Did you know that Rome is not the only place to “walk in Spain”? Next, you’ll find DC’s Spanish Steps in the Kalorama Heights neighborhood, where you’ll find a row of embassies along Massachusetts Avenue and Mitchell Park, which features athletic fields, a basketball court, and iconic Steps. Dating from 1911, they climb four levels to a decorative fountain. This series of steps and terraces, also known as the Decatur Terrace, leads to a tree-lover’s sanctuary right in the middle of town. It’s easy to relax in this secret garden shaded by magnolias, Easter red cedars, oaks and flowering trees.
For a delicious Japanese dinner, try Momiji’s famous sushi and other offerings. The Japanese name aptly means “autumn leaves”.
As your journey draws to a close, plan to stay in touch with the trees through the DC-based American Forests, founded in 1875. The United States’ oldest national nonprofit conservation organization serves as “pioneers for creating healthy forests from coast to coast. Cities also have forests. According to American Forests, “More than 140 million acres of American forests are located in cities and towns. Urban forestry is defined as the planting, maintenance and protection of trees in the urban and suburban environment. Washington, DC is a prime example of a city offering an excellent ecosystem for trees. As you have now seen for yourself, trees of almost every species imaginable thrive here, inspiration to take home.