Ever wondered what it was like to live like a head of state in DC? Then book a stay at this Dupont Circle Victorian mansion, which sleeps 14 and was built in the 19th century. Dubbed the “Rosa Parks Safe House” because Rosa Parks often slept across the street at their sister property, the Mansion on O Street, you can hire their private chef and bring your dog along for the trip – it’s pet friendly!
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.