A Pedestrian’s Perspective: From the Parkway to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge

Looking for a peaceful place to travel to get out of the house? All along the George Washington Parkway stretches a path  that goes  all the way to Washington DC. This distance is frequented by people going at their own pace – from the high speed bicyclist commuter to the power walking local. On the way there are places to picnic / barbeque, waters to fish, and open fields for recreation.

An often overlooked detour is available just before Old Town Alexandria. By taking a pedestrian path onto the Woodrow Wilson Bridge there is a path that hugs the road until arriving at the National Harbor.  It starts with a view of a graveyard. Then the panorama delivers a waterfront city skyline juxtapositioned with vehicles driving across the bridge.

Finally after passing the bridge there is a place to sit and enjoy the view, or continue to the National Harbor. Round trip its worth the effort.

Roses and Leisure at Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden

Floral Grandeur at Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden
Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden
850 North Lexington St.
Arlington, VA 22205

Situated at the corner of North Lexington and Wilson Boulevard at North Lexington Street in Arlington, The Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden features 135 rose varieties and over 2500 plant species It is the scenic location for botanical aficionados, lovers or for those who would just like to enjoy the 23.65 acres of nature.

Amenities offered at Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden:

  • 3 Water Fountains
  • Picnic Shelter
  • 1 Open Leisure Space
  • Grills
  • Paved Trails
  • Stream
  • Restrooms
  • Playgrounds
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • 1 Basketball Court
  • 1 Volleyball Court

The highlights of the Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden, where “All American Roses” is held yearly, are the rose garden, azalea garden, shade garden, sun garden and ornamental tree garden showcasing miniature roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Floribunda, Grandiflora and more. The rose garden is managed by the Arlington Rose Foundation. For more information about the rose garden, please contact the Arlington Rose Foundation at 703 358 4747.

The Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden is open from Sunrise till half an hour after Sunset throughout the year.