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Best Road Trips in Washington, D.C.

Hit the road and see the tidal basin this spring, check out unique historic sites this summer, and just plain enjoy yourself any time in between.

Why not start with the DC Area Battlefields Tour? Once you’ve explored famed attractions like the White House in Washington DC, look forward to a road trip through central Colonial America. The stops along the way? historic Civil War battlefields.

Now explore the many monuments of DC. Touring the national monuments in Washington DC is an ideal way to spend a day with the family. Travel in from nearby cities and towns to explore, tour, and marvel at these legendary and iconic symbols of American history.

You can also discover the many neighborhoods of the Capital Region. Washington DC is a fascinating and unique city, but it’s no secret it can get a little crowded. If you’re looking to hit the open road, try a quick tour of some of DC’s surrounding neighborhoods in Virginia and Maryland.

D.C. on Foot

Touring the Capital Region
Washington D.C. is perfect for walking and shuttle tours. Ranging from history lessons to haunted trails, these tours invite visitors to explore the capital region.

Sign up for “DC by Foot” – a free, guided tour of the National Mall neighboring the White House. Other tours offered by this company include an Arlington Cemetery walking tour and Lincoln Assassination Tour. Come nightfall, hop on a DC Ghost Tour meeting in downtown Washington.

Guides decked in period costumes lead you through DC on this lantern-lit walking tour, taking you by St. John's Church and other said-to-be haunted structures. Meet at the Dolley Madison House nightly at 8 p.m. and see for yourself why DC is considered one haunted town.

Combine history, architecture and cuisine with a DC Metro Food Tour – your chance to taste the culinary result of DC’s many diverse neighborhoods. For dessert, treat yourself to a DC Metro Chocolate Tour and sooth your sweet tooth with the best of Washington.