Benjamin Banneker Park
Bike & Roll
Three-hour bike tours that wheel by the main sights of Capitol Hill and the National Mall. The evening rides to the monuments are...
National Children’s Museum
Will reopen its expanded doors in 2013 in the National Harbor Complex, 10 miles south of the Mall.
Tidal Basin Boathouse
Rents out paddleboats to take out on the Tidal Basin. Make sure you bring the camera; there are great views, of the Jefferson Memorial...
Maine Avenue Fish Market
In case you didn’t know, Washington, DC, is basically in Maryland, and Maryland does the best seafood in America. You get it fresh as...
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. It’s a grassy little circle near the Waterfront, swiped by a tangle of highways, about a half-mile from the Metro.