Getting Outside in DC

Washington, DC is the capital city of the United States, but there’s a lot more to do here than museums and politics. DC is located on the Potomac River, home to some beautiful riverside trails and paddling areas, and has close proximity to the mountains nearby.

With options for basically any outdoor activity you’d want to do nearby, you’ll never run out of outdoor activities to try in DC. Whether you’re just visiting DC or have lived here your whole life, there’s no reason you can’t get outside in the city.

We’ve compiled all of our Washington, DC resources on this page to help you plan your next outdoor adventure.

DC Outdoor Map

Things to Do Outdoors in DC