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Wheaton Regional Park
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Silver Spring
Walking trails, picnic tables, great botanical garden, dog park, excellent playground, merry-go-round, train ride, ice skating rink, horseback riding, tennis bubble and ball fields, Wheaton Park has all these attr...
Wheaton Regional Park has so much to offer: beautiful trails, lakes, a carousel, playgrounds, picnic areas, a nature center, a cabin from the Civil War era, a train, ice skating, tennis bubbles, a butterfly exhibi...
Sligo Creek Park
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Silver Spring
There are wonderful hiking/biking trails, park benches with barbecue grills, playgrounds and sufficient parking all along Sligo Creek Parkway to enable your enjoyment of this park system.
The park includes 10.2 miles of paved bike path, a two-lane automobile parkway, and many side paths with lovely views for walking and hiking.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Washington DC, DC 3.8 mi away
#1 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
While a bit off the beaten tourist track (north of the zoo but walkable from the Van Ness or Cleveland Park Metro station, albeit it a little bit of a 15 minute walk, or a short cab ride away), I recommend it high...
March was a bit early in the season to gain a full appreciation of nature’s offerings, but one could get a sense of how spectacular and private these gardens could be in the spring/summer season.
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Brookside Gardens Wheaton 4.5 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Wheaton
There are paved and unpaved paths, there is a nature area, a beautiful flowing gardens with water features everywhere, a train ride for the kids and parents, a clean and interesting play area for children, grillin...
Located between Wheaton and Kemp Mill in central Montgomery County, MD. and next to Wheaton park and rec center, the gardens are maintained year round and the staff plants a variety of blooming and decorative wond...
Rock Creek Park Washington DC, DC 4.3 mi away
#7 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
... miles of trails through the woods, a horse stable that offers riding lessons, a golf course that meanders through the trees in a rustic oasis with few others around, and the National Zoo is in the park as well.
Rock Creek park is a wonderful, peaceful and nature park, where you can hike, walk, bike, or just sit and enjoy all the flora and fauna
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Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary Chevy Chase 2.0 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Chevy Chase
There is also a great monthly newsletter with listings of trips and classes (mostly local and free) to study nature under the guidance of an expert.
A delightful hidden gem in Rock Creek Park!
National Zoological Park Washington DC, DC 4.7 mi away
#10 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
From the Pandas park to the Ross Spoonbill in the Amazon section, to the seals, Lions, gorillas, and a myriad of small exotic mammals this place is a true animal life sanctuary.
Even though we visited at the beginning of March, when nature is only starting to come alive, the visit was fantastic; the settings are well thought, I can only imagine how beautiful it must be during summer!
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Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park
#3 of 4 Nature & Parks in Silver Spring
Belle Ziegler Park Takoma Park 1.1 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Takoma Park
Dumbarton Oaks Washington DC, DC 5.9 mi away
#4 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
It was such a nice diversion to walk through the park with its flowering cherry trees (not the oriental trees, but gorgeous nonetheless), tulips and other lovely flowers and flowering trees.
... the exquisite pavilion (designed by Philip Johnson) of pre-Hispanic arts; and the gardens, which are formal and Italian at the top of a hill and become wilder as you go down a slope into the public park.
Brookside Nature Center Wheaton 4.4 mi away
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Wheaton
Nice paved paths for leisurely walks to admire the beauty of nature.
Rich in information about the animals lives that lives in the park.
Tudor Place Washington DC, DC 6.1 mi away
#9 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
You can park on the street close by and are shown around by a guide, it may be worth booking in advance but we were lucky and got tickets at the door .
U.S. National Arboretum Washington DC, DC 6.8 mi away
#6 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
There are forested and open meadow sections of the park. a large azalea collection blooming around May 1, dogwoods, a Chinese and Japanese gardens, conifers, magnolias and tulip trees flowering so timing is a fact...
The National Arboretum is an amazing park where you can explore gardens, have a leisurely picnic, and still get some historical information.
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium Washington DC, DC 2.8 mi away
#28 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Very helpful park ranger who gave information about hiked in the park.
This beautiful park should be enjoyed by locals and visitors.
National Mall Washington DC, DC 7.3 mi away
#2 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
It is a national park in downtown Washington, D.C., that is administered by the National Park Service and includes many of the nation's most celebrated memorials and museums and art galleries and historic sites.
Spent 3 days in this area of DC because weather was perfect so walked the mall going from museums to monuments, etc. Loved all the park benches (packed lunch two of the days and ate on benches while we people watc...
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Cabin John Regional Park Bethesda 7.1 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Bethesda
Great Falls Park - a great walk; Strathmore (ballet, concerts, great performances), Puppet Company Playhouse (great shows for toddler and siblings), Adventure Theater (wonderful plays for older children - a must t...
Start with a morning hike, then time for the kids to romp in the large playground, lunch at the snack bar, skating on the ice rink and then a game of tennis while the kids learn at the excellent nature center.
United States Botanic Garden Washington DC, DC 7.5 mi away
#5 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Along with the always beautiful plants and flowers and seasonal poinsettia displays, they had an amazing collection of models of various DC buildings and national park iconic images.
This was a great surprise; the Botanic Garden has a unique display of National Park historic buildings and features all created out of natural items (leaves, branches, acorns, etc.).
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Smithsonian Garden Washington DC, DC 5.1 mi away
#17 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden Washington DC, DC 7.2 mi away
#8 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Wonderful sculpture park outside the main National Gallery building, with a large fountain at its center.
Opposite across the Mall is the Hirschhorn sculpture park which is also great.
Clemyjontri Park McLean, VA 7.7 mi away
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in McLean
Went with son and grandkids after seeing Great Falls Natl Park - what a great place for the younger kids!! Obviously popular, parking lots were pretty full on a cool, cloudy day following a rainy one.
Different areas, sings, slides based on ages, maze, running , climbing, train goes through part of the park for kids & parent to go on, PLUS a real carousel to ride ($3.00 which includes child & parent).
Tidal Basin Washington DC, DC 8.0 mi away
#3 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Beautiful memorials and monuments, Japanese cherry trees, and park benches for rest and reflection make this an ideal place to take a break while visiting DC.
Lovely walks, lovely nature and natural beauty combined with the best that humanity has to offer in terms of art and design.
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Upshur Park Washington DC, DC 3.6 mi away
#45 of 67 Nature & Parks in Washington DC
Matthew Henson State Park
#4 of 4 Nature & Parks in Silver Spring