Tammy Belden, the owner and operator of Guides of DC, has lived in DC for more than 40 years, and spent a good amount of that time working on Capitol Hill. She was also the president of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides in Washington, which means she combines her deep knowledge of the area with an aptitude for turning tours into experiences as informative as they are lively and fun. Tammy and her colleagues have curated creative jaunts through DC that spotlight the iconic sites and the stories that surround them. One example is the Monuments by Moonlight tour. This four-hour tour offers a privileged view of sites like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol as seen at night, alit by the moon and spotlights and framed by the evening sky and cityscape. Also of interest is the African American-themed tour, which centers around sites like the Martin Luther King Memorial, African American Civil War Museum, and Frederick Douglass House, as well as eight-hour tours that weave through all the necessary stops?the Smithsonian and Supreme Court, to name a few.
On a trip to Washington, DC, it's hard to miss the White House. However, you might never hear the rumors about the hauntings along the canal that runs through Georgetown. EventGeekUSA is here to help?and not just in the District. Its concierge-like staff helps tourists and residents of six East Coast cities, including New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, discover the hidden gems in their city, whether it's a spooky historical site, an event where you might befriend like-minded people, or a unique find such as an art gallery famed for its invisible storefront. Any given month might fill the schedule with tours, beer tastings, and other city-oriented activities.
Old Town Trolley Tours provide sightseers with extensive, fully narrated tours of the national capital, taking tourists past both the heavy-hitting attractions and the little-known gems. This deal gets you a full-day pass (9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.) to hop on and hop off the trolley at any of its 19 stops. This means you can get on at the Washington Welcome Center, ride it until you're enticed by the hypnotic pilasters and cartouches of the Jefferson Memorial, then get on again at any other stop throughout the day. The full tour of Washington takes about three hours, and each tour is patriotically lead by a licensed tour guide, who'll tell historical anecdotes, share intriguing facts, and cast any tie-breaking votes in the Senate. Sit back and relax as your trolley smoothly takes you past Washington hotspots such as the National Mall and the Smithsonian.