D.C. Walk Through U.S. History is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Washington, DC that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Visiting Washington, D.C., can feel like the school trip from hell: No matter who you are, no matter what you're interested in, you're stuck with the same obligatory sights. We say, table that notion! The city is more varied than guidebooks let on, and a whole lot more fun-especially if, like most residents, you have a clear-cut agenda. Travel + Leisure has taken the liberty of dividing families into four special interest groups-political animals, diplomats and spies, history geeks, and artists and aesthetes-and mapped out lots of activities for each. You can even eat and sleep staying true to character. So skip the forced march, the civics-teacher gulag. Take your cue from your family's temperament, then take on the town-your way. Washington-site of two presidential assassinations and 217 years of congressional machinations-is your paradise. Your big challenge: resisting the urge to read every sign and see every exhibit.
So much to see!! Very moving!
I went to college in DC (and lived in Northern Virginia for years) and have been to all of the important historical and educational sites, most many times, and it never gets old. One of my favorite activities while in school was to go for early morning jogs by the monuments and memorials on and around the National Mall...sometimes stretching it all the way to the Capitol and back. One time I even jogged by Bill Clinton (and his Secret Service agents) early in his administration (when they still let him run outside the White House complex)!
Stopped by the Capitol on our way back from Maine, went to Air & Space, Smithsonian, National Archives, and all along the mall, stopped by the Iwo Jima memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Capitol, the Supreme Court - all on a Sunday, great time to visit and take in America's Heritage. All need to see this!