Washington DC is steeped in history and heritage. These are part of what makes a trip there so interesting and worthwhile. For those looking to know more about the history of the country and the heritage of the American people, look no further than Washington DC.
A Walking Tour
A walking tour is ideal for the capital city because there are a lot to see and a lot of things to do in Washington DC. Visitors can check out maps and make their own itineraries according to what interests them. A personal walking tour is set according to the pace of the tourist and his or her interests. There are also some guided tours that come in less than $15 per person for a detailed tour and a running commentary of the various historical monuments, museums and sights that can be found within just a few hundred meters of each other. This is a great way to explore the city as well as learn about the history and heritage of the United States of America. The Smithsonian, the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are somewhat close to each other so visitors can spend the day walking from one place to another.
Beer Tours and Exploration
Aside from national history and heritage, visitors can also try out the beer and craft breweries located in a district very close to the main streets of the city. Guided tours will get a visitor into craft breweries for personal taste testing and other things but tourists who appreciate beer can also experience the drink at the numerous bars and pubs that line the district. Guided tours will guarantee that they will bring their clients to the breweries and pubs and back to the hotel safe and sound, even if a little tipsy from all that beer drinking from the different breweries.
Gardens and Parks
One of the prettiest attractions in Washington DC is the United States Botanic Garden. It is not just full of plants from different parts of the world but it also plants from the gardens of several first ladies. Visitors can take their time there to enjoy the sights and sounds while taking a short stroll or a rest in one of the numerous benches and seats in the garden. There are other parks and gardens one might enjoy visiting, each having its own particular theme or country connected to it.
For those who love to shop, there are several malls and shopping districts near the center of the city. Brand name stores litter the malls here but there are also some notable flea markets and vintage stores in the area that sell interesting things. There are also a lot of book stores in the city where one might find a first edition.
These are just a few of the many different things to do in Washington DC. It is best to research the city thoroughly, or even just a bit, to know where to go and what to do.