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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Washington DC

If you’re visiting during the Washington DC Labor Day Weekend, don’t forget to include the Old Town Trolley Tours in your itinerary.

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Attractions Open Labor Day Weekend in Washington DC

Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington DC

DC has provided vacation guests and locals with more than 20 years of historic tours, news and events. Each month the Trolley Team publishes upcoming events in Washington, DC for visitors and residents to enjoy.

If you’re visiting Washington, DC during Labor Day weekend, don’t forget to include the Old Town Trolley Tour in your itinerary. The best way to visit all the Washington DC attractions and historic sites in one weekend is to hop aboard the trolley when you arrive and see the best sites first. This allows you to plan your vacation around the activities that interest you and your family the most. You can hop on and off at your leisure.

If you are a Washington, DC resident, take advantage of the Old Town Trolley Tours Hometown Pass program. After your registration is verified, you will receive free admission to the historic Washington, DC Tour each time you bring a full paying adult guest.

Learn more about the Hometown Pass today.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is an enduring tribute to those who’ve dedicated their lives to defending the ideals of our nation. A visit here will leave an indelible impression on your spirit.

Arlington National Cemetery

Monuments by Moonlight Tour

On the Monuments by Moonlight Tour you’ll be transported to many of the city’s most famous sights, while enjoying the tranquil night and evening breeze.

monuments by moonlight lincoln memorial

Restaurants and Places to Eat Open Labor Day Weekend in Washington DC

The Market Lunch

Grab some friends this Labor day and try out the cozy, communal lunch setting at The Market Lunch. This renowned lunch spot serves the best of American cuisine, from fluffy bacon pancakes to crab cakes. Enjoy Spanish light bites and tasty tapas at the centrally located Jaleo, where visitors might like to sip on cooling sangria on warmer days. In the East End, dine in at the charming French Bistro Bis.

Taqueria Habanero

Like the venerable pizza, tacos, also portable and delicious, are having a gastronomic moment in America and one of the best places to get them this Labor Day is at Taqueria Habanero. The glorious and bold flavors of Puebla, Mexico have found their way to the Nation’s capital with freshly made tortillas, fiery salsas, and eye-pleasing plates to please your spice-loving palate.

Call Your Mother Deli

Looking for an old-school deli in the heart of Washington DC? Then, you better call mom. Rated by Eater as one of the 16 best new restaurants in America, Call Your Mother Deli has got all your favorites and a few secrets as well. Enjoy your Labor Day afternoon trying the smoked brisket and pastrami sub on a challah roll or their unique spin on a pizza bagel!

Here are some insider tips on the best places to get involved with the festivities

Labor Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol

Sunday of Labor Day Weekend – 
Enjoy a free concert by the National Symphony Orchestra starting at 8:00pm on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The concert celebrates the beginning of the Washington, DC performing arts season. This will be the most popular event in the city for Washington DC Labor Day. The U.S. Capitol is conveniently located right off trolley stop #5.

US capitol in Washington DC

The Murals Tour

The Department of Interiors Building in Washington DC hosts this tour for up to 20 visitors at a time. You’ll see around 26 painted and photographic murals depicting the history of U.S. labor painted by numerous American artists and if you’re in town for Labor Day weekend, this would be a perfect attraction to visit. Tours depart on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm & reservations are required.

The National Geographic Museum

Check out seasonal exhibits like Earth Explorers: highly interactive, hands-on and family-friendly. Visitors will see and learn a variety of methods explorers use while out in the field. The exhibit ends September 17.

national geographic museum in Washington DC

Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market

The FRESHFARM Market is located in the heart of one of Washington DC’s most dynamic and lively neighborhoods. The market is open 8:30am to 1:30pm every Sunday from April through December with more than 50 farmers offering fruits and vegetables, artisan cheeses, pastured meats, baked goods and more. Afterwards, you can head over to the National Mall to sightsee some of DC’s most famed monuments and memorials.

 

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