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    DC Monuments Morning Tour

    Signature Tours DC
    Washington D.C. is a showcase of some of the most majestic monuments and memorials in the country. With so much to see and so little time to waste, this is the perfect tour for you! Tailored to offer a historic journey through DC's rich heritage in a quick and efficient way, this tour's compact formula shows you the essential monuments, museums, memorials and the attractions that you cannot afford to miss. At each stop, your expert local guide will hop off your climate controlled bus with you to provide fascinating and relevant information about each memorial that you may have otherwise missed. Get the rare chance to watch history come alive on your trip to the Nation's Capital!
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    City Scavenger Hunt

    Urban Adventure Quest
    Searching high and low for something fun to do in Washington D.C.? Scavenge no more -- and then, scavenge a whole lot more, during this immersive city hunt! Assemble your team of sleuths, and kick things off at the Smithsonian Castle deep within the National Mall. For the next three-plus hours, you'll use abstract clues to arrive at various points of interest. Highlights include monuments, museums, and architecture. In the process, you'll get a dose of local history and culture. You'll also receive points for each correct answer, which will be tallied up at the events end to determine the winner! They might as well just crown you now, right?
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    Capital Sites Bike Tour

    Bike and Roll DC
    Hop on your bike for a one of a kind tour of the nation's capital! Pedal along as you learn the fascinating history of the National Mall and check out the north side of the White House. Then it's time to roll up to some exciting areas just off the Mall, like the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, WWII Memorial and Washington Monument, as you take a ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. Enjoy the breeze in your face as your guide gives you the inside scoop on local events and regales you with entertaining and educational facts and anecdotes about the most iconic sites in Washington, D.C.
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    The National Mall Tour by Pedicab

    Hop in a pedicab and let your informative guide do the work as you explore Washington DC's must-see sights. At the National Mall, see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the United States Capitol. Also check out some interesting historical and cultural attractions including the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the National Archives Building, Chinatown and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Learn about the sights from your guide and play some trivia games for a chance to win a prize! You'll meet your guide at Harry's Saloon near the Federal Triangle Metro Station. Hop aboard a pedicab with your small group and sit back, relax and enjoy the views as your guide takes you through Washington DC on a 40-minute sightseeing tour. First, check out the Old Post Office Pavilion, the National Archives Building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Then continue to the National Mall, one of DC's most famous sites. Here you'll get up-close views of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol Building. Hop out at the Capitol to take some photos and stroll by the reflecting pool. Next up is bustling Chinatown, followed by a ride past the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which houses the biggest collection of historic aircrafts and spacecrafts in the world.
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    Monuments by Night

    Urban Adventures
    Ready to test your night-photography skills and see some jaw-dropping views while learning the history of the United States through the National Mall? Hop on an all-electric Red Roadster and get ready for the ride of your vacation! You’ll start the tour at the Smithsonian metro station, where your guide will take you back in time to the city’s origins and give you some tips for exploring the city on your own. As you work your way through the Smithsonian complex, your guides will regale you with stories behind our amazing museums and help you choose which ones you will visit during your stay. Next you’ll see the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. Afterwards, you’ll be able to wander through the FDR and MLK memorials and enjoy a stroll along the jaw-dropping Tidal Basin at sunset. Continue on past the World War I and World War II Memorials to the Lincoln Memorial, where you will be blown away by views of the Potomac River and the National Mall sparkling in the dark. You’ll be entertained by stories of the city’s history, statues, and famous buildings on your way to the White House, where you’ll see possibly the most iconic American structure. Continue on towards Capitol Hill to be astounded by the Capitol Building.
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    African American Heritage Tour of Washington DC

    KB Tours
    Tired of guided tours that go through the motions with palpable indifference? Guides who parrot dull facts with no fire--no passion for the rich history flowing through our very veins? You want the version of D.C. history you didn't get in 10th grade? This robust, jam-packed tour could be the cure for your excursion fatigue. See national landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, the White House, Howard University, and the African-American Civil War Memorial, among others. Along the tour, you'll learn about U.S. and Washington D.C. history from the perspective of African American heritage. Don't let another dull tour get you down. Hop aboard and see it all! (well, not all, but you'll see a lot).
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    DSLR Photography - The Basics (DC)

    Capital Photography Center
    With so many toggles, circuits, and menu options, it can seem like cameras these days have a mind of their own. Take control of your artistic vision in a fun, in-depth crash course on digital SLR camera photography. Discover the ins and outs of your camera, from lens options to exposure settings, and learn how to use concepts like composition and depth of field to get the perfect photo. Whether you're looking to capture a crystal clear wave on the beach or the lightning-fast blur of a winning goal, you'll learn the skills to immortalize any occasion.
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    DSLR Photography Basics (Falls Church)

    Capital Photography Center
    With so many toggles, circuits, and menu options, it can seem like cameras these days have a mind of their own. Take control of your artistic vision in a fun, in-depth crash course on digital SLR camera photography. Discover the ins and outs of your camera, from lens options to exposure settings, and learn how to use concepts like composition and depth of field to get the perfect photo. Whether you're looking to capture a crystal clear wave on the beach or the lightning-fast blur of a winning goal, you'll learn the skills to immortalize any occasion.
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    Street Scape Photo Tour

    M.J. Love Photography
    Calling all aspiring shutterbugs and city explorers! Improve your photography skills and get a tour of some of DC's streets in M.J. Love's Street Scape Tour. You'll see a side of DC you may have missed and learn how to take killer pictures of it. A professional photographer, will teach you how to best take advantage of light, focus and composition, regardless of the camera you bring with you. If you've never been able to get those picture perfect postcard photos, now's your chance!
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    Mt Vernon Independent Independent Bike Tour

    On this independent bike tour from Old Town Alexandria, enjoy views of the Potomac River as you cycle along the scenic Mt Vernon Trail to historic Mt Vernon Estate, George Washington's famous 18th-century home. Explore the stately mansion, gorgeous gardens and fascinating educational exhibits at your leisure, and hop back on your bike for your return trip back to Alexandria. This is a fun, active and scenic way to experience Mt Vernon! When you pick up your bike at the bike shop in Old Town Alexandria between 10:30am and 11am, you'll be provided with a map and easy directions on how to get to Mt Vernon. Bikes come in all sizes so you can find the right fit for the tour, once you've chosen, you're ready to ride! Take in views of the Potomac River on your easy 9-mile (14.5-km) ride along the historic Mt Vernon Trail. When you arrive at beautiful Mt Vernon Estate, George Washington's famous home, lock up your bike outside the grounds and spend time at your leisure exploring this 18th-century National Historic Landmark, which once spanned 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) and now features 500 preserved acres (202 hectares). Walk through the restored mansion and admire the stately architecture and lavish décor, and spend time wandering through the lovely gardens. Visit the farm, browse fascinating historical exhibits at the Donald W Reynolds Museum and Education Center, and stop by Washington's tomb, a memorial dedicated to the slaves who lived and worked on the estate. Have lunch at the food court (own expense) before hopping on your bike and returning 9 miles (14.5 km) along the scenic Mt Vernon Trail, arriving at the bike shop in Old Town Alexandria by 5:45pm.
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