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With more time, you have a chance both to see the sights and to get to know the city. A guided bus tour is a good way to get oriented; if you take one of the hop-on, hop-off tours we recommend, you'll get genuine insights without a lot of tourist hokum. S

Because you can get on and off wherever you like, it's a good idea to use a bus tour to explore Georgetown and the Washington National Cathedral, neither of which is easily accessible by Metro.