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Distinctly D.C.
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Celebrate the Beauty of a Distinctly American City

The city comes alive in the summer. Its vibrant beauty gradually blends with nature and stretches out in all directions toward the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains. When you visit the D.C. region, you can explore it all. From the diverse urban attractions to the awe-inspiring natural places. Always something to see, taste and experience. Always unforgettable.

Can't Miss Destinations

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Downtown Washington, D.C.

Stroll the National Mall, where the nation gathers for monumental moments. Enjoy upscale shopping in Georgetown, catch a Nats game at Navy Yard or a concert in Chinatown. Summer is filled with events and activities throughout diverse D.C. neighborhoods like Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle and the U Street Corridor.

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Arlington, VA

A sought-out destination for locals, Arlington is a thriving enclave with some of the region’s best dining and nightlife. Shop the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, catch a show at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Of course, a stop at Arlington National Cemetery is always a moving experience.

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Alexandria, VA

Alexandria feels like the most welcoming small town, just outside a bustling big city. Set on the banks of the Potomac River, the Old Town area is known for charming brick sidewalks, decadent eateries and trendy boutiques. Alexandria is recognized as a “Top 3 Small City” by Condé Nast Traveler and one of “The South’s Best Cities” by Southern Living.

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Northern Virginia

Moving from east to west across Northern Virginia, urban excitement slowly transitions to extraordinary natural beauty. Epic shopping and dining in Fairfax. Whitewater views at Great Falls Park. And wineries upon award-winning wineries all the way to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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National Harbor, MD

Try your luck at the tables or take in a show at MGM National Harbor. Experience world-class dining and eclectic shopping along the waterfront. Then admire the views from 180 feet above the Potomac as you ride the Capital Wheel. With concerts and performances and activity all around, it’s a local destination that everyone will enjoy.

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Montgomery County, MD

Explore Bethesda, Silver Spring and more of the D.C. area’s most exciting and vibrant suburbs. From performances at The Fillmore or the Strathmore to shopping at Pike & Rose or an early morning bike ride along the C&O Canal, there’s so much to see and do and remember forever.