Nature Attractions in Washington DC

There's only so many museums and monuments one can take. When you start itching for fresh air and open spaces, it's time to delve into the outdoor activities of {0}. You don't need to be a fitness guru to enjoy the natural wonders of {0} either; these activities come just as active or relaxed as you'd like. So get out of the city, and get back to nature.

National Zoological Park

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3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Adjacent to Rock Creek Park

A great family experience...
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Constitution Gardens

The National Mall
900 Ohio Drive, S.W.

A living legacy to the founding of the republic...
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Rock Creek Park

5200 Glover Road Northwest

A capital forest...
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Nationals Park

1500 South Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC

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Biking the Monuments

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Enjoy a number of monuments along this scenic loop...
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United States National Arboretum (The)

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3501 New York Avenue Northeast

Explore gardens and woodland year round...
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Great Falls Overlook

9835 Georgetown Pike

Views of Potomac River crashing 70 feet...
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Franciscan Monastery

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1400 Quincy Street Northeast

A hillside of gardens...
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Meridian Hill Park

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16th & Euclid Street Northwest

European-style park...
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Montrose Park

R Street Northwest
(between 28th and 32nd streets)

A leisurely excursion...
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