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Exploring Washington DC

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There's a lot more to do in Washington D.C than clicking pictures before the White House, especially if you are looking for a leisurely holiday. Grab some golfing gear and tee off at one of the many verdant golf courses, for D.C is a veritable gold mine when it comes to great nine-hole courses. You can even experiment with some Footgolf, a new sport that's taking the region by storm at the Pinecrest Golf Course. A plethora of museums will satiate the history buff in you while paddling in the Tidal Basin will reconnect you with nature without straying far into the wild. If you want to recharge after all the sightseeing, pamper and rejuvenate yourself with a massage at any of the premier spas, ensuring a perfect end to a holiday in the national capital.


Crunch

Located close to the heart of Penn Quarter, Crunch is a popular chain of fitness centers. Some of the state-of-the-art amenities include live online workouts, ballet barre, sauna and online nutrition program. Apart from the aforementioned features, the gymnasium offers classes for activities such as Cardio-Body Training, The Ride, HiiT the Road, Cardio Dance Blast, Party Ride, Antigravity Yoga, Boxing Bootcamp, Zumba and many more.

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Andre Chreky the Salon Spa

Located close to the White House, Andre Chreky the Salon Spa has been a favorite of the people for services both as a spa and salon. One of its popular services is the makeup service for weddings both in-salon and offsite services. This one has it all, be it, styling, corrective color, highlights, facials, manicures & pedicures, massage & reflexology, waxing, electrolysis, makeup and more.

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Bliss Spa

Nestled within W Washington D.C., Bliss offers a relaxing atmosphere and blissful massage and skin treatments. Ideal for both men and women, the spa aims to pamper you head to toe. At Bliss, you'll come across a retail boutique, nail station, treatment rooms with a waterfall as a wall, locker rooms and a lounge. Their brownie buffet adds to the indulgent atmosphere. The facials and massages will definitely be a relaxing experience.

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Rock Creek Golf Course

Found within Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek Golf Course was opened in 1909. It offers amenities like family tees, snack bar and corporate outings. Moreover, the course also has a training center named GolfDC Academy, which was established in 1989. Stretching to the length of 4961 yards, the 18-holes golf course is considered one of the most testing golf courses managed by GolfDC. The fairways and hills putting the ball very challenging here. Have a great time golfing.

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Pinecrest Golf Course

Stretching to an area of 2,462 yards, Pinecrest Golf Course has mountainous terrain with bunkers and water hazards. The placement of ponds and hills in this narrow course is suited to both experienced and new golfers. Moreover, the biggest feature of the Pinecrest Golf Course is that it is Fairfax County's first golf course to be certified by the American FootGolf League.

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Reston National Golf Course

Managed by Billy Casper Golf, Reston National Golf Course has a learning center that offers a teaching program to both adults and children. Here, try putting the ball by overcoming the water and sand obstacles. Have a great time playing in this golf course that has both natural and man-made hazards. Enjoy.

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Westfields Golf Club

Designed by popular golfer Fred Couples, Westfields Golf Club is surrounded by oak trees, zig-zag landscape, bunkers and a water hazard. Thanks to his professional experience, the placement of the obstructions in this course is such that, both experienced and new players can have a good time here. Thanks to the aforementioned features, Westfields Golf Club has been a winner of numerous awards including the Best of Golf Advisor in 2017.

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National Museum of Natural History

Established in 1910, the National Museum of Natural History aims to inform people about the natural history of earth through its exhibits. Nestled somewhere within this museum is the famous Hope Diamond, which has gained notoriety for supposedly carrying a curse. Apart from that, some of the museum's popular galleries include The Discovery Room, Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals, Dinosaurs/Hall of Paleobiology, Insect Zoo, Teleology: Hall of Bones, Ocean Hall, Hall of Human Origins and many more.

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National Air and Space Museum

Dating back to 1946, the National Air and Space Museum is home to quite a few aircraft that narrate fascinating stories. Everything from the iconic Wright Brothers' Flyer and Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis to World War II planes and Apollo 11 is displayed here, attracting history aficionados, science buffs and aviation fans alike. you also have the option of using the audio-visual aid to understand the technical aspects. Also found here is the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater where you can marvel at aircraft and space films on the five-story screen. Apart from that, the National Air and Space Museum also has the original Star Trek model of the USS Enterprise on display, which is a special attraction.

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Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Skirted by the surging waters of Rock Creek, the National Zoological Park is a forerunner for the title of America's finest wildlife facilities. It was created by Congress in 1889, making it one of the oldest zoos in the country. The zoo was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and New York's Central Park. The zoo is famous for its giant pandas from China but you will find all sorts of creatures, both familiar and exotic, crawling about the place. The zoo's Asia Trail gets you acquainted with fishing cats, clouded leopards and other Asian animals. Also, the zoo is home to the Elephant Trails, Lemur Island, Cheetah Conservation and Great Cats, where you can witness mighty lions and tigers in action. Birds and reptiles from across the world also call the Smithsonian National Zoological Park their home.

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Tidal Basin Paddle Boats

Paddle through the Tidal Basin to marvel at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and Thomas Jefferson Memorial or the general landscape in general. There are three types of paddle boats available here namely one of two passengers, the other of four and swan boats. Have a good time.

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Capital Crescent Trail

One of the most popular rail trails in the country and also the most used, the Capital Crescent Trail is a pleasant 11-mile (17.70 kilometers) stretch covering through Georgetown on Water Street till Silver Spring. Set on the once deserted Georgetown Branch rail line, it is a hotspot for rollerbladers, hikers, skateboarders, walkers, bikers and joggers. Most of the trail is asphalt and is also used for commuting. Winding through parks, wooded areas, water bodies and local attractions, it is indeed a landmark in the locality and the nearby areas. So if you're planning to spend a day outdoors without venturing far away from civilization, then Capital Crescent Trail is your destination.

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