Capital Tree Care for Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is much more than the political capital of the United States. Home to some of the country's most beloved monuments, Americans learn about the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial from childhood. The entire city is a symbol of government and history. Over 22 million Americans visit D.C. each year to get their fill of patriotism. But for the 700,000+ people who live in the capital, there's so much more to do and see.
Locals can visit the National Mall or the Smithsonian pretty much whenever they want. But D.C. has a lot more to offer once you get bored of tourist haunts. The city has a ton of top-notch craft breweries. Some of the best and most popular include DC Brau Brewing Company, 3 Stars Brewing Company, and Red Bear Brewing Co (D.C.'s only 100% gay-owned brewery).
The city also has a hopping food market scene. Union Market, near New York Avenue, offers artisan food products and pop-up restaurants. Eastern Market, which has been running since 1873, features homemade wares and farm-fresh produce.
Want to spend a nice day exploring the great outdoors? A kayaking trip down the Potomac will lead you past Georgetown, under the Key Bridge, and to Theodore Roosevelt Island. Theodore Roosevelt Island is a public park sitting in the middle of the river. The park has a boardwalk and walking trails through lush forests. Rock Creek Park, the first urban park in the country, has 2,000 miles of walking trails along a babbling brook. This mid-city woodland is home to wildlife such as foxes and deer. At Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, nature lovers can stroll among 44 cultivated ponds with exotic water lilies and lotuses. Each year, the park celebrates its beautiful blooms with the Lotus and Water Lily Festival.
D.C.'s historic sites are also a big draw. Take the Catacombs of Washington, D.C. for example. These winding underground tunnels through (fake) wall graves were built in the early 1900s to simulate the Holy Land. Georgetown University's Riggs Library is another hidden gem. Built in 1898, it houses a collection of old books and rare first editions.
Some of the city's best museums sit off the beaten path. The National Bonsai Museum features 150 specimens, one of which dates back to 1625 and survived the Hiroshima bombing. Another quirky one is the International Spy Museum, which contains espionage tools from across history.
The city's trees are also historic, many of them planted before the country's birth. One struggle that local homeowners face is old, rotten trees falling and causing damage. LawnStarter can match you with the best local tree care technicians to take care of that problem. Our pros can remove trees and grind stumps. They can also care for the trees you want to keep. Simply download the LawnStarter app, enter your ZIP code, and we'll find the best tree care pros near you. Then, you can forget about the trees on your property and start exploring D.C.'s hidden treasures.