Washington DC Activities: Things to Do, Dining Options, Show Tickets & Historical Tours All Offered
Popular D.C. Attractions
Capitol River Cruises
Embark on a 45-minute cruise along the Potomac River to see many sights from the water of the US capital city. Head out from the Harbour for the sightseeing experience to see locations such as the Memorial Bridge, Roosevelt Island, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and so many more. Through March and April, the tour is a great time for photos as you can see all the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms in bloom. The adventure will provide a live commentary so you can learn about the significance of sights seen along the way for an insight into the history of the nation.
Old Town Trolley
This hop on & hop off trolley features a narrated ride to see all the great landmarks in the city of DC. With over 100 different points of interest, you can make sure you get a full in-depth look into the city. It also makes sure you can get around to different locations you wish to see as you can hop off at any time and catch the next trolley back at the drop-off point as it makes a continuous loop. It also includes admission to the Arlington National Cemetery. The trolley stops at locations such as Georgetown University, National Cathedral, Dupont Circle, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian, and so much more.
DC Odyssey Lunch & Dinner Cruises
With the DC Odyssey Cruises, you can enjoy a day time or evening cruise along the Potomac River to enjoy the sights while eating a scrumptious meal during the cruise. While dining, you will get to enjoy live entertainment while passing by all the historic landmarks and locations. See sights along the way including Old Town Alexandria, National Harbor, Jones Point Lighthouse, Washington Monument, and so much more. This cruise ship includes a glass-encased dining area so you can see all the sights from the comfort of your seat inside.
Cruise through the city like never before on a Segway to many of the historical sights to see. Your professional guide will give you a safety orientation and quick training lesson on the segway before you take off through the streets. Learn about the history and significance of locations along the way provided by the guide and see many notable sights including the White House, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, U.S. Capitol, National WWII Memorial, and more. This is the perfect way to get an overview of the city with an exciting cruise by segway!
Historical Attractions and Landmarks
Visiting DC is not complete without a stop at the Lincoln Memorial. Completed in 1922, the memorial honors and commemorates the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The memorial is located on the west end of the National Mall and is open 24 hours a day and is one of the most visited locations in the city.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The museum has been open to the public since 1910 and was built to research and hold the national collections and research facilities. The museum's collections contain over 126 million artifacts, specimens, human remains, fossils, and more. Explore the fascinating history of the world at this amazing museum that is open 364 days a year and has free admission.
To learn about the birth of the nation, a visit to the National Archives building is a must. Located here are the many documents that have changed the United States to where we stand today. See the original documents such as the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Louisiana Purchase Treaty, Emancipation Proclamation, and so much more. Feel the history come alive as you see with your very own eyes, the original pieces that helped bring the nation together.
This 555-foot tall obelisk is located on the National Mall and honors the first President of the United States, George Washington. At the base of the monument, there are fifty flags that soar in a circle around the obelisk. Head inside and take an elevator to the top for great views of the surrounding National Mall and further scenery.
- U.S. National Arboretum
- United States Botanic Garden
- Rock Creek Park
- National Zoological Park
- National Gallery of Art
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Restaurants in D.C.
- Ted's Bulletin Capitol Hill
- Old Ebbitt Grill
- Martin's Tavern
- Logan Tavern