West Potomac Park
West Potomac Park

West Potomac Park

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2912 Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, 20418

Praktisk info

West Potomac State Park ligger mellan avenyer för självständighet och konstitution. Det är lättillgängligt från tunnelbanestationerna Smithsonian och Federal Triangle.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • West Potomac Park is a must-see for DC visitors and a convenient place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • The park and its memorials are free to visit.
  • The park is large and the memorials are spread out so, if you want to see them all, allow ample time and wear good walking shoes.
  • The area is wheelchair and stroller accessible, with paved walkways connecting the sites.
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How to Get There

Due to limited public parking, the best way to reach West Potomac Park is on a guided tour, by Metro (the closest stations are Smithsonian and Federal Triangle), or on a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

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When to Get There

The most popular time to visit West Potomac Park is during the National Cherry Blossom Festival when the cherry trees, which surround the Tidal Basin, are blossoming—late March through April. If you would rather see the park when it is less crowded, visit in the summer or winter.

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Where to Find Nature in Washington DC

Despite being a large metropolis, Washington DC is home to many natural oases. In addition to tree-lined paths and reflecting pools, the nation’s capital is also home to the US Botanic Garden, US National Arboretum, and a heritage Victory Garden—just to name a few of its nature-focused attractions. You can escape further into the outdoors at vast parks such as Rock Creek Park or the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens.

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