Georgetown is one of those truly interesting must-see places. It’s a historic river town graced with architectural elements of every era since its 1751 founding, and has the long-standing distinction of being the most fashionable district in Washington DC. It has it all, charming graciousness, gorgeous historic townhomes and rowhouses, wonderful shops and culinary hot spots, both old line and nouveau. An engaging way to see what lies behind the elegant façades of residences and restaurants is on a walking tour that seamlessly combines history and architecture with wonderful culinary tastings. The Gastronomic Georgetown Food Tour does just that.
This culinary tour is not just for foodies. It’s for anyone looking for a fun, engaging and tasty way to experience a Washington DC neighborhood as a local. It’s a walking tour filled with the perfect blend of history, architecture, culture and wonderful food in the thriving historic neighborhood lying in the shadow of the iconic dome of the United States Capitol.
Capitol Hill is a vibrant neighborhood whose residents of all ages, backgrounds and professions live in colorful, 19th and 20th century row houses of various architectural styles tightly lined from one street to another. Residents get involved in community activities, share open spaces, enjoy an eclectic mix of local restaurants and get their groceries from their neighborhood market, none other than historic Eastern Market. This diverse, interesting place is their home, and this tour takes you right through it.
Washington, D.C. is a study in superlatives with a stunning array of world-class museums, monuments and architectural gems. This popular tourist destination welcomes millions of visitors each year. Although most people visit the city’s historical sites during the day, the night offers an opportunity to see these landmarks in a unique way. After dark, Washington, DC takes on different qualities when the buildings, monuments and statues are bathed in the glow of the moon, stars and decorative lighting. A Monuments by Moonlight tour enables you to experience the beauty and awe that occurs when for viewing Washington, DC’s majestic sights, treasured memorials and architecture at night.
Established in 1997, the Newseum opened its new, multi-story interactive facility eleven years later. The museum chronicles the history of news reporting from the 1500s until the present in all its formats, including print, photojournalism and electronic media. Located in Washington, D.C. on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, the building is situated between the U.S. Capitol Building and the White House near the museums of the Smithsonian Institute. The museum has 14 exhibition galleries, 15 theaters and a 4-D experience that enables visitors to travel through time and witness some of the most pivotal events in history. There are also two state-of-the-art production studios. One of these facilities will serve as the headquarters and a broadcast location for Al Jazeera’s American bureau. Tours provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how media outlets produce and broadcast their news programs. The theaters screen films and documentaries related to the coverage of various news stories and sporting events.
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In July of 2002, the International Spy Museum opened in Washington, D.C. as the only public museum in the nation dedicated solely to espionage. Today, the museum remains the only institution in the world to offer a global perspective on a profession that remains almost invisible. Visitors are able to glimpse a view into an occupation that has shaped the history of the world and continues to have a substantial effect on events around the world.
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