Want to see the best of Washington, DC on your own pace? Try a hop-on, hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour. Your ticket is good for 48 hours and you can book the regular ticket or the flex pass combo that includes entry to two, three, four, or five activities or attractions (based on what ticket you purchase). All tickets also include a three-hour night tour of illuminated monuments and a harbor cruise in the afternoon.
If you ride the monuments and landmarks loop, it’ll take about an hour and a half with highlights including The White House, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Union Station, and the Washington Monument. Other routes include the Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon loop that takes roughly 30 minutes and the National Cathedral and Georgetown loop at an hour and 20 minutes. The complimentary 50-minute harbor cruise is every day at 1 p.m. with check-in no later than 12:45 p.m.