Instead of walking or driving around Washington, DC, Key Bridge Boathouse invites residents and tourists alike to experience the city from the water. The boathouse rents out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes that you can take out for a spin on any warm day on the Potomac. For those who'd like some guidance, the staff offers lessons and tours.
Experience quintessential DC on the Monuments Tour, which departs from the Key Bridge Boathouse. The guide begins by teaching tourgoers the basics of kayaking, then your group heads out onto the open water. You'll float around Theodore Roosevelt Island, check out the Lincoln Memorial and Kennedy Center from the water, and learn about each stop as you go. The tour unfolds during the daylight hours, as the sun sets at twilight, and once a month during the full moon.