Things to do in Washington

Welcome to the nation’s capital, where you can find history and urban living in equal measure. There is no shortage of things to see in Washington, D.C. From quintessential stops at places like 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to hours spent at small museums and fantastic restaurants, there are loads of ways to use your time in this city. Visit the Jefferson Memorial, stop by Ford’s Theater, and cap off your day at a chic restaurant lounge. There is so much to do in the capital that many visitors take advantage of Washington, D.C. tours.

Arlington National Cemetery & Old Town Trolley Tour
Grab a seat on an old-fashioned trolley to cruise around the capital in style, hopping on and off at your leisure to visit D.C.'s iconic sights and national landmarks. Then, cross the Potomac to Arlington National Cemetery and explore the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$57
per adult

Arlington National Cemetery Tour
Travel over the Potomac to Arlington, Virginia to walk among the sober gardens and clean white gravestones in the 600-acre (242-ha) Arlington National Cemetery. Explore the reverent monuments and memorials of this hallowed ground on a convenient trolley that takes... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$12
per adult

Best of DC – VIP Sightseeing Tour
Explore the halls of our nation’s history and see the memorials that pay tribute to early presidents, fallen soldiers, and inspired citizens. Your all-encompassing tour of the capital puts you face-to-face with the documents and buildings that symbolize our patriotic... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$125
per adult

Capital City Ghost Walk
As one of the oldest cities in the country, it is no surprise that Washington, D.C. has one of the densest concentrations of paranormal phenomena. Get carried away on this spooky walking tour as it brings to light the sometimes... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

Save!

$35

$18
per adult

Capitol Hill Culinary Experience
Embrace Capitol Hill, a diverse and beautiful area of Washington D.C., and immerse yourself in the neighborhoods and cuisines of this historic district. Read More

$57
per adult

Chocolate Walking Tour of Georgetown
After exploring the museums and landmarks of Washington, you may be in need of a change of pace and a sweet treat. Indulge your taste buds on this tempting tour of the historic district of Georgetown, and stop in several... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

Save!

$50

$25
per adult

Crime Museum
Step into the intriguing world of crime and punishment, and explore their evolution through time. Collect evidence, conduct an interrogation, and experience the consequences of committing a crime. Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours

Free cancellation

$23
per adult

D.C. After Dark: Guided City Highlights Tour
See D.C. flooded in brilliant lights at night—from the illuminated dome of the United States Capitol to the White House. You make several stops for photo opportunities, including the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, Vietnam and Korean War memorials, and the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

D.C. in a Day: Guided Full-Day City Highlights Tour
You can see all of D.C.'s most well-known monuments and attractions in the same day on this tour of the nation's capital. Stop at 7 key landmarks, including a guided tour of the United States Capitol building and visit the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per adult

DC Explorer Pass: Choose 3 Attractions, Museums & Tours
Explore 3 of the most popular museums and attractions in the nation's capital at a discounted price while enjoying the convenience of visiting each on your own schedule. Grab your camera and your walking shoes to immerse yourself in the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

30 days

Free cancellation

$59
per adult

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe with Priority Seating
Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia—costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians—at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a cookie. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours

Free cancellation

$25
per adult

Discover D.C. – Memorial Sightseeing Tour
Walk among beautiful works of art and brilliant white marble installations that pay respect to the most influential people and events in American history. Strung like solemn pearls around the green lawns of the National Mall, each D.C. memorial offers... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental
Harley-Davidson® is the quintessential American motorcycle. Take the opportunity to climb aboard this iconic vehicle and experience your vacation destination from an entirely new perspective. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$172
per adult

Elegant Brunch Cruise aboard the Odyssey of Washington, D.C.
Enjoy monumental views of the nation's capital from the glass-enclosed Odyssey. Get swept away with live music and exceptional service. Indulge in delicious seasonal hors d'oeuvres, entrées, and desserts. Every dish is prepared fresh daily. Read More
Elegant Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey Washington by Entertainment Cruises
Create extraordinary memories on the water while enjoying a 3-course dinner, live band, and vocalist. The views of the capital at dusk and by moonlight are unparalleled. Experience a unique and relaxing dinner while cruising the Potomac. Read More
Family Adventure Pass in Prince William & Manassas
Experience Prince William and Manassas, just 30 miles (48 km) outside of D.C., with the Family Adventure Pass. Get access to super-soaking fun at Splashdown Waterpark, sky-high limits on the trampolines at Rebounderz Manassas, and an interactive adventure at Laser... Read More

$67

$50
per adult

Georgetown Cupcake & Macaron Tour
Try some of the sweetest treats in the District as you visit a few outstanding cupcake shops for some of the tastiest frostings and flavors around. The trend for these pint-sized desserts has led shops to pop up by the... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

Save!

