Summer is a great time to visit the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens. The gardens are located just off Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast DC. It’s just a short drive from downtown, so prepare to drive or take an Uber.
You’ll see plenty of insects and wildlife, including dragonflies, turtles, herons and ducks.
The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are famous for their Lotus flowers which usually reach peak bloom in July.