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14 Tips for Your First Visit to Washington DC

Planning to Visit Washington, D.C. For The First Time? Here Are a Few of Our Most Important Tips For the First-Time Visitors to DC.

14 Tips for Your First Visit to Washington DC
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14 Tips for Your First Visit to Washington DC

Best Wineries in Virginia

Discover the Best Wineries in Virginia Virginia is home to some of the most picturesque wineries in the United States, offering a unique blend of history, culture, and exquisite wines. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual enthusiast, Virginia’s wineries provide an unforgettable experience. Join us as we explore the best wineries in...

Best Wineries in Virginia
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Best Wineries in Virginia

24 Hours in Washington DC: What to See and Do

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...

24 Hours in Washington DC: What to See and Do
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24 Hours in Washington DC: What to See and Do

Things To Do In NYC (2024)

New York City, the city that never sleeps, is a whirlwind of energy and excitement. Its iconic skyline, a tapestry of shimmering skyscrapers, beckons dreamers and adventurers. From the neon glow of Times Square to the serenity of Central Park, hole-in-the-wall eateries to Broadway’s bright lights, NYC offers an endless array of experiences. Whether you...

Things To Do In NYC (2024)
THINGS TO DO IN NYC
Things To Do In NYC (2024)

DC Travel Guide: Best DC Museums to Visit

Washington DC, the capital of the United States, is a treasure trove of culture, history, and learning. It is home to some of the world’s most prestigious and diverse museums, catering to various interests. These museums offer a window into the past, present, and future, making DC a must-visit destination for museum enthusiasts and those...

DC Travel Guide: Best DC Museums to Visit
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DC Travel Guide: Best DC Museums to Visit

NYC Trip for Foodies: A Flavorful Tour of the City’s Best Eats

New York’s vibrant and diverse culture separates it from any city in the world. The food scene is an important part of New York that must be explored on a trip to the city. The variety, ranging from Italian cuisine to Korean street food, trumps ones in many other parts of the country. However, with...

NYC Trip for Foodies: A Flavorful Tour of the City’s Best Eats
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NYC Trip for Foodies: A Flavorful Tour of the City’s Best Eats

DC Travel Guide: Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Discover the Splendor of Washington DC Cherry Blossoms in 2024 The arrival of spring in Washington DC isn’t just marked by warmer weather and blooming flowers; it’s heralded by a spectacle of delicate pink and white that transforms the city into a breathtaking landscape. The iconic cherry blossoms, a gift from Japan in 1912, have...

DC Travel Guide: Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
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DC Travel Guide: Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

NYC Travel Guide: NYC Private Tours

NYC Private Tours: Experience the City Like Never Before New York City, a vibrant metropolis known as “The City That Never Sleeps,” offers an unmatched tapestry of cultural, historical, and modern attractions. Private tours in NYC present a unique opportunity to explore this bustling city in a personalized and intimate way. Whether you’re a first-time...

NYC Travel Guide: NYC Private Tours
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NYC Travel Guide: NYC Private Tours

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 History & Culture...

Black History Month
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Black History Month

Washington DC Holiday Season Guide

We're excited to share with you tips on how to take advantage of DC during the winter in our Washington DC Holiday Season Guide! 

Washington DC Holiday Season Guide
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Washington DC Holiday Season Guide

10 Tips To Not Look Like A Tourist In DC

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...

10 Tips To Not Look Like A Tourist In DC
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10 Tips To Not Look Like A Tourist In DC

NYC Travel Guide: NYC Private Tour Ideas

New York City, the city that never sleeps, is a melting pot of culture, history, and iconic landmarks. For a truly immersive and personalized sightseeing experience, a private van or SUV tour is the perfect choice. Navigating the bustling streets of NYC can be overwhelming, but with a private tour, you can sit back, relax,...

NYC Travel Guide: NYC Private Tour Ideas
NY TRAVEL GUIDE
NYC Travel Guide: NYC Private Tour Ideas

DC Travel Guide: Tips for Dress Code While Sightseeing DC

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...