$50

$25
per adult

Georgetown Food Tour
Explore Georgetown, a historic yet chic town, and indulge in progressive, high-end cuisine while enjoying a narrated tour. Read More

$67
per adult

Gettysburg Full-Day Excursion
Journey to the hallowed Civil War battlefields in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Explore the Gettysburg Visitor Center on your own, and then take a guided walking tour of the battlegrounds to see what life was like for soldiers in 1863. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Guided Monuments & Memorials Tour at Dusk
With its white marble monuments and floodlit fountains, the nation's capital is particularly stirring after the sun goes down. Visit D.C.'s most celebrated memorials under the tranquil hush of the evening hours, hopping off your bus at each site for... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$49
per adult

Guided Photography Tour: Monuments & Memorials
Explore popular sites in Washington, D.C. with E. David Luria, a graduate of Paris’ Parsons School of Design. Enhance your skills with tips on basic photography and outdoor portraiture. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per adult

Half-Day Memorials Tour by Gray Line
Meander through the marbled entrances and quiet corners of D.C.’s stunning monuments and memorials. With a knowledgeable local guide to lead the way, tour the sights and landmarks that pay tribute to the United States’s past heroes, leaders, and events... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$30
per adult

Half-Day Washington Monument & City Highlights Tour
Dive into the spectacular history on display in Washington D.C., touring the monuments and memorials of the nation's capital with an expert guide. With a half day to explore, you spend 10–15 minutes at each stop, plus get Skip-the-Line access... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$64
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour by Big Bus
Jump on a double-decker bus with 360-degree views and explore Washington, D.C. at your leisure. With no limit to the number of rides within the duration of your ticket, visit world-famous attractions such as the White House, Capitol Hill, and... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$49
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
With impressive monuments, stately government buildings, and world-class museums, the nation's capital offers up plenty to see and do. Explore it all at your own pace, taking in the sights from a double-decker bus and hopping off at your leisure... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

International Spy Museum
Adopt a character and explore the evolution of espionage through the centuries. As you walk around the museum, discover the ingenuity and imagination of real-life spies, and trace more than 50 years of spy technology developed by agencies like the... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 day

$23
per adult

Little Ethiopia Food Tour
Recount the history of Ethiopian culture on this guided food tour through U Street and the Shaw neighborhood to visit the heart of the Little Ethiopia. Read More

$54
per adult

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Hear ye, hear ye. Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends... Read More
Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Estate: Full-Day Excursion by Gray Line
Journey to Charlottesville, Virginia to explore Monticello, an estate designed by Thomas Jefferson using European neoclassical principles. As you explore the visitor center, uncover the life of the third U.S. President, and then visit the historic Michie Tavern. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$95
per adult

Moonlight Trolley Tour of National Monuments by Historic Tours of America
See the amazing monuments of the nation’s capital lit by the glorious sunset and the spotlights that come on after dark. And do it all from the back of a green and orange trolley. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$35
per adult

Mount Vernon & Arlington National Cemetery Full-Day Tour
Visit the famed estate of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s longtime residence, and drive through quaint Old Town Alexandria. Then take the Arlington National Cemetery narrated tram tour on this comprehensive full-day tour. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per adult

Mount Vernon by Bike & Boat
Spend a day exploring the riverfront mansion and plantation grounds of Mount Vernon—the 18th-century estate that George and Martha Washington called home. Pedal your way to Mount Vernon by bike, and return to Alexandria via a river cruise down the... Read More

$68
per adult

Newseum
Immerse yourself in the world’s greatest news stories in the Newseum's 15 galleries and 15 theaters. Experience 5 centuries of news history, play reporter in an interactive newsroom, and take in panoramic views of the capital city from the terrace. Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 day

$23
per adult

Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Explore historic Old Town Alexandria on this guided, narrated tour, and sample local cuisine from long-standing family restaurants. Read More

