Walking the National Mall DC

From the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial is an activity in its self never mind visiting any of the Smithsonian Museums. Took us about 45 minutes to stroll the wide open area. There is a range of architectural styles to distract the walker as well as catching a full on view of both the Capitol building and The Monument. Every […]

Tips for visiting Arlington Cemetery

Enter from the Rosslyn side Select and plan your walk or if walking an issue use the tourist buses. Leave via the main entrance and walk back into DC via the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Arlington Cemetery is just over the bridge from the Lincoln Memorial in DC but by default we entered from the Rosslyn side […]

CEB Tower, Arlington, Virginia.

What – Tall building with an observation deck open to visitors. Where – Central Plaza, Rosslyn. Close to the Rosslyn Metro Station. Why – to have a 360 view of Arlington,Washington DC and Georgetown. Always good to find a tall building when visiting a new city, gives an overview of the places that you might […]

Foggy Bottom Metro Station : WashingtonDC

The child inside of me had been tittering a lot about the name Foggy Bottom. Staying at Hotel Hive the Foggy Bottom Metro was the nearest station. Very seventies style architecture. Foggy Bottom is very much a university area, wedged neatly between Georgetown and the main tourist sites. A couple of decent restaurants close to the station […]

Eleven reasons to choose Hotel Hive – the first macro hotel in Washington DC

For me it’s all about location when choosing a city hotel and Hotel Hive  hits all the right criteria buttons. Great location for major sightseeing, not far from Foggy Bottom Metro station, within easy walking distance to Georgetown, the White House, Smithsonian Museums and Capitol Hill. David gave us a great welcome at reception much needed after a long […]