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Best views of Washington DC's stunning downtown skyline are from places like The Old Post Office Tower, Monument and W Hotel

Getting the Best Views in Washington DC

Jan 13, 2014

When visiting Washington DC, you will notice that in downtown Washington there are no skyscrapers. Although this has caused a muted feel in the heart of the city, but because of the low height restrictions, you can get an awesome view over the city.

There are a few classic spots to get an awesome look out over the city without having to rent a helicopter. Here are some of the spots mini bus rental visitors can opt for.

The Old Post Office Tower

Located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Old Post Office Tower is a historic building that houses the Congress Bells, which was a gift from England as a sign of friendship. Admission is free although you would need a permit for planned events. Here, bus charter visitors can get a good view of nearby federal buildings and even a map that tells you what you are actually looking at.

The Washington Monument

One of the most prominent structure in Washington, this 555-foot marble obelisk was built to honor George Washington. You can get a good view from here although the vista points are small. Admission is free although you will need a ticket to get in.

The W Hotel

Just a block away from the White House, the W Hotel has a rooftop terrace, bar and lounge. The P.O.V. Roof Terrace is located on the 11th floor of the hotel and gives you a beautiful view of the city as well as the White House from above. Coach bus visitors can order fancy cocktails and tapas, and just hang out at the lounge to catch the sunset as well. Do take note of their business hours to avoid having to wait till it opens.

The P.O.V. Roof Terrace business hours are:

  • Sunday: 11am - midnight
  • Monday - Thursday: 3pm - midnight
  • Friday: 3pm - 2am
  • Saturday: 11am - 2am

Each of this places offer different vantage points of the city. To hop from one place to another, you can just rent a charter bus, since they can wait for you to finish before taking you to the next venue. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 202-434-8368 for a quote or to reserve your bus.