WASHINGTON D.C. TRAVEL GUIDE
What To See and What To Do in Washington D.C.
The Capitol, The White House, Smithsonian, Georgetown, National Zoo Park, Arlington Cemetery are only a few of things to see and try in Washington D.C. We have selected the best tours and activities for you, and in this Washington D.C. Travel Guide you will find our recommendations. We have researched and picked out the best way for you to plan and book, and verified the booking providers. Our service is to be trusted and all our recommendations are bookable online and easy – on the GO!
Tour Washington DC like a VIP and get up close to two iconic institutions: the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Archives Building. An expert guide will help you explore the best of DC’s monuments and buildings by bus, on foot and by boat. Buy tickets
Enjoy a 1.5 hour guided highlights tour of the most visited museum in the USA – covering everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Let your dashing, enthusiastic personal guide help you maximize your experience. Buy tickets
local food tour
Discover the history and rapidly changing culture of the U Street and Shaw Neighborhoods, through the iconic streets formerly known as ‘Black Broadway.’ The tour stops at local restaurants, to explore tasty flavors and drinks. Buy tickets
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Our special tip: 2,5 hour segway adventure
See the major hot spots in Washington, D.C., on this Segway adventure! Ride by the National Mall, Capitol Hill, the White House, and the historical Pennsylvania Avenue. On this tour, you will experience an overview of the all the important places in the nation’s capital city, on your own personal Segway. The Segway is perfect for zipping around the sidewalks and streets of downtown Washington, D.C. After a 30-minute introduction to operating your Segway, you will set off on your tour. Learn about the sites, history, and stories of surrounding on your tour. See the various memorials and receive some tips on fun off-the-Mall places to check out. Buy you tickets here.
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Monuments and culture
The locals call it The District. It is relatively compact with unique neighborhoods that you can explore easily by foot, bike, or Metro. Restoration of the U Street corridor, with restaurants, shops and live-entertainment venture, has improved in the nearby Shaw neighborhood, with its lively bars and restaurants. Adams Morgan neighborhood blends clubs, restaurants and exotic shops with new apartment complexes. Dupont Circle’s cosmopolitan outdoor dining, shops and Victorian architecture make it popular with happy hour people. Georgetown is famous for its upscale shops, nightclubs and fine dining. Don’t miss the charming Eastern Market, home to one of the oldest markets in the USA, and the bustling Barracks row with distinct architecture and some of the best dining in the city.
Culture, museums and art
In D.C., it’s easy to pair your sightseeing with museum touring. A number of Smithsonian Institution museums are located on or near the Mall, and they’re all free. The National Air & Space Museum, Museum of American History and the Museum of Natural History are must-sees. Art lovers will want to visit the Corcoran Gallery, the American Art Museum, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Museum of African Art and Museum of Women in the Arts. And, these are just a few of the many found throughout the District.
You’ll also find plenty of rich culture, beyond the museums and monuments. If you’re looking for classical arts, look no further than the Kennedy Center with its concert hall, opera house and theater. The Shakespeare Theatre Company is acclaimed for its productions, while The Avant Bard, Constellation, Mosaic and Rorschach theaters offer thought-provoking modern stage works.
One of the perennial “best restaurant cities” in the U.S., the District’s dining scene ranges from sophisticated to down-home, with everything in between. You can enjoy traditional game served with a modern touch, inspired molés from Mexico, fine French cuisine, Southern-inspired delights and the greatest concentration of Ethiopian restaurants in any city outside Africa.