The best Outdoor Activities in Washington D.C. (District of Columbia)

National Park Service
  • National Park Service

    The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service Organic Act and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior. The NPS is charged with a dual role of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of the places entrusted to ...
National Mall
  • National Mall

    National Mall (btwn Constitution Ave & Independence Ave) Washington, D.C. 20024 United States
    Stretching from the foot of the Capitol past the Washington Monument to the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the National Mall celebrates our nation's history. The Mall is in disrepair, reflecting years of neglect. Save this historic memorial of our nation’s history at
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park

    3001 Connecticut Ave NW (at Hawthorne St NW) Washington, D.C. 20008 United States
    Smithsonian National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The words National Zoo represent a large, complex, and diverse organization with a multifaceted mission: demonstrating leadership in animal care, science, education, and...
Meridian Hill Park
  • Meridian Hill Park

    2500 16th St NW Washington, D.C. 20009 United States
    Now through May 10, add the tag #MeridianHill and #PreserveDMV to help Meridian Hill Park win $60,000 in funding restorations. This competition is funded through American Express and Partners in Preservation. To vote for Meridian Hill Park visit:
White House Rose Garden
  • White House Rose Garden

    The White House Rose Garden is a garden bordering the Oval Office and the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., United States. The garden is approximately 125 feet long and 60 feet wide (38 meters by 18 meters). It balances the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden on the east side of the White House Complex.
President's Park
  • President's Park

    President's Park, located in Washington, D.C., encompasses the White House including the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.), and grounds; the White House Visitor Center; Lafayette Square; and The Ellipse. President's Park was the original name of Lafayette Square. The current President's Park is administered by the National Park Service. The park is officially referred to as President's Park or The White House and President's Park.
Constitution Gardens
  • Constitution Gardens

    Constitution Gardens is a park area in Washington, D.C., United States, located within the boundaries of the National Mall. The 50-acre (200,000 m2) park is bounded on the west by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on the east by 17th St NW, on the north by Constitution Avenue, and on the south by the Reflecting Pool. Constitution Gardens has a small pond, which contains an island open to pedestrians.
Scream City Haunted House
  • Scream City Haunted House

    RFK Stadium 2400 East Capitol St Lot 8A 20003 Washington DC United States
    Scream City Washington DC is the newest horrifying attraction of Steelhead Productions to open in the DC/Baltimore area - 2 State of the Art Haunted Houses in one location - Exorcism Estate and Slaughter Factor! Steelhead's Field of Screams Maryland comes to Washington!! Hollywood quality scenes, lights, sounds, actors and animatronics!
Peter Parker House
  • Peter Parker House

    The Peter Parker House, also known as the former headquarters of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is a historic row house at 700 Jackson Place NW in Washington D.C. Built in 1860, it is historically significant for its association with the Carnegie Endowment, whose headquarters it was from its founding in 1910 until 1948. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974. It has since been incorporated into the Blair House complex serving high-profile official visitors to ...
Enid A. Haupt Garden
  • Enid A. Haupt Garden

    The Enid A. Haupt Garden is a 4.2 acre public garden in the Smithsonian complex, adjacent to the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was designed to be a modern representation of American Victorian gardens as they appeared in the mid to late 19th century. It replaced an existing Victorian Garden which had been built to celebrate the nation's Bicentennial in 1976.
  • West Potomac Park

    West Potomac Park is a U.S. national park in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the National Mall. It includes the parkland that extends south of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, from the Lincoln Memorial to the grounds of the Washington Monument. The park is the site of many national landmarks, including the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, George Mason Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. The park includes the surrounding land on the shore ...
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    National Mall and Memorial Parks (formerly known as National Capital Parks-Central) is an administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) encompassing many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. Federally owned and administered parks in the capital area date back to 1790, some of the oldest in the United States. In 1933, they were transferred to the control of the National Park Service. These parks were known as the National Capital Parks from their inception until 1965. The ...
  • Henley Park Hotel

    The Henley Park Hotel is a 96-room boutique style hotel located on 10th street and Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC. It features an upscale restaurant, The Tavern at The Henley Park, and is noted for its unique architecture. The Henley Park Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.