Washington DC is one of the most exciting places in the country that you can take a tour. One of the best ways is a bus tour with Lansdowne Coach. DC is a great place with plenty to do and see for the entire family. If you aren’t inspired to visit the nation’s capitol, here are a few reasons that just might compel you.

Family Friendly

Washington DC isn’t just about the Capitol Heights and the Space Museum, there is also a bunch of parks, vast fields of grass and other areas that you can picnic and play. You can also walk or ride a bike from attraction to attraction.


The city boasts 11 of the 19 Smithsonian Museums including the Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. The best things about these museums is that admission is free. You can’t beat that if you are on a budget.

You don’t have to be a big fan of history or the arts to enjoy the museums, they are a blast to see.


Whether the family feels like pizza or burgers or you are more interested in fine dining, there is plenty of choices in Washington DC. In fact, the DC restaurant scene is bursting with wonderful places and new ones opening all of the time. Whatever type of food you like, you can find it in Washington DC.

Cool Markets

One of the best markets in the city is Union Terminal Market. Here you can buy Korean tacos and micro-brewed beer for a very enjoyable lunch. Other markets offer fresh food, unique cafes and plenty of stalls offering all sort of goods.


If you are a book lover, then you must check out Capitol Hill Books. Literally, every inch of the place is covered in old volumes of books. The White House Gift Shop offers a bunch of oddball gifts and shopping there is fun for the whole family. If the big names in shopping is what you are looking for, you will find them all on M Street in Georgetown.

Seasonal Events

There is always a wide range of seasonal events, performing arts and international festivals taking place in Washington DC. It is a great place to enjoy cultural events and learn about food, music and traditions from other countries. Popular festivals include the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Chinese New Year’s Events and Passport DC.

Cherry Blossom Trees

Thanks to Japan, springtime in the capitol is a very pink experience. In 1912, the Japanese gifted the United States with 3,000 cherry trees. Since then, they have been a symbol of Washington DC. There is a two-week Cherry Blossom Festival that uses the burst of colors as an excuse to have lots of fun.

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a pretty famous address. The White House looks as impressive when you see it in person as it does in the movies.

Contact Lansdowne Coach for information about Washington DC bus tours.