Combine your exercise with your sightseeing adventures in DC by taking part in a tour designed with active travelers in mind. DC’s wide sidewalks and flat roads make it perfect for exploring on foot or on bicycle; in fact, the District has been named one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the U.S. by the Brookings Institute.
Runners can join a knowledgeable local for a jaunt past the city’s famous sights and neighborhoods with a tour from City Running Tours. Individual and group tours are offered, and each is tailored to the runner’s speed. Special water bottles are offered on group tours, while personalized tours end with gifts like a souvenir goody bag and t-shirt.
Find your way around DC's neighborhoods with narrated and self-guided walking tours. Dazzling storyteller and celebrated author Tony Pitch brings trendy Georgetown, vibrant Adams-Morgan and historic Lafayette Square to life on his Anecdotal History Tours. For more fun facts and fascinating neighborhood history, Washington Walks offers ghost tours, food tours and more. Or blaze your own trail by following one of Cultural Tourism DC’s neighborhood heritage trails. DC By Foot entertains with free walking tours, offered year-round.
Scramble up cargo nets, traverse across rope bridges and take off on zip lines through Rock Creek Park 40 feet above the ground. Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive treetop adventure that caters to all skill levels. Participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, and receive a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy for two to three hours of fun and exciting outdoor adventure.
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginning rider, Bike and Roll enables you to explore the rich history and renowned architecture of the nation’s capital and surrounding areas on two wheels.
If you’re drawn to the water, head to the Georgetown waterfront and climb on board the Nightingale for a narrated sightseeing tour from Capitol River Cruises. You can also tackle the land and the water on board the DC Ducks, or plot your own course in a canoe or kayak, available for rental on the Georgetown waterfront.