If you can’t make it to Washington DC for Christmas, don’t worry, the city is still packed with celebrations for New Year’s Eve. Take the family to DC this year to see all the festivities on December 31, including the exciting First Night Alexandria, celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The event packs in fireworks, kids’ activities and delicious cuisine from all kinds of vendors. Dress warm and watch the fireworks as the nation’s capital rings in 2011! Before planning all your activities, be sure to reserve your Washington DC hotel, so that you’ll have a room waiting for you when you get there.
In addition to this stupendous New Year’s event, you can dive into the history of DC with a historic tour of Mount Vernon and Old Alexandria. As you’re traveling along with your motorcoach, you’ll be able to stop at historical places like the Mount Vernon House and the Christ Church. You’ll even be able to tour the inside of the Christ Church as long as a service is not in session. You’ll see other extraordinary pieces of architecture as well from your coach, including Old Town Alexandria, Fort Washington and the Pentagon.
Sign up for another exciting educational journey with the Monticello – Thomas Jefferson Country Tour, which takes you to many of the places where our third president resided. You’ll see sights such as the splendid University of Virginia, Michie Tavern, and Monticello, a house that sits in a scenic area of the mountains. Learn the many skills and talents that former president Thomas Jefferson had, such as architecture, artistry, craftsmanship, music and eloquent writing.