Enjoy a stroll through this stunning garden in Washington, D.C.
The National Arboretum is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 8 am to 5 pm. Admission is free for all visitors, and this attraction is located in northeastern Washington, D.C., about 10 minutes away from the Capitol building. Bring good walking shoes with you and enjoy looking at the various plant life, including azaleas, oak trees, magnolias, and more.
Dogs are allowed on the paved paths but must remain leashed, and all owners must pick up after their pets. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch with you and eat at the National Grove of State Trees. This is the only designated picnic area within the arboretum. Another point of interest is the National Capitol Columns. These columns were built for the capitol building but ended up being too small to provide sufficient structural support. They now stand on top of a set of stairs and are surrounded by a large meadow. Non-commercial photography is allowed within the arboretum. Soak in the beauty of nature in this exquisite garden.