City Without Limits

Washington, D.C.

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77. HUCK FRISBEES with the 2,300-member Washington Area Frisbee Club from March through November at daily pickup games around the region (cooldowns usually involve a happy hour). For more laid-back disc tossing, head toward the Washington Monument, on the National Mall. (301-588-2629, www.wafc.org)

78. CHAT UP POLITICOS at the Hawk 'n' Dove, an old-school Capitol Hill pub where congressional staffers gather for free happy-hour appetizers, Hawk Amber Ale, and gossip. (202-543-3300, www.hawkanddoveonline.com)

79. GET BUZZED—by a 737—at Gravelly Point, a grassy park where planes swoop just 100 feet overhead on their approach to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Bike three miles to Gravelly from downtown on the Mount Vernon Trail, then continue 15 miles south past Old Town Alexandria and tour George Washington's 18th-century estate. (703-289-2500, www.nps.gov/gwmp)

80. PEEL OUT into surging Class V rapids at the Potomac's Great Falls, just 14 miles from downtown on the Virginia-Maryland state line. Or practice your roll in the flatwater near Old Angler's Inn, in Potomac, Maryland. Rent a kayak at Potomac Paddlesports Center. (877-529-2542, www.potomacpaddlesports.com)

81. HOLD A WARRIOR PROSE by candlelight during a tranquil Friday-night yoga session on the dock of Jack's Boathouse, on the Potomac in Georgetown. (202-298-6664, www.jacksboathouse.com)

82. CANTER ON HORSEBACK through Rock Creek Park, a 1,755-acre swath of streams and trails that meander through the middle of D.C. The guides at Rock Creek Horse Center can lead you on a one-hour trail ride through the woodsy solitude. (202-362-0118, www.rockcreekhorsecenter.com)

83. FILL UP on culture at the Corcoran Museum of Art's Sunday Morning Gospel Brunch. You'll marvel over Andy Warhol's Mao, sip mimosas, and chow on French toast—all while the impassioned wails of a local choir boom through galleries filled with 19th-century American works. (202-639-1786, www.corcoran.org)

84. FIND INNER PEACE at the Zen-themed Topaz Hotel, in Dupont Circle, where staff clad in bright tunics promise positive karma—along with an impressive menu of all-natural energy drinks. Book a "Yoga" room, equipped with mats, blocks, and an exercise nook, or an "Energy" room, which comes with an elliptical trainer. (Doubles, from $129; 202-393-3000, www.topazhotel.com)

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