From the Washington, DC Food & History Tour on H Street to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, step back in time with these things to do in DC and NYC.
History buffs will love these things to do in DC and NYC, including the Downtown NYC Package: Walk Through History + Sightseeing Cruise + One World Observatory
Washington, DC Food & History Tour on H Street
First up, in an exciting city that doubles up as the home of American politics, immerse yourself in the tasty historical trail that is H Street. Conquer this vibrant and artistic neighbourhood and get an insight into America’s immigrant heritage on this three-hour tour, that includes food samples of the many international cuisines on offer here, plus a craft beer tasting.
You’ll take in some of the area’s historic sights along the way, like the Atlas Performing Arts Center. It’s housed within a cinema dating back to 1938: a stunning example of Streamline Moderne architecture.
Madame Tussauds New York
Second up on our list of history-themed things to do in DC and NYC, it’s the beloved Madame Tussauds New York. Known for its celebrity wax figures – from Marilyn Monroe to Kim Kardashian – this one-of-a-kind experience also offers a unique opportunity for a modern history lesson.
Learn about some of the most unforgettable world leaders of the last century, revisit some of Broadway’s most acclaimed productions, from Cats to Phantom of the Opera, before meeting some of the most famous sports personalities of all time, such as Muhammad Ali to Babe Ruth.
You’ll need at least 1.5 hours to take in this attraction properly.
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
Hit the Hell’s Kitchen district to see the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, dedicated to America’s proud military and maritime legacies.
As well as 3-D films, historic footage, interactive exhibits and audio tours, you can simply gaze at the iconic sights: for example, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (a National Historic Landmark), the cruise missile submarine UUS Growler and the Enterprise NASA orbiter prototype at the Space Shuttle Pavilion!
Another essential pitstop: the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD by British Airways Concorde, which, in 1996, broke the record for any Atlantic Ocean crossing at two hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds!
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Downtown NYC Package: Walk Through History + Sightseeing Cruise + One World Observatory
Finally on our round up of things to do in DC and NYC, a great package deal that takes in many of Manhattan’s most iconic and famous sights in one fell swoop.
A three-hour tour with expert guide, you’ll hear the stories of monumental structures like the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge on the Liberty Sightseeing Cruise, before paying your respects at the 9/11 Memorial Grounds and taking in the stellar views from the 102nd floor of the One World Observatory.
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Stay tuned! Next week we’ll be telling you about some of the best things to do in DC and NYC for people who love architecture! Are you planning a trip to The Big Apple or DC sometime soon? Plan your itinerary and check out an array of things to do in New York plus the top Washington DC attractions with Vamzio today!