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Top garden recommendations from locals

Garden
“Visit the home of former president, Thomas Jefferson. Take note of architecture, gardens, etc. ”
  • 198 locals recommend
Park
“A large park just a few blocks from the Airbnb. Now a local hangout for dog walks and warm-weather picnics, the park used to be an army camp during the Civil War and has a rich history. On good-weather Sundays there is a drum circle in the upper park - starts around 3pm.”
  • 248 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Free entertainment for the whole family with sprawling grounds featuring exotic flora plus conservatory, rare plants gallery & butterfly garden. To top it off there are even free yoga classes Saturday Mornings in the spring & summer.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Modern and always changing, this museum isn't always on a top 5 list of the National Mall's exhibits, but is a real cool modern gem. Look for the visiting exhibits for ideas. Come and spend an hour and then move on. No need to spend a whole day. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Garden
“Brookside gardens and nature center butts up against Wheaton Regional Park, all of which are great for hiking and playing. About a 10 minute drive north.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Opulent estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post; 18th century Russian and French decorative art + 13 acre gardens and cafe”
  • 32 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This free memorial to the victims of the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon is a very special place. The memorial itself is thoughtfully planned with special meaning built in to its design. This is my favorite place in D.C. for reflection and peace and quiet when needed. Recommend visiting at dusk. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“From mid-May to late August, locals walk down to the Mall on Fridays after work to enjoy live outdoor jazz in the sculpture garden. Arrive early (jazz is from 5:00-8:30pm), grab a spot on the ledge of the fountain so you can dip your feet in, and get a pitcher of sangria. Larger groups can bring blankets and set up picnics in the grass (BYO food is allowed but the guards will check bags for alcohol).”
  • 24 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Free admission. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. See living history demonstrations on nice weather days. Close to Ben's Chili Bowl, too!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Garden
“We're located just steps from this National Historic Landmark owned by the family of Martha Washington. The beautiful grounds and museum are lovely. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Garden
“A hidden gem with magnificent gardens. Secluded and lush, the grounds of this beautiful park have been described as being like the Secret Garden and it’s no surprise why: Manicured greenery, winding pathways and classical fountains comprise a 27-acre historic park that sits atop the highest hill in Georgetown. An adjacent museum specializes in Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. There's a season pass in the front hall table for our guests to use.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Beautifully manicured topiary garden. They usually have events on weekends as well and you can grab a bite while you're here.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The U Street Corridor is a commercial and residential district in Northwest Washington, D.C, U.S.A., with many shops, restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and music venues along a nine-block stretch of U Street.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Historic Site
“(26 min)"A visit to Belle Grove is a rare opportunity to see a Northern Shenandoah antebellum plantation that began in the 18th century and still is farmed today. The historic site of Belle Grove includes the Jeffersonian inspired Manor House, original icehouse and smokehouse, a slave cemetery, a heritage apple orchard, a teaching garden, and an early 20th century barn, all set against a background of splendid mountain views."”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Historically significant, this village plaza on the lake was modeled after a European village square. Includes restaurants, shops, used book store, community center, and residences. From May to November there is a weekly Farmer's Market, and throughout the year it offers various festivals and live music. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“The park is managed by the National Park Service, has walking trails and summer programming.”
  • 8 locals recommend