If you’re interested in seeing all of the best Washington DC sights in a new light, take the DC After Dark or the Monuments by Moonlight tours, which allow you to experience the best of DC in the dark.
The DC After Dark tour is a three hour journey to the most popular buildings in DC. You’ll see breathtaking views aboard a clean and comfortable motorcoach. Stops include the Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial and the FDR Memorial, each lit with dramatic spotlights and daring shadows. You’ll also see several buildings illuminated against the night sky, like the US Capitol, The Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, House and Senate Office Buildings, Federal Triangle, Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House, Capitol Reflecting Pool, Georgetown, Marine Corps (Iwo Jima) Memorial and the World War II Memorial.
If you prefer to experience the night breeze, try the Monuments by Moonlight Tour, which offers many of the same sights from a cozy trolley. The 2 ½ hour tour makes stops at Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, FDR Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. You’ll also drive by the Capitol Building, the White House and several other important sites. Your journey is led by a knowledgeable guide who will share some anecdotes, historical facts and haunting tales about the area.
Whatever your Washington DC itinerary entails, be sure to take one of these wonderful after dark tours. If you’re interested in a unique mode of transportation, you can take a tour by bike, segway, or even on a DC Duck, fashioned after the WWII DUKW amphibious vehicles.
If you’re looking for a prime place to stay on your DC vacation, consider the Courtyard Marriott Washington DC, the Hampton Inn Washington DC, or the Best Western Capital Beltway, all of which are among the most popular hotels in the area. Each of these options has an indoor pool so you can stay entertained without leaving the hotel.