The beaches of Maryland. The mountains of Virginia. The cosmopolitan city of Washington, DC, bursting with U.S. history.
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Washington, DC is a favourite of visitors sightseeing in the Capital Region. It’s known for being the capital of the USA, but that’s only the beginning: Attractions in DC include famous monuments, captivating museums (many of them free!) and the National Mall, a two-mile-long national park flanked by the US Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
With the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coast beaches, Maryland boasts plenty of outdoor charms. From picturesque towns like St. Michaels to the gorgeous beaches and roaming wild horses of Assateague Island, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is full of surprises.
From soaring mountains to beach resorts along the Atlantic coast, Virginia is diverse enough to feed every passion. And with more than 300 wineries and nearly 300 craft breweries, it has something for every taste.
Annapolis, Maryland is the gateway to North America’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. World renowned as America’s Sailing Capital and home of the U.S. Naval Academy, America’s first peacetime capital boasts more 18th century brick buildings than any city of comparable size in the nation and the oldest State House in continuous legislative use.
Across the river from Washington, DC, Arlington, Virginia is minutes from the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, US Capitol, White House and more. Visit Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial and the Air Force Memorial. Check out Arlington’s 45 hotels with rates up to 20 percent less than downtown.
Today’s Baltimore is a vibrant community that honours the past while keeping a keen eye on the future. Our city is where you can see the largest public collection of Matisse in the world (for free!), sip a craft beer in the sanctuary of a converted church, and stay in a four-star hotel poised atop a historic recreation pier. Come see what Charm City is all about.
Charlottesville is one of the most dynamic and historic cities in Virginia, thanks in large part to the amenities of neighboring Albemarle County. The region is home to the estates of three former U.S. presidents, 35+ vineyards, a vibrant culinary scene and a robust arts community. Plan your trip at www.visitcharlottesville.org.
Frederick County, Maryland is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Catoctin Mountains, steeped in American Civil War history, and home to a 50-block downtown with over 200 specialty shops and dozens of restaurants. Sip and sample at wineries, breweries, and distilleries - the most of anywhere in Maryland.
Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the vibrant coastal city of Virginia Beach is home to a flourishing local culinary scene, rich history, a variety of arts and entertainment, and family-friendly attractions that keeps our locals and visitors entertained year-round.
Come experience history in the making. Enjoy everything from luxurious spas, world-class golf, and award-winning restaurants to living-history museums, surprising thrills, biking, and hiking. Whatever your idea of fun is, you’ll find it all in Greater Williamsburg. And, in case you missed it, Williamsburg was named one of New York Times' "52 Places to Go in 2019."
On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria, Virginia is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront.
Experience the best of Northern Virginia by visiting Fairfax County! Fairfax is an ideal getaway spot in Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC metropolitan region because of all the great activities to choose from, such as a family-friendly day filled with history and wonder, a night on the town with friends at trendy pubs or exquisite wineries, or a whole-family getaway for an upcoming holiday.
Harford County, Maryland, located at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. The vibrant area offers visitors picturesque beauty, historic harbour towns, and world-renowned cultural experiences. Discover scenic overlooks, cascading waterfalls, and cross over a covered bridge. Havre de Grace, known as the “Decoy Capital of the World,” is home to the Decoy Museum and Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Explore Ladew Topiary Gardens, 22-acres of award-winning gardens, over 100 topiaries, a mile-long Nature Walk and native Butterfly House.
Right here in the Richmond region, an eclectic culture has popped up through the cobblestones. Here, murals cover the walls of local restaurants and shops. We have charming neighbourhoods like the Fan District, which was named one of The South’s Best Neighborhoods by Southern Living magazine. National Geographic put us on their list of the world’s “top 10 places to travel for food.”