The key neighbourhoods to check out are Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Penn Quarter, Chinatown and U Street, known for renowned museums, famous monuments, a booming food scene, diverse nightlife, and entertainment.
Take a leisurely stroll along the National Mall and you’ll discover the major monuments and memorials. Soak up the sun with a paddleboat ride in the Tidal Basin, lounge in one of the many parks and gardens, or explore the Georgetown waterfront.
If you’re looking for something a little more active, enjoy a run or bike ride along the many trails which exist throughout the city. Rock Creek Park has an 11-mile route and the Capital Crescent Trail follows a former railroad track along the Potomac River. You could also try your hand at kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding or ice skating.