For our Old Town Trolley Tours review, we were provided with complementary two day passes! Still, all opinions are our own.
One thing you need to consider when you are visiting Washington, D.C. is, how are you going to get around? There are multiple options. The METRO, cabs, tours…and during our stay, our favorite method of transportation was the Old Town Trolley Tours.
With unlimited Hop On, Hop Off privileges, Old Town Trolley Tours were perfect for us to see all the sites in the short time we were there. We did have to take a short METRO ride to the nearest trolley stop from our hotel. But once we made it to the trolley, we could see everything we wanted…and more on the available route.
Since we had the two day pass option, we decided to use the first day to just enjoy the full loop of stops. We got on the open-air trolley at the Washington DC Welcome Center, which is just down the street from Ford’s Theatre, and a couple blocks from where we started our day: The International Spy Museum.
We didn’t get off the trolley any on that first ride, but we did snap some pictures on our journey. It was great just being on the trolley and listening to the experienced driver gives us lots of fun facts about the buildings and monuments we saw on our ride.
The best thing about being on the trolley tour is we got to see different views of the monuments we may not have seen if we visited them on our own. And the fact that I got such great photos from the trolley is pretty amazing to me!
On the second day, we hopped aboard the Old Town Trolley Tour to get to the National Archives, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and Arlington Cemetery (admission into the cemetery was included in our Old Town Trolley Tours tickets!). It seriously beat walking or taking the METRO to these places!
Their single loop makes it easy to see all the most popular sites in D.C. without any confusing maps or routes that you have to plan out.
We also took advantage of the Monuments by Moonlight tour offered by Old Town Trolley Tour in Washington, D.C. It was definitely a different experience from seeing everything during the day. We got some great shots we never would have gotten on our own!
The moonlight tour featured three different stops that let us get photos at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and more.
If you are in Washington, D.C. for a short time, or you just want to make sure you see everything while you are there, hop on the Old Town Trolley Tours. It’s definitely worth the cost of your ticket to experience everything the city has to offer in one convenient ride!
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the posts in our Washington, D.C. for Families series!