1. Kayaking at Thompson Boat Center
Thompson Boat Center is the perfect place to rent a kayak or canoe and see the district from another angle. For extra adventure, you can rent a rowing shell or even take a lesson.
2. Escape Artist DC
At Escape Artist DC you can unlock your inner detective. You are sent on an adventure and become a character in a plot as you enter the rooms in Escape Artist DC. Players must work in teams to solve the mysteries and escape the rooms. It’s a great adventure for big teams.
3. Paddle Boat on the tidal basin
Fresh air and terrific views of some of the most iconic monuments in DC come when you rent a paddle boat. You’ll get your exercise in as an added bonus!
4. Capital Crescent Trail
The Capital Crescent Trail is an 11 mile rail trail from Georgetown to Silver Spring, MD. It’s perfect for hiking, running, biking, rollerblading and exploring in general.
5. Scavenger Hunt
With so many attractions, Washington DC is perfect for scavenger hunts. There are many scavenger hunt companies such as Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunt that will provide you with riddles and clues. The watermelon house is a frequent scavenger hunt item but we’ll never tell you where it is!
6. Theodore Roosevelt Island
Across from Georgetown, the Theodore Roosevelt Island is a wilderness adventure. You’ll find miles of swampy marshes, hiking trails and wooded areas as a tribute to conversationist and former President Teddy Roosevelt.
7. Anacostia Park Roller Skate Park
Go retro at Anacostia Park and roller skate! Anacostia Park is a national park and is the only national park with a roller skating pavilion. Free skate rentals are available seven days a week during the summer.
8. Fort Dupont Ice Skating Rink
Fort Dupont Ice Skating rink is the only year-round indoor ice skating rink in Washington DC. It has public skating hours, classes and is available for private rentals.
9. Rock Creek Park Horse Center
Most people know about Rock Creek Park but not everyone knows there are horse stables hidden in the middle of it! Take a trail ride through Rock Creek Park on one of the horse center’s beautiful horses or ponies!