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14 Tips for Your First Visit to Washington, D.C.
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Here are a few of our favorite places and events to visit every season in Washington, D.C. in 2021 and beyond.
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Welcome to Washington, D.C. during the festive winter season. There is much to see and do in the capital. Shopping, restaurants, activities: for a city not known as a winter getaway, we sure do love this time of year! My name is Terry. I am a tour guide in Washington, DC, and have lived in
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Here are a few of our favorite places and events to visit every season in Washington, D.C. in 2021 and beyond.
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Here are a few of our favorite places and events to visit every season in Washington, D.C. in 2021 and beyond.
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As businesses closed and activities were canceled last summer due to the coronavirus pandemic the world collectively took a pause. A year and many vaccines later, places are now starting to get back into the swing of things. Not only are sporting events expanding their in-person attendance and museums reopening but the mask mandate in
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Planning a trip to Washington D.C.? There are many historic and interesting sites. Use this guide to find the best things to do in Washington DC in 2022. Yet, Washington D.C. is also a dynamic cultural and historically rich city chock full of things to do. Whether you like amazing food, museum browsing, the arts, or hard-core

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King Kamehameha Day | June 11, 2021 The Story Behind King Kamehameha Day When many think of Hawai’i, they envision the group of islands with serene scenery, welcoming people, and a relaxed lifestyle of surfing, sun, and leis. However, it may surprise you to hear that the islands didn’t always exist with such harmony. That’s
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Top 5 Things to Do in DC for Memorial Day 2021 Memorial Day Weekend has always been an unofficial marker that summertime is near. But this year is extra special because there is an optimism in the air that we have not felt in a long time. Slowly and cautiously, many indoor spaces are reopening,
As you’re taking in the many historic sights of Washington DC, it may be tempting to show off that ‘I heart DC’ shirt you just picked up at the souvenir shop. But just like the magnets you bought, some souvenirs are better off displayed at home to avoid looking like a tourist.  That’s not the
With a year that seems to have thrown many challenges our way, 2020 marked a major milestone worth celebrating: the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Propelled by the women’s suffrage movement, on August 26, 1920, the US Constitution was amended to finally lift the barriers that prevented women
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Streets across the country are filled with people propelled into action by the racial biases affecting their communities. Civil rights leaders are pleading for the end of police brutality and systematic racism. Images are snapped of protesters running away from the brunt blow of a police baton. The country has brewed to its boiling point
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TripAdvisor has named USA Guided Tours’s DC At Dusk guided night bus tour as the #7 Travel Experience in the U.S.! This is the second time in the last two years that the USA Guided Tours team finds themselves on this coveted list published annually by TripAdvisor! Our Discover NY Tour was also named as
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This year, the awareness around and the importance of honoring the history of the African American community can be felt throughout the United States. One of the most esteemed events is called Juneteenth. Although this day is commonly referred to as the day that slavery ended, there’s a more detailed story behind this celebration. While
Washington DC Virtual Tours Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are suspending tour operations and services until at least April 30th to combat further spread of the virus and ensure the safety of our guests and employees. We understand that the rest of the country, as well as the world, are taking necessary precautions

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Cherry Blossoms Galore Tour
Although we have been seeing closures around the city this month, nature waits for no one. Our famed Cherry Blossom trees are ahead of schedule and expected to reach their Peak Bloom by the 21st of March! All across America, people turn to the groundhog to learn when spring will arrive. Regardless of what the

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The Washington, DC waterfront is the place to be in the Capital. A resurgence of development and design along the District of Columbia’s waterfront is attracting the city’s most exciting energy. The Potomac and Anacostia rivers are home to new bars, shopping, and attractions that are perfect for the family or a Valentine’s date. The
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Black History Month February has officially started, which means it is Black History Month! This annual observance is a time to pause and reflect on the contributions that African-Americans have made to American culture. Washington, DC has a very prominent history for black people in America and we are honored to offer our African American

