A Low Key Outdoor Excursion Right in the City

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Lannb26 on February 10, 2009

If you are only in DC for a brief trip - say a long weekend - I wouldn't opt for TR Island over some other activities like the Smithsonian or monument walks. However, if you are in DC for a while or if you are a frequent business visitor and want to get away from buildings for an afternoon, drive/bike/or walk to TR Island for some serenity and a look at a monument of Teddy.

When I visited it was a cool 65 degrees in February and all sorts of families with children and pets were flocking to the island to hike around on the paths or have a picnic around the monument in the center of the island.

Worth seeing if you have the time. Although if you plan on walking from somewhere downtown, it will take you at least an hour to get to the island since you will have to walk across bridge to the other side of the river from DC - the pedestrian walkway onto the island is located on the opposite side of the island if you are looking at it from the Georgetown boardwalk. There is a parking lot and bike racks next to the pedestrian walkway onto the island.
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Potomac River
Washington, DC


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