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Mount Vernon Trail
#1 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Great year round trail connecting Rosslyn to Mt Vernon, going by Lady Bird Johnson's garden, the Navy memorial, Gravelley point, Reagan airport, two marinas, Old Town Alexandria, and a variety of parks, and wetlands.
A long and interesting walk with great views over the Potomac including fine views of Fort Foote, Fort Washington and Piscataway Park.
Dumbarton Oaks Washington DC, DC 3.6 km away
#5 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
It was such a nice diversion to walk through the park with its flowering cherry trees (not the oriental trees, but gorgeous nonetheless), tulips and other lovely flowers and flowering trees.
... the exquisite pavilion (designed by Philip Johnson) of pre-Hispanic arts; and the gardens, which are formal and Italian at the top of a hill and become wilder as you go down a slope into the public park.
Gravelly Point Park
#2 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Heading North out from Old Town Alexandria or Arlington National Cemetery, you will find a great park to relax and view Washington DC on the other side of the Potomac River or view jets as the take off and land ab...
The park is free, with plenty of parking and is the intersection of numerous bike trails where loads of people are biking, running and rollerblading.
Tudor Place Washington DC, DC 3.5 km away
#9 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
You can park on the street close by and are shown around by a guide, it may be worth booking in advance but we were lucky and got tickets at the door .
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
#3 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Lovely place to enjoy the peace and serenity of nature just minutes from DC. Trails are mostly shaded through the woods, some go down to the water's edge and some are on boardwalks crossing over a marsh area.
This is a fitting memorial to Teddy as he helped preserve many of the wilderness areas and National Parks that we are able to enjoy across the country.
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Tidal Basin Washington DC, DC 4.9 km away
#3 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
You will miss the big crowds, the teenagers on spring break & baby strollers!! HINT: hidden bathroom located at FDR, behind the gift shop! also an area there with park benches directly under the trees!! FANTASTIC...
Lovely walks, lovely nature and natural beauty combined with the best that humanity has to offer in terms of art and design.
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National Mall Washington DC, DC 5.9 km away
#2 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
It is a national park in downtown Washington, D.C., that is administered by the National Park Service and includes many of the nation's most celebrated memorials and museums and art galleries and historic sites.
Spent 3 days in this area of DC because weather was perfect so walked the mall going from museums to monuments, etc. Loved all the park benches (packed lunch two of the days and ate on benches while we people watc...
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Washington DC, DC 6.9 km away
#1 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Great artwork from Russia and France, an amazing gift shop, and exquisite gardens (the roses are great in June)!! Located in NW DC near Cleveland Park.
March was a bit early in the season to gain a full appreciation of nature’s offerings, but one could get a sense of how spectacular and private these gardens could be in the spring/summer season.
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Rock Creek Park Washington DC, DC 6.3 km away
#7 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Rock Creek park is a wonderful, peaceful and nature park, where you can hike, walk, bike, or just sit and enjoy all the flora and fauna
Rock Creek Parkway and the park which surrounds it n both sides is an unparalleled gem unique to D.C. Snaking its narrow way from the Kennedy Center on the Potomac up to Connecticut Ave, then changing its name to...
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National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden Washington DC, DC 5.9 km away
#8 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Wonderful sculpture park outside the main National Gallery building, with a large fountain at its center.
Opposite across the Mall is the Hirschhorn sculpture park which is also great.
United States Botanic Garden Washington DC, DC 6.8 km away
#4 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Along with the always beautiful plants and flowers and seasonal poinsettia displays, they had an amazing collection of models of various DC buildings and national park iconic images.
For those who among you who think orchids are an incredible gift of nature, now's your time to visit the US Botanic Garden where this exhibit is on display of both terrestrial and tree orchids.
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National Zoological Park Washington DC, DC 5.6 km away
#10 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
From the Pandas park to the Ross Spoonbill in the Amazon section, to the seals, Lions, gorillas, and a myriad of small exotic mammals this place is a true animal life sanctuary.
