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Enjoy DC without a car!

DC is an easy and fun city to see on foot and by using the metro. We here at DC Insider Tours firmly believe in seeing the sites of our nation’s capitol up close! And, since there is a good metro in DC as well as a strong bus system (including the DC Circulator, which…

Red Sky at Night, DC’s Delight!

When people think of Washington, DC, they don’t usually think about the beautiful natural environment that cocoons our city. For example, yesterday, it was absolutely impossible to ignore the sky. The sunrise and sunset were so vivid and brilliant, they took our breath away. The Washington Post snagged some great shots that you can check…

Today in Scandalous-tory

On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon famously insisted, “I am not a crook!” to a crowd of reporters in Orlando, Florida (check out the footage here!). Chances are you’ve heard that line before, by why did he say it? Who thought he was a “crook” and why? Our tour guides have all the…

It’s a Bird.. It’s a Plane.. It’s….

Google’s self-driving car!  Keep your eyes open for this driver-less vehicle making it’s way autonomously around Washington.  And if you see it, be sure to send us a picture! Wondering why DC was chosen as the test city for this futuristic mode of transportation? We’re not.  DC is America’s guinea pig, and has been for…

Bringing Your Dog to DC?

Kaylee and Bo enjoying the fireworks on July 4th a few years back. Please note Bo’s fabulous mutton chops. Fancy DC private schools aren’t just for people! Becca and Oliver on Oliver’s obedience school graduation day. One of the observations our tour guests often make is how many dogs they see while on our walking…

A Very Old Problem

It’s no secret that DC has struggled to keep the Anacostia River clean. Major policy changes and clean-up efforts have proved quite successful in recent years, and local residents are finally starting to feel like “D.C.’s forgotten river” has been welcomed back into the fold. So today when we were perusing the February 25, 1863…

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…

WWDC – Witty Words in DC

The wit of DC residents is everywhere, even in the most unexpected places.  DC Insider Tours’ loves this church’s sign we found in the Mt. Vernon Triangle area.  If you see any great examples of the famous Washington wit, send pictures our way so we can share!

Men on Horseback: DC’s Quiet Obsession

I don’t know how I went ten years without noticing, but it appears that the District of Columbia has an almost clinical obsession with equestrian statues.  The District is seriously into statues of men on horseback, and they are scattered throughout our squares, circles, and obscure street corners.  Here are 5 facts about DC’s love…

The Day the U.S. President Met “The King”

On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley was busy recording his soon-to-be hit song, “Shake, Rattle, and Roll.”  Listening to this famous tune got us thinking about one of the least-known (and most weird) events in DC history.  The story goes like this: When he wasn’t busy thrusting his pelvis on stage, Elvis Presley enjoyed…

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