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The Best Ways to Tour Washington DC

Whenever you’re booking a new trip, it can be tricky to know exactly the best way is to tour the local attractions. When it comes to Washington DC, the sheer number of interesting locations and attractions available to visit make it an amazing option for anyone looking for a fascinating and jam-packed touring experience.

If you’re looking for the best way to tour Washington DC, we have some tips that will absolutely help you with planning out your experience.  

No Tickets Required

One of the best parts about touring Washington DC is that there are so many incredible spots that are free to visit and open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year! Locations like the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Memorial are all open for you anytime, meaning it’s easy to work your schedule around the crowds of tourists. Don’t forget to also check in with the National Park Service to see all of the free NPS-run memorials as well, and of course, the National Mall! 

Mapping Out Your Routes

While it’s great to pack your trip with lots of activities open 24/7, some of the cooler activities require some strategy in terms of when you visit and booking ahead. For example, when the court is not in session, visitors can explore the Supreme Court via free self-guided tours, and if the court is in session there’s also the chance to listen to oral arguments, however, both of these activities require some planning ahead. Tours of the Capitol can also be arranged in advance with free reservations on their website, and tickets for the Washington Monument can be booked up to 90 days in advance, with limited releases of tickets the day prior and the day of visits.  

Learn from an Expert

One of the best ways to tour all of the different sites available is through an open-top bus tour. This gives you the chance to learn fascinating historical tidbits from professional tour guides, rest your legs between major attractions, and easily plan out your route.

If you’re interested in having a professional bus tour service help you have the best tour experience in Washington DC, then get in touch with DC Trails today. We offer private touring charters for our professional day tours. Contact us today and let us book you one of the best touring experiences available so you can make the most out of your DC excursion!