Blue Ridge Tours comes to you with a special Leap Day Update! What to expect in Washington: Or How to get the most out of our nation’s capital city.
Washington is a capital city, in more ways than one (if you’ll excuse the wordplay). This city of bustling streets and historical sights has much to offer. At Blue Ridge Tours, Washington, D.C. is one of our prime destinations. Whether you plan on visiting Luray Caverns just outside D.C. in the beautiful countryside of Virginia, or strolling through the halls of the many Smithsonian Museums, we have something entertaining and educational for you!
Follow us as we take you on a virtual journey of what a weekend with us looks like!
After a day of traveling, the first stop is Luray Caverns, VA. Luray contains some of the most breathtaking underground views complete with brick walkways, fascinating structures, and the world’s largest musical instrument. Outside the caverns there is much to see including the car and carriage museum, the garden maze and a gift shop and restaurant.
The Elephant in the Rotunda at the Natural History Museum
After a nice dinner and a good rest at one of our partner hotels, we are ready to begin a new day of sightseeing with the Smithsonian Museums. The Smithsonian Institution consists of 19 current museums with new efforts underway for the creation of an African American museum. Some of the most popular museums include the Air and Space Museum, the American Indian Museum, The Natural Museum of History, The American Museum of History, and the National Gallery of Art. There are many different things to see at each one of the museums as well as other areas of interest along the mall such as the Washington Monument and the Capital Building. There are also extra attractions within a short walking distance such as the Holocaust Museum. In short, a day at the Smithsonian is filled with a variety of options for enjoyment.
As the sun goes down on Washington, we might stop for a visit at the White House and hope to catch a glimpse of the president. We may also stop by some of the city’s monuments and memorials just to see how beautiful they can be at night. Soon after dinner we will head back to our cozy hotel rooms for a good night’s sleep in order to be prepared fun another fun-filled tomorrow.
A tour of Washington would not be complete without a visit to our nation’s largest and most well known cemetery: Arlington.
Arlington National Cemetery holds two U.S. presidents and many other courageous men and women who have fought and died for our country. Sites of interest include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington House (home of Robert E. Lee), and the Mast of the U.S.S. Maine. Arlington is always a must see stop for any trip to Washington.
With as many monuments as Washington, D.C. holds, it is hard to see all of them, but with the help of trained tour guides we do our best to make sure that you see everything there is to see. A guided day tour of Washington covers such integral stops as the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial as well as many others. Before the conclusion of our trip you will have seen the best that Washington has to offer.We hope that you have enjoyed our virtual journey to the capital of the United States, and that you will choose us to assist you in an actual trip to the District of Columbia. Washington D.C. is one of the many fascinating trips that we have to offer, and we hope to be speaking with you soon. Keep checking back to see what else is new at Blue!