- By lisa
- On Feb 12, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Washington DC, while the city’s historic grand dames, including the Willard, Four Seasons, or Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, are still going strong, boutique properties such as the Hotel Monaco and international luxury brands like the Mandarin Oriental have diversified the city’s hotel offerings. Travel guide and tour information about the Washington DC bus tours as below.
Best Time To Visit
Spring is the best time to visit, when you might be lucky enough to see the cherry blossoms in bloom, but fall is mild, too. Summer is more difficult with the high heat and humidity. During the holidays, the White House Christmas tree is on view and historic theaters stage classic Christmas performances all season.
Know Before Visiting
If you’re hoping to tour the White House during your visit, plan ahead. Anyone can tour the presidential abode, but everyone must submit requests no less than 21 days in advance either through their congressional representative or, for foreign nationals, through their embassy.
What to see
Harvard University and MIT
Harvard University (approx. 45 mins)
One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists visit the attraction for both its history and the architecture.
MIT (approx. 15 mins)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
Trinity Church and John Hancock building (approx. 15 mins)
Trinity Church, located in the Back Bay of Boston, is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The congregation, currently standing at approximately 3,000 households, was founded in 1734. Within the spectrum of worship styles in the Anglican tradition, Trinity Church has historically been considered a Broad Church parish.
Boston Lobster Dinner (approx. 70 mins)
You can take a Boston Harbor Cruise (approx. 60 mins) to enjoy the views of the Boston Harbor.
Quincy Market (approx. 60 mins)
Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.