Washington, D.C.

Washington boasts a hot lineup of touring and outdoor events this week

Looking to get some fresh air?

From an architecture tour to a pirate ship adventure, there's plenty to do when it comes to travel and outdoor activities coming up in Washington this week. Read on for a rundown.

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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour

From the event description:

Some say that D.C. is America's Paris — with similar urban layouts, the Capitol's streets were designed by French-born American architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant. Experience this architecture, along with grandiose mansions and embassies, on a walking tour of Embassy Row and Dupont Circle. 

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.
Where: DC Design Tours, Dupont Circle Fountain, 1 Dupont Circle NW
Price: $25
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Fall Fest river cruise

From the event description:

Enjoy the sweater weather on deck while taking in the fall colors along the Potomac — and taking in a pumpkin beer from the bar.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Washington Marina-National Ferry Corp., 1300 Maine Ave., SW
Price: $18
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Score 42% off hop-on, hop-off bus tour

From the deal description:

Open-top tour buses take passengers to 20 sites, such as the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Riders hop off at will to explore.

Where: 478 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Southwest Employment Area
Price: $24 (42% off regular price); other deals available
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Nab 46% off pirate ship cruise 

From the deal description:

This is a pirate-themed party cruise on the Potomac River where guests can blast water cannons, show off their dance moves and enjoy specialty drinks.

Where: 3100 K St. NW, Northwest Washington
Price: $17 (46% off regular price, valid Thursday-Sunday)
Click here for more details, and to take advantage of this deal

Parking in DC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of DC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.

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