Took a boat ride on the Potomac River if you have the chance do so and while you are at it just enjoy the beautiful views...
The river is beautiful, no matter where you look at it. You can go to Great Falls park to see the river at its best, but even in front of gerogetown or the jefferson memorial the river just looks lovely. Take a boat trip along the river to see the various buildings/monuments and the bridges that crisscross it
pretty site with much history to recall....if you have reason to be nearby...drive by and consider the history and natural beauty... :)
1) Gravelly Point, a swath of field next to National Airport. A regular weekend destination for Washingtonians, Gravelly Point gives you sweeping Potomac views, a dramatic look at arriving planes, and people-watching galore as folks play soccer or volleyball. (Metro: Near the National Airport stop, but do give the route a look online first. It can be a confusing walk.)... More
The bike trail is great, the flora and fauna is lovely. Sometimes and in some places it's not so great, so watch out. Most of the areas by the National Park Service are kept up well.
The Potomac River divides Virginia from Maryland and the District of Colombia. It is a scenic river to watch from Virginia and see the monuments across the river. Also, there are boat rides/cruises from Alexandria, VA and off Maine Avenue in SW Washington, DC. If you visit Roosevelt Island, Hains Point, or West Potomac Park, you get excellent views of... More
The Potomac River flows well beyond Great Falls and DC, where the mouth empties into the Chesapeake Bay. There are all sorts of places to visit, including Maryland's First Landing site at St.Clement's Island, the wharf at Leonardtown, the Piney Point Lighthouse and nearby, picturesque St. George Island, Historic St. Mary's City, and Point Lookout. On the Virginia side, Westmoreland... More
I enjoyed walking by the Potomac river when I was living in DC, it's really nice... There are a lot of people there (especially during weekends) but it's still amazing. The only thing missing there are some shops!
Great Falls Virginia, or Great Falls Maryland (both a National Park) are my favorite way to see the Potomac. The falls are dramatic and the parks are both nice. The Virginia side has a more dramatic view of the falls, but the Maryland side has the C and O canal which is great for walking or biking.
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