No matter what special interests your group has, you’re sure to find the perfect attractions and experiences in Washington, D.C. There’s so much to do and see in this city that the hardest part of planning may be narrowing down your itinerary. You can work with a D.C. guided tour company for help figuring out which customized itinerary will work best for your group.
Washington, D.C. has no shortage of monuments. Your group can pay their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Since 1937, the Tomb has been continuously guarded by a specially trained Sentinel—every minute of every day and night, no matter the weather. It’s considered among the most sacred and honorable of military duties to become a Sentinel. Visitors are expected to conduct themselves with great respect and courtesy. In addition to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, your tour group may wish to visit these well-known monuments:
- Lincoln Memorial
- Washington Monument
- World War II Memorial
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Thomas Jefferson Memorial
There are a number of excellent museums in Washington, D.C. that should be on your bucket list. Consider taking your guided tour group to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which features both permanent and special exhibits, and programs and activities. The museum’s collections database is home to over 270,000 records, including personal stories, historical footage, and photos. Other museums your group might want to visit include:
- National Geographic Museum
- National Museum of Natural History
- National Gallery of Art
- National Air & Space Museum
- National Museum of American History
- National Museum of the American Indian
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
Don’t forget to include meal breaks in your itinerary! There are plenty of eateries around the National Mall and inside the many museums, but your group might want to expand its options a little. Ben’s Chili Bowl is an iconic restaurant in Washington, D.C. Try their signature dish, the half smoke with chili.
For exceptional, customized tours of Washington, D.C., you can turn to Haymarket Transportation. We also offer standard and personalized day trips around Maryland and Virginia. Call a friendly representative today at (571) 748-3084, and we’ll work with you to make your group trip memorable!