Summer Vibes in the Capital City
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Monumental Moments Await

You think you know D.C., but you’ve only scratched the surface. Beyond the usual must-see spots is a truly American melting pot city where diversity reigns, creativity thrives, and travelers find new places to make summer memories. You’ll discover culinary delights and inspiring sights. Venture beyond the city to experience even more amazing places, from charming towns to breathtaking natural scenes.

Can't Miss Destinations

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Downtown Washington, D.C.

Hear the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd when you catch a Nationals game in the Navy Yard neighborhood. Or enjoy dinner and drinks on the waterfront at one of the popular spots at The Wharf or in Georgetown. Every D.C. neighborhood brings a unique and diverse dynamic. And there’s always a new hot spot to discover.

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Arlington, VA

It’s the sacred, solemn home of Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial. But it’s also a lively city and a rising technology hub, bringing throngs of talented young professionals to its streets. So you’ll find plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife. Pro tip: Arlington boasts the best photo ops of downtown D.C.!

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Alexandria, VA

Head to Old Town Alexandria for a relaxed, yet upscale experience just across the Potomac River from D.C. Stroll down cobblestone streets as you pop in and out of quaint boutiques and art galleries or enjoy delicious food, ranging from casual to fine dining. Go for a walk, a run or  a ride along the Mount Vernon Trail to soak up sparkling skyline views.

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Northern Virginia

Moving west from D.C., you’ll encounter some of the city’s most exciting and affluent suburbs, like McLean, Great Falls, Fairfax and Vienna. You’ll find some of the region’s best shopping at Tysons Corner. Keep moving west and you’ll encounter more open spaces and natural beauty all the way to the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Here you’ll find outdoor adventures, not to mention stunning vineyards in the heart of Virginia Wine Country.

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National Harbor, MD

National Harbor has established itself as one of the D.C. region’s top destinations for everything from conferences and business gatherings to vacation and recreation. Dine on local seafood at McCormick & Schmick’s or savory Southern fare at SUCCOTASH. Then enjoy the views 180 feet above the Potomac with a ride on the Capital Wheel.


Montgomery County, MD

Known for its trendy boutiques, upscale restaurants, and lively nightlife, Montgomery County is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. You can spend hours wandering Bethesda Row or Pike & Rose, soaking up the suburban style. Or you can enjoy the natural beauty at Great Falls Park or the C&O Canal National Historical Park.