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Washington, DC travel tips and hacks hosted by tour guide Rob. In-depth interviews with local experts will help you plan your visit to the nation's capital.

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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Washington, DC travel tips and hacks hosted by tour guide Rob. In-depth interviews with local experts will help you plan your visit to the nation's capital.

    Women’s History Sites in Washington DC

    Women’s History Sites in Washington DC

    A vast majority of historic sites in Washington DC are dedicated to men in history. When you visit you'll find huge monuments to presidents and military leaders and other men who made an impact on our country. Sites to American women exist but there are fewer of them and you need to know where to look.

    In this episode you'll hear from Kaitlin Calogera & Rebecca Grawl, authors of the book 111 Places in Woman's History in Washington, DC That You Must Not Miss. Kaitlin and Rebecca are professional tour guides and entrepreneurs. The mission of their company A Tour of Her Own is to elevate women’s stories into a more prominent place in American history and culture.

    • 42 min
    New York City Tour Guide Reviews Washington DC

    New York City Tour Guide Reviews Washington DC

    Sometimes it's useful to get a new or different perspective. A fresh set of eyes can highlight things that locals don't notice because we live here and see the city every day. In this episode you'll hear from Megan Marod, a licensed New York City tour guide who has visited Washington, DC several times over the past year. She shares some of the things she learned from those trips and offers tips to help you prepare for an upcoming trip.

    Full show notes for this episode are available on the Trip Hacks DC website.

    • 47 min
    The Fourth of July in Washington DC

    The Fourth of July in Washington DC

    Washington, DC is a fantastic destination for the Fourth of July. There are major events like the National Independence Day Parade, a Capitol Fourth concert and the fireworks - plus a handful of smaller events. It's a fun day but important to know what to expect so you can navigate the crowds, road closures and summer heat. In this episode Rob consolidates all of his Fourth of July advice in one place. 

    Full show notes for this episode are available on the Trip Hacks DC website.

    • 38 min
    Where to Stay When You Visit Washington DC

    Where to Stay When You Visit Washington DC

    When you’re planning a trip, where to stay, which hotel, and what area, is a big decision. It’s why one of the first things I did after I started Trip Hacks DC was create a where to stay guide. In this episode you'll learn about all eleven recommend areas. What are the pros of each area? What are the cons of each area? And what are some solid hotel choices in each? Plus, what are the areas where you don't want to stay? The don'ts are podcast exclusive content so stick around until the end of the episode to hear!

    Full show notes for this episode are available on the Trip Hacks DC website.

    • 55 min
    Newer and Lesser Known Monuments in Washington DC

    Newer and Lesser Known Monuments in Washington DC

    When you visit Washington, DC you will almost certainly check out the major monuments and memorials on the National Mall. Over the past few years, several new monuments have opened around the city. These are monuments both to former presidents and to major wars. Because they opened during the pandemic, their ceremonies didn't have much fanfare. In this episode Rob is joined by guest Carolyn Muraskin to discuss these new sites, as well as a few other lesser-known memorials they think you should know about.

    Carolyn is the owner of DC Design Tours, a tour company that runs historic walking tours with a focus on architecture, design and urban planning, including a few tours that cover sites discussed with Rob.

    • 40 min
    National Cherry Blossom Festival in 2022 and Beyond

    National Cherry Blossom Festival in 2022 and Beyond

    For the first time in three years National Cherry Blossom Festival events are back in person. This is an exciting development after years of missing out on one of the most anticipated events in Washington, DC. However, it's important to know what's changed and how. In this episode Rob is joined by Diana Mayhew. She is the President of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the nonprofit organization that organizes and implements festival events each spring. Diana has some important tips if you're planning to visit for the cherry blossoms in 2022 and beyond.

    Full show notes for this episode are available on the Trip Hacks DC website.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

bluenecker ,

Best Hotel Tips Ever!

The episode (May 2022) on what neighborhood to stay in in Washington DC is brilliant. Never heard anyone break it down like this. Anyone coming to DC should listen to this first before choosing a hotel!

historic america ,

Valuable!

As a dc tour guide, Rob’s podcast is an invaluable resource for gaining knowledge about the city.

Pickaclover ,

Interesting topics and great guests

Liked the inauguration podcast!

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