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Old 02-11-2015, 01:00 PM   #1
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I am thinking of making the trip to tour our nation's capital in late May. I have heard that Cherry Hill RV park is the closest park in the area. It appears to have all the needs including Metro buses to transport you into Washington DC. Have any of you stayed in the park and if so how would you rate your stay? Is May a good time to visit? Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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I go to DC every 2nd full week of May. I can tell you that is a busy time with school trips so most of the attractions, museums and monuments are usually packed with school kids. As far as weather it is perfect. Once you get into DC you can either walk, use the metro subway or buses/cabs to get around town. Hopefully later in May won't be so busy with the kids since it is closer to the end of the school year. I think you'll enjoy it. There is so much to see. Enjoy!
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:18 PM   #3
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I live about 15 minutes away from Cherry Hill. I've never stayed there, but it looks nice. Well landscaped and decent size rooms. They are super close to the College Park metro on the green line.


May is a good time to visit, but you need to know that weather in and around DC is finicky at best. It could be roasting hot or chilly and rainy. Trust me though, I would rather the rain then the roasting hot. You are likely to get more wet when its roasting out... DC is a filled in swamp and it feels it in the summer!


Metro trains are the absolute best way to get around the city. Its not like the subway in NYC, stops can be far apart. There are stops near most tourist locations though, so you should be okay.


If you come in April, likely to be cooler and rainy. June is when EVERYONE comes to DC and it can start being unbearably hot. May and October are my favorite times.
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:23 PM   #4
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We stayed there this past Thanksgiving. It was very nice and clean. Would go back in a heartbeat. The Metro into the city was a piece of cake.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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Checking this out. We have reservations there for the second week of June. Tripadvisor reviews were good
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:01 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help on this. I have only one problem with the trip. My wife and I always travel with minature daschund Mia. When we take trips into town, I would have leave her inside the trailer in her box for Im thinking 6 to 8 hours. That's a long time to pin her up. What do you do with your pets when your out during the day?
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I was planning to do this trip in April, but had to change it to be a fly-in. From the research, it appears that Cherry Hill offers a dog walking service! Give them a call to confirm, but it was something we were originally counting on before our plans had to change.
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Thanks for your help on this. I have only one problem with the trip. My wife and I always travel with minature daschund Mia. When we take trips into town, I would have leave her inside the trailer in her box for Im thinking 6 to 8 hours. That's a long time to pin her up. What do you do with your pets when your out during the day?
It can vary from dog to dog of course, but neither of our two dogs has a problem with 6 hours. I know our Schnauzer can wait, and does wait, up to 12 hours (to our surprise!). But, we don't trust out of her kennel for that long... yet.

Our Poodle has been with us about 12 years and has regularly gone 6 hours and an occasional 8 with the run of the house. He has never had an 'accident' in the house the last 10 years.
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Did Cherry Hill 2 years ago for Easter break. Very nice campground and clean. We didn't spend any time at the campsite, you are to busy seeing DC. The train to DC is the way to go. One tip that can save you some money is you can go into the DEPT buildings and eat in the cafeteria. Food is pretty good and price isn't bad either.
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I have read nothing but great things about Cherry Hill and have looked at their website, but can anyone post any pics of the sites that they stayed at? Please??


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