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Sports & Recreation

From Atlantic Coast beaches and the Chesapeake Bay to scenic national parks and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Capital Region offers abundant opportunities for adventure in all four seasons. If it's spectator sports you're looking for, the Capital Region is home to many professional sports teams and large venues to house enthusiastic fans. Click here to read the full story.

Civil War Legacies

The Civil War changed the face of history and left indelible footprints on the Capital Region, where most of the major battles were fought. Click here to read the full story.

LGBT Travel

Rich in history and at the forefront of politics and culture, the Capital Region is as diverse as it is welcoming. And with same sex marriage legal throughout the Capital Region, our vibrant cities and lush landscapes make the ideal location for a destination wedding. Click here to read the full story.

Signature Events

When you want to add an extra ‘wow factor’ to your Capital Region holiday, nothing beats the fun of soaking up the atmosphere at one of the hundreds of special events taking place throughout the year. Click here to read the full story.

Live Music Venues

The Capital Region beats to the tune of a legendary musical history and swings to the sounds of some of today’s most popular performers. Click here to read the full story.


Wine from the vineyards of Virginia and Maryland, small batch craft brews made with local products, the bounty of fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay, southern-style comfort food and sophisticated Washington, DC restaurants all combine to make the Capital Region a world-class destination for your palate. Read the full story about the region's food and beverage scene.

Free Things to Do

Discover a new meaning for freedom in the cost-conscious Capital Region, where Maryland has long been known as the ‘Free State’ and lots of worthwhile attractions won’t cost you a single cent. Click here to read the full story.

Scenic Byways

America’s most cherished scenic routes have been designated National Scenic Byways and the Capital Region boasts ten. On your next visit, follow one or more of these storied routes and embark on an unforgettable journey. Click here to read the full story.

Shop till You Drop

When it comes to a spot of retail therapy the Capital Region’s offerings are second to none. Famous brand names and designer boutiques, iconic department stores, outlet malls with incredible values and one-of-a-kind specialty shops make it a shopper’s dream destination. Click here to read the full story.

Small-town Charms

Venture outside the political powerhouse capital city of Washington, DC into neighbouring Maryland and Virginia and discover a wealth of small towns brimming with down-home hospitality, heritage events, locally-owned shops and distinctive attractions. Click here to read the full story.

Urban Adventures

While the mountains, beaches and waterways of the Capital Region offer an abundance of recreational opportunities, you don’t have to leave the city to get your fill of outdoor thrills. Click here to read the full story.