**Disclosure: My family received tickets for the Old Town Trolley Tour at no charge in order to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way*
Washington DC is a big city. It may not look like it on tv, but trust me, there is a lot of walking involved when you visit DC. I spent a lot of time down there growing up because I have family in Bethesda, MD, so I am very familiar with the area, but to give you an example: if you want to walk from the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial, plan on at least a 30 minute walk. It may not sound like a lot, but it all adds up. Especially if you’re planning on stopping at some of the monuments & memorials (or even museums) along the way.
So when I had a chance to go on the Old Town Trolley Tour, which is a hop-on hop-off trolley with more than 20 stops all over the city – it was kind of a no-brainer.
The Old Town Trolley Tour is a guided tour in which you can sit back and enjoy a fun trolley ride as well as historical information provided by the driver. All of the drivers we had the day we toured were phenomenal by the way. They shared so much history, trivia and lots of behind-the-scenes details about presidential inaugurations and how they are celebrated in DC. My boys, who are 7 & 10, were never bored once. My oldest was truly interested in listening to the guides and learning about what he was seeing.