What to do in DC

March 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Part of the fun of Agriculture’s Promise?  Exploring Washington D.C., of course!   Here are a few free or almost free things you may want to check out while in our nation’s capital courtesy of washington.org.

  1. Experience the serenity of the monuments at sunrise.  Start with the sun behind you at the Grant Memorial (just in front of the U.S. Capitol), and jog the 2 miles down to the Lincoln Memorial, passing the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial along the way.
  2. Make a power play and start a game of Frisbee on the National Mall, or a game of volleyball at one of the pits at Potomac Park.
  3. Grab your coat, scarf and hiking boots to trek your way down the C&O Canal Towpath, which traces the Potomac from Georgetown to Cumberland, MD.
  4. Head to Gravelly Point, a park area off the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Mt. Vernon biking/hiking trail, to watch the planes take off from Reagan National Airport.
  5. Let DC’s green space surprise you with a visit the National Arboretum. While you’re there, take in the beautiful fall colors and see the pillars from the original U.S. Capitol that was burned during the War of 1812.
  6. Browse through the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden to take in art and fresh air at the same time. The garden features seating for visitors and a fountain that turns into an ice rink in the winter – so stay for awhile to cool down or warm up.
  7. Rarely travel without Fido? Bring him to Lincoln Park on pet-friendly Capitol Hill to make nice with the neighborhood’s four-legged friends.
  8. Spend just $5 per vehicle, or $3 a person if you go on bike via the C&O Canal Trail, to explore nature in Great Falls Park. These 800 acres of beautiful parkland with green space, cascading rapids and waterfalls are located just beyond the Beltway.
  9. Enjoy a veritable feast for the senses each Sunday at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market. During peak season, there are more than 30 farmers offering items including fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, fish, baked goods and more. Samples are always available. Market hours are 9am-1pm April thru December; 10am-1pm January thru March.
  10. Discover a hidden treasure in Montrose Park, located between Dumbarton Oaks Park and Rock Creek Park (R St. NW, between 28th and 32nd Sts.), and make sure to stroll along Lovers’ Lane – a beautiful 18th-century cobblestone path

And if you’re not registered for Agriculture’s Promise yet, check out the registration form & brochure below:

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