Sightseeing in District of Columbia


DC Cruises: Happy Hour, DJ Nights, or Monuments by Moonlight Cruise for One or Two from DC Cruises (Up to 48% Off)

Happy Hour, DJ Nights, or Monuments by Moonlight Cruise for One or Two from DC Cruises (Up to 48% Off)

DC Cruises

Georgetown

During cruises down the Potomac River, adult passengers enjoy great views, music, and a cash bar

$28 $15

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American Snapshots: Spy History Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from American Snapshots (Up to 67% Off)

Spy History Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from American Snapshots (Up to 67% Off)

American Snapshots

Washington

Tour takes guests through history of espionage in Downtown Washington on a Spies & Scandals tour or Georgetown on a Spies & Scoundrels tour

$60 $25

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Little Washington Winery: Master Gourmet-Wine Seminar for Two or Four with Tour and Lunch at Little Washington Winery (Up to 63% Off)

Master Gourmet-Wine Seminar for Two or Four with Tour and Lunch at Little Washington Winery (Up to 63% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington Virginia

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to share knowledge of wine-related topics

$80 $31

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Chariots For Hire: Three-Hour DC at Night or American Spirit Monument Bus Tour for Two from Chariots for Hire (45% Off)

Three-Hour DC at Night or American Spirit Monument Bus Tour for Two from Chariots for Hire (45% Off)

Chariots For Hire

Ronald Reagan Building

Tour-goers visit historic landmarks aboard a luxury bus, seeing the city’s best-known monuments by day or viewing a sparkling DC by night

$98 $54

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National Building Museum: Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Visit for Two or Four to the National Building Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Building Museum

Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Colossal 19th-century building’s array of exhibits explores the principles of architecture, engineering, and design

$16 $8

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Citysights DC: Hop-On, Hop-Off Monuments Bus Tour with Madame Tussauds Visit for Two or Four from CitySights DC (Up to 36% Off)

Hop-On, Hop-Off Monuments Bus Tour with Madame Tussauds Visit for Two or Four from CitySights DC (Up to 36% Off)

Citysights DC

Multiple Locations

View DC monuments and landmarks during double-decker bus tour of the city that also includes a wax-museum visit

$114 $75

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The Kreeger Museum: Admission for Two or Four Adults or Private Tour for Up to 15 at The Kreeger Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two or Four Adults or Private Tour for Up to 15 at The Kreeger Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Kreeger Museum

Foxhall - Palisades

Set in residential estate, museum houses paintings by Monet, Cézanne & Picasso & hosts youth events with storytelling based on famous works

$20 $12

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Zohery Tours: Three- to Four-Hour Tour of Washington D.C. for One, Two, or Four From Zohery Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Three- to Four-Hour Tour of Washington D.C. for One, Two, or Four From Zohery Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Zohery Tours

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Experienced guide shows visitors famous landmarks, picturesque cherry blossoms, and obscure sites, such as cafes frequented by politicians

$39 $18

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Admission for Two or Four at National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Up to 62% Off)

Admission for Two or Four at National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Up to 62% Off)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon’s tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

$38 $15

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All We Art: $67 for $105 Worth of Gallery Visits — All We Art

$67 for $105 Worth of Gallery Visits — All We Art

All We Art

Washington

From the merchant: Fine wood carved bowl with two bronze jaguars

$105 $67

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Walking DC: Historic Georgetown or National Mall Walking Tour for Two, Three, or Four from Walking DC (Up to 61% Off)

Historic Georgetown or National Mall Walking Tour for Two, Three, or Four from Walking DC (Up to 61% Off)

Walking DC

Multiple Locations

Spend up to 2.5 hours seeing sights such as Georgetown University, Kennedy homes, and historic churches, or the White House and memorials

$100 $45

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Great Food Tours: Cupcake and Macaron Tour of DC with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four at Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Cupcake and Macaron Tour of DC with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four at Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

Georgetown

Groups visit six of Georgetown’s celebrated confectionaries, including Dean & Deluca and Fleurir Handgrown Chocolates for truffles

$50 $25

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The President Woodrow Wilson House: Admission for Two or Four to The President Woodrow Wilson House (Up to 48% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to The President Woodrow Wilson House (Up to 48% Off)

The President Woodrow Wilson House

Dupont Circle

Georgian Revival home where the 28th president resided after his term of office still showcases his furniture, art, photos, and state gifts

$20 $11

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Adventures for Creative Tourists: Georgetown Tour for One, or Two from Adventures for Creative Tourists (Up to 59% Off)

Georgetown Tour for One, or Two from Adventures for Creative Tourists (Up to 59% Off)

Adventures for Creative Tourists

Dumbarton House

Guided tours walk and stop at galleries and notable sites in Georgetown

$35 $17

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Fiat Luxe Tours: Up to 52% Off D.C. Group Tour at Fiat Luxe Tours

Up to 52% Off D.C. Group Tour at Fiat Luxe Tours

Fiat Luxe Tours

Georgetown

From the merchant: Our awesome guides will take you behind-the-scenes and show you some of the most historic landmarks in DC!

