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  • 16 Dec 2018 by Carla Smith

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will release advance timed-entry passes for March 2019 Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. ET.  The museum will open with extended hours, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 29.

    Starting in January 2019, the museum will launch a new set of visitation guidelines with the introduction of peak and off-peak seasons. From March through August, the museum will require timed-entry passes for the peak season when visitation is highest. During off-peak season, September­–February, when visitation is lowest, visitors can enter the museum without passes. Passes are required every weekend throughout the year.

    Following are guidelines for visiting the museum: 

    • During peak season (March–August), visitors will need a timed-entry pass to enter the museum before 1 p.m.  
    • During off-peak season (September–February), walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  
    • Advance timed-entry passes are required every Saturday and Sunday, regardless of the season.
    • Walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until close, regardless of the season.  
    • Same-day online passes are available on weekdays during peak season (March­–August) and weekends year-round.
    • The museum’s hours of operation are 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 364 days a year. The museum is closed Dec. 25. The museum will have extended hours, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 29.
    • When planning a trip to the museum, visitors are encouraged to check nmaahc.si.edu/visit to determine whether they will need to obtain timed-entry passes.
    • Groups of 10 or more people must reserve group passes every day of the year, during peak and off-peak seasons.  

    About the National Museum of African American History and Culture  

    Since opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed nearly 5 million visitors. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit nmaahc.si.edu, follow @NMAAHC on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Snapchat—or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000.

  • 04 Dec 2018 by Catharine Pear

     

     

    Bike and Roll DC is once again offering their annual holiday tradition, "Christmas on Wheels" Bicycle and Segway Tours.  Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays from December 5th through December 22nd.  Highlights include the Holiday Showcase at the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Capitol Christmas tree, hotel and Embassy decorations, a hot chocolate stop, the White House Christmas tree, and more!

     

    “For over a decade, Bike and Roll DC has provided Washington visitors and locals alike with one of the most unique ways to experience the city’s profound history, culture and beauty,” said Stephen Marks, Managing Member of Bike and Roll DC.  “Three years ago we began offering Christmas on Wheels, and we are very excited to continue the tradition of showcasing our nation’s capital at its most magical.  This is the only tour of its kind in Washington and we can’t wait to help deliver the spirit of the season to even more people this year!” 

     

    Similar to Bike and Roll DC’s signature “Monuments” and “Sites by Segway” tours, Christmas on Wheels will be led by professionally trained guides and filled with historical anecdotes, of the festive variety, as riders arrive at each tour stop.  Families and children of all ages are welcome on the bike tour with special kids equipment for young riders ages 2 and up.  E-Bikes available to our adult riders as well.  Segway Tour riders must be at least 16 years old, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Riders will have multiple photo and selfie opportunities throughout the tour. Complimentary water and festive treats will also be provided.

     

    Some helpful tips from Bike and Roll DC

    1. Reserve your spot in advance!  There are a very limited number of spots for each tour, and Bike and Roll DC strongly recommends making reservations as soon as possible. Reservations can be made online at www.bikeandrolldc.com and over the phone at calling 202.842.2453.  

     

    2. Christmas on Wheels Tours are scheduled for December 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, 21st, and the 22nd.  If you are unable to reserve online, please call or email us.  

     

    3. Christmas on Wheels Tours are 2.5 hours.  

    a. Segway tours are from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM and $64/person (16 years or older)  

    b. Bike tours are from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM and $39/adult and $34 for youth 12 and under.  

     

    4. Private Christmas on Wheels Tours are available by special arrangement.  You may book  up to 8 guests on a Segway tours and up to 15 guests on bike tour; additional fees may apply.  To inquire about a private tour please fill out our inquiry form or or phone 202.842.2453 ext 105. 

     

    5. Dress for comfort: Riding from site to site is a warmer option than walking, DC temperatures in December can be unpredictable, so be sure to dress in layers.  Bike and Roll will have gloves for sale for a nominal charge.  

     

    Resources:

    Book a Segway bit.ly/ChristmasSegwaytourReservations

    Book a Bike Tour  bit.ly/ChristmasBiketourReservations

    Private Segway Tour Inquiry: http://bit.ly/PrivateBikeTourInquiry

    Private Bike Tour Inquiry: http://bit.ly/PrivateBikeTourInquiry

  • 11 Dec 2018 by Erin Ghalayini

     

    The goDCgo Transportation Ambassadors Program recognizes DC organizations for their commitment to sustainable transportation. Employers, hotels, and residential properties in the District that offer robust transportation benefits programs and amenities can earn recognition for their efforts. A designation can help your organization stand out among other employers, residential or hotel properties. Learn more about goDCgo’s complimentary services and resources to attract and retain customers, increase your marketability, environmental responsibility and more! Reach out to goDCgo at 202-299-2186 or at info@goDCgo.com to get started!

  • 28 Nov 2018 by Olivia Jacobs

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Take flight on an airborne adventure as you hover and soar above some of the most breathtaking sites in the Nation’s Capital.  HoverDC provides a top-down immersive experience, providing access to a unique perspective as passengers fly aboard a hover ship thru restricted airspace over our nation’s capital from one extraordinary landmark to the next.  Feel the wind in your face, engines revving, as we elevate you 10,000 feet above to experience DC from a vantage point never before seen.  Take flight with us today! 

     

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

     

  • 19 Nov 2018 by William Hinds

     

    WAF’s children’s tours of Washington’s neighborhoods focus on the history and architecture of parts of our community that are both familiar and surprising. Whether your family lives here or you have friends and family  coming for a visit, there’s plenty to discover in our own back yard. Our kids’ tours explain why buildings look the way they do and explore the stories of the people who shaped our city. The free tour kit can be downloaded or printed at home or at your local library or through the hotel concierge if you’re a visitor.
     
    The tour kits, currently available for four neighborhoods, include everything a parent, teacher, Scout troop leader or homeschooler would need to guide children through several blocks of buildings, learning about their history, with stimulating conversation starters and activities that build on the tour experience. The free tour materials are designed for the 8-12 age group, but the tours are fun and educational for people of all ages!

    Each tour kit includes...
    • History of neighborhood
    • A neighborhood map and guide, marked with the tour route
    • Instructions for using the tour booklet
    • Architectural vocabulary
    • Conversation starters
    • History, architecture and activities for each tour stop
    • A Children's Edition

    CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD FREE PDF TOUR GUIDES