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D.C., The Tour Edition

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As a travelers' mecca, it is fitting that DC has a number of tour operators and expert guides eager to show the city's sights. Whether by tour-bus, bicycle, or riverboat, such tour services allow visitors to get on and off at will and take them to sights near and far. Also, visitors can learn and experience DC from perspectives others may not otherwise see, through specialized walking tours of historic sites, neighborhoods, cuisine, and homes of prominent individuals and families.
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Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, USA
Passport DC is a month-long event in May with more than 100 international events and activities that educate visitors and residents of the Washington, D.C., area about our global community. Every first Saturday of the month is the signature event...
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700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA
Washington is as spectacular by night as it is by day. All the major buildings and monuments are lit up. The area in and around the Mall is especially beautiful. Although D.C. is an incredibly walkable city, the distances between the popular...
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608 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
The largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia is located along U and 9th streets NW, in the historic 19th-century U Street and Shaw neighborhood—and it counts many of the greater D.C. area's 45 Ethiopian restaurants. Among them is a...
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211 N Union St #250, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
One of the best ways to take in the monuments that make D.C. famous is from the water. The advantages are many: less crowds, no parking issues, cool Potomac breezes, and a unique point of view. I love an evening tour, when you get to see...
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400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
From the hilltop of the U.S. Capitol to the riverfront behind the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is “America’s Front Yard.” Lined with museums and accented by monuments and memorials, the 1.9-mile stretch of green space is...
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806 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA
If you end your White House tour around lunchtime, head over to one of the many eateries on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets, and pick up lunch to go. At the cash register, ask for two extra paper bags. Then head back toward the...
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3030 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon outside of the CVS Pharmacy on 14th and Irving Streets NW in Columbia Heights, I found myself in the company of an Australian diplomat, a reporter for a local radio station, a cameraman, two young couples, and a...