Ever wonder where the word “lobbyist” came from or where DC’s version of Haight Ashbury was located in the 60’s? Learn this and more by taking a self-guided ‘walkabout’ on one of Washington’s Neighborhood Heritage Trails. Sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC, the Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC and the trail signs will provide stories, photos and maps of the area you are exploring. Explore, shop, exercise, and enjoy a bite to eat -- all at your own pace. Download a copy of a brochure describing all the heritage Trails.
Two trails are available for download to your mobile device: the Downtown Heritage Trail and Greater U Street Heritage Trail. The mobile app, which features location-aware maps, historic images, and 1st-person interviews with a wide range of notable DC residents, is available on iPhones, Androids, and any smartphones with a full Internet browser. Visitors can simply go to http://dc.toursphere.com to access the app.
The Downtown Heritage Trail and the Greater U Street Heritage Trail are available as audio tours! These free tours take listeners by the ear and lead them through the streets of Washington, telling the city’s great stories in dramatic fashion.
For more information, including maps and links to all the heritage trails, visit DC Heritage Trails.
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The Metrorail and Metrobus are both excellent ways to get around the District and the entire DC area. Visit www.wmata.com to plan your trip.
At just $1 a trip, it’s hard to beat this easy way to get around town. Visit www.dccirculator.com for information on schedules and routes.
With over 1,225 bikes at over 165+ stations in the District and Arlington County, this on-demand mode of transportation is sure to get you on your way. And at just $7 for a 24-hour membership, it won’t break the bank either. For more information on annual or monthly memberships, or to check out the station locations, please visit www.CapitalBikeshare.com.