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Washington DC Private City Tour
"It's a very fast-paced city tour around Washington DC for 4 hours with your own private driver guide who will give you all the basic information about the monuments and areas you will see on this tour. Get even more personalized by selecting a multi-ling Supreme Court Library of Congress Ullyses Grant MemorialUnion Station Pennsylvania Avenue The White House
From $90.00
 
Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise
"Meet your guide at the National Archives Building on Pennsylvania Avenue and travel around Washington DC by bus to visit the Capitol White House and all the major memorials (full list of stops available in the Itinerary section). At each stop your expert guide will hop off with you to personally escort you through the sights providing insightful background and answering questions alon stop for lunch (at your expense) and a shopping break at the Pentagon City Mall. Itinerary During your tour your guide will walk you through the following sights:The US Capitol Building (exterior) Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Dr Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Korean Memorial Lincoln Memorial Vietnam Memoria"""Explore the best of Washington DC with a guided bus and walking tour of the city's top sights plus a (seasonal) river cruise out of Georgetown. This 6 hour tour includes photo stops at the White House and Capitol guided tours of many of the monuments including the Lincoln Memorial
From $69.00
 
Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass
"Redeem your bus voucher at Union Station to begin your 48 hours of unlimited access to three bus loops around Washington DC. Learn about this dynamic city's history from live commentary as you admire numerous landmarks including the White House US Capitol Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ford's Theatre and Arlington National Cemetery. Hop on and off at the various stops (see Itinerary for full list) to capture photos and visit sights at your leisure. In addition
From $90.00

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Washington D.C.

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Other Notable Buildings

The Cathedral church and parish is named for Saint Matthew the Apostle, the patron saint of civil servants, recognising all those who serve at all levels of government and the many international...
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Other Memorials / Monuments

You can probably be excused if the existence of the Boy Scout Memorial doesn't light an immediate flame of recognition in your eyes. Its on the Ellipse (now called President's Park) and to be honest...
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Day Trips

Maryland's First Capital, Saint Mary's City makes a Historic Great Day trip from the DC Area at just 69 miles south of Washington D C (less from National Harbor) through the Historic Mother County of...
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Other Tours / Museums / Libraries

Located directly across the street from the statue of Baron von Stueben in Lafayette Square is what looks like a very ordinary brick home . Actually, it is anything but ordinary. Originally it was...
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National Cathedral / Other Churches / Temples

This parish was established over 200 years ago to "minister to the needs of the stonemasons building the White House and the U.S. Capitol." The first meeting place for St. Patrick's was located at...
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Parks / Gardens

Right behind the Smithsonian Castle you will find a lovely garden. This is an especially lovely, shaded, quiet place to relax after you have been schlepping around the monuments and memorials and all...
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C &O Canal / Potomac River

In 1885: Mrs. Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore, upon returning to Washington from her first visit to Japan, approached the U.S. Army Superintendent of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, with the...
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Neighborhoods / Residential Areas

Your first reaction to that heading may be something along the lines of, "What is this idiot doing calling Capitol Hill 'Off the beaten Path'"? Obviously, Capitol Hill and the Capitol Building are...
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Arlington VA. / National Cemetery

The Land that Arlington National Cemetery is located once belonged to the family of General Robert E. Lee. After the Civil War the property was auctioned off and bought by the US government. The...
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Organization of American States

The Museum of the Americas is sponsored by the Organization of American States, which showcases the visual arts from all of its member states on a rotating basis in this museum Exhibits change every...
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Markets / Shops / Malls

I found that this gentleman had really great prices on Pakistani rugs. His name is Ahmad Arsalan and the company is "Ansaf Sure Bazar. All kinds of Hand Made Carpets & Kilim's Center." Denise is...
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Smithsonian Institute Museums / National Zoo

This is a 1947 Allan Herschell Carousel located right in front of the Smithsonian Castle. It was erected in the National Mall in 1967. Open year-round, weather permitting. Hours: 10 am-5:30 pm...
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Veterans War Memorials

The Navy Memorial was dedicated in 1987 and the museum opened in 1991. The monument itself features four fountains, two flagpoles, 26 small bronze sculptures commemorating various Navy achievements,...
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U.S. Botanical Garden

After visiting a number of landmark buildings, we were craving for our prime interest - greenery. We found beauty blooming in Washington, DC at the United States Botanic Garden. Located on the west...
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Top Things to Do in Washington D.C.

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Capitol Building

Wow lucked out .. my first and only visit .. free televised concert on the capital lawn. There were celebrities from Tv and singers. Very cool to just be there and be at our capitol on memorial...
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Lincoln Memorial

After walking end to end, East to West, for monuments, this is the most approachable. It has a unique grandeur because it is so large and so detailed. Looking all directions from here, you can see the...
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National Archives

We were a bit suprised to see that the US National Archives should have the tightest security of all the buildings we got to see in Washington, D.C., but I guess Americans truly don't mess around when...
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White House

We went memorial day 2005 and it was a great time to go .. it's was my first and only visit but i'd really like to revisit. So much to do and see and of course so much history. Once you get there .....
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National Gallery of Art

Recently on a pleasant early September Monday,I devoted a wonderful day to studying this ginormous art museum's splendid collection of sculpture on the ground floor as well as its delightful...
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World War II Memorial

This was my first time seeing this memorial, and it is fantastic! Very big, very beautiful, and very well done. It is a great tribute to the men and women who gave their lives fighting in WWII. This...
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Top 5 Washington D.C. Writers

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matcrazy1

"Neither American nor European City :-)"
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Ewingjr98

"Washington DC"
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Yaqui

"Washington D.C."
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globetrotter_2006

"MY HOMETOWN"
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GentleSpirit

"My Hometown"
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