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Sailing and Cruising on the Potomac

Explore one of the greatest American river and see the landmarks of the US capital from the water

Sailing and Cruising on the Potomac in Washington, D.C. 2020 - Best Time
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Washington is a river city, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a boat trip. It can be a 20-minute water taxi ride from Alexandria to the National Harbour or a 3-hour sightseeing tour featuring such landmarks as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and Reagan National Airport. If you want to explore the historical river further, you can take a trip to George Washington's estate on Mount Vernon. The sailing and cruising season usually runs from May to November.

Sailing and Cruising on the Potomac in Washington, D.C. - Best Season 2020