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Harbour Belle, one of the fleets of DC Cruises, takes you on a breathtaking ride on Washington's waterfront. As you cruise along, you can take in the views of some of the famous monuments of the city. The upper deck of the ship is a great spot to dance the night away on peppy DJ-spun music. The charter can be hired for $900 per hour and is ideal for receptions and private parties.
The spectacular Greene Stadium is located within Howard University in Washington. This facility is quite well maintained and when filled to capacity, it has an electric ambiance with fans cheering on the sides. Various sports from American rules Football to Lacrosse and Soccer are played at the Greene Stadium. The stadium has powerful flood lights as well, which ensures the sporting event continues undisturbed even after daylight.
The Rock Creek Park contains a beautiful wild forest and serves as an oasis for city residents and tourists. Attractions include picnic areas, winding trails and bike paths, a nature center, a public golf course, tennis courts and stables. The centerpiece is a working gristmill, complete with a turning water wheel. Rock Creek Parkway runs alongside the meandering creek. Parts of the road are closed to traffic on weekends and turned over to cyclists and roller bladers. Although the Metro is nearby, a car is required to visit many of the key sites in a single trip. The park is also a popular spot in the winter for sledding, snowballs and other outdoor merriment.
Take a ride on one of the city's most iconic cruise boats and enjoy a cruise on the Potomac river unlike any other. The Boomerang Party Yacht offers day, night, and sunset cruises that offer a different perspective on the city's most elegant monuments and historic structures. Abord that yacht you can sip some delicious drinks and cocktails to the tune of lively music spun by the DJ as you enjoy the wind in your hair and some fantastic views. A ride on this marvelous yacht is definitely a must when in the city.
The Smithsonian Carousel is centrally located on The National Mall near Smithsonian Castle. The original carousel was built in the year 1947 by the Allan Herschell Company which was later replaced in 1981 with a carousel from Baltimore's Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. This is a big draw for kids with 8 horses and 2 chariots. It is the only one of its kind in the city that is still operational.
Part of the original design for the federal city, this massive park stretches from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It has played host to many momentous, world-changing events throughout history including the 1963 March on Washington, the Million Man March and several presidential inaugurations. Today, the National Mall serves as a place for reflection, a memorial to American heroes, a symbol of freedom and a forum for the exercise of democracy. The Smithsonian museums, the Vietnam Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the iconic Washington Monument are a few of the most well-known of the National Mall's many iconic sites. Certainly, any visit to Washington DC should start with a tour of the United States National Mall, aptly named "America's front yard."