From left: The Forsythia Dell at
Dumbarton Oaks; kayaking the
Potomac; a train trestle in Rock
Experience D.C.’s Healthy Side
What to See
United States Botanic Garden
George Washington conceived of these gardens 200 years ago.
May 26–Oct. 8, check out the Savage Gardens exhibit, but don’t
touch the plants—they’re carnivorous.
100 Maryland Ave. S.W.; 202-225-8333
Bike and Roll
Learn D.C. history while you bike. Guided tours, which include
cruises on the National Mall, are offered from mid-March to mid-December.
1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.; 202-842-BIKE (2453)
Where to eat
This D.C.-area chain of gelato parlors prides itself on using “extreme
ingredients” such as organic milk from grass-fed cows and imported
pistachios. Twenty flavors include Spicy Chocolate and Cardamom.
1451 P St. N.W.; 202-332-8877
This eco-café and eatery purchases wind power to reduce its carbon
footprint and uses fair trade and organic ingredients for coffee, teas
and dishes. 1020 19th St. N.W.; 202-775-8899
Where to Stay
This boutique Kimpton hotel near Dupont Circle provides environmentally friendly and eco-conscious services, and is recognized by
the Mayor’s Office for its efforts. Topaz also has a Moroccan-inspired
bar. 1733 N St. N. W.; 202-393-3000
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Our popular complimentary
amenities include an expansive
European breakfast, daily New
York Times, wireless internet,
business center, conference &
meeting rooms, cardio fitness
room, Black Duck Restaurant
and weekend live jazz.
Present Amtrak® ticket at
check-in to receive refund of
cab fare from station.
122 East 28th Street
New York, New York