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Seasonal Washington, DC Sightseeing A new year has begun, which means if you haven’t already mapped out your vacations for 2020, it’s time to consider where it is you want to go. Tourism is a booming industry, which means you have an assortment of choices as to where you go and how you get there.
Washington D.C. has some of the most unique and vibrant food experiences that can only be found in this one of a kind city. Just as every city has its own signature food experiences, Washington D.C. will most definitely surprise you with its distinct combination of flavor experiences. Check Out 4 Unique Food and Drink
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It’s always worth it to take some time in getting to know a place’s history, especially when it is your first time to travel there. It gives more meaning and depth to your travel experience when you visit places like museums and historical parks. That said, one of the best ways to see and get
Once you have kids, you realize that taking a vacation isn’t quite the same as it was before. Trips with children aren’t about politics, fine dining, and late-night parties.  So, if you’re thinking about taking the kids to DC, here’s everything you need to know. 1. Read up before you leave home. Kids of all
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The headline says it all: for yet another year, we’ve been awarded TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence. The reviews have been counted and calculated, and our customers agree: USA Guided Tours has the most exciting, informative, and enjoyable guided bus tours in the nation’s capital! Why are our tours so popular? For one thing, our
Washington, D.C. from a Local Expert: Beyond Capitol Hill
Everyone knows about the D.C.’s “Big Three:” The National Mall, the White House, and Capitol Hill. But there’s so much more to our nation’s capital than just the seats of government and the beautiful monuments and museums. If you’re spending a few days in Washington, D.C., why not take a look at some of the
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What do you think of when you imagine Washington, DC? Smart-suited politicos going about the people’s business? Legions of lobbyists wielding their influence? Chances are good you’ll see a few of each, but Washington, DC is so much more than just the nation’s political capital—it’s a vibrant city, rich in history, with amazing architecture, magnificent
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Ah, Cool September! The humidity is gone. Heat-stroking highs of August have vanished. Flowers bloom, skies are blue, and grass is green. But, getting closer to history is what a visit to WDC is about! Let’s talk Presidents. One of the most important was Abraham Lincoln. Would you like to walk where he did? You
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Introducing the Best Washington DC Bus Tours! USA Guided Tours invite you to join in the celebration of their recently won Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor for offering the best DC bus tours. Having won a Viator Travel Award in 2016, the business now boasts a total of two rewards and is constantly working
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Top 10 Reasons Why Washington DC is the Ultimate Holiday Destination There are so many things you can do in Washington D.C. to spend a memorable vacation. For people who love to be surrounded by cultural monuments, museums, memorials and lively nightlife, Washington is the best holiday spot to spend quality time with your loved
All You Need to Know About Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC Without a doubt, cherry blossom trees are the highlight of springtime in Washington, DC. So, if you are all for witnessing this wonder of nature and the capital city drenched in pink, the best thing you can do is be a part of the
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Must-See Places When You Visit Washington DC There is so much to see when you are out wandering the streets of DC! It is one of the most popular capitals in the world with so much to see that it is almost impossible to see it all in just one visit (which is why most
Private Tours vs. Group Tours | USA Guided Tours Planning on heading over to Washington DC, one of the world’s most remarkable capitals? Whether you are travelling with family or friends, opting for private tours of Washington DC add a completely new degree of personalization. Several tourists prefer private tours to group one but then

Cherry Blossoms Galore Tour

Cherry Blossoms Galore Tour USA Guided Tours to Offer Cherry Blossoms Galore Tour As Cherry Blossom Festival’s Newest Tour Provider Since 2014, USA Guided Tours has offered specialized tours in Washington, DC. This is the first year that they will participate as an official tour provider of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. USA Guided Tours invites
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Washington DC is among one of the most visited capitals around the world. Apart from numerous historical sites, the vibrant city is home to tons of cultural attractions, amazing restaurants, and bars. Not to mention, you can take your little ones to several kid-friendly locations. However, to make the most of your trip, it is
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Washington DC is among the most astounding capitals in the world. With tons of historical sites, memorials, and museums to see, tourists often feel intimidated about what places to visit first. Luckily, opting for private tours of Washington DC makes it easier for first-timers to plan their trip without any delays and inconveniences. You can
Explore The Benefits of Guided Washington DC Tours Washington DC is a dazzling city filled with monuments and historical landmarks that you would not want to miss! This is one of the reasons why people opt for guided tours since it provides you the opportunity to visit several places in a short span of time,

DC Holiday Lights Night Tour

Washington, DC Holiday Lights Night Tour The holiday season is here and ornamental lights in and around Washington, DC are starting to light up. The city is getting abuzz from all the folks visiting, and this could prove challenging for those traveling to DC just to explore the capital’s holiday spirit. DC Holiday Lights Night
Do your sightseeing the right way Washington, DC is full of history – in fact, there are so many landmarks and exciting places to visit that uncovering all of them in a single day is nearly impossible. Well, that’s if you’re doing it on foot. The best way to experience everything Washington, DC can offer

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TripAdvisor Bus Tours Reviews The internet is changing everything, from how we shop, to where we go on vacation as well as the way we interact with businesses and services around us. Picture this scenario; you are looking for the best bus tours of Washington DC, but since there are hundreds of companies offering Washington DC


Washington, DC is one of the few places in the USA that doesn’t seem to sleep! In Washington, there is so much to see and do at almost any time of the day. If you’re a nocturnal animal or just want to make the most of the hours you’re spending in Washington, DC, you’re in

Packed House at L2 Lounge

USA Guided Tours LLC celebrated the official launch of their Washington, DC tour/sightseeing services last night, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Washington, DC’s upscale premier lounge – L2 Lounge in Georgetown.  It was a packed house – attended by members of the Washington, DC Concierge Association and as well, those from the Hotel and Travel/Tourism