$120 $59

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  • International Spy Museum
    Although its exhibits trace spycraft back to the Revolutionary War, the bulk of the Spy Museum's artifacts come from the golden age of espionage: the Cold War. Marvel at lipstick-tube pistols and cameras disguised as pigeons before touring the exploits of James Bond in the Exquisitely Evil exhibit. Two interactive missions, meanwhile, plunge visitors into their own spy missions—within the museum or the city at large.
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    800 F Street NW
    Washington, DC US
  • President Lincoln's Cottage
    Many of the rooms in President Lincoln's Cottage resound with the voices of Lincoln and his houseguests, in the form of actor-interpreted recordings broadcast through audio speakers. Though not all rooms are accessible to the public, daily tours through this Gothic Revival home use interactive multimedia to tell the stories of Abraham Lincoln's ideas, struggles in passing emancipation, and family during the three summers they spent here during the Civil War. Knowledgeable guides divulge facts about the president's meditations and meetings, often tailoring tours to their areas of personal expertise, such as war or politics. They showcase video screens populated by images about Lincoln's life, and a replica of the president's desk scrawled with the words "Log Cabins 4eva." Guides also invite visitors to engage in conversation throughout the tour while welcoming them to sit on furniture. The adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, built in 1905 and restored as a LEED-certified building, houses a range of both permanent and temporary exhibits. Visitors engage with interactive displays, photos, and manuscripts revealing the presidential Cabinet's feelings on emancipation, life in Washington DC during the Civil War, and the president's role as commander in chief. The cottage also hosts a lecture series with guests that have included historians, Lincoln experts, and an artist who sculpted a life-size statue of the president and his horse, which today stands watch over the cottage.
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    140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • ArtJamz
    In June 2010, after a late-night session of painting, drinking, and generally rousting about with a group of friends, magazine editor Michael M. Clements found himself pondering an unshakeable question: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this at a bar?” The seeds of ArtJamz sprouted almost immediately into a traveling paint party, where the caterers brought not only beer and wine but also all-you-can-paint palettes, for-sale blank canvases, and invaluable artistic expertise. In the years since that fateful, paint-spattered night, ArtJamz has become a citywide phenomenon, organizing collaborative events with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally realizing the founding fathers’ vision of a tie-dyed capitol building. Although these creative enablers still operate pop-up events at galleries and retail venues across D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, the permanent studios in Dupont Circle and Brookland have an open-house policy to enable paint parties every week. Freestyle paint sessions and classes are offered, charging separately for studio time, canvas, and drinks. Day hours keep artists aged 5–18 in mind, whereas nightly sessions feature beer, wine, and creative cocktails for the 21+ set. More than 20 distinct colors await inspired brushes, and the walls of the cozy venues are fair game for a fresh coat. A trained staff is always on hand to offer advice if needed or requested, and to make sure nobody loses an ear.
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    1728 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, DC US
  • Destination DC Pedicab Tours
    A certified sixth-grade teacher and a longtime resident of the DC metropolitan area, Shaady Fakhrai seems perfectly suited to deliver informative tours of the capitol. But it wasn't her professional experience or her hometown pride that got her in the saddle—it was a medical emergency. After a terrible accident left her wheelchair bound for several months, her only release was her physical therapy sessions, where she'd rebuild her leg muscles on a stationary bicycle. She made a vow in that doctor's office: "The day that I can ride a bike again, I'm going to ride my bike for, like, fifty miles, and I'm not going to stop." And that's exactly what she did. Soon after her recovery, happenstance led her to cross paths with a pedicab, and two days later, she was starting a brand-new career. Today Fakhrai oversees a fleet of pedicabs and drivers who lead not only historical tours, but also bar crawls, holiday excursions, trivia tours for prizes, and demonstrations in ponytail physics. On the Monuments Tour, locals and tourists alike get the inside scoop on the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Vietnam War Memorial, and the National Mall. The Lincoln Beer Tour starts out by tracing the footsteps of the assassin John Wilkes Booth, and ends at a local brewery where guests toast the Great Emancipator with free samples. The DC Wonderland Wine Tasting tour ups the ante on capitol refreshments by letting riders sip still or sparkling wine while they tour the Newseum, the Crime and Punishment Museum, and the Friendship Arch, among other locales.
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    1275 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • Ravenchase Adventures
    Josh knew the first treasure hunt he set up was a success when he saw the happy look in his three younger brothers' eyes as they uncovered the final treasure chest. Based on Josh's clues, the younger Schwabs had just gleefully trekked across Warrenton, Virginia, and into the Shenandoah Mountains in search of their goal. But the event was more than just a fun way to spend the day: it also gave them inspiration at a time when the future felt grim, as their mother was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although that has since become a fond memory of a good day, it's also warmly remembered by the family as the catalyst that led Josh to establish Ravenchase Adventures, where he now sets up just such engaging hunts for the public. Now Ravenchase is an event company that offers pre-set and custom treasure hunts and adventure races. As the company has grown, Josh's team has even set up events for a variety of well-known clients, from DreamWorks Studios to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. But regardless of who participates, he and his dedicated staff ensure each two- to three-hour adventure is filled with brainteasers, mysterious clues, and baffling ciphers. Each solved clue leads the groups across town with treasure maps. Fun prizes await at their final destination. In an effort to give back to the community, the company also set up the nonprofit Ravenchase Foundation, which supports organizations that inspire and teach tolerance for history, logic, and the arts.
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    2 West/40 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC US
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
    Contemplate an original Picasso, imagine yourself Andy Warhol's muse, and then trace Monet’s brushstrokes, but save time to appreciate the architecture as well. Inside this historic Beaux Arts building, every corner presents a new feast for the eyes, whether it's a contemporary photograph, European painting, or the gallery’s stunning glass roof.
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    500 17th Street Northwest
    Washington, DC US

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