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Our Insider Tip for MLK Day


With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day just hours away, we thought we’d share a tip for commemorating Dr. King’s legacy during your trip to DC.  There are the obvious tourist sites, like the The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. But those…

Winter Fun at the National Zoo


The temperature might be dropping, but that doesn’t mean there’s no more outdoor fun to be had in DC! In fact, winter is one of the best times to visit the National Zoo.  Even on a chilly day, there is no better place to spend an afternoon with the family. For example, there was a…

Screen on the Green Returns!


There are so many events and activities going on in DC in the summer it can make your head spin!  But there are a few that are truly not to be missed.  One is the annual “Screen on the Green”, an outdoor film festival that takes place on the National Mall.  On select Mondays in…

The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington, DC


DC loves to embrace the weird.  Once, on a tour, we saw a group of people having a pillow fight next to the Washington Monument.  Naturally, one of them was dressed as a banana.  Another time, we saw a man attack another man with a hot dog.  Just another day in the life here in…

We Get Our Musical On, Courtesy of Book of Mormon


When we first heard that the Book of Mormon was coming to the Kennedy Center, it was because the onslaught of enthusiasts clamoring for tickets had crashed the Kennedy Center’s website.  So things were not looking good for a certain pair of DC tour guides who happen to be fans of the work of Matt…

Capital Fringe Festival 2013: July 11-28


While Washington, DC may not be famous for its arts scene, it is certainly known for the annual Capital Fringe Festival 2013 that kicks off today!  The District can boast that this is the second largest unjuried Fringe Festival in the nation, where performing arts of all types are debuted in a variety of venues…

Folklife Festival Descends on the National Mall

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The Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival is in full swing!  Venture down to the National Mall to immerse yourself in a sea of people and cultures.   Richard Kurin, Director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, calls it a “living cultural heritage exposition.”  He touts that the festival is the place not only to…

Awesome People and Awesome Time at Awesome Con 2013

Awesome Con 2013, Washington, DC

IMG_1284 Bo and I felt so lucky to represent DC Insider Tours at DC’s first-ever Awesome Con this weekend!  And the Con did not disappoint.  Neither of us had been to anything like this before (although we always wanted to!), and it was an incredibly cool…