Take a Night Tour of DC Monuments This Summer

Night Tour of DC Monuments

While we’ve all seen these iconic buildings and landmarks (either in person or in photos) in the light of day, however, one of the most memorable ways to view these sites is with a night tour of DC monuments. As the sun sets below the horizon and summer heat dissipates to a more comfortable temperature, these architectural gems are lit up with elegantly designed lighting to highlight and create a magical space to explore in the dark of night.

Adding a night tour of DC monuments is the perfect way to rediscover the nation’s capital, making it a compelling option for both first-time visitors and seasoned locals. Washington, D.C. teems with energy and activity during the day. Tourists and locals alike navigate the city’s streets, bustling from one historic site to another under the midday sun. Opting for a night tour provides a respite from the crowds, allowing for a more intimate and contemplative exploration of each monument.

Before you start planning your tours in DC, you’ll want to choose your lodging, and our historic hotel near Dupont Circle is one of the best places to stay this summer. Our centralized location puts you in the ideal place to head out and explore—our hotel is close to the metro stations and within walking distance of some of the best neighborhoods in DC. Our twelve-room Inn is the perfect place to relax after an exciting day (or night) exploring the local attractions. Book your lodging today!

Night Tour of DC Monuments

Take a Night Tour of DC Monuments this Summer

As the photos prove, a night tour of DC monuments will offer many Instagram-worthy shots. It’s also a particularly romantic way to explore the city if you’re here with romance in mind. There are a few ways to best enjoy these moonlight tours, such as guided tours or with private chauffeurs.

Here are options to take a night tour of DC Monuments this summer:

  1. Monuments by Moonlight Tour: Hop aboard an all-weather touring trolley for this 2.5-hour tour of the most popular Washington DC monuments. The Old Town Trolley Tour includes panoramic scenic views and stops at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and US Marine Corps War Memorial.
  2. Signature Tours of DC: This climate-controlled bus tour option gives guests an inside look and a cool place to relax during their tours. The “DC Under the Stars Night Tour” is the perfect way to see the beautifully lit memorials and monuments by the light of the moon.
  3. Intrepid Urban Adventures: Ride along in this bright red seven-person electric vehicle for a fully narrated tour of the memorials and monuments in DC. You’ll be able to quickly get from one spot to the next and leave the navigation up to the seasoned guide.
  4. DC by Foot: This is Washington DC’s highest-rated walking tour company, showing thousands of visitors to the area each year around by foot! The tours are free to join. These high-energy tours will take you through the National Mall, around the Tidal Basin, through Arlington Cemetery, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and the U Street corridor.

You can always head out on a self-guided night tour of DC monuments! Feel free to ask our innkeepers at our hotel near Dupont Circle for tips on transportation and questions.

Night Tour of DC Monuments, photo of our hotel near Dupont Circle

The Best Hotel near Dupont Circle for Summer Lodging

Our hotel near Dupont Circle offers B&B amenities, a fantastic location, and unbeatable hospitality that you just won’t find at the cookie-cutter hotels in town. American Guest House is centrally located in the Kalorama Park and Dupont Circle neighborhoods and is the perfect place to stay for those visiting for both business and pleasure.

We have twelve rooms, all designed to accommodate couples or solo travelers. Fine linens, bath products, and fluffy towels are just the start! Each room is different, so over the years, we’ve hosted return guests who like to try different rooms or keep to their favorite. We’re just minutes from the Washington Hilton Convention Center, making us the best place to stay if you’re here for a conference.

We’re within easy walking distance of many of the biggest attractions in Washington, DC, and for those activities a little further away, you’ll have convenient access to nearby metro stations. For those hoping to do a night tour of DC monuments, you’ll have a great place to start at our hotel. Unlike most traditional big chain hotels in the area, we can offer you personalized service tailored to your needs. You’ll love to relax in our cozy and historic, colonial-style home. We can’t wait to host you in the Nation’s Capital this year; book your room today!


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