Thing to Do

Wander Through Georgetown Waterfront Park

Rock Creek Park

Georgetown Waterfront Park, stretching along the banks of the Potomac River

Rock Creek Park

Two visitors sit by the fountains at Georgetown Waterfront Park.
Two visitors sit by the fountains at Georgetown Waterfront Park.


Come enjoy quiet contemplation, look out at beautiful views, or enjoy a walk with friends at Georgetown Waterfront Park.

The park links 225 miles of parkland along the Potomac River stretching from Cumberland, Maryland, to Mount Vernon, Virginia. The park is beloved by many due to its notable design elements like the labyrinth, beautiful fountain, and charming rain gardens.

Cyclists, skaters, and pedestrians have a designated pathway (free of cars) allowing them to enjoy views of individual boaters, kayakers, and competitive crews, as well as of Theodore Roosevelt Island, Key Bridge, and the Potomac River.

Scenic Views

  • US Marine Corps War Memorial.
    US Marine Corps War Memorial

    From Arlington Ridge, experience a panoramic view of iconic DC architecture behind the US Marine Corps War Memorial.

  • Fountain at Meridian Hill Park.
    Meridian Hill Park

    Meridian Hill Park offers visitors the opportunity to escape the bustle of the city and find a peaceful refuge, recreation and fresh air.

  • View of the Tidal Basin from the Washington Monument
    Tidal Basin

    One of the best places to view the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial is from the top of the Washington Monument

  • People walking on Georgetown Waterfront Path.
    Georgetown Waterfront Park

    Georgetown Waterfront Park stretches along the banks of the Potomac River from 31st Street NW to the Key Bridge.

  • Exterior day view of the Old Post Office building.
    Old Post Office Tower

    Find a new perspective at the top of the Old Post Office Tower.

  • Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial.
    Arlington House

    Gaze across the river that once divided us, from the steps of Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial.

  • A young visitor dressed up as Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass Home

    Talk to a ranger, tour Frederick Douglass's home or walk the grounds for a sweeping view of Washington D.C.

  • Aerial view of the National Mall.
    National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Attend a Ranger Program, paddle in the Tidal Basin, or dive into history at memorials and monuments on the National Mall.

  • Visitors explore the World War II Memorial.
    World War II Memorial

    Remember the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom.

  • Cyclists on the Mount Vernon Trail across from Capital Hill.
    Mount Vernon Trail

    A run, walk, or cycle alongside the Potomac River offers uninterrupted views of Washington, D.C.'s skyline.

Last updated: September 25, 2023