If you’re a resident of the United States, you owe it to yourself to visit our nation’s capital at least once in your life. Washington D.C.’s, downtown is one of the most iconic areas in the nation, containing the National Mall, the Smithsonian, Chinatown, the Convention Center, the White House, the Kennedy Center, George Washington University, Nationals Park, and more. Washington D.C. is home to over 600,000 people and is one of the most diverse and fast-moving populations in the world.
To tour the sights in Washington D.C. is to see a vital part of our nation’s history. The many museums of the Smithsonian alone are enough to fuel several trips to the city; the numerous war memorials and could keep you occupied for even more. There’s a ton to see and do in the nation’s capital, and Metropolitan Shuttle can make getting around easy, with the help of a minibus or charter bus rental.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
The spectacular National Air and Space Museum contains the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world. This museum contains such iconic vehicles as the Friendship 7, the Apollo 11 module, the Wright Brothers’ plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, and many more. Beyond the many preserved and intact aircraft on display, visitors can see numerous exhibits detailing the history of American aviation and spaceflight programs.
If that’s not enough, you can check out the Udvar-Hazy Center in nearby Chantilly, Virginia, where you can see an SR-71, the Concorde, the Space Shuttle Discovery, and other planes from all eras of aviation history. The “other” Air and Space Museum is only 25 miles away — the perfect distance for a charter bus ride.
The world-famous Lincoln Memorial is a symbol to the history of American race relations and a monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States. Located at the west end of the National Mall, the monument features the famous seated sculpture of Lincoln, along with inscriptions of his Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address. The Lincoln Memorial is near to several other memorials, including the National World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Arlington Cemetery is also nearby, making this area a perfect destination for a school bus rental and an educational day trip.
Library of Congress
The national library of the United States, the Library of Congress is more than just a national and cultural institution. It’s an unparalleled informational resource and the largest library in the world. Established in 1800, the Library has survived fire and war to become a hub of research and inquiry. The Library of Congress consists of three buildings: the Thomas Jefferson Building, the John Adams Building, and the Madison Building, all connected by underground passageways. There are over 23 million catalogued books, 14 million monographs, and hundreds of millions of special items on file in the library.
Visited by over 24 million visitors every year, the National Mall is the hub of tourist activity in Washington D.C. From the National Mall, one can visit the Lincoln Memorial, the United States Capitol, the Washington Monument, and the various museums of the Smithsonian Institution. You can also take a moment by the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, as seen in “Forrest Gump” and many other films.. Rent a bus, visit downtown Washington D.C., and see the National Museum of American History, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, the Arts and Industries Building, the Freer Gallery of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, Union Square, and much more.
International Spy Museum
Washington D.C. has long been a hub of spy activity, both actual and fictional, and espionage is alive and well in the capital. A privately owned museum devoted to the history of espionage, the International Spy Museum is home to the largest collection of espionage artifacts in the world. One block south of the Gallery Place Metro station, this museum was founded by Milton Maltz, who acted as a codebreaker during the Korean War. The museum’s collection of 750 artifacts contains espionage-related photographs, video, and items leading all the way from the Roman Empire, through the World Wars, up to the present day. Visitors can take a shuttle bus to the museum and learn how spies are trained, how spy technology was developed, and learn real-life spy stories.
Charter Bus Rental Washington DC
Whether you’re looking for a party bus rental or a humble school bus, Metropolitan Shuttle has the right vehicle for your transportation needs. We pride ourselves on being one of the safest and most convenient charter bus companies in Washington D.C. Call or contact us for a quote and let’s start booking your trip to the nation’s capital!