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Looks like I'll be in the Washington DC area followed by Seattle next March.

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Looks like I'll be in the Washington DC area followed by Seattle next March.

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Apparently theres a nice new family moving in to the Washington DC area soon they would welcome a visit to broaden their international experience .

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Someone should invite them to visit Plant Oxford - to see how cars SHOULD be made.......

Or maybe as celebrity guest star at MINI United? After all, MINI owners are about as culturally diverse as it gets!!

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I'll have to get a picture of the ducks on my antenna. I refer to them as 'cultural diversity' ducks. Brake dust might have something to do with it.

(This has been a running joke with a friend of mine from high school, who wrote a book called 'Race Manners'- shameless plug for Bruce's book)

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For Seattle suggestions, you have to go to Pike's Market. While there, get a latte at the first Starbucks. Then walk over to the ferry piers to watch the action and maybe get a bite. Order too much so you'll have some to share with the seagulls. Next, walk over to the old section to see the original skid row. The Underground Seattle tour is enjoyable, and after dark there are lots of clubs for you to try.

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Don't forget to look to see if the mountains are out. Seattle is notoriously rainy, but if you catch a glimpse of the mountain range (like Mt Rainier) it's quite an amazing sight.

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Just adults or kids going too? Want city or city/country experience?
March in Washingotn, I think the Tulip fest should be going on. Take a ferry ride. Pike Place Mkt is nice as said above. Volunteer park is great in winter (glass conservatory). Nice zoo and aquarium for kids. Good food town, and great pub town. Wild Ginger, Dahlia Lounge, Flying Fish, Matt's at the Market, Cafe Campagnia, Marco's Supper Club, Tutta Bella are among my favorite eats. Ride the streetcar, working on it was my prior job.
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March in Washingotn, I think the Tulip fest should be going on. Take a ferry ride. Pike Place Mkt is nice as said above. Volunteer park is great in winter (glass conservatory). Nice zoo and aquarium for kids. Good food town, and great pub town. Wild Ginger, Dahlia Lounge, Flying Fish, Matt's at the Market, Cafe Campagnia, Marco's Supper Club, Tutta Bella are among my favorite eats. Ride the streetcar, working on it was my prior job.
It's just me, alas - business trip, but probably got a weekend to kill in between. So I could stay around DC then go over to Seattle at the end of the weekend, or go on the Friday and have a couple of days there before the meetings at Redmond.

Thanks all for your advice - I will have to think more about what and when!

I suppose there's very little chance of renting a MINI ineither city then?

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Check Zipcars, at least for DC. They might have Minis available.

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Since this thread has expanded to include general tourist questions, I've added to the title and made it sticky.

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Hey guys, quick question...

The cheapest I've found to hire a car for 5 weeks is around 550 (inc CDW). Now I was thinking, do you think I could beat this if I waited until I got to LAX and haggled in person? Or would I be best off taking this price now (before the falls any more against the $!)

Unfortunately we can't afford a Mustang for this length of time, so it's gonna be the smallest thing they've got.

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Car rental places generally don't haggle, so I would say take the price offered now.

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