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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley and Monuments by Moonlight Tour
"Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley TourBoard your trolley at any of its 20 stops throughout Washington DC and use your included guidebook to help plan your day. Travel three different routes and listen to onboard commentary on the sights you pass hopping on and off as often as you like. Since the trolleys run every half hour from morning to evening they're a convenient way to get around the city and cover all the must-do sights! This is DC's only trolley with GPS Tracking! You can find the your next trolley arrival nearby trolley stops and there is even a call-in feature. No phone app is required! Maximize your time on the trolleys with the use of this tool.There are three different trolley routes (see Itinerary for a complete list of stops):National Mall and Downtown ( as well as the Lincoln Memorial Washington Monument
From $78.00
 
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
 
3 Hour Private DC City Tour for 6 - 24 Passengers
"Experience DC your way!  Pick up may be from any location inside the DC Beltway including Alexandria Arlington Fairfax Bethesda and Chevy Chase. Create your own itinerary from our list of DC most popular and 'must see' sites. Our suggestions for your itinerary include: US Capital Library of Congress Supreme Court House
From $350.00

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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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 Archives

The National Archives houses some of the most important documents in the history of the United States and it should be one of the first places that most visitors should see. Some of the documents on...
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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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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 Air and Space Museum

If you look at my travel page, I have spent a lot of time at this museum! This time we spent less than 2 hours. Plus lunch, this is probably the best place to grab a bite of food at the mall to make...
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Arlington National Cemetery

It was a hot day in DC so we just hit the highlights - saw the changing of the guard and FJK's grave. If we had had waited a bit longer we could have heard a 21 cannon salute, since this is still an...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial

This can be an eery place to visit...especially after dark. The lighting is from the ground up. The soldiers are positioned as if crossing a rice paddy....and you feel as if you are with them in...
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Top Warnings and Dangers in Washington D.C.

Warnings and Dangers

Neighborhood Watch

I have lived in various parts of DC (from NE, to SW, to NW) for several years...and that was a few years ago, before the city was "cleaned up" (aka gentrified). I am a young, educated, white female,...
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Panhandlers, Pickpockets / Other Perps

Lighting in the Metro stations seems to be considerably lower than before. Be extra careful at the fare machines when fumbling around with money...watch your step on escalators (especially during rush...
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Heightened Security

I did not realise that you cannot take any photographs inside the Metro anywhere. I found the architecture fabulous and I am sure I have seen it in a movie but be warned the Metro police will be on...
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Road Conditions

DC taxicabs are a breed all their own. Unlike other cities, DC cabs do not use meters. Rather, they use an arcane 'Zone' system that is based on a series of zones the extend out from the US Capital....
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Airport Mishaps

I’ve been to quite a few airports in my life, and one of the worst is definitely Dulles International Airport in Washington DC (actually not in DC but that's the least of its problems). No...
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Weather Reports

Rain couldn't ever possibly change my plans...There's always an alternative, nothing an umbrella can't fix. Right? It rained so hard that records were shattered. For the first time, all the Federal...
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1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States
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