(Guest post by Sarah Cunningham).
Quick, while the weather it still hot, hop on down to Georgetown, take a stroll under the K Street bridge, and veer on into Jack’s Boathouse . You won’t regret it!
At Jack’s Boathouse, you can rent a kayak for $12 an hour (and believe me, they’re not very strict about exactly how long your hour was…). Just strap on that life vest, hop into that canoe, and cruise on down the Potomac, as far as your arms will take you. You can get your own kayak, or share with a buddy– whatever floats your boat, so-to-speak. :-)
While the city scorches in the grips of one horrendous heat wave, Jack’s Boathouse really truly offers a cool getaway–while the sun does beat down on the Potomac just as it does on the Beltway, splashing around with your paddle offers a relief from the heat. And to see the city from the river is such a splendid view! You can paddle down past the Kennedy Center, under the aqueduct-like archways of the Virginia-bound bridges, past Teddy Roosevelt Island, splish-splashing your way alongside all these fabulous Capital sites.
Jack’s is open until 7:30 pm on Fridays and 8:30pm every other night. Perfect timing to dock your boat, and go grab a drink at a waterfront watering hole. Go, join the ranks of Potomac explorers, and row with the spirit of Captain John Smith and good ol’ George Washington. And send us your feedback!
To get there: 3500 K Street NW. A short walk from both the Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom Metros.