Fun Stuff to Do in the D.C. Area

Fun Stuff to Do in the D.C. Area
Washington, D.C. is more than a populous, urban city of politicians and national monuments---the city also features attractions for almost any type of outdoor activity, from biking to horseback riding.


Bike trails course throughout Washington, D.C., both in the urban areas and through its parks. Companies across the city offer bicycle rentals either by the hour or by the day. Other establishments feature guided biking tours of the city.


Tourists can take to the water by renting canoes, rowboats and kayaks for a day on the Potomac River. The sporting type will also find opportunities for fishing.


Rock Creek Park is a popular destination for outdoor activity, including horseback riding---riders can participate in lessons and guided rides across the park's 13 miles of horse trails.

Guided Tours

Some parks, such as Rock Creek Park, allow sightseers to either take ranger-guided tours or explore on their own.

For Families

Washington, D.C. is home to several major playgrounds, like Hains Point in East Potomac Park and Turtle Park in the Northwest end of the city.

Article Written By Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is a freelance writer, editor and English tutor. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English writing, and has also worked as an arts and entertainment reporter with "The Pitt News" and a public relations and advertising copywriter with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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