Just in time for your weekend planning -- five spots you might want to check out.

Not only do you see animals in the city, Jo Ann says, you get a great workout and forget about your troubles for a moment. (Carol Guzy/The Washington Post)

Go to our Washingtology page to see her other favorite places in D.C. — and find out how other Washingtonians have responded.

What about you? Tell us your favorite places in the comments section below.