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Planning a Washington DC Trip

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  1. Planning a Washington DC Trip Even though you are not going on the DC trip this year, you can plan to go in the near future. In this project, you will research the cost and itinerary for your whole family to go experience the best DC has to offer. Below is a checklist you can use to keep track of this project. Remember, you will turn this in to Mrs. Randle when you are done, so be very thorough and detailed! Each page in this packet will address each of these items. They will allow you to show your planning and research involved in your decisions and you used and an opportunity to explain your reasons. Have Fun!! Checklist: _____How many people are going? Record Here: _____ _____Set your budget first!!! How much do you want spend maximum? Record that number here __________ _____When to do go? How long will you stay? _____How to get there and cost? _____Where to stay, cost and why? _____How to get around the city and the cost? _____What to see? Cost to see them? _____Where to eat? Cost to eat? _____Itinerary? List your final plan with all costs included.

  2. When is the best time to go? When planning a trip you need to decide when to go and how long to stay. The following websites are helpful is determining what time of year to go and maybe how long to stay. Use the work space below to jot down notes as you explore. Use other websites other than those listed to help make your decision. Once you have made your decision, write a paragraph on the following page explaining why you chose what time of year to visit and why you chose the length of time to stay. Websites to get you started. You can use more, please list those below. Websites: http://www.accuweather.com/ http://www.smartertravel.com/travel-guides/page.php?id=104713 http://www.frommers.com/destinations/washingtondc/0035020006.html http://washington.org/ Additional Websites you used: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

  3. Why did you pick the time of year you did to go to Washington DC? _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

  4. How are you going to get there? When planning a trip you need to decide how you are Going to get there. The following websites are helpful is determining The cost of various ways you can travel to DC. Remember, once in town, it is very hard to find parking! Use the work space below to jot down notes as you explore. Use other websites other than those listed to help make your decision. Once you have made your decision, write a paragraph on the following page explaining why you chose the way to arrive in DC. Additionally, explain once there how you will move from One place to another. It can be very complicated, so do Your research well! Websites to get you started. You can use more, please list those below. Websites: http://www.cheapflights.com/ http://www.expedia.com// http://www.mapquest.com/ http://gasbuddy.com/ http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/print_map.cfm http://www.wmata.com/ Additional Websites you used: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

  5. Why did you pick the mode of travel to get to Washington DC and to get around Washington DC? _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

  6. Where are you going to stay? How much will it cost for your entire stay? Obviously, you will need a place to stay. Research hotels carefully. Some charge a lot more for a basic breakfast of donuts. Others have a modest cost for a hot breakfast. This can help cut back costs Picking a hotel that offers breakfast will help overall costs in your food budget.. The following websites are helpful in locating a hotel in DC. I would advise you to pick one close to the Metro. that way you can utilize this affordable way to get around town and see all you want to see. Use the work space below to jot down notes as you explore. Use other websites other than those listed to help make your decision. Once you have made your decision, write a paragraph on the following page explaining why you chose the hotel of you did. Websites to get you started. You can use more, please list those below. Websites: www.priceline.com/www.hotels.com/ www.cheaprooms.com/www.expedia.com/ www.kayak.com/Hotelswww.hotwire.com/ Additional Websites you used: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

  7. Why did you pick the hotel/motel to stay in? How was the cost compared to others you Researched? _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

  8. How are you going to get around DC? Once you have arrived, how are you going to get around DC? Cab? Car? Metro? Bus? The following websites are helpful in researching how to get around DC. Be careful as parking is very difficult to find and many times is costs money. Use the work space below to jot down notes as you explore. Use other websites other than those listed to help make your decision. Once you have made your decision, write a paragraph on the following page explaining why you chose the mode of transportation you did. Websites to get you started. You can use more, please list those below. Websites: http://washingtondc.bestparking.com/index.php http://dc.about.com/cs/sightseeing/a/Gettingaround.htm http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/print_map.cfm http://www.wmata.com/ http://dc.about.com/od/transportation/a/Metrobus.htm http://dc.about.com/od/transportation/a/Washington-Dc-Taxis.htm http://dc.about.com/od/parking/a/paybyphonepkg.htm http://dc.about.com/od/transportation/a/TrafficReports.htm Additional Websites you used: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

