Washington D.C. Passes for Attractions

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Washington D C  Passes for Attractions

The Washington D.C. passes for attractions, such as the Washington D.C. Sightseeing Pass, make your stay in the capital city comfortable and low cost. Some Washington attractions are free to enter but there are also many paid attractions, such as the Hop-on Hop-off bus, boat trips, and bike tours. For these attractions, it’s worthwhile to purchase a discount pass. There are various city passes for Washington D.C., each of which offers a discount compared to individual attraction tickets. It can be difficult to choose from all the available passes for Washington so I’ve listed the best discount passes for you below.


Washington D.C. Sightseeing Pass

The Washington D.C. Sightseeing Pass gives you access to several Washington attractions. With this pass, you can do (bicycle) tours, take a sightseeing boat trip and use the Hop-on Hop-off bus. Attractions such as Madame Tussauds are also accessible with the pass, without having to pay extra. The Sightseeing Pass for Washington comes in two different types. The most flexible option is the Flex Pass, which you buy for a predetermined number of attractions. You can decide on the spot exactly what you want to use the pass for. The other option is the Day Pass. It can be used indefinitely during a predetermined number of days therefore it’s especially worthwhile for a longer stay.

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Go Washington DC Explorer Pass

The Go Washington DC Explorer Pass is comparable to the Sightseeing Flex Pass so it’s very flexible. You buy this pass for 3, 4 or 5 attractions. From the list of available attractions, you can then choose which things you want to do with the pass. For example, you can choose a ticket for the Hop-on Hop-off bus for 2 days, access to Madame Tussauds and various tours.

Order your Go Washington DC Explorer Pass here

Due to COVID-19 the Go Washington DC Explorer Pass is temporarily not available.

Hop-on Hop-off bus Washington DC

Taking the Hop-on Hop-off bus is a very convenient way to get around Washington D.C. If you’re staying in the city for one or more days, you can take the bus to visit all the important places in a comfortable way. All discount passes discussed above include a ticket for the Hop-on Hop-off bus or offer it as one of the choices, so it’s recommended to use it. If you don’t purchase a discount pass for Washington, you can also purchase bus tickets separately.

Buy your Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket here

New York to Washington Day Trip

Are you in New York and you’d like to get to know the capital? Then book one of the day trips from New York to Washington DC. Washington is only a few hours from New York by bus or train, so you can visit it in one day. On the organized day trips you’ll leave early in the morning. You’ll then arrive in Washington during the morning and have plenty of time to see some of the sights. You will return to New York in the evening.

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What's the best pass for Washington D.C.?

There are several passes for the Washington D.C. attractions. Which pass is most worthwhile to you is personal. Read more here.

Is a Washington Pass worth it?

Yes, a pass is always more worthwhile than purchasing individual tickets. An attraction pass is generally cheaper, and it is also very practical as you only need one pass instead of tickets for all the different activities.

What can you do with a Washington Pass?

There are different discount passes for Washington and it differs per pass exactly what you can do with them. With all passes you can visit most of the important sights and take the Hop-on Hop-off bus, for a lower amount than buying individual tickets.

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