~ By Sierra Jackson
To kick of the month of July, as well as fourth of July weekend, the Reston Limousine marketing team decided to travel into the nation’s capital and experience what it has to offer. Washington DC is jam-packed with history, events, food, and fun. We made an effort to take on the city as tourist for the day by walking to most of our destinations and partaking in a unique tour.
Our first activity started near the Jefferson Memorial in the Tidal Basin, and yes, I did say “in.” The Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Company gave us a beautiful and inexpensive experience to see the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument from a different view. As you paddle your way out into the center of the Tidal Basin, along with other paddle boats and geese, you are able to take in a refreshing glimpse of some of what DC has to offer without the large crowds and traffic.
Following our trip into the Tidal Basin we agreed that it was time to enjoy a nice lunch. The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center provided us with parking that was just a swift walk down the street from The Hamilton. Just two blocks from The White House, The Hamilton is a restaurant that provides mouthwatering American cuisine and heavenly cocktails. Alongside the savory foods, you can enjoy live music in their state-of-the-art venue for entertainment while dining. From burgers and sandwiches to salmon and calamari, The Hamilton has it all.
Finally, after consuming our delicious meals, we headed back to The Ronald Reagan Building where we met Segs in the City to start our Segway safari. As nerve-racking as it was to learn how to operate a machine such as the Segway and to not embarrass ourselves in front of our tour group, the experience was unforgettable. Among all of the many other tours that ‘Segs in the City’ offers, our tour was called the Memorial Highlights Safari. This hour and a half long tour took us through DC to see the Holocaust Museum, Engraving Bureau, Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, WWII Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian Museums. I couldn’t imagine a better way to get an educational, fun, and exciting experience in the city with absolutely no walking at all and enjoying a cool breeze the entire time. Our young and energetic tour guide even serenaded us with his own written music on his mini guitar while we stopped to take a break at the Jefferson Memorial. Once our tour was over and we made it back to the Segs in the City office we received our official Segs in the City driver’s license that allows you to get a discount off of future tours. This truly was a very unique experience.
We concluded our #FunFriday in the city and all of our fun experiences with a beautiful drive through Georgetown on our way back to the Reston Limousine office.
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