Even though we visited at the beginning of March, when nature is only starting to come alive, the visit was fantastic; the settings are well thought, I can only imagine how beautiful it must be during summer!
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Potomac Park Washington DC, DC 3.1 km away
#15 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
My wife and I walked along the Potomac River through West Potomac Park from the Arlington Memorial Bridge to the Jefferson Memorial.
We visited the park in end of March 2018, the cherry blossom was very full bloom.
Enid A. Haupt Garden Washington DC, DC 5.7 km away
#12 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Long Bridge Park
#4 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
I walked the length of Long Bridge Park — probably a 1/2 mile each way — and it offers great views of Reagan national airport and the trains that passed by parallel to the park.
The park is within an easy walk from Crystal City and Pentagon City.
Bon Air Park
#5 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
For years Bon Air Park has been a favorite place for local Arlingtonians to stroll through nature, sit in the luxurious rose gardens, engage in bird watching (and people watching), let the kids run loose (and dogs...
Love this park for a picnic with access to facilities and a playground
Bluemont Park
#6 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
We have enjoyed Bluemont as a family as kids have grown and activities have ranged from picnics and baseball games to bike rides to boy scout service activities in the park.
Plenty of space to play, have picnics, paly on apparatus, etc. Shelters and BBQ pits require permits form Arlington Parks.
Upton Hill Regional Park
#7 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
From the Park, one can head off either east or west along the bike path, either for exercise, birding, or a nature walk that includes some of the morn tranquil parts of Arlington Country.
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Potomac Overlook Regional Park
#8 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Over the years I’ve taken Boy Scouts and Venture Crews for hikes along the park’s trails, or trekked them on my own for exercise or birding.
Quaint park with multiple trails for hikers of all abilities to enjoy.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington DC, DC 7.0 km away
#13 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
If you exit and walk under the building to the mall there's also a sculpture park over the road with benches and a fountain.
Spring is awakening here and the sculptures have yet to compete...they stand in their glory with nature about to unfold.
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Clemyjontri Park McLean 8.4 km away
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in McLean
The real feature is that this park has all types of activities and if you are parents of a child with special need, you will amazed by how many things your child will enjoy.
Different areas, sings, slides based on ages, maze, running , climbing, train goes through part of the park for kids & parent to go on, PLUS a real carousel to ride ($3.00 which includes child & parent).
Conte's Bike Shop
#9 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Bartholdi Park Washington DC, DC 4.1 km away
#22 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Located next to United States Botanic garden is a neat little park called Bartholdi park with the fountain named after him which is splendid, well worth the visit.
The park is small and unique since it seemed to be in the middle of everything on our route from the US Capitol to the White House.
Custis Trail
#10 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
The Curtis trail from Rosalyn to Bon Aire Park is among the hilliest of the trails, so if you want a workout this is the section for it.
Personally, I like the W&OD trails that link at Bon Aire Park and are flatter (but with some rises).
District Wharf Washington DC, DC 5.8 km away
#16 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Splash parks, swings, waterfront, seafood market, etc.
Long Branch Nature Center
#11 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
The Nature Center itself has great exhibits and is quite informational.
They have a nice nature center with snakes and turtles.
Francis Scott Key Memorial Park Washington DC, DC 2.7 km away
#25 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
I really enjoyed crossing the bridge with the beautiful view of the Georgetown University, and then stopping at the Park before walking around the restaurants and shops and eventually walking to Georgetown.
The park is dedicated to the poet writing the text for the national anthem.
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Lady Bird Johnson Park
#12 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Lady Bird Johnson Park and the LBJ Memorial Grove is a perfect place to start seeing DC.
Columbia Island Marina
#13 of 23 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Park your car (free), unload a bicycle, and cycle up and down the Potomac.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (in Georgetown) Washington DC, DC 3.2 km away
#29 of 64 Nature & Parks in Washington DC