Here are our top recommended Washington DC running and
walking routes:

National Mall Plus
Run or walk past the Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial,
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and other national
attractions.  Then escape the crowds for some running, jogging, or
walking on the Potomac trail, see the C&O Canal, and end at
Washington Harbour, a lively riverside eating and drinking spot.

Potomac Parks and Arlington
Pass the Washington Monument and the Jefferson, FDR, and Lincoln
Memorials.  Follow wide, attractive trails along the Potomac and in
adjacent parks.  These are popular running routes with Washington
locals.  End where there are several good bars and restaurants for
winding down, with convenient access to the Iwo Jima Memorial and
Arlington National Cemetery.

Mount Vernon Trail to Alexandria
Run or walk along the beautiful Potomac River past some of the main
national capital monuments, Reagan National Airport, and some less
inhabited terrain, to Old Town Alexandria, the oldest incorporated town in
this region.  It is full of historic sites, tourist attractions and shops.  There
are also many good pubs and restaurants.  Catch the Metro back
downtown.

Rock Creek Park to Georgetown
Escape from the crowds, vehicles, and city scene.  This Washington trail
covers widely varied terrain, much of it more of a wilderness nature.  In
the end stage, pass various interesting tourist sites in historic and
character-rich Georgetown.  There are several good pubs and
restaurants here.
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