We had two experiences I would highly recommend to everyone with kids or without, get on a bike. It’s such a fun way to see a city, any city, but D.C. in particular. This tour with Capital City Bike Tours was no exception. We met our guide at the office, got fitted for our bikes and set off on a 3 hr. tour of the presidential and war memorials. They have a bike for all ages from a Burley trailer or Trail-a-bike to several different child and adult bike options. We opted to put our 6 year old on a trail-a-bike even though she totally could have done this flat slow-paced tour.
On our tour we saw all of these beautiful and memorable National Monuments:
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
The Washington Monument
World War II Memorial
Watching the sun go down as we made our way around the Tidal Basin was breathtaking. By the time we arrived at the Lincoln Memorial the sun had set leaving the immense statue of Lincoln inside his memorial beautifully lit. Our kids were so happy to be on bikes, they enthusiastically arrived at each stop wanting to know more about the importance of the people being memorialized. I recommend making a stop in the visitor centers at each one to get a stamp in your National Park Passport. Our kids are more intentional about where they are and why because of the wonderful National Park Junior Ranger Activity Guide and Passport Books.