Washington DC is full of delightful sights fit to wow any explorer. With a variety of attractions such as natural parks, museums, historical sites, and government buildings, it beats or at least rivals every other in the world when it comes to setting the scene for avid exploration. While there are many ways of moving around the place, walking is surely one of the best if you want to experience it up close.
DC offers plenty of different fun tours you can sign up for, such as few American History Museum tours you can take to learn more about the famous establishment. When you tire of those – and you will – you can always turn to simply walking around at leisure. Following are a number of good trails to hit if you decide that way.
The National Mall has a hiking trail around it which is perfect for the patriotic out there. This trail stretching 2.3 miles is packed with museums, historical buildings, statues, monuments, and memorials. Spend one of your afternoons working out your legs on this trail, and take in cool sights while you do that. To snap a few good pictures, walk to the Tidal Basin.
Anacostia Riverwalk Trail
The Anacostia River is the most overlooked one in Washington DC, and yet one of the best routes to take while on a leisurely walking tour. The north side of this river is full of sights to admire, including attractions such as Buzzard Point, Nationals Park, the Titanic Memorial, the Maine Avenue Fish Market, and the Navy Yard.
C&O Canal Towpath
This is a portion of a 710-mile trail passing through DC, which is neat and offers many beautiful sights to take in on the way. Old bridges and historical structures are common along this tree-flanked path. Make sure you spend a day exploring this trail while on your private tours Washington DC.
Endless rows of foreign embassies are one of the typical sights in Washington DC. If you want to explore more of these, head to Embassy Row in NW. There are numerous embassies on the New Hampshire and Massachusetts avenues. To get started on this trail, get to Dupont Circle and then start walking along one of those roads.