The cobbled streets, bars, pastry stores, boutiques, and waterfront activities add to the charm of Georgetown neighborhood in Washington DC. Below is a list that compiles waterfront recreation in the DC neighborhood. Assuming you might have heard about the famous Exorcist Steps, Dumbarton Oaks mansion and estate, and other tourist attractions in the area, let us dwell on the waterfront activities for a while away.
Paddleboat on the Potomac River
There are several boathouses in the Georgetown area, which offer canoes, kayaks, and lessons on padding to visitors. No matter which boathouse you choose to get the necessary items to paddleboat, the scenic views of the river and skylines of Virginia and Washington DC will add to your fun activities. If you are concerned about your fitness, there are other alternatives to consider such as stand up paddle boarding.
Spend Timeouts along Washington Harbour
The banks of Potomac River are home to a multitude of restaurants, many of which offer delicious food items with views to the picturesque waterfront. During the summertime, some of these waterfront restaurants offer kids and adults a chance to splash in water fountains to get wet, feed ducks and watch boats pass by in the river.
Bike, Trek, or Jog along Potomac River
Not just along the said river in Georgetown, you can choose to walk, bicycle, or run along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath as well. The gorgeous towpath of the canal and Capital Crescent Trail are two popular trials in the area, both of which can present eye-popping views of waterways.
The bicyclists will appreciate bicycle racks situated across the DC neighborhood, and some of the bicycle sharing and bike repair stations situated on K and Water Street. Note that Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is currently undergoing restoration works, so some areas along the way may be closed or you may have to take a detour to continue the pastime.
Ice Staking When on a Nighttime Washington DC Tour
The fountain in Washington Harbor turns into an area ideal for ice staking from November mid to March, coinciding with the winter season in the District. Nighttime becomes sublime, as snowflakes in the area adjacent to Potomac River twinkle. Add to that the charm of dancing water fountains on the harbor, and you have a waterfront activity that is second to none.