Outdoor activities in Washington DC

Top Outdoor Activities in Washington DC, DC

Outdoor Activities in Washington DC

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Bus Tours
4 hours
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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AU$726.96
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Night Tours
2 hours
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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AU$82.65
per adult
Walking Tours
2 hours
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97% of travellers recommend this experience
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AU$91.64
per adult
Bus Tours
4 hours
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92% of travellers recommend this experience
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AU$117.49
per adult
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What travellers are saying

  • George S
    1 contribution
    This was a great tour of DC. Our guide Mark was on time, very knowledgeable, personable and the vehicle was new and very clean. I would use them again without hesitation...!!
    Written 27 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Gina D
    Westerville, OH4 contributions
    This tour was awesome! It was better than I imagined. Bruce was lovely, had a running dialogue and was thoughtful. We saw more than I thought we'd see. We stopped a couple key places. Absolutely wonderful.
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Donna W
    1 contribution
    Dana was a wonderful driver & tour guide. She is a native lady with loads of knowledge. It was an excellent choice in seeing DC!
    Written 28 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Chesh
    1 contribution
    Christopher was the ultimate tour guide. We thought we would be stopping and seeing monuments but he provided stories and background for each stop, accompanied us every step of the way. Highlight of out long weekend. You will not be disappointed!!
    Written 4 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • richard w
    1 contribution
    I rarely take tours and usually prefer to visit places on my own. However, I am so glad I booked with Christopher. He has great, comfortable vehicles and was professional and friendly. I have a disabled grandson with whom Christopher was helpful and compassionate. He also is a walking encyclopedia of history and discusses things in a witty, intelligent manner. You won't regret booking with him- he's great!
    Written 22 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • marcuswade2018
    11 contributions
    Fantastic tour. Very knowledgeable. Takes time to allow you to get out and take pictures. Even our teen had a great time.
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Amber O
    1 contribution
    Chris was an excellent guide! Our day was very smooth and we were able to see so much! The stories and knowledge he shared was amazing. Highly recommend Christopher.
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • Tommy
    Mansfield, TX9 contributions
    I had a great experience with the self guided tour. I had no data/cell signal and this guided tour was spot on where I was located. The Geo sync spoke up when I reached each of the highlight points. As for the park, the views were amazing. I never knew all the details of the Potomac river. The first animal siting was a deer right at the entrance. The 2nd was a woodpecker. The third was an eagle sunbathing, staring right at me 20 feet away. I was in awe of the beauty and majesty. Side note, the park like many others has litter throughout here and there, not real bad. so, bring a bag with you and pick up as you go. the next ones behind you will appreciate the beauty even more. Better yet, do not leave anything behind, leave no trace folks. I loved the park. I followed the River Trail and Gladisville Trail per the guided tour. Great job.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Peter W
    1 contribution
    We discovered some fascinating insights about the history of Washington. Questions were enjoyable. Also got great photographs with the family. We had a fantastic time.  It was indeed a different way to see the city!
    Written 7 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jackie
    1 contribution
    Everything..and Chris expertise about Black history. I loved his personality. He was professional and kind to all of us. He is such a gentleman.
    Written 24 July 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Regan H
    1 contribution
    Lucky was an incredible driver with great knowledge of the DC area and monuments. He is extremely patient, allowing us to stay as long as we wanted at each monument. Amazing experience.
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • Carla & Peter, NY
    1 contribution
    He was punctual, courteous, professional, funny, eloquent, and VERY knowledgeable! Comfortable, clean car ride! Went the extra mile to take our son to see the Pentagon! Amazing tour guide with a warm smile! Our DC experience was truly perfect! We only wished there were more tour options. We would have gone on All!
    Written 21 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Teresa
    1 contribution
    Great tour with Fisseha! We did a private tour with two young children and Fisseha was very kind and patient. We had a good experience learning about the sites.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • nova2022
    1 contribution
    Camping turns the off-road experience into the ultimate adventure! Sleeping in the roof top tent on Alfa One was so cool!! We had twice as much fun on the trip by camping overnight at a campsite with a phenomenal view of the valley below. Alfa One is stocked for camping! Shawn and Dawn make sure you are comfortable and safe before you set out on your adventure, but the one thing we were not prepared for was the adrenaline rush and excitement! The kids are completely hooked- we will be making these trips part of our family tradition for years to come!
    Written 3 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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