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RV camping in Washington, D.C., is a not only for all seasons, but also for all ages. Take the family when you’re camping near Washington, D.C., because there are lots of things to do, especially things that are free. All of the city’s famous monuments are free of charge. Camping in Washington, D.C., gets you close to kid-friendly exhibitions such as those at the National Geographic Society Museum. Visit the National Archives to see the original Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Get your inner spy on at the International Spy Museum and explore the history of espionage with interactive exhibits for kids of all ages.
When RV camping in Washington, D.C., plan ahead and make advance reservations to go through the White House, which is only available through your Congressional representative. Arrange a tour of the U.S. Capitol through your representative’s office so you can miss the long lines. Another “don’t miss” attraction is the National Zoo. Visit the most famous residents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian and their young cub, Tai Shan. This panda family provides hours of entertainment. Camping near Washington, D.C., also gives you an opportunity to tour the city without worrying about driving and parking. Hop on the Metrorail subway system or jump on one of the many Metrobuses. Of course, when camping in Washington, D.C., you have access to the plentiful taxi service. Once downtown, you’ll find Washington, D.C., very walker friendly. In fact, in 2007, the Brookings Institution ranked the city as No. 1 among Walkable Cities in the United States.
There are many “only in Washington, D.C.,” sites such as the Supreme Court, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, or drive past the embassies and official residences of more than 100 countries. For those who love theater and performing arts, arrange your visit around performances at some of the nation’s most celebrated art centers such as the National Theatre, Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
RV camping in Washington, D.C., can also be an athletic adventure. Take a moonlight hike at the National Arboretum. Stroll the 14 acres and around the 45 ponds of the Kenilworth Aquatic gardens. Hike the Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls National Park when camping near Washington, D.C. The 4.2-mile trail traces the Potomac River near the magnificent waterfalls. And don’t forget to take along your bicycles when camping in Washington, D.C., because one of the best ways to navigate the nation’s capital is on a guided tour with Bike and Roll. Two and three-hour overview tours of the city are offered daily from March through November.
You can also find fabulous shopping and fine dining throughout the Washington, D.C., area.
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