DC Travel Guide: Tips for Dress Code While Sightseeing DC
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DC Travel Guide: Tips for Dress Code While Sightseeing DC

The Best 20 Places to Visit in Washington DC

Here are a few of our favorite places and events to visit every season in Washington, D.C. in 2021 and beyond.

The Best 20 Places to Visit in Washington DC
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The Best 20 Places to Visit in Washington DC

NYC Travel Guide: NYC Family Tours

In the heart of the city that never sleeps lies a treasure trove of adventures waiting to be discovered by families. New York City, a captivating blend of towering skyscrapers, vibrant cultures, and boundless energy, beckons travelers from all corners. And what better way to uncover the city’s magic than through carefully crafted tours designed...

NYC Travel Guide: NYC Family Tours
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NYC Travel Guide: NYC Family Tours

DC Travel Guide: 4 Unique Food and Drink Places in DC

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...

DC Travel Guide: 4 Unique Food and Drink Places in DC
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DC Travel Guide: 4 Unique Food and Drink Places in DC

DC Travel Guide: Best Summer Activities in DC

Are you ready to discover the captivating beauty and rich history of Washington DC during the summer months, and capture the sheer breadth of activities it holds? As the sun illuminates the iconic landmarks and lush green spaces, DC transforms into a vibrant destination for visitors from around the world. Planning ahead is crucial to...

DC Travel Guide: Best Summer Activities in DC
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DC Travel Guide: Best Summer Activities in DC

Things to Do in DC – Summer

The official start of summer begins on June 21st and there’s more than one reason to look forward to the season change this year in Washington DC. There is plenty to do in DC as the weather heats up. Swap out your house shoes for walking shoes and explore all that the nation’s capital has...

Things to Do in DC – Summer
THINGS TO DO IN DC
Things to Do in DC – Summer

NYC Travel Guide: Best Summer Activities in NYC

Maximize your summertime and plan an action-packed NYC experience with a guided tour with time for all these activities!

NYC Travel Guide: Best Summer Activities in NYC
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NYC Travel Guide: Best Summer Activities in NYC

Things to Do in DC – Sites

Planning a trip to Washington DC? There are many historic and interesting sites. Use this guide to find the best things to do in Washington DC. You have seen plenty of images of the White House, the Capital, and maybe even the Supreme Court building on the news. For many, the nation’s capital represents the...

Things to Do in DC – Sites
THINGS TO DO IN DC
Things to Do in DC – Sites

15 Tips for Your First Visit to New York City

New York is one of the world’s most visited—and most exciting—cities. There are so many places to see and things to do, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially if it’s your first visit.

15 Tips for Your First Visit to New York City
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15 Tips for Your First Visit to New York City

Discover the Best Museums in DC: A Smithsonian Guide

The Smithsonian Institution, which includes museums, research centers, and education centers, is by far one of the best parts of visiting Washington, DC. In fact, it has 21 libraries, 19 museums, nine research centers, and a zoo. With the exception of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, you can enter each building of the Smithsonian for...

Discover the Best Museums in DC: A Smithsonian Guide
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Discover the Best Museums in DC: A Smithsonian Guide

Things to Do in Washington, DC: 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 DC, why not take a look at some of the...

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USA Guided Tours: Most-Booked Experience and Viator Experience Award

New York City (May 17, 2023) – Washington DC and New York-based tour operator – USA Guided Tours’ New York City guided day tour experience came in third on TripAdvisor’s list of most-booked experiences for the Spring of 2023, along with making the illustrious list of the Viator Experience Awards 2023: Top 20 for the...

USA Guided Tours: Most-Booked Experience and Viator Experience Award
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USA Guided Tours: Most-Booked Experience and Viator Experience Award

NYC Travel Guide: Best Spots for History Lovers in NYC

If you’re a history enthusiast visiting or living in New York City, you’re in for a treat. The city is one of the oldest and most well-known in the United States, fantastic collection of natural and architectural wonders to admire. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, these locations are a must-visit for history buffs....

