National Capital Parks (Washington, DC) Guide 2020 : National Parks Navigator

National Capital Parks

What to visit?

The United States National Capital and its environs is home to several National Parks including the National Mall, connecting Capital Hill with the Whitehouse, and many National monuments and National museums. Rock Creek Park is an oasis in this city and also contains the National Zoo. The Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park begins in the Georgetown section of town and follows the Potomac River upstream to Cumberland, Maryland. One of the most scenic parts of the canal park is Great Falls. Camping is available at five Campgrounds in the Park. Park Rangers also operate canal boat tours pulled by mules in both Georgetown and Great Falls. Arlington National Cemetary is located across the Potomac in Virgina.

How to get to the Parks?

Access to the Parks and Monuments is by car from Interstate Route 95 to Route 495 and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Alternate access is provided by Routes 295 and 395. Plane and rail links are through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. Amtrak offers offers service to Jacksonville on its Amtrak via Union Station. Washington's subway serviice is provided by its Metro.

Greyhound provides bus service to Washington's Union Station.

Where to stay?

Camping: See Washington area camping.

Find the best lodging near this National Capital such as the Washington Court Hotel (Union Station), the Courtyard by Marriott DC / Foggy Bottom,and the Georgetown Suites Washington.

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