1213 U St. NW Phone: 202-667-0909
Downtown: 1100 New York Ave. NW Phone: 202-628-2222
Ben’s Chili Bowl has been featured on ABC’s “The Chew.” It offers a variety of delicious signiture foods like the all meat chili dog, beef chili burger, chili burger sub, jumbo beef dogs, and much more. It even has a breakfast menu. The best part is not only do they offer resonably low prices, Ben’s Chili Bowl ships food to all 50 states! You’ll see prices at this eatery anywhere from $4.20-$18.00 (higher prices are for group menus).
This is the first brew pub in the nation’s capitol since prohibition. It offers some of the best hand-crafted beers in the country. Looking at the menu you’ll see American classics like fried green beans, mini turkey corn dogs, capitol city wings,nachos, and onion rings. It also features Calamari, hummus, and ahi tuna. You may spend a little more here but it still will not break your wallet. Prices are $30 and under.
American City Diner of Washington
5532 Connecticute Ave. NW (Morrison St. NW) Phone: 202-244-1949
1905 9th St. NW Phone: 202-332-190
This restuarant features American classics like burgers (turkey, salmon, or beef), hot dogs, and mashed potatoes and it can all be enjoyed with an all American can of Soda. You will not go anywhere over your budget because the price range for this eatery is between $4.95-$7.95
This restuarant is a combination of European bistro with a taste of New Orleans as they make their own rendition of comfort foods. The price range is $30 and under.
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The Washington Monument is 555 feet tall and gives tourists a birds eye view over The District. Summer Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Rest of Year: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Washington Monument admission is free but does require a ticket. If you wish to reserve tickets, you may do so by visiting the National Park Service ticket website at www.recreation. gov or by calling (877) 4446777 for individual tickets or (877) 559-6777 for group resverations. There is a $1.50 service charge per ticket. These tickets may be picked up at the “will call” window of the Washington Monument lodge on day of tour.
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C O N T R I B U T I O N
BRADLEY CONWAY My name is Richard Bradley Conway and I’m an upcoming senior at Southeast Missouri State University. Currently, I’m pursuing a Bachelors degree in multimedia journalism with a creative writing minor, and I gain experience by being a reporter, writing for The Capaha Arrow student newspaper on campus. In 2013 I plan on pursuing my Masters degree at Arizona State University in the area of journalism. My goal in life is to write for a magazine or a newspaper and make a name for myself. The designing portion has become one of my favorite things to do as of lately, but I love to write about anything. Right now, I am working to find an opportunity to continue reporting in this field. Outside of the writing world my hobbies consist of hanging with my family, traveling, watching the Kansas Jayhawks, running, listening to music and playing basketball. My area of interest includes writing about sports, awareness and arts and entertainment.
CALANDRA JONES My name is Calandra Jones and I am currently majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Southeast Missouri State University. I plan on becoming a news anchor and start at the local level. Throughout my traveling journey I’ve been to many different places. They include San Antonio and Dallas, TX, Detroit, MI, Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Denver, CO and Toronto, CA. Although these art are all different places, they seem to have one thing in common, the chance to see a new face. The best part of traveling is meeting people from all walks of life and finding out that you have at least one thing in common. Outside of the writing world my hobbies consist of singing, song writting, spending time with friends and family, and watching my favorite sports team the LA Lakers. My area of interest include writting short stories.
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The 202 Guide Through Washington D.C. Bradley Conway & Calandra Jones