Washington, D.C. is our nation’s capital and one of the most popular attractions for visitors from around the globe. When you travel to D.C. with Peter Pan, you’ll arrive at historic Union Station, one of the busiest bus and rail hubs in America. Visited by more than 40 million people each year, it offers an impressive array of shops, cafés, restaurants and shopping.
Known worldwide for its beautiful pink cherry blossoms, Washington’s Japanese cherry trees were a gift to the United States in 1912 from the mayor of Tokyo City. With more than 3,000 blossoms, the trees draw some 700,000 visitors from around the world throughout the Spring season. They are also part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
At the heart of the city is Georgetown, the celebrated waterfront area whose cobblestone streets are lined with historic sites and architecture, trendy shops, multicultural restaurants and a thriving nightlife.
No trip to Washington, D.C. is complete without touring some of its many renowned monuments. Every year tourists enjoy visits to the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Also popular on many travelers’ itineraries are the 19 museums that comprise the Smithsonian Institute.
Washington, D.C. is home to the three houses of the U.S. Government, and each can be part of any trip to the capital. Visits to the White House can be arranged in advance through your member of Congress. Guided tours through the U.S. Capitol and U.S. Supreme Court are available with prior reservations.
The District is familiar to sports fans for its wealth of professional teams. Those include the NFL’s Redskins, Major League Baseball’s Nationals, the NBA’s Wizards, the WNBA’s Mystics, and the National Hockey League’s Capitals.
Though Washington, D.C. is best known as the center of the U.S. government, it’s also a prestigious center for higher education. Among the institutions that call this city home are American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University and many others.
Peter Pan Bus invites you to travel to Washington, D.C. with us from cities throughout the Northeast, including Boston, Hartford, Providence, New York, Philadelphia and more!