$62
per adult

Old Town Trolley: Hop-On Hop-Off Guided Tour by Historic Tours of America
Hop-on and hop-off to explore landmarks, museums and memorials at your own pace or sit back and relax to see the best that Washington, D.C. has to offer with this live narrated tour. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$39
per adult

Panoramic Night Tour by Big Bus
Experience the floodlit splendor of the capital city on this nighttime bus tour. With an onboard guide, learn the fascinating history behind the iconic sites, including the Lincoln, FDR, and Vietnam War Veterans memorials, and discover some the best spots... Read More

Categories: Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$46
per adult

Potomac River Sightseeing Cruise to Mount Vernon by Entertainment Cruises
Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing cruise along the Potomac River and a self-guided experience at Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, gardens, and grounds. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 30 minutes

$51
per adult

Ride the Ducks: Amphibious City Tour
Climb aboard an authentic, fully restored 1942 “Duck” to see the nation’s capital from land and water in a World War II-era amphibious vehicle. This tour takes you past the Smithsonian Museums, National Mall, and Washington Monument—ending with a splashdown... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$39
per adult

Segway Tour of Capital Sites
Span the 2 miles of the National Mall in 2 hours as you roll along on your Segway. Ogle one of the world's most famous mansions, the 132-roomed White House. Snap a few photos as you envy the first lady's... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$65
per adult

Segway Tour of National Mall & Memorials by City Segway
Glide around the District of Columbia seeing more than 7 national treasures in just a fraction of the time compared with walking. After your 30-minute orientation, step onto your own Segway to begin your tour of the National Mall. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$75
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Dulles International Airport (IAD) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Dulles International Airport (IAD), the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$15
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Ronald Reagan Airport (DCA), the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$12
per adult

Shop & Beauty at Tysons Corner Center
Just 12 miles from Washington D.C.'s central business district, Tysons Corner Center features nearly 300 world-class shops. Benefit from special shopping savings, and indulge with VIP beauty treatments and products from the mall's spas, salons, and beauty boutiques. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$20
per adult

Shop & See at Tysons Corner Center
Just 12 miles from Washington D.C.'s central business district, Tysons Corner Center features nearly 300 world-class shops. Benefit from special shopping savings, and enjoy a variety of tasty treats like champagne, chocolate, frozen yogurt, and olive oil tastings as you... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

Small-Group City Unveiled eCruiser Tour by Urban Adventures
Delve deep into the history of America's capital aboard a swift eCruiser. This eccentric tour unveils the heritage and culture of the city through the eyes of a local. With an expert guide, see historical monuments and war memorials, peek... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$47
per adult

Small-Group Fun Food & Finds by Urban Adventures
Enjoy a small-group tour aboard a cool and environmentally friendly eCruiser. Admire must-see sights such as the Capitol and sneak off the beaten path to discover lesser-known gems of Washington, D.C.—famous for its impressive monuments and history—and locals' favorite spots.... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$67
per adult

Small-Group Italian Food Tour in Dupont Circle
Unlike most major US cities, Washington D.C. doesn’t have a true Little Italy neighborhood. That doesn’t mean that there’s a dearth of delicious Italian food, however; you just need a local guide to help you seek it out. Taste your... Read More

$65
per adult

Small-Group Monuments Night Tour by Urban Adventures
Experience the brilliant splendor of Washington, D.C. on this evening tour of the capital city. Hop aboard an open-air electric vehicle and admire some of the iconic illuminated monuments and memorials including the White House, Washington Monument, as well as... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$47
per adult

Smartphone-Guided City Scavenger Hunt
Embark on an interactive tour of Washington, D.C. and explore while following hints and completing unique challenges. See landmarks and sites including the Sculpture Garden, Ford's Theatre, the National Mall, and the US Botanic Garden while you solve clues on... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

The Foods of Eastern Market Tour
Visit the longest-running public market in Washington, D.C., and enjoy the area's impressive heritage. Indulge in locally produced food and observe this legendary landmark. Read More

$32
per adult

The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds
Meet all 44 U.S. presidents as you journey through time at Madame Tussauds. Use this unique opportunity to observe (and touch) some of the most influential figures in U.S. history, music, pop culture, sports, and Hollywood. Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 day

Free cancellation

$23
per adult

Back to top