People tend to check in during these times:
People get turned off by its surroundings, but this place is truly a hidden gem! Go in the spring for the azalea gardens in full bloom!
Walk to capitol steps! One of the few picturesque places that isn't inundated with crowds.
Beautiful grounds with different things to see all year round, even in the middle of winter. Particularly nice cherry blossoms and fall foliage
Very relaxing place to study at the benches or take your dog for a walk/run. But watch out for snakes!
Winter time: At least the columns are in bloom.
vast land of different types of trees and greenery.different trails to choose from & pavillions to see. its well preserved and its free! great for walks,picnics, quiet time & hangouts
Bonsai Garden is a must. Go there first then tour around.
Make sure to climb the hill to the west of the Capitol columns for a great view!
Great place to ride a bike.
Bonsai Garden is amazing!
Nice place to picnic but leave the yard games at home per park rules
Don't miss out the amazing Bonsai Museum!
So many trees!
Plant sale April. 26-27, check FONA web site!
Such a hidden gem in the District. Love this place!
Find the pauper hidden in the trees.
Willowleaf Fig. In training since 1974.
Chinese Banyan. In training since 1975.
Buttonwood. In training since 1975.
Catlin Chinese Elm, in training since 1976.
The $4 tram is well-worth it
Beautiful, enlightening & FREE
Be sure to give yourself time there before it closes at 5
Great for a nice run with your dog!!
Viisit during the weekdays, fewer people so you can take in the scenery and enjoy the park without the crowds.
The national arboretum of the United States, is a major element of the city's park system. It is the noted work of landscape Federick Law Olmstead, Jr.
All the amazing assorted bonsai trees are worth a look. Don't miss 22 original colums from the Capitol Building!!
The outdoor space behind the Visitor's Center is one of my favorite places to read. It's usually not too busy or loud and there are several benches and shade on a warm day!
Say hi to the Gonzaga cross country team if you see them running by!
Make sure to have some change for the vending machine to feed the huge koi in the pond behind the administration building. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
go running in the arboretum. Great location, awesome scenery and some challenging short hills
In the spring it's a fabulous setting for a wedding...so fragrant and romantic.
National Bonsai museum is amazing (200 year old trees growing in pots!). Also don't miss the National Herb Garden and take in the smells.
The arboretum was established in 1927 by an act of Congress & functions as a major center of botanical research. It has a library with 10,000 volumes & approx. 90 publications on botanical literature.
Do a little geocaching... There is at least one cache to find here... Watch out for the sprinklers tho!
The National Arboretum offers full moon hikes that allow you to hike through meadows and forests at night
Take your dog. Lots of smells to explore. Wide paths, lots of fellow dogs. I could walk around here for hours and not see all it has to offer.
Take a full moon hike.