Travel: Tours and Attractions in Washington

By on April 19, 2013

If you are quite curious about interesting things, you should consider listing down Washington on your travel list. Washington D.C. the capital of the United States of America has a lot of great attractions and sceneries that would make tourists, even children, enjoy the trip. The greatest thing about is that some attractions can be seen for free. You just have to do your research regarding these benefits. There are many things in Washington that will give you the best feeling of a perfect vacation.

Washington has a variety of tours depending on your preferences. You can choose from the many tours options for your vacation stay in Washington. The Congressional Tour takes six hours that will let you enjoy seeing the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and other monuments and sculptures. The Presidential Tour operates day and night but is only for three hours and has six stops among attractions in the downtown area. The four-hour Arlington Tour will visit popular cemeteries such as Arlington cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial and Pentagon Memorial Air Force. You can witness the “Changing of the Guard Ceremony” in Arlington.

If you want to have a tour at night, then go for the DC Deluxe Tour. Many attractions can be seen in this type of tour such as Arlington cemetery, National Mall, Georgetown and a lot more. You can also opt to have your own tour guide, decide on your time and date, and choose the places you want to see and visit. Some tour guides are well-trained in other languages and their rates are on an hourly basis.

If you are interested in historical knowledge, the National Archives is a good place to explore. Many historic documents including the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights are found here. This place is very suitable for educational tours.

Some of the most popular museums are the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This is a memorial that was built for Jews who died during the Nazi era. The museum shows the history and the happenings in the time of the Nazi rule. Another famous museum is the Smithsonian Museums. You can see the amazing National Air and Space Museum for free.

The National Zoo is a part of the Smithsonian Institution wherein people especially children can enjoy different species of animals. The Great Falls Park is an 800-acre natural park with a very good view of the steep waterfalls cascade.

Other attractions and events include the Old Town Trolley Tour, Rock Creek Park, the Kennedy Centre’s Millennium Stage, Cherry Blossom Festival, Penn Quarter, Dupont Circle, Old Town Alexandria, the Native American Indian Museum, the World War II Memorial, the Potomac River, Petersen House, the Freedom Plaza and a lot more.

Discover Washington and you will surely have a blast on your vacation trip! Never miss out and get that Washington DC sightseeing tours today.

 

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