Econo Lodge Metro
6800 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22213
Phone: (703) 538-5300
Fax: (703) 538-2110
A wealth of recreational activities can be explored at this park in Arlington, just a few miles from Washington. Visitors enjoy the scenic walking trail, the outdoor swimming pool open Memorial Day through Labor Day, and the deluxe miniature golf course and batting cages, both open mid-March through October. Need a break from the activities? Stop by the snack bar and relax at the gazebo by the pond.
This beautiful 70-acre park is situated in a residential area and is popular with the locals. Bluemont Park offers areas to bike, jog, hike, picnic and play basketball. There are picnic areas available too. Larger groups should call ahead to reserve the space.Your leashed pet is welcome as well.
Located in the main campus of the Marymount University, the Rose Bente Lee Centre is used by the university for various events and functions. This place also houses the basketball and volleyball arena of the university and a 100 seater arena pool. It is more like an activity place and recreational spot for the university students and staff.
A beautifully landscaped nine hole, par 35 executive golf course which features a gently rolling playing surface with four ponds that is ideal for golfers who prefer walking. Amenities of this course include a lighted miniature golf course, tennis and basketball courts, picnic facilities, and a clubhouse which offers a full service snack bar and golf supplies.
Potomac Overlook Regional Park offers 100 acres of scenic woodlands and outdoor adventure. Children and adults will enjoy learning about the outdoors at the park's nature center, which features wildlife and archaeological displays and an auditorium for educational programs. The park has a nature trail with regularly scheduled hikes. There are also vegetable, herb, butterfly and wildflower gardens. Schools and organized groups may make arrangements for special programs.
In addition to a wide variety of programs, Club services include individual physical & nutritional assessments, massage & sports therapies, personal training & post rehab services, private & group tennis lessons, racquetball & squash lessons, sport camps and totercise classes.
The Capital Crescent Trail is a pleasant 11-mile trail that runs through northwest Washington. During the work week, bike commuters use this trail as their link between the northwest suburbs and DC. On weekends, the trail is crowded with rollerbladers and bicyclists. It begins in Georgetown on Water Street. Follow the trail and you will find views of the lovely Potomac River and some of DC's finer neighborhoods, there is even a quick trip through the Columbia Country Club. Most of the trail is asphalt.
In operation since it was built 150 years ago, Fletcher's Boathouse is the first stop on a number of Washington recreational excursions. Boats can be rented and taken out to Roosevelt Island, and canoes are available for leisurely floats up the historic C&O Canal. There are bicycles for rent, as well as a wide range of fishing supplies.
An easy walking path leads visitors from the parking lot through wheat and corn fields and an orchard to an 18th-century farm house. The house was typical of a poor Virginia tenant farmer in the 1770s. Volunteers work the farm and do other household chores while keeping in character in dress and speech. Children will especially enjoy the farm animals, which include cattle, turkeys, hogs, chickens, dogs and cats. Throughout the year, special events are held to demonstrate old methods of cheese making, flax processing and other ways of life.
A long, narrow nine hole, par 35 executive golf course which is dotted with hilly areas and ponds and includes a modern clubhouse, a well stocked pro shop, an indoor practice area, ten driving cages, a putting green, and full snack bar.
This small, lovely park in northwest Washington is popular with runners and dog owners. In fact, in recent years, the 57-acre park has become an off-leash park, dogs can run here, play with other dogs, and even splash a little. The New York Times has described the park's woods as reminiscent of Vermont. This park, the site of a two-gun battery during the Civil War, is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and stays surprisingly cool even in the summer months.
Know your way in and out of a kayak or canoe? Then this 85-year-old private canoe club could be for you. The flatwater club, which charges yearly dues of $200, has sent members to the Olympics. Its boat house is located just north of the Key Bridge in Georgetown.