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Washington, DC Tours & Sightseeing

The sites in Washington, DC are as spectacular as they are numerous. With so much to do, guided tours are a wonderful way to get an overview of the sites and cities as well as more in depth information on those places of real interest to the visitor. This resource will help you determine what kind of tour best fits your travel needs and will offer helpful reviews of the vast ways to tour the nation's capital.

Bike and boat rentals in Washington
Washington offers some great water views. But it’s even better to see the city from the water. There are several spots around the region where boats and bikes can be rented hourly or by the day to enjoy the waterways that surround the city.

U.S. National Arboretum
The U.S. National Arboretum is a large beautiful park tucked away in a busy, bustling section of Washington. It may remind you of New York’s Central Park, but it feels even more remote. Established in 1927, the arboretum is 446 acres of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants that are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. It’s a beauty.

Frederick Douglass House
Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist and orator, spent the last 17 years of his life living in a house in Washington called Cedar Hill. The home that he lived in with his children and first and second wives is off the beaten path of most major Washington attractions but it’s well worth a visit.

White House Tour
One of the most iconic buildings in the United States is the White House. So it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most sought-after tours in Washington. While chances are slim you’ll get to see the president, you may be surprised by what you might experience.

White House Tours
The White House is one of the most famous houses in the world. And you can tour it with some proper planning.

National Aquarium in Washington
Not many people, even some Washingtonians, know there’s a small aquarium in the basement of the Commerce Department. Even though it’s small, it’s home to lots of interesting and rare sea life. There are more than 1,500 specimens and 250 species.

U.S. Botanic Garden
The U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. It has a wide variety of plants and trees and lots of explanations of how plants are used in everyday life. Its enclosed space also makes it a Washington attraction that can be visited throughout the year. Cold weather months are particularly enjoyable...

Wine in Washington
Virginia and Maryland hold their own when it comes to making wine. Washington's southern and northern neighbors have some great day trips for trying wines and seeing the beautiful countryside.

Five Ways To See The Potomac River
Washington is not exactly known as a city on the water, but it actually sits on one of the largest rivers along the Atlantic coast: The Potomac River. It’s 383 statute miles long, making it the fourth largest river along the Atlantic and the 21st largest in the country. Unfortunately it’s not a river you’d want to swim in but there are plenty of...

National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps, 36 miles outside of Washington DC, teaches us about this military branch through lots of interactive displays.

How to Get Tickets to Tour the White House
How to get tickets to tour the White House is probably the number one question of visitors to DC. This guide will provide you with a step by step directions to obtain tickets.

How to Tour the U.S. Capitol Dome
How to tour the U.S. Capitol Dome is a visitor's guide to requesting a tour of the U.S. Capitol's dome. Tours are free and must be arranged through your congressional representatives' office.

Cultural Tourism DC - Walking Town Free Walking Tours
Cultural Tourism DC offers 100 free walking tours in the fall on September 19 & September 20, 2009. Don't miss these free tours that offer visitors an opportunity to hear historic tales about Washington, DC.

Mount Vernon – Home of President George Washington
Mount Vernon, home of President George Washington, is located just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. Mount Vernon is accessible by boat, bike or car and is a great experience for the whole family.

Mount Vernon: Bike to George Washington's Historic Home
Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, is a sight that most all visitors to Washington, DC hope to see. But getting there can be part of the fun, especially if you like to ride a bike.

Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC
Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC spreads across 45 acres of land and pays tribute to the 56 men who signed the US Constitution.

Gargoyle Tour of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC
The gargoyles at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC have long inspired the imagination of the very young and the very old. Join a tour group and learn about these imaginative stone carvings.

Hear The Washington Ringing Society at the Old Post Office Pavillion
The Washington Ringing Society rings the Congress Bells at the Old Post Office Pavillion. The NPA gives tours of the clock tower.

Segway Tours in Washington DC
Segway tours are a great way to see Washington, DC. This guide will help you plan your segway tour while visiting Washington, DC.

Walking Tour of Walt Whitman's Washington, DC
This walking tour will take you past the many haunts of Walt Whitman who lived in Washington, DC during the Civil War. The walk itself is just a little over a mile, but with all the sites to see and tour, plan on a few hours.

Top Seven Guided Tours in Washington, DC
There are many different ways to see DC. Whether you want to do it by foot, boat, tour bus, or bike, this list will help you find the right guided tour for you.

Day Trip To James River Plantation From Washington, DC
If you are a romantic and a bit of a history buff, you will find a day trip from Washington, DC to the historic James River Plantations to be the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Running And Biking Events In DC
Running and biking are great ways to see a city. And Washington has several events this Spring that can offer visitors a real glimpse of different parts of the city as they run or bike through it.

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