How about adding some history to your walk!

Summer is canceled, but you can still play tourist, get some steps in, and, at the same time, help people in one of the Washington area’s hard-hit occupations: tour guides, who saw their busiest season disappear this past spring.

DC by Foot restarted walking tours giving you an opportunity to be a tourist in your own city.

All tours observe social distancing precautions: participants and guides wear masks and you’ll have to certify that you haven’t had any COVID symptoms or a positive coronavirus test in the last 14 days before you sign up.

Once you’re enrolled, you can download an app that lets you hear the guide on your phone through headphones. Public tours are limited to small groups and there’s a very flexible cancellation policy.  Some tours include a “Ghosts of Georgetown” tour and a historic Georgetown walk, a Lincoln assassination tour, and explorations of Oak Hill Cemetery and the National Mall.  There is also a hiking tour of Teddy Roosevelt Island and Rock Creek Park that cover history going back long before Theodore Roosevelt existed.  Private tours are available upon request.  Public tours cost $26 a person, and private tours are $175.  What a fun way to take a walk and learn some history!