What to see in DC
DC has so much to offer. Museum, Concerts, Culture, Eating out. For a selection of what's on offer in DC see our Entertainment in DC and Seasonal DC page
Seeing the Sites of DC
Parking is not easy in DC but can be done!!!
On Street – There is on-street parking but it is limited and you need to read the many signs telling you if and when you can park. There is free parking, in some places, along the Mall, particularly during the working day and weekends. It can be for 2 or 3 hours but not during rush hours both am and pm. There is also metered parking on the side streets.
Garage- There are a number of garage parking locations just off the Mall area. They are in the basements of office blocks and not always obvious to spot. The cost is about $20 for all day. You pay less if only staying for 1 hour but any more and it is a full day rate. Some of these garages have valet parking and you have to leave your car keys with them. A number of them shut after office hours so are not available in the evenings. The locations can be found at bestparking.com
Old Town Trolley Tours
If you have visitors and would like to take an Old Town Trolley Tour with them you don’t have pay if you get a ‘Hometown Pass’. All residents of DC and the surrounding area can download a pass and can travel free when accompanying a full paid adult. The pass also covers the Monuments by Moonlight Tour and the DC Ducks Tours. The pass can be found at the Old Town Trolley Tours