Washington D.C. is an essential travel destination for people of all ages and interests. A group tour of the nation’s capital is full of monuments, museums, and immersive experiences that will deepen travelers’ appreciation of American history and culture.
Dive into the city’s espionage history with SpyGuide, an immersive walking tour that highlights Washington, D.C.’s espionage acts and spies who lived here. Visitors will learn about notable figures who served as spies, either as members of the Office of Strategic Services—the intelligence agency of the U.S. during World War II—or the CIA.
Groups can view the district’s historical markers with a Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour. The monuments look different once the sun goes down, and this two-and-a-half-hour tour is fully narrated to give participants a memorable experience. Stops include the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Any trip to Washington, D.C., should include a visit to the National Archives Museum, a must-stop for anyone with a hankering for history. The museum is home to the country’s founding documents—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights—among others that tell of pivotal events in American history. A little more than a mile away is the Library of Congress, which also preserves America’s history and culture within its vast halls. Groups can view exhibits, participate in programs, and visit reading rooms.
The capital city offers many private and group dining options, including those at the Union Market District. There’s The Block Foodhall & Bar, where visitors can enjoy cocktails, savor Filipino food, and top their meal off with an Ube (or purple-hued) doughnut for dessert. The Roost, a dining and drinking consortium, offers craft cocktails and brews, specialty pizzas, and other savory Italian classics. Western Market, touted as Foggy Bottom’s newest culinary hub, has an array of global food flavors and local favorites.
Written by Andrew Weeks
Main Image: Jefferson Memorial; Credit: washington.org