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Visiting Washington, DC should be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. In this episode, we’re talking about tips for travelers with disabilities or those who need accommodations. We’ll cover everything from how to choose a hotel, public transportation, and how to get around, to the best way to navigate the major tourist sites in…
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Summer is the peak travel season in Washington, DC! In this episode, Rob will take you through all the essential information you need to know to make the most of your summer trip to DC. He will cover what to expect in terms of crowd levels, weather, and the special events, concerts, festivals, and sports…
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Washington, DC is a great family-friendly travel destination. In this episode, we’re exploring the best of Washington, DC through the eyes of your kids, with the understanding that kids of different ages have very different interests! We’ll cover activities tailored to toddlers, grade-schoolers, and teenagers alike. Rob is joined by guest Jennifer Liao of FamilyTripGuides,…
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Thanks for joining me on the tour! Our time together will end at the World War II Memorial, and after three miles of walking, you’ll likely be hungry for lunch. The National Mall is, unfortunately, a bit of a restaurant desert. There are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity of our ending spot. However, here…
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Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
Spring in Washington, D.C. is synonymous with the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms, one of the most popular and highly anticipated blooms in the world. Each spring, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the Tidal Basin to witness the beautiful cherry blossoms in peak bloom. The entire area transforms into a picturesque sea of pink…
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You’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital – awesome! In this Washington, DC travel guide you’ll find all the information you need to prepare for a great trip – everything from getting in and navigating the city to accommodations, transportation, and where to eat. You’ll also learn about exciting things to do and see…
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When it comes to travel, safety should always be a top priority, and this applies just as much to Washington, DC as it does to any destination. However, navigating the topic of safety can be tricky and it’s a topic that deserves an in-depth discussion. In this episode, Rob covers everything from how to minimize…
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One of the best things about Washington, DC is that there are so many amazing and iconic sites. But there are also a lot of incredible gems! Visitors to the Nation’s Capital spend a lot of their time downtown and on the National Mall, but there is also a desire to explore behind Federal Washington.…
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We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated tour guide to host our Monumental Trivia at Twilight tour for the 2023 season. Monumental Trivia is a 3-hour walking tour held in the evening on the National Mall. In addition to exploring the sites, travelers compete against each other for the title of trivia champ! We…
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Washington, DC tourism is different compared to pre-pandemic. But how different? What changed exactly? In this episode Rob walks through many of the ways that Washington, DC tourism has changed – from the best areas to stay, federal government site status, and restaurants closings. Then we’ll look ahead together to what’s to come in 2023.…
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About Trip Hacks DC

Trip Hacks DC was founded by Rob, a veteran tour guide in the Nation's Capital.

Everyone wants to get the most out of travel experience; we know that planning a trip can be fun but sometimes stressful. The tips and travel hacks offered here will help you make the most of your trip and avoid missing out on the best things the city has to offer. Our trip planning e-book is the perfect resource for every first-time Washington, DC visitor.

If you're looking for a guided experience once you arrive, Trip Hacks DC specializes in private tours; but has public tours options as well. Visit the Guided Tours section to learn about some of the suggested tours and the trip planning resources section for help preparing for your trip. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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