Ever wonder where all those colorful kayaks and paddleboards dotting the Potomac come from? Grab your own rental at Thompson Boat Center and try your hand at stand up paddleboarding or kayaking. Cruise past the Lincoln Memorial, beat the Cherry Blossom crowds, or just take a break from your usual landlocked existence and enjoy some peace on the Potomac.
Want to use those boat shoes for what they were actually made for? Learn to sail on the Potomac and impress your next date with Mariner Sailing School. Choose from private or group lessons and learn everything you need to get out in the fresh air and on the water.
On the Virginia side of the Potomac, and nestled behind multi-million dollar homes, you’ll find Great Falls National Park. Worth the short drive or cab, here you’ll find hiking paths, large rock walls perfect for climbing, and plenty of “don’t climb the rocks” signs to ignore. Taking a left after the first viewing point and doing some rock scrambling brings you to some up-close rock perches from which to view the waterfalls.