- By kevin
- On Jun 11, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
It might be hard to resist planning a trip to East Coast once you see the beautiful photos about the wonders there.We talk about the best things to do in Washington&Texas in East Coast in Summer,to book the East Coast bus tour on the Globerouter.com website to enjoy it.
Top 3 things to do in Washington DC in Summer:
Only 15 miles from Washington,D.C.,is the 800-acre Great Falls Park.Its centerpiece is a series of waterfalls on the Potomac River shaped by large,jagged rocks.The park also includes viewing platforms,hiking trails,and picnic areas.
Part of the Smithsonian Institution,the National Museum of Natural History sits on the National Mall and is dedicated to sharing information and inspiring learning about the natural world.A preserved 12-ton African elephant greets visitors in the museum’s rotunda.Other must-see displays are the Hope Diamond,the live insect zoo,and the dinosaurs.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Often overlooked by visitors(and locals),the National Arboretum is a tucked away on the eastern edge of D.C.It occupies nearly 450 acres and is managed by the U.S.Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.Visitors can explore more than a dozen distinct gardens and unique attractions including a display of 22 Corinthian columns from the U.S.Capitol.
Things to do in Texas in Summer:
See the only World Heritage Site in Texas
In San Antonio,it’s easy to remember the Alamo.But,did you know the iconic site also is one of the five 18th-century Spanish colonial missions—Concepción,San José(pictured above and home of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Visitor Center),San Juan,Espada,and San Antonio de Valero(the Alamo)—that make up Texas’only World Heritage Site?
Since the missions are strung two to three miles apart along the San Antonio River,it’s possible to visit all five by bike via the downtown Mission Trail.Begin at the Alamo(the northernmost mission),and then,hop on the trail at Main Plaza and pedal south.The out-and-back ride is about 20 miles.For a shorter ride or walk,only visit the four southern missions,accessible via paved trails on the Mission Reach section of the Riverwalk.
Cruise the River Walk by Boat
The liquid portion of the River Walk is a slow-lane highway for scenic barges.Buy a one-or three-day GO RIO River Shuttles combination pass for unlimited rides through the Downtown Reach and Museum Reach sections of the River Walk.Catch the hop-on,hop-off shuttles at designated stops along the river.
For a deeper dive into River Walk architecture,history,and fun facts(such as which hotel’s design was altered to avoid casting a late-day shadow on the Alamo),take a 35-minute GO RIO narrated cruise.Weather permitting,the guided barge tours depart the GO RIO docks every 15 to 20 minutes,from 9 a.m.to 10 p.m.