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While visiting our nation’s capitol and enjoying all the sights to be seen, or while attending a business function, at the end of your busy day, come home to a quiet country setting just a short drive outside the beltway,  “where the fresh country air is breathed among the peace and quiet of country living”. 

 

 

 

Getting Around: Using the Metro

  

The metro is a fast and easy way to get into and out of the city.  It opens at 5 a.m. on weekdays, 7 a.m. weekends and closes midnight Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday through Saturday nights.  Find out about fares, schedules and stops at their website.

 

   

Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corporation

Click on visitor information for a visitor's guide, tour ideas, where to eat, where to shop, and how to get tours of attractions such as the White House, the Capital Building, the FBI, the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral to name just a few. 

   

The Smithsonian Institute

There are over 15 museums that you can visit through the Smithsonian.  The National Zoo, Natural History Museum, Postal Museum, and the Air and Space Museum are just a few of the popular places to visit.  Admission to most museums are free of charge!  Take some time to familiarize yourself with the rotating or permanent exhibitions to visit, as well as check out events that you may attend while visiting our area!  Contains links for each museum and a downloadable visitor information brochure. 

Don't make the mistake of thinking that the Smithsonian site is just about museums - for example, if you like live Jazz and great food, check out the Smithsonian's Jazz Cafe!

 

   

The White House

The official website of the White House provides visitors with all the information they need to schedule a tour, attend an event (such as the traditional Easter Egg Roll), or visit the White House Visitor's Center located at the southeast corner of 15th and E Street.

 

   

World War II Memorial

The World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of "the greatest generation." Friedrich St.Florian’s winning design balances classical and modernist styles of architecture, harmonizes with its natural and cultural surroundings, and connects the legacy of the American Revolution and the American Civil War with a great crusade to rid the world of fascism.

   

 

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon was the beloved home of George and Martha Washington from the time of their marriage in 1759 until General Washington's death in 1799. There are many things to see, explore, experience and learn about at Mount Vernon. In addition to their daily attractions, special events are offered throughout the year.  Visit their website for more details.

 

   

DC Pages

Take a virtual tour of the National Mall to preview places that you can visit here!  Also includes a search engine to explore other areas of interest in Washington, DC.

 

   

Georgetown, Washington DC

Georgetown boasts many attractions including famous stores (such as Armani Exchange A/X, BCBG, Diesel, French Connection, Lucky Brand Jeans, Ralph Lauren, and SoHo N.Y. to name just a few), tours, and the C&O Canal National Historical Park which has over 180 miles of biking and hiking trails.  Follow the links at the top of their homepage to navigate through their website.

To schedule a tour, click on "Village Attractions."  Then, on the left-hand side of the screen, click on "Tours and Operations."  

Popular tours include:

  • Potomac River sightseeing cruises

  • Washington DC Helicopter Tour - featuring a bird's eye tour of the capital with views including monuments, National Cathedral and the Mall.

  • Bike the Sites, Inc. - featuring two guided tours.  The first tour is a three hour, guided bicycle tour on paths and trails that pass 55 landmarks and monuments.  The second tour takes riders from Old Town to Mount Vernon on a nine-mile bike path along the Potomac River.  Includes bike rental.

  • Celebrity Georgetown Tour - see residences, watering holes, and movie locations.

 

   

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

Learn about the center, its vision, and its performances by visiting their official website.  The John F. Kennedy Center is home to the National Symphony Orchestra.  To see what shows are available during your stay, click on "Find a Performance."  Tickets are available to purchase on-line.

 

   

The DC Improv

 

If comedy is more your style, then this is the place for you.  The DC Improv offers a full dinner menu and hosts nationally renowned comedians.  Click on "Coming Attractions" to see who will be performing during your stay.  Minimum age is 18 and over.  Tickets available on-line or over the phone.

 

 

   

Things to Do - Experiences for Young Professionals

 

 Browse their website to find out what's going on in the city that you can be part of!  This site also includes information/events for Baltimore.  Purchase tickets to everything from guided tours, embassy events, formal galas, and much, much more. 

 

Past events include: Photo Safari of the Presidential and War Memorials of Washington, DC, Whitewater Rafting on the Shenandoah, All You Can Eat Summer Crab Feast: A Baltimore Tradition at Captain James Landing, Evening at the Embassy of China, Courage Cup Charity Polo Match, and the Grand Opening for BREEZE Nightclub (one of Washington's newest outdoor clubs).

 

   

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