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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…

A Brunch of Unfortunate Proportions

This weekend we joined some friends for a birthday brunch at a new restaurant, Table DC, which was voted DC’s Best New Restaurant 2013.  We had read some mixed reviews for the the pretentiously-named Table, and weren’t sure what to expect.  By the end of the brunch, we had developed our own reviews, and couldn’t…

Story Time at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Looking for an activity to keep the kids busy and engaged during your DC visit?  Check out story time at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum!  Every week, the museum hosts a session with a story and a hands-on activity.  The best news?  It’s all free!  You can see the upcoming schedule here.

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…

Spooky White House Photos

It seems like DC has been getting quite a facelift lately!  The scaffolding on the Washington Monument is just now being removed, as work begins on the Capitol Dome.  But what about the White House? Aside from the additions to the White House Gardens by each administration, the White House shouldn’t need to be touched…

Check Us Out in Forbes!

We are thrilled to be featured in Forbes magazine’s recent article, “DC Is The Real Sin City” by Susannah Breslin! Read all about our famous Ghosts, Scandals, and Murder The Dark Side of DC tour, and what Forbes thinks about our founder and head tour guide, Bo.

Tour the Shutdown!

We’ve been getting a lot of questions of late about how the government shutdown is affecting our tours.  The short answer is: it isn’t really.  The only real inconvenience is that we are currently unable to take guests inside the Lincoln Memorial.  However, all the other memorials and monuments are still fair game, and every…

Taste of the Week: Urban BBQ Co.

We here at DC Insider Tours don’t visit the suburbs of DC too often, but when we do, we try to make it count.  In today’s case, we hit a home run when we decided to load up on some food from Urban BBQ.  This place was a total surprise for us, and we strongly encourage…

WE’RE NUMBER 3!!!!!!!!

It’s about time there was good news coming out of DC! We are ecstatic to announce that we are now ranked #3 on TripAdvisor’s Things to Do in Washington, DC!  The kind and thoughtful reviews posted by our guests have catapulted us through the ranks in the 10 months we’ve been open, and we cannot…

Taste of the Week: Lime Fresh Mexican Grill

This week, DC Insider Tours checks out Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to bring you the scoop! I remember it like it was a yesterday.  I left work in the evening and headed straight for the Potbelly Sandwich Shop on 7th street.  As I approached the doors, dreaming of the Mediterranean sandwich waiting for me inside,…

Photo of the Week (courtesy of “Ghosts of DC”)

All of us here at DC Insider Tours are huge fans of Ghosts of DC, a local blog that never fails to amaze us with incredible historic photos of the District.  We couldn’t resist re-posting this particular post featuring a photograph of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (formerly called the Old Executive Office Building).  Not…

Chinatown Gets A Little Sweeter with . . . IT’SUGAR!

Last week, Chinatown welcomed a new retailer to its bustling main strip along 7th street, NW.   The colorful new shop, IT’SUGAR, specializes in candy and novelty items, from packs of decade-specific candy (see picture below) to 5 lb giant gummy bears to bacon-flavored lip balm.  There is a lot to look at, so if you…

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