Many people think that visiting Washington DC is very costly, as it is the U.S capital. However, you can tour the entire city even if you are on a low budget. This city offers an enormous number of free things to do. Hence, you will never get disappointed here even if you don’t have chunks of money to spend. The following are some of the interesting things you can do in this city for free during your private Washington DC tours.
Visit the Rock Creek Park
This park which spreads across 4.4 square miles is a wonderful location where you can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities. This huge park facilitates different activities including biking, hiking and exploring. The park has many other attractions too. It accommodates a tennis court, a large number of picnic areas, riding stables and Pierce Mill, a historical site. Rock Creek Park is an ideal place for spending a calm evening together with your friends and family.
Take a Walk through the C&O Canal Towpath in Georgetown
Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you take a walk along the C&O Canal Towpath. It traces the famous Potomac River from Georgetown and extends 184.5 miles to reach Cumberland, Md. The beautiful visuals along the way will definitely mesmerize you.
Admire the Beauty of Modern Art Outdoors
Take a stroll through the spectacular National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden and admire the stunning works created by many famous artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Alexander Calder, and more. The garden facilitates seating arrangements for the visitors and features a beautiful fountain that will turn into an ice rink during the winter. This park hosts Jazz in its gardens on Friday evenings during the summertime.
Visit the Roosevelt Island
You can reach this island by walking through the footbridge of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. This island pays tribute to the great conservationist in history. Here you can see a 17-foot statue dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt on this island. You can find trails that pass through forest and wetland and it extends up to about two miles.
Enjoy the Beauty of Great Falls Park on Admission-free Days
This park, which is home to the famous Billy Goat Trail is a wonderful destination to explore nature. It will take only a 30-minute drive from DC to reach here. This scenic parkland which spreads across 800 acres features many beautiful landscapes including waterfalls, cascading rapids, hiking trails, etc.
Even though there is a small admission fee for entering this park on regular days, you can enter for free on some special days including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, National Public Lands Day, the first day of National Park Week, etc. This is a great destination to include in your private tours of Washington DC.