NYC Travel Guide: Best Spots for History Lovers in NYC
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NYC Travel Guide: Best Spots for History Lovers in NYC

DC Travel Guide: Family and Kid-Friendly DC Trip

Visiting Washington DC with your family can be a fantastic experience. With numerous museums, historical landmarks, and outdoor spaces, Washington DC definitely has something for everyone to enjoy! However, planning the perfect trip can be daunting, especially when traveling with your kids. To help you make the most of your family trip to Washington DC,...

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Washington DC Waterfront

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...

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A Tour Guide’s New York City

In partnership with TripAdvisor, we’re highlighting top-rated tour guides from around the world who go above and beyond to create unforgettable experiences, as proven by traveler reviews. Read on for top tips, local expertise, and more. It can be hard to stand out in a city of more than 8 million people, but not for...

A Tour Guide’s New York City
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A Tour Guide’s New York City

Washington DC Sightseeing Tours: What to Expect

Discover the best Washington DC sightseeing tours! Explore iconic landmarks, monuments, and historical sites with our expert-guided tours!

Washington DC Sightseeing Tours: What to Expect
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Washington DC Sightseeing Tours: What to Expect

Things To Do in Washington DC – This Weekend

Washington DC, the nation’s capital, is full of incredible and breathtaking attractions that will awe every attendee and visitor alike. From the power and grandeur of the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building to historical monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and iconic museums such as the Smithsonian, DC overflows with a wealthy history ready...

Things To Do in Washington DC – This Weekend
THINGS TO DO IN DC
Things To Do in Washington DC – This Weekend

DC Travel Guide: 16 Unique Things to Do in Arlington, VA

Just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, Arlington is brimming with history, culture, and indoor and outdoor activities. The city is walkable and easily accessible thanks to its convenient Metro across the region. There are also many out-of-the-box things to do, given all the county’s charming neighborhoods, beautiful parks, tasty restaurants, and breathtaking historical landmarks...

DC Travel Guide: 16 Unique Things to Do in Arlington, VA
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DC Travel Guide: 16 Unique Things to Do in Arlington, VA

NYC Travel Guide: Money-Saving Hacks for Your NYC Trip

Plan Your Next NYC Trip With 11 Money-Saving Hacks by USA Guided Tours New York is one of the most fascinating cities in the world to visit—but all that excitement comes at a price. New York is hard to do on a budget, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make your vacation dollars...

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Sip & Develop Photo Adventure Tour

Announcing our new USA Guided Tours “Sip & Develop” Photo Adventure Tour! In collaboration with USA Guided Tours, Sip & Develop has created a new spin on traditional photography. Travelers will get to experience the joys of shooting film while sightseeing in the nation’s capital. Let your travel photos stand out from the rest with...

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DC at Dusk & Discover NY: #7 & #3 Travel Experiences in the U.S.!

We’ve Done It Again! TripAdvisor has named USA Guided Tours 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...

DC at Dusk & Discover NY: #7  & #3 Travel Experiences in the U.S.!
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DC at Dusk & Discover NY: #7  & #3 Travel Experiences in the U.S.!

DC Travel Guide: 15 Sights to See

Visiting the Big Apple? Here Are 5 Best NYC Tours to Make the Most Of Your Time New York is a famous tourist destination for a good reason: it has something for everyone. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, there is no shortage of New York is a famous tourist destination for a good reason: it has something for everyone. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, there is no shortage of New York is a famous tourist destination for a good reason: it has something for everyone. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, there is no shortage of

DC Travel Guide: 15 Sights to See
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DC Travel Guide: 15 Sights to See

The Best Historical Washington DC Tours

Explore some of the best historical Washington DC tours offered by USA Guided Tours. Learn about the history of America and explore areas surrounding Washington DC.

The Best Historical Washington DC Tours
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The Best Historical Washington DC Tours

14 Tips for Your First Visit to Washington DC

Planning to Visit Washington, D.C. For The First Time? Here Are a Few of Our Most Important Tips For the First-Time Visitors to DC.

14 Tips for Your First Visit to Washington DC
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14 Tips for Your First Visit to Washington DC

5 Best NYC Tours to Make the Most Of Your Time

Visiting the Big Apple? Here Are 5 Best NYC Tours to Make the Most Of Your Time New York is a famous tourist destination for a good reason: it has something for everyone. From the Statue of Liberty to Central Park, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this bustling city....

