Benjamin Banneker Park
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This branch of the bike-rental company (per two hours from $16) is the one closest to the Mall. In additional to bike rental, it also...
National Children’s Museum
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Tidal Basin Boathouse
It rents paddleboats to take out on the Tidal Basin. Make sure you bring a camera. There are great views, of the Jefferson Memorial in...
Maine Avenue Fish Market
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Benjamin Banneker Park information
This park honors Benjamin Banneker, a free black, self-taught astronomer, mathematician and one of the original surveyors of the 10-sq-mile plot that would define the District. A grassy little circle near the waterfront, the park is swiped by a tangle of highways, about a half-mile from the Metro.