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A Mountain of Choice Destinations a bound here in your Rental Car

Mount Rainier has attractions to satisfy your culinary tastes, passion for art and more. With Washington D.C. just minutes away, in your Mt. Rainier rental car you have some of the world’s most interesting destinations to choose from as well. Explore below to see where to go. Then get your Thrifty rental car and have an adventure to remember.

Boating in D.C. at Key Bridge Boathouse

Have an outdoor adventure right in the big city. Simply drive your Thrifty rental car five or so miles from Mount Rainier to Washington D.C. to enjoy a day outdoors thanks to the Boating in D.C. You can rent a canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard and head out on the Potomac River. If you’re new to these watersports, take a class to learn the tools of from one of the helpful experts on staff. Then hit the water solo to see the Georgetown Waterfront, D.C. monuments and more during the ride.


Prepare for a one of a kind grocery shopping and dining experience, all at 4005 34th St. Glut is an organic food cooperative that opened in the 1960s. Here you can purchase produce, nuts, spices and many types of vegetarian as well as vegan items. If you’re too hungry to cook, get some of Glut’s famous take out food. Either way, make sure your Thrifty rental car has lots of trunk space to fit everything you find.

Gateway Arts District

Park your Mount Rainer rental car and go for a walk through the town’s two-mile arts district on Baltimore/Rhode Island Avenue. You’ll enjoy a variety of arts destinations, such as Joes Movement Emporium, which is known for innovative dance productions. You can also watch a performance or explore classes for adults and kids. Other performances that you could catch in the Gateway Arts District include live poetry, music and theater.


Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Drive five short miles from Mount Rainier and you can see nearly 1,800 animals spanning hundreds of species. You will feel like the entire animal kingdom is at your fingertips as you explore the Amazonia exhibit’s colorful collection of exotic fish, the Cheetah Conservation Station and many others. At the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat, you can admire four pandas in a state of the art conservation setting. Discover these exhibits and more at 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW during your trip.

Zz Pizza & Kabob

Big tastes, a giant menu and a casual atmosphere are all waiting for you at 4000 34th St. Simply park your Thrifty rental car and prepare to be impressed. Zz Pizza & Kabob serves Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican and American classics from an extensive all-day menu. They also offer take out, so if you can’t make it in person, just place an order for delivery to your Mount Rainier hotel room.

Washington Walks

Take your Thrifty rental car to 819 G St. SW to park and stretch your legs, as well as your horizons, on a walking tour of Washington D.C. To learn about the people behind the many monuments, take the Memorials by Moonlight tour. Or, go for a guided walk through historic Georgetown to learn about the nightlife and culture. If you’re adventurous, try one of several ghost tours, such as Capitol Hauntings or Ghosts of the Octagon.