Renting an electric scooter is a fast and fun way to see the nation's capital. Electric scooters give you access to areas that are otherwise hampered by limited public transportation or steep hills.

I traveled to the capital with Fancy Nancy and company and we easily found some Bird scooters available to ride. The first thing I did was download their app.

Keep in mind when you ride a scooter, you need both hands available for steering and braking. If you want to take pictures, you need to come to a complete stop.

The Bird app does have a map feature, but if you have an Apple phone and watch, I recommend that you use the features together to get to your desired destination.

When you rent a Bird electric scooter, you are charged $1 to start and then $0.39 per minute. (A temporary hold of $3 may be placed at the start of your ride.)

If you stop for only 2 minutes, that is 78 cents if you hold on to your scooter. That's cheaper than paying $1 to restart.

On the flip side, if you stop for 30 minutes to get a bite to eat, you'll be charged $11.70 if you place a hold on your scooter.

The Bird scooter is a breeze when it comes to cruising on its 10 mile per hour max speed. Let me show you some of the places that Nancy and I visited so that you can get an idea of some of the things to see and do in a matter of hours when you opt to travel by electric scooter.

We took a break and enjoyed a vegan board and coffee martini flight at Urban Roast.

After we got back on our scooters, we drove by the National Mall and made our way to The Wharf, a waterfront destination that has restaurants, shops, swings - it's practically a destination all by itself.

We stopped at Mi Vida to fill our empty tanks with some delicious Mexican food.

After our meal, we found another set of scooters and headed to the National Mall.  The National Mall is located in the heart of Washington, DC  The Lincoln Memorial is a national US memorial honoring Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of America.

As we locked our scooters up near the base of Lincoln Memorial, we were able to take in its beauty as well as that of other monuments and memorials.

I love how convenient it is to rent a scooter. You can park them just about anywhere. If you end your ride in a preferred parking zone, the app will give credit to your account.

Make sure that you have enough battery on your phone to end your ride. 


If you drove into the city, make sure to take a picture of where you parked your car. You can use your smart phones map features or screen shot data from Google Maps.

It's perfect for tourists with limited time or anyone who wants to see more on their trip to the nation's capital without worrying about traffic and parking headaches!

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