His crime novels are based here, so best-selling author George Pelacanos is someone to turn to for insider tips on Washington.
Hains Point makes Pelacanos’s list. He says Washingtonians, including his family, have enjoyed the park for generations. He recommends riding your bike on the road or walking on the path around the finger of parkland that juts out into the Potomac River and Washington Channel.
Go to our Washingtology page to see the rest of his list, and the favorite spots of other Washington insiders.
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