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Hains Point, Washington DC
(3.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • We discovered the Hains point golf course in May and have been there three times now. I went with work colleagues to play mini golf and drink beer (you can bring draft and pitchers of beer) and I've c...  more »
  • If you are looking for an unconventional place for admiring its flowered sakurami, you Hèns point. But note that the easiest way to get here by car. On the island are golf courses and a large park. Perfect for a picnic with friends, cycling and walking, contemplation and reflection on the eternal.
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  • Having walked most of Washington centre, the Mall and Georgetown many times, Hains Point was a good solitary walk on a blustery but sunny day. Taking the trail from the end of the Tidal Basin, by the ...  more »
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  • The best place to fly a kite in the area due to there being a big open field next to the Potomac River where the winds blow through (where The Awakening Statue use to be), and such a beautiful sight at sunset over looking the water. I really love to take my foil power kites out there and I love spending time with my girlfriend there too. Also, there seems to be a lot of locals who like to bring out their coolers and fish, so that is a recommendation if that is your thing. In Spring during the Cherry Blossom Festival, Hains Point is a great resting place after hiking around the Tidal Basin, so that is another reason to head towards that area. FYI, be careful of hitting bikers around the roads.
  • Hains Point used to be more of a destination before the city moved the larger-than-life Great Awakening statue to National Harbor, but it is still a lovely place to visit -- especially with children. There are two large playground structures, with ample parking, a large gated grassy area containing picnic tables, and free restroom facilities during the spring and summer months. You can watch airplanes take off from National Airport, fish off the point or fly kites in the field surrounded by cherry trees loveliness in April. This is definitely an underappreciated spot in the DC area - bring your camera when you visit!
  • This is a great place to have a picnic in the DC area that's relatively close to all the hustle and bustle. Has a great view of Reagan National Airport you can see the planes come in and take off just kind of a fun overall place I would have read the area when it's windy.
  • During Cherry Blossom season, this is a wonderful alternative to the main chaos of the Tidal Basin. There is a playground, picnic tables, and grills available for use at no cost with bathroom (albeit aged) facilities onsite. Parking is usually pretty easy to come by. The area does appear to flood (by a recent visit) and the sidewalks along Hains Point that edge the rivers is in desperate need of replacement (not just repair). If you are in the playground park area though, great place to hang out for a day and picnic!
  • Always a great weekend to get away and unwind. Plus fishing for fun!