Washington, DC October 21-25, 2014
Explore this elegant and eclectic capital city on a DC Tour. To add a DC Tour to your registration, call the AAFP Contact Center at (800) 274-2237. All city tour ticket sales are final per AAFP Assembly cancellation policies.
All tours depart/return to the Walter W. Washington Convention Center/North side of "L" Street curbside, except Monuments by Moonlight, which will return to AAFP block hotels.
Tuesday, October 21 - Saturday, October 25, 2014
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Riding tour | Minimal walking
Leave the textbooks behind! See historical spots you’ve only read about during this riding tour narrated by a professional guide. Featured destinations include:
Other stops include: the National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Witness Changing of the Guard Ceremony | Moderate Walking
Witness the poignant beauty of the country's most revered burial ground. Visit Kennedy family gravesites and witness the Changing of the Guard, an unforgettable ceremony conducted with full military honors that salutes nameless soldiers who gave their lives. Included: Your own copy of Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Bicycles and helmets provided | Moderate walking
Go for a ride! Enjoy this bike tour around the National Mall, Potomac's Tidal Basin, the White House, Smithsonian Museums, Washington Monument, and Lincoln, Jefferson, Vietnam, and Einstein memorials. Bikes provided with instructions and safety overview. This ride makes frequent stops with time to walk around the memorials. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Lunch includeded | Moderate walking
Travel to Georgetown and visit the bustling neighborhood where JFK lived. Take a walking tour of his area homes with Jacqueline Bouvier and hers alone after his death. Visit The Old Stone House, the oldest standing building in DC. Enjoy lunch at Martin's Tavern, a JFK favorite and where he proposed to his beloved Jackie. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Significant walking | Fun for kids
Take an expedition to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. This 163-acre urban park in the heart of DC houses roughly 2,000 animals of 400 different species. Created by an Act of Congress in 1889, the zoo is home to giant pandas, great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, aquatic animals, reptiles and more. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Step into history as you tour George Washington’s 18th century home and gardens. The Georgian-style manor house is filled with original furnishings, and the Washington family museum contains personal effects of George and Martha. Also visit surrounding service buildings, the new interactive visitor's center, and the museum. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Includes training | Age 16 and older
For fun and excitement in DC, take a Segway city tour. After safety instructions and practice, you'll roll right by the White House, National Mall, Lincoln, Washington, Vietnam and World War II memorials. You’ll also see the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Riding tour | Evening only | Minimal walking
Board a luxury motor coach and enjoy DC’s illuminated monuments and landmarks with a professional tour guide. This night tour of Washington features the White House, the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the World War II and Jefferson memorials, and more. Circle the Iwo Jima Memorial and stop at the Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean war memorials to take in the stunning views of the National Mall and Potomac River. Tour departs from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street and will return to designated Assembly hotels.
Visit one of the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Tour the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, the Hall of Columns, and the Crypt beneath the Rotunda. Explore the underground tunnels on your way to the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world by shelf space and number of books. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
The oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States is a must-see. The garden houses beautiful living plants at the foot of the U.S. Capitol. Enjoy a docent-led tour of the grounds and conservatory. Also visit the National Arboretum’s 446 acres of gardens, collections, and natural areas. Take a tram tour to the National Herb Garden. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
For more than 200 years, DC has witnessed political deal making, maneuvering, and acts of great political courage. Visit area sites of intelligence and counterintelligence, including the homes and offices of famous Hill residents. Explore the neighborhoods around the present Russian Embassy on Upper Wisconsin Avenue. Examine more than 200 spy gadgets, weapons, vehicles, and technologies in the International Spy Museum. Learn about invisible ink, buttonhole cameras, and ingenious disguise techniques developed by Hollywood for the CIA. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Lunch included | Moderate walking
Experience world-class shopping in Alexandria where you can enjoy award-winning chic boutiques, funky stores, tasty treats, and many other gifts and specialty stores. Find the perfect souvenir and then enjoy lunch at Chart House, which offers spectacular waterfront dining and views of historic Alexandria. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Inside tour | Moderate walking
See highlights of the nearly 100,000 pieces in the National Gallery’s collection of Western art from the 13th to the early 20th centuries. Masterpieces of Italian painting and sculpture, including the only painting by da Vinci in the Western Hemisphere, join works by the Dutch masters, French impressionists, and American artists. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
Riding tour | Land and water
Climb aboard an authentic, fully restored 1942 Duck to visit the National Mall with its awe-inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithsonian museums. Once you reach the Potomac River, you’ll splash down for an entirely different look at the nation's capital. From land to water, it's all in the same vehicle. Tour departs and returns to Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street.
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