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Best Ways To See Washington DC

Front of the Supreme Court in Washington DC

When you’re ready to visit Washington DC, planning ahead is always a good idea. There are so many monuments, museums, and places to visit that you’ll want to figure out the best way to maximize your time. Read about the best ways to see Washington DC.

Take the DC Ducks Tour
Is it a bus or a boat? It’s both! Our DC Tours are one-of-a-kind sightseeing experiences aboard a unique amphibious vehicle. These authentically restored World War II Vehicles go from the street to the water and back again without any transformation. And the tour takes you past many of the most popular sights in the city including monuments, memorials and museums. You’ll get a view of DC from land and from water.

Hop On The Old Town Trolley
If you want to see most of the city and learn all about the fascinating history that is on every corner of our nation’s capital, take a ride on the Old Town Trolley. On this comprehensive Washington DC tour, you’ll be transported to more than 100 points of interest, including the Washington monument, the Lincoln memorial, the Tidal Basin, Georgetown, Dupont Circle, the White House, the Supreme Court, many of the Smithsonian Museums and so much more. Along the way, the on board guide will fill you in on the many interesting facts and stories about the places your seeing. On this tour, you have unlimited hop-on and hop-off privileges, so spend as much time as you wish at any of the stops.

Ride a Bike
If you enjoy the fresh air and you’re visiting during the summer months, you can see the Washington DC sights by bike. There are numerous bike tour companies in the city and you can choose from a guided tour or do it on your own. Bike lanes are abundant in the city, making it easy and safe to get around to all the different attractions. There are also companies that will rent you a bike for the entire day or even an entire week. Helmets are required and supplied and each company has their own restrictions as far as age requirements.

Ride a Segway
If you’re over the age of 16, you may want to consider riding a Segway to see Washington DC. The Segway is a personal transportation device that allows you to stand up and ride your way around the city. It’s fun to ride and can help you get to your destination faster than walking. If you’ve never ridden one, many DC companies will show you the ropes before you head out on a tour. There are numerous companies for Segway Tours in Washington DC and if you’re up for a new type of sightseeing, you can enjoy this unique way to tour. Each guest must wear a helmet and weigh between 100 and 260 pounds. The Segway Tours offer different packages, including the National Mall Tour, the Monuments and Memorials Tour, and more.

These boots were made for walking
As a last resort; you can always walk to the different memorials, museums and monuments. But keep in mind that you’ll be limited in time since it takes much longer to walk around the city than to ride the trolley, a bike or a Segway. If you are up for the exercise and the weather is right, you can do the National Mall and a few of the museums in one day—depending on your pace and how long you’d like to hang out at each of the sights.