Immerse yourself in the authentic American experience by visiting Capital Region USA. From the memorable monuments of Washington, DC to the beautiful beaches and majestic mountains of Maryland and Virginia, history and natural beauty abound.
Begin by checking out the inspiring memorials and hip and historic neighbourhoods of Washington, DC, where history is made every day. Feel the power in the seat of America’s government, marked by the striking architecture of its monuments and museums. A visit to one or more of the famous Smithsonian Museums is a must, and with free entry, it’s no wonder the world’s largest museum complex is one of DC’s top attractions. Across DC, sample the work of some of the country’s most celebrated chefs and afterwards, cap off the evening with an after-dinner drink in one of the city’s high-energy clubs.
In neighbouring Virginia and Maryland, significant US historic landmarks and cultural attractions converge with awe-inspiring natural beauty, from warm sandy beaches and lakes to national parks and majestic mountains. Follow a scenic byway and discover Maryland and Virginia’s treasured collection of quaint towns and the majestic Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, where echoes of colonial life and Civil War heritage coexist with artful contemporary culture.
Just one-hour north of DC, Baltimore’s buzzing Inner Harbor is the city’s focal point and location for top attractions such as the National Aquarium and the American Visionary Art Museum. Just a short water taxi ride away is Fells Point, the historic cobbled neighbourhood that’s a legacy to Baltimore’s British nautical roots.
In Virginia’s capital city, Richmond, more than 400 years of history live on through magnificent architecture, monument-lined cobblestone streets, and world-class museums. Encounter the blending of this history and Colonial charm with the distinctive indulgences of the modern era – from trendy restaurants and upscale shopping to world-class art and stirring attractions.
The Capital Region gazes at its reflection in the famed Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest estuary, spanning 200 miles from the Susquehanna River to the Atlantic Ocean. It offers a stunning diversity of experiences, from sandy beaches to swimming, boating, watersports and authentic waterside villages. The area is known for some of the best blue crabs, oysters and clams you’ll find anywhere. Further east, the Atlantic Ocean resorts of Virginia Beach and Ocean City offer fun in the sun just four hours from downtown DC.
You’re never far from one of the region’s 400+ wineries – earning awards and accolades from visitors and critics around the world. Wine trails, festivals and local brew pubs make it easy to plan your own tour and tasting itinerary.
Come and enjoy a taste of Capital Region USA.