Three Fun Ways to Tour Washington DC

A city rich with many museums and monuments like Washington DC will require a good deal of planning and time to explore.  For the tourist on a time crunch, a guided tour of the city is a great way to maximize your time. Sure, you can use the tried and true “hop-on and hop-off” bus tour. But it’s way more fun to try one of the unconventional tours offered in the city.

City Segway Tours

If you want to blast through the city and enjoy all the must-see attractions while looking cool, take the National Mall Segway tour. You may even learn a few new facts to boost your water cooler knowledge.

For even more fun, you can book the evening tour; there’s less traffic, and you can get an interesting view of the monuments after dark. You can stay at the Sofitel Lafayette Square and, from there, take a metro from McPherson Square to Gallery PI – Chinatown. (meets at 624 9th Street, NW)

D.C. By Foot

Lace up and get ready for an enjoyable tour that will also give you a hearty work out. D.C. By Foot is a free tip-based walking tour that is lead by an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide.

The tour will take you from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. Now, don’t forget to stretch and stay hydrated. The meeting point is not too far from the Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C. (meets at the northeast corner of 15th and Constitution Avenue, NW)

Bike the Sites

Another way to view the sights and get great exercise is to Bike the Sites with Bike and Roll.  It is a fun way to explore the nation’s capital without wearing out the soles of your feet. There are different tours for you to choose from.

The family will enjoy a chance of bike together with Family Bike Adventures tour. Also, since there are three different meeting locations, it might be a bit more convenient. The most recently opened location is at Union Station near the Washington Court Hotel.

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About Amy Querido

Amy is the owner & author of The Q Family Adventures Travel blog, family blog chronicles her family trips, tips and tricks. She hopes to inspire family to travel with kids one adventure at a time. Connect with Amy on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Cristian says:

    I intend to travel to India this year and I want to know more information about the most visited destinations and prices for accommodation and transport. I read about these things this site , but I need more infos , like which is the safest means of transport in India.

  2. We’re planning a trip to DC this summer. Thanks for the helpful info!

  3. I’m getting excited about my trip this summer, love the d.c. posts!

  4. Can you believe we haven’t been to Washington DC. We have driven by it so many times on the way to Florida, North and South Carolina etc. but haven’t stopped in. We just met a great couple from California that just finished a year road trip through the States and it made us really want to do that ourselves. Next time I go to Visit my parents in Florida, I am going to stop in and take one of these tours. Thanks for the great information Amy. And see you at the TBEX, just saw your DM tweet. Can’t wait!

  5. Joanne says:

    Great site! Next time you’re headed to D.C., check out


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