Washington DC is America’s capital and, therefore, a city of immense historical significance. However, it’s also full of fun activities for tourists. That said, if you want to get the most out of your next visit to this beautiful city, you need to make sure you take advantage of everything it has to offer. And what better way to do that than by using these five activities?
The Go Washington DC Card
If you’re looking for the coolest way to tour DC, this is it! The Go Washington DC Card is a ticket that allows you to take a number of different guided tours dc, all in one day. This card provides access to more than 50 different sites and attractions across the city. You will be able to visit everything from historic monuments like the White House and Lincoln Memorial, to museums and memorials dedicated to American heroes like Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver and Rosa Parks.
The cost depends on which package you choose when purchasing your Go Washington DC Card:
- $39 – Standard Package – Includes access to some of our most popular sites such as Smithsonian Air & Space Museum (Langley), National Building Museum & National Portrait Gallery (Downtown) & U.S Capitol Visitor Center
- $49 – Deluxe Package – Includes all of the above plus access 2 days prior or 2 days after your selected date
Booking tours with the Go Washington DC card is easy! Simply select a tour time from our website or app (available for free download on both Android & iOS), then show up at least 15 minutes prior to departure time with photo ID showing age 21+ for adults or valid student ID for students 18+. All tours require reservations so make sure not wait until last minute if possible!
A Night Tour of the World’s Best-Known Monuments
This tour is a must-do for any tourist. The monuments you’ll see on this tour are filled with lots of history and, since they’re so well known, they’re also filled with people. You might notice it’s hard to get a picture without someone else in the background.
The good news is that at night no one is around! That means you can take all the time in the world to take pictures (and selfies) without worrying about other folks. Not only will this make for some amazing photos and memories, but it’s also going to give you an opportunity to really explore these iconic structures and get up close and personal with them in ways that aren’t possible during daylight hours when there are crowds everywhere vying for attention from our nation’s capital – not to mention trying not lose their balance when taking photos which often leads them into precarious locations like steep stairs or even scaffolding just above ground level!
This tour lasts about two hours total – which includes both travel time from one monument site/parking lot location before reaching another destination along with photo opportunities throughout each stop along route
Get a new perspective on the city with a Capitol River Cruise.
The Capitol River Cruise is a great way to see the city from a new perspective. It provides guests with a relaxing, informative and entertaining experience that spans from the Potomac Waterfront to Georgetown. The boat itself is very clean and comfortable, and the staff are friendly and helpful.
The views are incredible too! You can see monuments like the Lincoln Memorial or Capitol Building in their grandeur as you glide through them on the river below.
The food is delicious! There’s plenty of options for everyone in your group: sandwiches for kids or vegan/vegetarian options if you’re feeling healthy after all those museums you visited earlier today!
Take to the skies above DC in a hot air balloon.
Riding in a hot air balloon is one of the coolest things you can do in DC. You’ll literally be able to see the city from a whole new perspective!
The best way to ride a hot air balloon is to go on an early morning tour. You’ll get up at the crack of dawn, drink some coffee, and then climb into your basket (the part where you sit) for about 20 minutes or so as the sun rises over DC. Once we’re aloft, we’ll spend about an hour exploring all that our great city has to offer before landing on another private estate in Maryland or Virginia.
That’s it you’re done! But if you want more adventure and excitement with these amazing views, consider taking this same trip during sunset instead!
Make your way to Springfield, Virginia for an adventure of epic proportions at the Escape Room Live DC.
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, there’s no doubt that escape rooms are the best way to get out of your comfort zone and make new memories. Escape Rooms Live DC has the perfect room for everyone: if you want to be trapped in an old prison with a bunch of runaway convicts, or if you want to be locked inside of a haunted house with ghosts and ghouls, Escape Rooms Live DC will take care of all those problems. You’ll have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape from whichever room you choose so it really doesn’t matter what age or skill level you are!
There are different difficulty levels available for each experience: Junior (ages 7–9), Standard (ages 10–14), and Expert (ages 15+). If your child isn’t quite ready for something like this on their own yet—don’t worry! The staff at Escape Room Live DC is always ready to help out when they see one of their guests struggling with something. And even if they’re still learning English as their second language, they’ll still have fun trying out these awesome experiences!
Step into history with a graveyard tour of the Congressional Cemetery.
- Learn about the history of this historic cemetery.
- Find out which famous people are buried at Congressional Cemetery.
Congressional Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Washington, D.C., and one of the oldest national cemeteries in the United States. It was established by law on July 5, 1807 to provide for burials of distinguished and prominent citizens who were not allowed to be interred at other cemeteries due to religious beliefs or lack of funds (paupers). The cemetery was originally known as Columbian Harmony when it was formed in 1810; later renamed Congressional Cemetery in February 1869 by an act of Congress after Washington’s congressional district had been moved from Georgetown to its present location south of Union Station where most government buildings are located today along with the Capital Building itself just north across Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 2nd Street SE & 3rd Street SE near Constitution Ave NE (formerly B Street NE); also known as “Congressionally” since then since politicians have always been buried there too as well!
There are over 70 notable individuals buried here including Ulysses S Grant – twice elected President during Reconstruction Era following Civil War; William Henry Harrison – first president born westward expansionist policymaker behind Manifest Destiny Movement; John Philip Sousa – composer best known piece Stars And Stripes Forever becoming unofficial anthem America today still played frequently throughout nation every year Fourth Of July celebrations…
While you’re busy exploring DC, don’t forget to take some time for yourself too.
While you may not have time to do everything when you visit, there are a lot of things to enjoy in DC and that’s what makes it such a great place to visit. If you’re planning a trip and want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything, don’t forget that there’s more than just the museums and monuments! While exploring the city is fun, sometimes it can be nice to take some time for yourself at home too.
So how do you find balance between all these options? Well, having an itinerary helps! But even if your schedule is packed full of activities and tours, try making sure that every day has room for something relaxing or personal too. You never know when inspiration will strike!
We hope this article has inspired you to get out and explore DC, whether it’s on your own or with friends. We think that getting to know the city of Washington DC is an adventure worth taking, and we hope our suggestions will help make your trip as fun and memorable as possible.