Even though Washington DC is known for having lots of free things to do, some of the best attractions, tours, and activities cost money.

If you're traveling to Washington DC, and want to determine if the Go Washington DC Explorer Pass is worth it for you, take a look at the included attractions. Paying one low price for the Pass is less than paying for each attraction at the gate--so if you're planning on visiting the attractions, you're guaranteed to save, up to 40%, when you compare prices. Not sure if you'll use it? With the one year risk-free guarantee, you have one year from your purchase date to receive a full refund for any non-activated Pass. No questions asked.

Washington DC Explorer Pass Reviews

Find out what travelers who have used the Washington DC Explorer Pass say about their experience. c-mizzle from Minneapolis, MN on 11/19/15 said: "I purchased a 5-Choice Pass for my 4 day trip to Washington DC and had the best time visiting attractions while saving money with the pass. Attractions I visited:

  • George Washington's Mount Vernon: I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed George Washington's Mount Vernon and wished I had allotted more time to explore the grounds and the estate, there's a lot of history there!
  • Bike and Roll DC: Great way to bike around to all of the monuments. My friend and I actually paid the difference to upgrade to a full day bike rental and biked out to GW's Mt. Vernon (40 mile round trip--not for beginners, but one of the most beautiful trails I've biked!)
  • Newseum: DC's best museum, in my opinion. I particularly enjoyed the 9/11 exhibition and the Pulitzer Prize winning photography section.
  • National Geographic Museum: If the weather had been nicer I would have preferred to do a different attraction, this one is mainly geared towards kids.

Biggest pro: due to the rain, the Washington Monuments Cruise was not running (tip: call ahead!) but flexibility of Pass allowed me to choose another option. Biggest con: some attractions are not great, or even open, during inclement weather (boating, river cruise, bus tour) The Pass was easy to use, saved my friend and I money, I would recommend this product to a friend, and I will definitely look into it in other cities that I travel to." llcoolfish from Cambridge, MA on 11/16/15 said: "My friend and I used the DC Explorer Pass for 5 attractions. I was skeptical at first, but we got to see and do so many things we would not have otherwise if we hadn't gone with the pass. The bus tour helped us see all the monuments in one go, the Newseum blew me away, and we rented bikes to cycle all the way to Mt. Vernon (worth it if you don't mind 4 hours round trip)." annbrown from Brookline, MA on 9/30/15 said:  "Even though many great attractions like the Smithsonian are free, this pass added a lot to our trip. We were lucky with the weather so we were able to rent bikes with the pass to tour around the city. Lots of fun!" Have you used the Washington DC Explorer Pass? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below!