Verizon Center Tours

Formerly known as the MCI Center, this Penn Quarter/Chinatown sports and entertainment arena is home to a few of Washington’s top teams: the Wizards and Mystics (basketball), and the Capitals (hockey). Formally sponsored by telecommunications giant MCI (1997-2006) and now sponsored by Verizon Communications, the arena is often locally referred to, tongue-in-cheek, as the “Phone Booth.”

In addition to games, matches and bouts, the Verizon Center regularly hosts the biggest musical acts in the world, as well as ice skating shows, the circus, and equestrian and wrestling events.

While several of the Center’s restaurants and nightlife options are privately reserved for their own members, there are a few public eateries and/or bars on site: Hard Times Café (concession stands), The Clubhouse and The Greene Turtle (both sports-focused cocktail bars), and Dunkin’ Donuts. Additionally, the Center is set amidst two of the most condensed commercial districts in the city, with a slew of nearby restaurants and bars from which to choose.

Practical Info

The Verizon Center has its own multi-level dedicated parking lot, open only for concerts (not sports events) for a charge of $27. Otherwise, the building is surrounded by street parking and several public lots, and is set atop the Metrorail’s Gallery Place station, which serves the Green, Red, and Yellow Lines.
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Address: 601 F St NW, Washington DC 20004, USA
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Washington Wizards NBA Basketball Ticket

Come see the Washington Wizards live in action at their home, Capital One Arena in the heart of downtown in Washington DC.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Washington DC Essential Hop-On Hop-Off plus Bonus Tour

With this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour through Washington, DC, travelers can choose to see the city at their own pace. Linger longer at some sites while skipping others entirely. With 20 stops, you’ll have access to the US Capitol Building, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, and more. Hear live narration, and choose between 1-day pass or 2-day pass with a bonus night bus.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Washington DC Wine-Tasting Tour by Pedicab

Sip a variety of top-notch, international wines or liquors at Central Wines, a classy wine, beer and spirits shop in the lively Penn Quarter District (or take your tastings to go!), and then sit back and enjoy your pedicab ride. Your driver-guide will pedal you through Chinatown and the Federal Triangle, as well as past key sights such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Friendship Arch and Ford Theatre. This small-group tour is limited to 9 people or fewer.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$108.99 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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DC Tour with Wine on a Rickshaw

Hop aboard a rickshaw (also known as a pedicab) for a 40-minute whirlwind tour of D.C.'s highlights. Bring your own wine or beer (ages 21 and older) and sit back while your guide pedals and narrates the sites. Areas covered include Penn Quarter, Chinatown, and Metro Center areas.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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$60.00 USD
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