Washington DC is blessed with two rivers, the Potomac and the Anacostia. There is an abundance of waterfront spots along the banks of these rivers for you to explore and indulge in water sports. Apart from laidback style afternoons in the beach, you can also fill your hunger for adventure with a host of water sports on offer here. Below are some of the best waterfront destinations for you to explore on your tours of Washington DC
The Yards Park
The Yards Park is located near the National Park, at the center of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. The place is perched next to the Anacostia River. The bridge here is quite a remarkable architectural feat and the outdoors provides a great place for water sports. Besides, the nearby outfitter Ballpark Boathouse rents out kayaks that you can go roaming on, and observe the abundant wildlife view of the river.
Key Bridge Boathouse
The Key Bridge Boathouse is a great place to visit for adventure junkies. It is located in the Georgetown along the banks of the Potomac River. You can lose yourself in the pure adventure by indulging in paddle boarding, canoeing, or kayaking. It is easy to find the necessary gear and accessories on rent here. You can witness the Washington Monument and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in all its glory while steering through the waters of the Potomac. When here, you can also visit the Theodore Roosevelt Island, which is a major attraction of Georgetown.
The Wharf Life
The Southern waterfront houses the Wharf, which opened in 2017. There are many things to do at the Wharf, having a food tour being the best of them. There are local food joints, cozy restaurants, and bars that offer great views of the waterfront here. Moreover, there are great music venues in the neighborhood too, such as Pearl Street Warehouse and the Anthem. If you prefer something more exciting, hop on the free water jitney that carries you to the beautiful East Potomac Park.
Tidal Basin Paddle Boats
Located in 1500 Maine Ave SW in DC, the Tidal Basin Paddle Boats is a great way to view the gorgeous scenery from the water. You can witness a beautiful plantation of cherry blossoms and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial as you paddle away across its front. Aside from these, you can also get a taste of the National Mall, which is a must-visit destination on your Washington DC private tours.