NYC Guided Bus Tours

Guided Bus Tours In New York: The Best Way To Do Sightseeing There are so many tourists that come to NYC every year and there’s never a shortage of things for them to explore. From the top attractions, like Times Square and Central Park, to hidden gems like the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of...

King Kamehameha Day

King Kamehameha Day 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 where the story of...

Things to Do in DC – Memorial Day

Top 5 Things to Do in Washington DC for Memorial Day 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,...

Things to Do in DC – Memorial Day
THINGS TO DO IN DC
Things to Do in DC – Memorial Day

The Centennial Celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

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...

Where Change Happens: This Year’s March on Washington

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...

DC at Dusk Night Tour: #7 Travel Experience in the U.S.!

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...

Juneteenth Celebrations Across the Country

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...

Juneteenth Celebrations Across the Country
Juneteenth Celebrations Across the Country

NYC Virtual Tours

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are suspending tour operations and services until later this year to combat further spread of the virus and to ensure the safety of our guests and employees. Also, unfortunately, we have to acknowledge that summer is already here and most of us will sadly miss out on trips...

USA Guided Tours Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2019

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...

USA Guided Tours NY: A Fan Favorite Yet Again in 2019!

For yet another year, TripAdvisor has awarded USA Guided Tours New York its Certificate of Excellence! It’s really our happy customers’ rave reviews we have to thank for this honor, of course—and our excellent guides and drivers! So, how do our customers love our daytime“Discover NY” and nighttime “Big Apple in Lights” bus tours? Let...

USA Guided Tours NY Receives 2019 FEEFO Gold Trusted Service Award!

30 JANUARY 2019, USA Guided Tours NY has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognizes businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Those that meet the...

USA Guided Tours NY: #1 Travel Experience in the U.S. (2018)!

You read that right: TripAdvisor has named USA Guided Tours’s New York City daytime “Discover NY” bus tour as the #1 Travel Experience in the whole U.S. of A.! We have always been proud of our excellent day, nighttime, and custom tours that show you the best of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our daytime “Discover NY”...

Let’s Talk Presidents – Abraham Lincoln

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...

ARTECHOUSE: Innovative Art + Tech Space in DC

DC’s first truly innovative art space lives in ARTECHOUSE It’s August and you need to grab all the Summertime fun you can before you rejoin the “real world”! DC is known for its “national” museums. Did you know we have a great private gallery scene? One of the newest galleries has already received international coverage...

The Highest-Rated NYC Bus Tours

Our NYC Bus Tour Reviews USA Guided Tours NY Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence & Viator Travel Award! The reviews are in, and the awards keep coming for USA Guided Tours NYC Bus Tours. “Best Tour Ever!” writes Kristi from Vancouver, WA on TripAdvisor. Michael R. tells Viator he saw more on his “Discover NY”...

10 Things Not To Miss In New York City

This April before going back (once more) to my beloved California, I decided I needed to finally visit The Big Apple. Although the West Coast has my heart (period), I’m very happy I visited so that I could see with my own eyes why everybody gets so excited about visiting New York City. For the...

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit DC

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...

New York City in the Movies

While Hollywood might be the heart of the film industry, it’s New York City that often steals the show as the scenic backdrop for countless unforgettable cinematic moments. At USA Guided Tours, we share your passion for movies and feature many of these iconic locations on our highly-rated day and evening tour itineraries. If you’re...

A Day in DUMBO

A Day in DUMBO | Brooklyn On our award-winning NYC evening bus tour, “Big Apple in Lights,“ we stop at Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn so you can get some breathtaking nighttime photos of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline. The Landing is located in DUMBO— or Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass — a...

Best NYC Bus Tours

Indulge in NYC Sightseeing and Enjoy the City’s Charms Do you want to explore the Big Apple and feel the vibe of the locals? With our NYC bus tours, you can visit all the major sights and attractions of the city. Pick the right tour for you, hop on and enjoy the ride! Be it...

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...

Packed House at L2 Lounge
Packed House at L2 Lounge