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Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

1. Washington DC: Buffet Lunch or Dinner Cruise on the Spirit

See the sights of Washington DC from onboard the Spirit of Washington with a 2-hour lunch or 2.5-hour dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Enjoy a buffet dining experience as you sail, and delight in panoramic views. Board your vessel and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your lunch or dinner buffet consisting of creative entrees prepared fresh daily and listen to the onboard music. After your meal, visit any of the three climate-controlled decks as you glide by the sights.

Washington DC:Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey

2. Washington DC:Gourmet Brunch or Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey

Cruise on the Potomac River and see the sights of Washington DC from a luxury boat, The Odyssey. Board the boat and enjoy a personal greeting. Smile for the ship's photographer to capture the memory, then embark on an elegant dining cruise along the Washington DC shoreline. After being seated at your private table, tuck into your gourmet brunch or 3-course dinner consisting of creative meals prepared fresh daily by the on-board executive chef. After your meal or relax on any of the 3 climate-controlled decks as you watch the monuments glide by. Sample Dinner Menu Starters (choice of one): Caesar Salad Buttermilk Caesar Dressing | Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese | Herb Croutons | Italian Parsley Lobster Soup Brioche Croutons | Scallions Main Course (choice of one): Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli Spanish Red Lentils & Sage | Arugula | Shallots | Toasted Walnuts | Basil Pesto Oven Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme Warm Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Cremini Mushroom Sauce Broiled Fresh Salmon Filet Roasted Yukon Potatoes | Steamed Bok Choi | Creamy Vegetable & Fresh Herbs Sauce Braised Beef Short Rib Idaho Potato & Horseradish Mash | Baby Carrots | Pearl Onions & English Peas | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce Pan-Seared Fresh Pacific Cod Baby Spinach & Potato Mash | Steamed Rock Shrimp | Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce Desserts (choice of one): New York Style Cheesecake Strawberry Compote Triple Chocolate Mud Pie Orange & Ginger Preservatives Duo of Sorbet Seasonal Sorbet | Fresh Fruit Freshly Cut Fruit and Fresh Strawberries Madagascar Vanilla & Orange Sauce | Fresh Mint Odyssey Signature Warm Butter Cake Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Blackberry Sauce Menu items are subject to change.

Washington D.C.: Pub Crawl & History Tour

3. Washington D.C.: Pub Crawl & History Tour

Drink local beers in iconic D.C. bars while your expert local guide shares the unknown stories of Washington, D.C.’s past and present. Learn the history they left out in 8th-grade social studies class. Discover interesting stories about the founding of the city, George Washington’s exploits as a master brewer, and CIA spies. Choose from two different ticket options. Pick the Happy Hour to enjoy four draft beers of your choice, one at each pub. Go with the Dry Run tour if you do not want any prepaid drinks.

Washington DC: Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

4. Washington DC: Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

In DC, business has always been handled at the bar. Take a sip of liquid courage and stroll through the same time-worn, vintage pubs that presidents, top officials, and whistleblowers have frequented for the last 150 years. Some of them are still hanging around. Share a brandy with the spirit of Ulysses S. Grant at Round Robin. Hear tales of bootlegging congressmen, backroom deals, and a grisly murder at the National Theatre. Try to capture a ghost on camera as you savor signature cocktails and mouth-watering appetizers prepared by some of city’s most acclaimed bartenders and chefs. You’ll head home with a new favorite drink and a head full of spooky, shocking tales to entertain friends and family.

Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour

5. Washington, DC: African American Heritage Walking Tour

Explore the U Street Corridor, once known as "Black Broadway," with a local guide and learn about African American history and heritage in Washington, D.C. After meeting your guide, set off on your stroll through what was once the heart of Black culture in America, attracting locals and visitors for an unparalleled music and nightlife scene. During your tour, hear about jazz musician Duke Ellington, a celebrated D.C. hero whose birthplace was here, and admire a towering sculpture in reverence to him. Soak up a section of the city that was once home to the largest urban African American community in the United States, and which is still as vibrant as ever, The food in the area is also eclectic and exciting. From soul food to Italian to the world-famous Ben's Chili Bowl and, uniquely, on the eastern end, the area known as “Little Ethiopia” for its concentration of residents from that country, you're sure to find somewhere to stop to eat after your tour.

Washington DC - Downtown: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

6. Washington DC - Downtown: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

See if you have what it takes to escape the room at The Escape Room Washington DC. Choose between 4 immersive escape rooms and work as a team to complete a mission. Once you arrive, learn the rules of your adventure with the help of a game guide. With 4 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a spy sent to recover a stolen painting or an agent on a Special Ops mission to save the world. Work together with your team to find clues and solve puzzles within a series of elaborately-designed rooms. After emerging victorious, celebrate with a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants at your own expense. Choose from 4 themed escape rooms: • Special Ops: Mysterious Market • The Heist • Prison Break • The Depths

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We went for brunch and it was a blast. The food was good, bottomless mimosas are always a plus, the boat was spacious, and the DJ did a great job. We live in DC and still saw and learned new things about our town. Definitely recommended.

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves. It was a little warm on the ship. We were disappointed that we could not sail pass the monuments but overall, we had a great time.

I had so much fun celebrating my birthday with family and friends. Great energy , our waiter mark was great I will definitely be back

My friends and I had a fabulous time. The food was so good and the service was 10/1]

Our brunch cruise was amazing!!! Everyone was friendly and very helpful.