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Washington DC Tours

Washington DC Tours

Setting up your Washington DC tours will have an influence on the rest of your itinerary, as availability and times can vary greatly. This page was written to assist you on the steps that you need to take to maximize your chances on getting into some of DC’s most coveted tours. The most popular tours include: White House Tour, U.S. Capitol Tour, and the Pentagon Tour. All of these tours require a request application and review period which likely includes…

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Washington DC Memorials

Washington DC Memorials

The Washington DC Memorials and Monuments are a destination all by themselves. What’s even better is that you can walk easily and comfortably between them. To walk the loop of memorials below, you can easily walk for 2-3 miles. From the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol is 2 miles (straight line). Much of the paths are lined with trees which provide welcome shade in the summer months. If you time your trip during the Spring months (March/April), you might…

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Smithsonian Museums

Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC is the largest museum and research complex in the world. It includes 19 museums, each with enough galleries and activities to be a whole-day activity, by themselves. These museums are incredible imagination and creativity motivators! If a child’s mind is a sponge, then these locations will not only educate your family, but they will entertain them, as well. You will see actual aircraft, missiles, dinosaur skeletons, and prehistoric scale models. Our family’s favorite Smithsonian…

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Washington DC Day Trip

Washington DC Day Trip

For nearly 10 million Americans, a Washington DC day trip is just a few hours away. There is so much to do see in this great Capitol city, that it’s a must see and a fun family trip! Our family has done multiple day trips to Washington DC and we discover something new each time we explore the city. On a few occasions, we’ve spent the night but most times we try to spend a full day and go home…

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