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Don't Miss These Must-Do Activities in Washington DC

Don't Miss These Must-Do Activities in Washington DC

On the bucket list of many a traveler, Washington DC is a quintessential stop on any American road trip—but many visitors don’t realize there’s a lot more to the capital of the United States than history and politics. True, no stay in Washington DC is complete without snapping a photo in front of the White House, touring the majestic Capitol Building, and visiting historic structures like the Lincoln Memorial and Library of Congress, but don’t end your explorations there. Discover the city’s rich international food scene, dive into the exhibits at the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, and experience artisanal cocktails and craft beer in chic urban centers and bohemian neighborhoods. Here’s our list of the top activities you can’t miss in Washington DC.

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Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Washington DC Open Top Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the most popular sights in Washington, DC on this relaxing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Drive past many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — including the White House, the Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, and Arlington National Cemetery, and choose where you want to get off and explore in more detail. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, then hop on at any of the stops on two different routes and get to know the city with an audio commentary. The 2-day Deluxe option includes a Night Tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.10
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$44.10

Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol Grounds & National Archives Building

Best of DC Tour - With Access to US Capitol Grounds & National Archives Building

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Beat the long entrance lines and experience some of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC like an insider on this full-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy priority entry into the United States Capitol, the home of Congress. Then visit the National Archives Building, where the original Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are on display. In between, see the city’s most famous landmarks and monuments, like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise

Washington DC Premier Dinner Cruise

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Enjoy delicious cuisine and live entertainment with a view of Washington, DC on this 2.5-3 hour dinner cruise along the Potomac River. On board the elegant Odyssey cruise ship, choose from one of three exquisitely decorated glass atrium dining rooms or head to the open-air observation deck to admire the view. Dine on a delicious 3-course meal, then dance the night away or see the famous sites of the nation’s capital — like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Reagan National Airport and much more under a moonlit sky.
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  • 3 hours
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$102.28
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$102.28

U Street: Food, History, and Street Art Tour

U Street: Food, History, and Street Art Tour

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Get a taste of Washington DC's historic U Street neighborhood on this guided culinary walking tour. Discover the history and culture of these streets, formerly known as ‘Black Broadway,’ while stopping at multiple local restaurants to sample the foods that make these neighborhoods unique. A portion of every ticket price goes to feed district residents in need.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.64
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$103.64

Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC

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This 2-hour bike tour in Washington DC celebrates the world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival in the US' capital. Admire the blooming cherry trees as you cycle through Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park, while your friendly and knowledgeable guide fills you in on the history of this beloved festival. There's plenty of time to stop and take photos of not only the blooming trees, but such important national landmarks as the Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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$37.00

DC Brew Tour with Tastings and Meal
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DC Brew Tour with Tastings and Meal

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Learn about Washington, DC’s thriving brewpub scene and taste a variety of award-winning beverages on a guided brewery tour. Get an inside look at how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit four of DC’s top brewpubs and enjoy beer-centric food pairings, substantial enough for a meal. Round-trip transportation by bus is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
Price varies by group size

Washington DC Bike Rental

Washington DC Bike Rental

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Explore the capital on two wheels with this Washington DC day bike rental. Enjoy the comfort of an easy-riding bike and cruise through the streets, stopping at memorials and monuments along your way. It’s the perfect way to see the sights in a single day and ideal for travelers who want to personalize their adventure to meet their interests and needs.
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  • 2 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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$16.00

Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour

Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour

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Explore Washington DC's must-see sights on a fun pedicab ride. Your informative guide will pedal you past some of the capital city's must-see sights. See the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument at the National Mall. Pass by the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Chinatown, the National Archives Building and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Play some trivia games with your guide and small group of fellow travelers for the chance to win a prize.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.69
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$100.69