America’s capital city boasts a mind-boggling collection of inspiring memorials and monuments, official government bureaus, and world-class museums of every size, shape and style. But what’s the buzz on local hideaways where Washington, D.C. tourists can retreat back to nature? Surprisingly, several swatches of green decorate the District of Columbia. It’s simply a matter of knowing where to look for D.C.’s energizing parks and gardens. Plus, many District of Columbia campgrounds offer great tourist packages that you can purchase which include lodging and daily transportation to make your stay its best.
Francis Scott Key Park is a small but sweet hilltop stop at 34th and M Streets, Northwest. This recently established park offers paths for walkers and bikers, as well as a commanding view of the Potomac River.
Situated on the Potomac River, just 14 miles upstream from downtown D.C., the 800-acre Great Falls Park may be found at 9200 Old Dominion Drive in Falls Church, Virginia. D.C.-Metro’s most famous natural landmark features the majesty of the Potomac River as it cascades over rugged rocks and rushes through a narrow ravine. Here, visitors enjoy use of an extensive system of trails for walking, cycling and horseback riding, plus three secure observation areas for viewing the powerful waters of Great Falls. There are also a few District of Colombia campgrounds and District of Columbia RV camping resorts nearby as well, for your convenience.
The nearby Arboretum acts as a research and education center, but also houses a Japanese garden, bird garden, herb garden and collections of bonsai trees and dwarf conifers. There are also nature trails, ponds, streams and forests. Washington D.C. offers great campgrounds, historic sites, and premium RV camping resorts.
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