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1600 New York Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
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Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Other notable sections are the aquatic garden (filled with lotuses of many varieties) and the National Herb Garden.
Freed slaves first settled this area once known as Uniontown, just after the Civil War. Today, this 1,200-acre setting, including Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, is enjoyed by children and adults alike. The park offers a range of activities including tennis, basketball, roller-skating, an indoor pool and an ice skating rink. In addition, there is a recreation center, hiking trails and fishing and boating. Golf lovers will enjoy Langston Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a driving range.
Be it conventions, circus or inaugural balls, the D.C. Armory is equipped to handle it all. With its state-of-the-art facilities, which includes on-call medical aid, it's no surprise that the place is happening throughout the year. Several horse, home, car, and food shows have also taken place here. So, if you're looking to hold or attend an event, look no further.
Early morning is the time to catch the blooming water-bound plants of this park. Run by the National Park Service, the 12-acre marshland park is often overlooked by visitors who head for better-known Washington sites. As a result, the park is an uncrowded getaway. Nature-lovers and children especially will enjoy more than 100,000 flowering plants and fauna sightings.
The spectacular Greene Stadium is located within Howard University in Washington. This facility is quite well maintained and when filled to capacity, it has an electric ambiance with fans cheering on the sides. Various sports from American rules Football to Lacrosse and Soccer are played at the Greene Stadium. The stadium has powerful flood lights as well, which ensures the sporting event continues undisturbed even after daylight.
The gorgeous U.S. Botanic Garden conservatory presents botanical variety from the desert to the tropics along a series of calm and gently meandering paths. A particular waterfall and garden display the flora of the dinosaur age. Seasonal displays include Christmas greens and poinsettias in December and January, chrysanthemums in autumn and blooming flowers at Easter. A new part of the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), the National Garden, was opened in October 2006 and includes the carefully-designed Butterfly Garden. Admission to all parts of the USBG is free.
The Kastles Stadium is located close by to the Metro Centre. It is Home to the Washington Kastles and has been the place where they play their home games. This stadium will provide fans and spectators an intimate experience of sports watching. Catch all your favourite tennis stars on action at the courts here.
The famous assassination of President Abraham Lincoln here on April 14, 1865 has placed this theater firmly in history. Opened just four years before that fateful night, the theater has now been restored to its 1865 appearance and is again a showcase for plays. The basement-level Lincoln Museum displays artifacts from the assassination, including the gun John Wilkes Booth used to kill Lincoln. Mementos from Lincoln's life are also on display. Across the street is Petersen House, the place where Lincoln died.
This booking agency can help you organize your trip to Washington by making sure you see all the best spots around town! The Old Town Trolley Tour, rated by Washingtonian Magazine as the best DC tour, is just one of the excursions you can choose from at Vacations Made Easy. Other tours offered include the breathtaking Monument by Moonlight Night Tour, tours by DC Ducks, and the Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour, which takes you to historical Northern Virginia just across the Potomac River. Group packages are also available. See website for a complete list of cities covered by Vacations Made Easy.
Part of the original design for the federal city, this massive open space park stretches from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It is also where you will find the museums of the Smithsonian, the Vietnam Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the famous Washington Monument. It was intended to be a place to remember American heroes, to celebrate freedom and to be a forum to exercise freedom in the form of protests and rallies. Numerous festivals and concerts take place on the lawn throughout the year. A gravel path encircles the Mall and is a great place for a sightseeing run or walk. You just might run into a senator. Certainly any visit to Washington DC should start here on the Mall.
A variety of European park styles are on display here at Meridian Hill Park, from long French promenades to Renaissance terraces. Waterfalls and pools abound among curling pathways. Especially delightful is the water staircase, a terraced waterfall. Nearby is the historic Adams-Morgan neighborhood, which features myriad ethnic restaurants and eclectic shops.
Located beside the Smithsonian Castle, Arts and Industries Building contains artifacts from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and provides a wonderful view into daily life a century ago. This is also the home of the African-American Museum Project, with continuously changing exhibits of African-American life and the Smithsonian Discovery Theater. Children will love the performances by puppeteers, mimes, dancers and actors from around the nation.