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How to Discover Washington DC in One Day

As the capital of our country since 1800, Washington DC contains so much of our nation’s history. It is home to many national monuments, historic sites, and fascinating museums. It is a bit awe-inspiring to stand in the same places as the great men and women of our country have also stood. However, there is a LOT to see and it can be pretty overwhelming to feel like you might miss something significant.

DC Insider Tours has put together several amazing tours that will cover everything you absolutely must see. The best part is that the guides are so knowledgeable and they will share with you the enthralling history, the juicy secrets, and all the local hidden gems.  Whether you want to visit all the monuments or all the museums, or a little bit of both – they have a tour for you! Check out their awesome itineraries below and then book your tour today!


DC in a Day™

Strap on your comfy walking shoes and get ready to hit the town. You can see everything there is to see in DC in just one day - if you are willing to put the time in. You can cover Washington DC in just six hours and hit all the highlights with a DC in a Day™ tour. The guides will share the history behind the neighborhoods and the monuments, so you will walk away feeling like nothing was left out.


Museums in a Day

Washington DC has over 20 world-class Smithsonian museums along with over 50 museums in total. You could spend weeks walking along the halls of these incredible museums. It can be overwhelming and exhausting to look through everything at the museums, fearful you might miss something important. The good news is that DC Insider Tours has put together an awesome Museums in a Day itinerary that shows you all the highlights. They have done all the research for you and has found the most captivating exhibits, the most interesting pieces of history, and plenty of hidden treasures that average visitors walk right past.


The Great Compromise

A trip to DC would not be complete without visiting the famous monuments and visiting the world-renowned museums. If you are wondering how you are going to fit it all into your schedule, then The Great Compromise is your answer. This is a private, six-hour tour that will take you to both the best monuments and the best museums. The schedule is flexible, too, so you will get to do everything you want to do, and even more.


If you have more than a day in Washington DC, then I highly recommend checking out more of DC Insider Tours excursions. They have everything from a very scandalous tour to the ultimate glitz and glam tour. Doing a tour allows you to learn more than you would normally learn on your own and gives you great insider tips. Make your trip to DC an unforgettable experience!


For tips on what to do with kids in Washington DC, check out our Washington DC with Kids article!


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