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A bike tour is one of the best ways to get the lay of the land and see DC's most iconic buildings, like the U.S. Capitol.
A bike tour is one of the best ways to get the lay of the land and see DC's most iconic buildings, like the U.S. Capitol.
 

Tours of DC's Monuments & Memorials

No trip to Washington, DC is complete without touring our celebrated monuments and memorials.

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At the heart of any trip to Washington, DC is a visit to the National Mall, a two-mile green expanse from the U.S. Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial.  Along the way, visitors see the Washington Monument, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. While visitors can freely discover these attractions on their own, a tour offers a way to learn the history and fun facts associated with each.

Bike and Roll offers daily, three-hour guided bicycle tours of the monuments with stops at all of the major attractions along the National Mall. Similarly, the three-hour Capital Sites Bike Tour takes visitors past the major sites around Capitol Hill including the Supreme Court and Library of Congress. Both of these tours are also offered after dark so that visitors can experience magnificent views of the attractions illuminated at night.

For a truly unique way to see the city, City Segway Tours offer two- and three-hour guided experiences of the National Mall and surrounding sites. Visitors glide across town while balancing on a motorized Segway machine, all while taking in the sites of Washington, DC.

DC by Foot offers free, tip-based walking tours of Washington, DC. These informative tours are conducted by expert guides who make it fun and educational. In addition to the National Mall, DC by Foot takes visitors to the Tidal Basin, Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill. Visitors can also learn all about President Lincoln’s assassination or about Washington’s secrets and scandals.

Or, if you'd rather have a self-guided tour, American City Walking Guide offers printable guides to many DC landmarks on the National Mall as well as neighborhoods like Dupont Circle and Georgetown.

 

Segwaying around the city takes the cake for the most unique way to see DC, including the National Mall. Don a helmet and get your footing for these fun tours.
Segwaying around the city takes the cake for the most unique way to see DC, including the National Mall. Don a helmet and get your footing for these fun tours.
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