We recently took a trip to see Rob’s parents in D.C. and my mom came with us for her first visit! Even though I’ve been a few times now, this experience was totally different because we explored in a new [to us] way. I wanted to be sure we covered as much ground as possible in the short time we were there so I booked a hop-on hop-off bus tour. There is just so much to see and do, which requires a lot of walking, so the logistics alone can be time consuming. I figured if we did the bus tour we could take a loop around the city to see the monuments from a reasonable distance and then decide where to go. It worked out perfectly! We were able to sit comfortably on the top level to enjoy the sunshine and breeze as we listened to the tour guide divulge tons of information on the buildings, history, politicians, and socialites of D.C. It was entertaining, educational, and fun all at the same time!
In the spirit of keeping things real, I have to admit I wasn’t originally overly excited about the tour. I thought it sounded a little cheesy and a lot touristy, but figured it would be the best option for our group. I was only partially right. It was definitely the best option, but wasn’t cheesy at all. I LOVED IT…so much in fact that I want to do it in New York next time we go!Continue reading “Washington, D.C. Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Review + Tips”