When planning a trip you need to research all things to do to better plan your trip. This allows you to have many options as well as alternatives in case something goes wrong with what you had initially planned for your day, which let’s be honest this happens often when you plan a vacation away some where. In this article we will discuss the great outdoors, if you are in the market for a day in the sun looking at the natural beauty Washington, DC has to offer you.
Outside Activities in DC
Rock Creek Park
One of the most beautiful natural sites you can see while in Washington, DC is Rock Creek Park, the natural beauty will leave you in awe. Strewn out 4.4-square-mile expanse that includes numerous trails for hiking, biking and exploring. The park has more to offer , too, like a nature center, picnic areas, riding stables, tennis courts and Peirce Mill, another historical site.
C&O Canal Towpath in Georgetown
If you are more of a hiker, runner or someone who just likes to walk some beaten paths this is a site for you to give a visit. Grab your hiking boots and join the bikers trekking their way down the C&O Canal Towpath, which traces the Potomac River from Georgetown 184.5 miles north to Cumberland, Md. Be prepared to see some pretty amazing glimpses of nature while you are on the path!
Take a beautiful scenic walk through the National Gallery of Art, which is set to reopen on Feb. 14, and take a look at works from artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder and Robert Indiana. The garden includes seating for visitors and a fountain that has turned into an ice rink past winters. The park also hosts Jazz in the Garden on Friday evenings in summertime -Keep an eye out for any updates due to Covid.
Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
Located in the southeast of DC has undergone alot od changes throughout the years, including a continuous new 20-mile Anacostia Riverwalk Trail that runs along both sides of the Anacostia River through the Capitol Riverfront and Anacostia neighborhoods. You can run, bike or stroll down the 10-12 foot wide trail that winds next to the revitalized waterway.
The list of things to do in Washington, DC are endless, you will have no shortage of adventures to go on. You have the Roosevelt Island, Great Falls Park, U.S. National Arboretum, and so many more to look into visiting. If you are one who really gains happiness from the outdoors you definitely need to check some of these sites out and enjoy them and take pictures until your heart is content. Guided tours also offer options to the outdoor elements, call and schedule your trip today!