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Hotel/Arlington Cemetery/Mt. Vernon-do-able?

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Hotel/Arlington Cemetery/Mt. Vernon-do-able?

We are going to the internment of a family member in Arlington Cemetery in 9 days on a Tues. As we are traveling with a 8 and 10 year old, I would like to combine the long car trip with something for them. Can anyone recommend a hotel near Arlington for the service on Tues?

Also, what would you recommend for kids this age - the Smithsonian, or Mt. Vernon? I usually troll this website but am exhaused with the funeral preparations. Thank you for any advice.

Washington, DC
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1. Re: Hotel/Arlington Cemetery/Mt. Vernon-do-able?

Hotels recommended recently Westin Arlington Gateway

Close by hotels Rosslyn Holiday Inn, Key Bridge Marriott, Best Western Rosslyn

I would choose an activity for your children based on their interests. If they like planes, science etc. I would go to the Smithsonian. If they really like history I would go to Mt. Vernon.

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2. Re: Hotel/Arlington Cemetery/Mt. Vernon-do-able?

Thank you for your reply, it has helped me greatly.

Baltimore, Maryland
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3. Re: Hotel/Arlington Cemetery/Mt. Vernon-do-able?

many hotels in crystal city. just stayed at Hampton Inn for same reason. my brother in law had a suite so their kid had a separate room for about $100 including breakfast. We were 5 minutes from Arlington.

as for stuff to do- Air and Space and/or Natural History museum if weather is iffy. MV on a nice day with a boat ride on the Potomac if you have a great weather day- which is possible the way this winter has been.

Arlington, Virginia
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4. Re: Hotel/Arlington Cemetery/Mt. Vernon-do-able?

There are several good options - we can make hotel suggestions for you given your exact dates of travel, nightly budget in USD, and # of guests

5. Re: Hotel/Arlington Cemetery/Mt. Vernon-do-able?

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