Ring in 2014 with a National Arboretum Moon Hike

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Ring in the New Year in a new way when you visit the US National Arboretum. Throughout January and February, the arboretum is offering a special sneak peek at the inner workings of the gardens for visitors via a moonlit walk.

This four-mile long hike showcases sublime views of the gardens, meadows, and woods, giving you an up-close-and-personal look at the arboretum during the winter season. Let your senses take you away as the moonlight guides your journey 236 feet above sea level to Mt. Hamilton, one of the highest spots in the city.

Visitors can snap incredible pictures of the starry city, viewing iconic sights like the Capitol dome and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. And of course, you can’t forget the infiltration of the senses, as honeysuckle fragrance fills your nose and your ears capture the sounds of woodland creatures.

Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, reserved exclusively for the first 30 hikers who book them. The next scheduled walks are January 25-27 and February 23-25. You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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