Flea Market Deals in Washington DC
No matter where you are with your kids, when they hear the siren of a fire engine rushing to the rescue they always perk up. The lure of heroes, clad in rescue gear, riding upon a shiny red fire engine to help those in need is irresistible to the young imagination. After all, what little one doesn’t want to be a hero? Treat your “Little Hero” to a day at the Fire Museum of Maryland. In the museum’s Discovery Room, kids can dress up as fire fighters, pull an alarm box, and watch a telegraph operator send the call to the fire houses – and even sit behind the wheel of a 1938 Mack fire engine. You’ll also be able to walk into an actual 1870’s fire house that stood in Baltimore for 140 years - and is reconstructed inside the museum. The Fire Museum of Maryland is the third largest fire museum in the world – with over 40 antique fire engines on display – and is sure to offer a morning or afternoon of fiery fun for both you and your little hero. This fiery deal gets you admission for one adult and one child - on any day of the 2013 season, including all of the museum's major events such as: Cruisin’ for Our Heroes, Fire Engine Muster - Saturday, September14th from 10am – 2 pm Cool off at the hottest show in town. Run through the cascading streams of water as we honor area service and military personnel at the Fire Museum of Maryland, Saturday, Sept. 14th. Fire engine rides, Dalmatians, antique fire engine demonstrations, plus there will be police vehicles, antique cars and motorcycles on display. Fire engine collectors, car collectors, and police and fire departments will bring out their best apparatus. Chocolate Chip Dalmatian Rescue brings out their beautiful dogs. See two rare fire engines in action: a 1949 Three-Door Sedan Mack pumper and Engine 23, the city’s high pressure wagon. Engine 23 is a 1916 Mack Bulldog Pumping Engine capable of shooting up to 2,000 gal a minute through its three water cannons. Fire Engine collectors are welcome to pump. Peruse the Fire Engine and Memorabilia Flea Market. Come inside to see the 40 antique engines and trucks inside, plus walk through the rebuilt 1871 Fire House. Watch an Airport Crash Truck in action.
The Fine Print
Up to 3 vouchers may be combined to extend stay • Only valid for stays October 13, 2013 through January 21, 2014 • Reservations required and subject to availability • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations • Voucher includes deluxe continental breakfast for two and one $10 Marketplace credit • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture • Taxes not included; payable directly to the property • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included • Blackout date(s): October 18-19, 25-26, 2013
The Destination Lying in the shadow of the Capitol Building's iconic dome, it doesn't get any more "DC" than Capitol Hill. Long touted as the political nerve center of Washington, DC, this historic neighborhood is also something of an architectural and cultural playground, a 19th-century neighborhood of wide tree-lined avenues, ornate Federal townhouses, crimson brick boutiques, and hip eateries. Stroll down Barracks Row for some of the city's best shopping, restaurants, and bars; or explore the fresh produce and eclectic crafts and collectibles at the 7th Street open-air Eastern Market. Whether you want to bolster your knowledge of American history at one of the unique museums, or browse the shops at the restored Union Station building, you'll feast your eyes on some of the nation's greatest treasures. The Digs Located right in the heart of DC's signature neighborhood, the Capitol Hill Hotel is the most authentic way to experience this historic locale. This boutique hotel offers 152-spacious guestrooms that are some of the largest in the city. Replete with plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, and spa bathrobes, each roomy suite feels like your own pied-à-terre in the Capitol. The hotel offers a deluxe continental breakfast, and the state-of-the-art fitness center is open 24/7 to keep you feeling fit. Situated just steps away from the National Mall, the Capitol building, and the Capitol South Metro stop, this Hill retreat delivers the city to your door. The Diversions • Tour the historic Capitol Building • Stroll the Flea at Eastern Market • Step back in time with the self-guided Barracks Row Heritage Trail Tour • Brush up on your Shakespeare at the Folger Library, home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeareana • Eat like a local at Ted's Bulletin on Barracks Row