Outdoor Activities for Your Summer Vacation in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is often associated wtih historic sites, world-famous monuments, and cultural museums. This summer, however, is a great time to experience some of the outdoor entertainment options our nation’s capital has to offer. Listed below are just a few of the outdoor opportunities to make the most of your stay in Washington, D.C.
Whether you’re traveling with a group of adults or young children in your family, Six Flags has something for everyone. Featuring thrill rides (such as Batwing and the Tower of Doom), family rides (such as the Flying Carousel and Shipwreck Falls), and kids rides (such as Taz’s Film Works and Looney Tunes Prop Warehouse), you have enough options to keep everyone in your party happy. And if the weather gets really hot, cool off at Hurricane Harbor located right inside the theme park itself. The water park has more than enough slides and pools to keep you busy for the duration of your stay.
For the best in recreational activities in the Washington, D.C. area, consider the Bike the Sites Guided Bike Tour your ideal activity. The tour allows you to experience the beauty of the great outdoors while taking in knowledge about some of the city’s most legendary landmarks. Over the course of several miles, a guided tour will fill your brain with interesting facts and tidbits about the D.C. area monuments, including the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. And with three different biking options to choose from, there is no better way to explore capital of the United States.
Combining sightseeing and fun on the water, the Spirit of Washington II – Mount Vernon Sight Excursion Cruise takes you down the Potomac River for a unique view of some of the best sites in the D.C. area. You will then spend up to three hours at your leisure at Mount Vernon, the plantation home of President George Washington, before beginning the trip back to Washington, D.C. Onboard the cruise ship, you will enjoy snacks, drinks, and informative stories given by a knowledgeable tour guide.
If you’re looking for fun outdoor vacation options this summer, don’t overlook our nation’s capital as a possible spot.