  9. Why did you pick the method of getting around Washington DC? What make it better than the other methods you researched? _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

  10. What are you going to see in DC? Cost? So, now you are in DC. What are you going to do? What are you going to see? How are you going to get there? Will it cost anything? The following websites are helpful in researching attractions DC has to offer. Factor into your planning how you are going to get there! (from your previous page of research). Use the work space below to jot down notes as you explore. Use other websites other than those listed to help make your decision. Once you have made your decision, write a paragraph on the following page explaining why you have chosen the sites you have. List any costs that are included in any attraction you chose. Websites to get you started. You can use more, please list those below. Websites: http://washington.org/visiting/browse-dc/attractions http://washington.org/visiting/browse-dc/attractions/100-free-things-to-do http://washington.org/ http://www.ushmm.org/ http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/ http://www.si.edu/ http://www.nasm.si.edu/ http://www.spymuseum.org/?gclid=COKujtzk3q4CFYuK4Aod7G9bZw http://www.nationalparks.org/discover-parks/?fa=viewPark&pid=WASH Additional Websites you used: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

  11. How did you pick the things you wanted to see in Washington DC? What are you seeing and why? _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

  12. What about food? You have to eat! So, now you are in DC. You will be so busy seeing the sights and enjoying all DC has to offer, but you’ll have to stop to eat at least twice a day (if your hotel offers a free breakfast). The following websites are helpful in researching get around DC. Factor into your planning how you are going to get there! (from your previous pages of research.) Also, keep in mind where you are during lunch and dinner times and try to find a place near by to eat. Use the work space below to jot down notes as you explore. Use other websites other than those listed to help make your decision. Once you have made your decisions, write a paragraph on the following page explaining why you have chosen the restaurants you have. List all costs that are included by each restaurant you chose. If an exact cost is not possible, a range would be acceptable. Websites to get you started. You can use more, please list those below. Websites: http://www.washingtonian.com/sections/restaurants/index.html http://www.yelp.com/ (you’ll have to look up by Washington DC) http://www.washingtondc.com/restaurants/ http://washingtondc.menupages.com/ Additional Websites you used: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

  13. Why did you pick the restaurants you did to eat while visiting Washington DC? How did these compare to Others you priced? How was the variety? _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

  14. Ok, time to list your itinerary! You’ve spent a lot of time researching a trip to Washington DC. I know you know so much more than You did prior to beginning this project. So now I want to Know how long you’d stay, where you would stay and what you would see if you took a trip to DC. Below, list your itinerary. List day, time, cost, mode Of transportation etc. If you need to list it on a separate sheet of paper, do so! The itinerary runs onto the next page as well. Then, reflect on the following sheet what you’ve learned doing This project. I hope you had fun and learned a lot. List the following on each day of the itinerary: Time up, where ate, Where visited, cost involved, how you got around. Itinerary: Day 1: _________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Total Cost Day 1: ________________________________ Day 2: : _________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Total Cost Day 2: ________________________________

  15. Itinerary continued: Day 3: _________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Total Cost Day 3 ________________________________ Day 4: : _________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Total Cost Day 4 ________________________________ Day 5: _________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Total Cost Day 5 ________________________________ Day 6: _________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Total Cost Day 6 ________________________________ Day 7: _________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Total Cost Day 47 ________________________________

  16. Reflection about the project Answer the following questions: What did you learn? Did you think planning a trip was this hard/easy? After planning this trip, do you want to go? What are some suggestions for things to add/remove Overall, how did you enjoy the project? Reflection, by _____________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

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