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Distinctly D.C.
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Explore a Region Alive with Diversity, Culture, and Wonder

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Washington, D.C., area has a destination for every traveler. Enjoy a picnic on the National Mall or a ballgame at Nationals Park. Visit award-winning wineries or breathtaking waterfalls. Experience it all.

Can't Miss Destinations

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Downtown Washington, D.C.

Stroll from the National Mall to the Tidal Basin to admire the cherry blossoms in bloom. Enjoy upscale shopping in Georgetown or performances and sporting events in Chinatown and the Navy Yard. Take in the diverse local culture in distinctly D.C. neighborhoods like Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle and the U Street Corridor.

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Arlington, VA

Arlington is a thriving urban enclave with some of the D.C. region’s best dining and nightlife experiences. 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 is a must-see on any visit to the D.C. area. 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

National Harbor is the D.C. area’s newest can’t-miss destination. 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.

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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 a colorful springtime bike ride along the C&O Canal, there’s so much to see and do and remember forever.