Our favorite things to do in DC

Most RVers are very patriotic. It’s tough not to be when you have the freedom to travel around this beautiful country! So it’s a no brainer that a lot of RVers choose to make Washington DC a destination on their travels. We headed out to spend about a month in the DC area.

Danielle grew up in Rockville Maryland where her parents still live. Her brother lives around 15 minutes from there so we got to spend a significant amount of time with her family which is a huge benefit to the RV Life. With so much time we did a variety of activities and explored a lot of the greater DC area. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do in the DC area.

Hiking

There are some great hiking trails in the DC area. We went hiking down and followed a river to a lake. It was in a wildlife area and we found this random balloon that welcomed us into the woods.

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Maryland and DC has always surprised me at how green and lush it is in the summer.

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We hiked around Needwood Lake. They have a nice path that contours the lake.

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While we were hiking we found a lot of wild rasberries to eat.

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Baseball Game

We caught a Frederick Keys minor league baseball game. It was a lot of fun to sit back and watch America’s sport at the capital.

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Our seats were right behind home plate in the 2nd row. It was neat to watch all the scouts who sat near us analyzing the players performance.

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After the game they encouraged the kids to come down to run the bases and meet the mascot. DSC_0154_tonemappedDSC_0191

The Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo is a top notch zoo. It’s got your traditional zoo animals but also has exotic ones like the Pandas. It’s also FREE!

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Horseback Riding

Nevaeh had a horse competition back in Minnesota in a month so we took her to a stable to get some additional horse lessons to stay sharp before the competition.

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Become a Pirate

This was one of the coolest kid activities we’ve done. We headed out on a pirate ship and the staff entertained the kids while the adults get to look at the monuments on the Potomac River. They even have another pirate come over to try to take over our ship but the kids man the guns and win over the treasure!
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There were a lot of kayakers on the river that day.

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Visit the Capital

Walking the National Mall and visiting all the monuments is such a great American activity. It also showcases a lot of our history. You could spend days visiting the monuments and museums.

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