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Washington Dc - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

When visiting the United States, a day trip to Washington DC is a must if you are vacationing in the East Coast, say, in New York City or visiting a friend in Pennsylvania. The great thing about the U.S. capital is that you can explore the city by car and a day tour can bring you to interesting sites. You can also opt for sightseeing tours and activities such as cultural and theme tours. Few of the top things to do while in D.C. include having your picture taken with the White House as your backdrop, seeing the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial and just sitting on one of the benches while watching the ducks swim in the lake. These are simple yet priceless joys.

 

Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

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Location: Washington DC

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Washington DC Segway Tour

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Customized Private Sightseeing Tour of DC

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Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History

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Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

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Day Trips & Excursions See All

Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

Learn about the life of George Washington, first president of the United States, on this guided tour...

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Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

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Washington DC Arrival Transfer: from Dulles Airport

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Washington DC Departure Transfer: to Dulles Airport

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Private Arrival Transfer: Washington Dulles International Airport to Hotel

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Capitol Hill and DC Monuments Tour by Electric Cart

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War Memorials and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

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Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

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Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art

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Small-Group Combo Tour: Arlington National Cemetery and the National Museum of American History

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International Spy Museum

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Fossil and Shark Teeth Hunt Adventure Package with Lunch and Dinner

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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

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Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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Big Bus Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour

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Washington DC Supersaver: Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery Tour

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Washington DC Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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Spirit of Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Washington DC Food Tour: Italian Cuisine in Dupont Circle

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Washington DC Comedy Magic Show

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DC City Bus Tour with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch

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Shop and Explore Tysons Corner Center

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Cherry Blossom and Monuments Cruise in Washington DC

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Washington Dc - Sightseeing Tours and Activities


The capital and the federal district of the US and the seat of the main branches of its government, Washington, D.C. has unparalleled collection of many of the country’s museums, memorials and treasured monuments. The vistas between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial are known all over the world as symbols the most powerful and wealthiest nation. Shedding its former reputation as a dangerous and boring city, the place now has a dining, shopping and nightlife scene that befitting a world-class metropolis. You will truly find it as an exciting destination.

 

Sightseeing destinations in Washington, D.C.

Virtually, all tourists in the city flock to the National Mall, which is a beautiful stretch of parkland holding many monuments and Smithsonian museums. But though the Smithsonian is truly a site that you cannot miss, do not fool yourself, as you cannot truly say that you have been to D.C. until you have explored it out and about. You should go to the North Central, West and East Districts, as well as the suburbs, to find other great places of interest, such as the National Zoo, National Cathedral, Chevy Chase, Atlas District, National Arboretum, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and many more! 

 

Top tour activities in Washington, D.C.

There are plenty of things to do to fill a holiday in this great metropolis, and here are some activities that you should include in your itinerary:

  • Getting in Touch with Nature at the Rock Creek Park - This park is one of the most favorite places in the city for running, cycling, skating and even horseback riding. With about 32 miles of hiking trails and paved roads, you will be able to easily spend a whole day here to sweat it out or just stretch your legs and relax. You can also explore the Civil War battle site at Fort Stevens and the old mill here. 
  • Cruising in Annapolis - Many people say that your trip to D.C. would not be complete without sailing in Annapolis. They add that it is practically a D.C. rite of passage to spend a day on its waters and join in an epic crab feast. You can book a 2-hour cruise on the Chesapeake Bay, where you can experience sailing into the sunset, while sipping your favorite juice or drinking fine beer.
  • Chilling Out at the Meridian Hill Park - Unofficially known as the Malcolm X Park, this park located in Columbia Heights is filled with sculptures and memorials. Here, you can pack a picnic and hang out in front of the Cascading Waterfall in the formal garden or watch a concert at the upper mall area.

 

Top tour attractions in Washington, D.C.

Among the plethora of attractions, the following make D.C. what it is to the eyes of the people around the world: 

  • United States Capitol and Capitol Hill - The Capitol is recognized worldwide as a symbol of the US. Its huge dome was based on the one at St. Peter’s in Rome and stands out above all other buildings in the city.
  • The White House - This is the official residence of the president, which was originally built by James Hoban in 1792 and rebuilt in 1818. Though it will give you a great feeling to see this iconic building just from the outside, you can tour the interior by making advanced reservations through your embassy or the Congressional office.
  • The Lincoln Memorial - This is undoubtedly the best-loved of all memorials in the city, highlighting at its center the 19-foot marble statue of a seated President Abraham Lincoln.

 

Washington, D.C. sightseeing tours and activities

Check out all Washington, D.C. sightseeing tours and activities here at La Vacanza Travel to create the best itinerary for your holiday in this city.