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National Mall

Outdoor Washington D.C. Activities

The Capital Region isn’t all monuments and the department of this or that. Plenty of outdoor fun can be found in Washington D.C. as well.

National Mall & Memorial Parks

What sounds cooler than some outdoor fun on the National Mall? There are several activities set just in sight of the Washington Monument, including golf, soccer, boating, and tennis.

Outdoor DC

Boating in the Tidal Basin

Swing by the historic East Potomac Golf Course – ­featuring 36 holes and open throughout the year. East Potomac Golf Course also offers mini golf, the GolfDC Academy, a heated driving range, and Potomac Grille for lunch.

You can also check out the outdoor courts at the East Potomac Tennis Center at Hains Point, try the Tidal Basin Paddle Boats for an extra close look at the Jefferson Memorial and iconic Japanese Cherry Trees, or splash around at the East Potomac Pool at the aquatic center.

Outdoor DC

Biking in DC

Anacostia Park

There is so much to do at the 1,200-acre Anacostia Park. Visitors can try boating on the Anacostia River after stopping by the Bladensburg Marina, explore the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, or get in a round of golf at the 18-hole Langston Golf Course.

There is also excellent bird watching and fishing, trails for walking, biking, and cross-country skiing along the river, and plenty of time left over for a basketball game.

Capitol Hill Parks

Found in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington D.C., Capitol Hill Parks consists of four urban areas: Folger Park, Lincoln Park, Marion Park, and Stanton Park.

Each park has walking trails and picnic spots, and plenty of historic significance. Check out the fountain bench at Folger Park, the playground at Marion Park, and more.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Cyclists, this one is for you…sort of. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park stretches for 185 miles as multi-use trail along the Potomac River. The park courses through Maryland, West Virginia, and of course Washington D.C.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal trail is ideal for biking, while the rest of the 20,000-acre park features hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and boating.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir

8751 Richmond Highway, Alexandria MD 22309-4223
Phone: +1 703-360-1300  |  Fax: +1 703-360-1300  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Pentagon Hotel - Reagan Airport

2480 S Glebe Road, Arlington MD 22206-2576
Phone: +1 703-979-4400  |  Fax: (703) 685-0051  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Fairfax

3535 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax MD 22030-2703
Phone: +1 703-591-5500  |  Fax: (703) 591-7483  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Falls Church - Arlington Area

6633 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church MD 22042-3002
Phone: +1 703-532-9000  |  Fax: (703) 532-3887  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Capital Beltway

5910 Princess Garden Pkwy, Lanham MD 20706-2905
Phone: +1 301-459-1000  |  Fax: (301) 459-1526  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Rockville Hotel & Suites

1251 W Montgomery Avenue, Rockville MD 20850-3133
Phone: +1 301-424-4940  |  Fax: (301) 424-1047  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Springfield

6721 Commerce Street, Springfield MD 22150-2507
Phone: +1 703-922-6100  |  Fax: (703) 922-0708  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Dulles Airport Inn

45440 Holiday Drive, Sterling MD 20166-9411
Phone: +1 703-471-8300  |  Fax: (703) 471-8382  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Potomac Mills

14619 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge MD 22192-6809
Phone: +1 703-494-4433  |  Fax: (703) 385-2627  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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