How to Save on Your Washington, DC, Senior Tour and Visit

Despite what you might think, Washington, DC, is very senior-friendly. If you’re considering a senior tour for yourself or a loved one, you have plenty of affordable places to enjoy. From memorials, popular museums, and government buildings, there are many attractions that don’t charge admission. If you can find a nice place to stay and choose the right restaurants, you will have a wonderful time without breaking the bank!

Take a look at some tips for budget senior traveling from our team at DC Trials.

Traveling to Washington, DC

When you arrive in Washington, DC, you have the choice of three airports: Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, which connects to Washington’s Union Station by train and light rail line.

Accommodations

The District of Columbia is home to many kinds of hotels. In terms of rates, you’ll find the most affordable prices on the weekends, save for during festivals or special events. If you choose a hotel in Virginia or Maryland, try staying near Metro station so you don’t have to experience a Washington commute. If you’re still having trouble deciding on accommodations for your senior tour, don’t worry—one of our DC Trails team members can help you decide!

Dining in DC

Head down to the District and you’ll find that there are affordable restaurants near almost every attraction. In addition, some of the Smithsonian museums have cafés or fast-food restaurants on-site. In addition, Ben’s Chili Bowl, the Old Ebbitt Grill, U Street, and Union Station’s food court are all very popular with both locals and tourists alike.

And that’s not all: Washington, DC, has a great food truck scene. If you’re interested, download an app like Food Truck Fiesta and find local food trucks. If you’re not into food trucks, another great way to save money is by bringing a picnic to the Mall or the National Zoo or eating during happy hour.

DC Trails offers affordable senior tours!

If you’re interested in a senior tour, our team can help you choose the best one for your interests. Contact us today for booking or additional questions!