What Makes Washington, DC One of the Top Travel Destinations in the U.S.?
In recent years, Washington, DC has earned its place among top U.S. destinations such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Whether you are a senior citizen traveling on one of our Bluebird Tours or a college graduate backpacking your way across the country, Washington, DC truly has something for everyone. Those who have yet to visit the nation’s capital may, however, be wondering what it is that makes this city so special.
Below, the team at DC Trails has prepared a few reasons why Washington, DC should be at the top of your travel list.
Three Reasons to Visit Washington, DC
Old and new
When people think of Washington, DC, the city’s historical and political significance is often the first thing that comes to mind. With that, many tourists expect to see architecture and culture, which has remained untouched for centuries. While the city does offer a wide array of rich historical sites such as the American War Veteran’s Memorial and the Washington Monument, the city’s trendy neighborhoods are constantly changing with modern art movements and local culture. This makes Washington, DC a great place to explore on a hop-on hop-off bus tour or a guided Bluebird tour for older adults, as our comfortable buses will allow you to explore every crevice of the city.
After a day of sightseeing, Washington, DC offers some of the best nightlife in the country where travelers can take part in the local bar scene. For an elegant, upscale experience, travelers can head to the Imperial for a handcrafted cocktail. For a fun, casual atmosphere, visitors can drink some of the best German beer in the country and enjoy a game of shuffleboard with the locals at Hook Hall. If you are looking for an alternative to typical evening festivities, our Twilight Tour offers a unique look at the city’s monuments and memorials after sundown.
Art and culture
If you thought that Washington, DC was only fit for history buffs and political enthusiasts, you thought wrong. The dynamic art scene in Washington, DC has become far more widely recognized across the U.S. in recent years. Visitors can enjoy free musical performances and impressive street art throughout the city’s cultural quarters.