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Washington DC Area Information

So many things to do in the Washington, D.C. area, from playing one of the best golf courses on the east coast or trying an extreme sport in Great Falls on the Potomac to tasting one of DC's Wine Country's newest varietal or seeing the sites that make up the history of our country.

Downtown DC | Arlington, VA | Gaithersburg, MD | Tysons Corner, VA | Loudoun, VA

We hope you will find some valuable information about the Washington, D.C. area here.

Downtown DC:
Home to our Nation's Capitol, Washington, D.C. has many sights to see and history to uncover.
The site along the Potomac River was chosen for the capital city by President George Washington. The city came under attack during the War of 1812 in an episode known as the Burning of Washington. Upon the government's return to the capital, it had to manage reconstruction of numerous public buildings, including the White House and United States Capitol. The McMillan Plan of 1901 helped restore and beautify the downtown core area, including establishing the National Mall, along with numerous monuments and museums.

Sites to See:
Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
National World War II Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial
FDR Memorial
Patent & Trademark office


Arlington, VA/Crystal City, VA:
The 26 square miles of Arlington is located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.  Arlington is the home of Ronald Reagan National Airport, the Pentagon, the Pentagon Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the USMC War Memorial, and the Air Force Memorial along with many other monuments and memorials.
Just south of the Pentagon, Crystal City is centered along a stretch of U.S. Route 1, Jefferson Davis Highway, and located within walking distance to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  Crystal City is also home to a network of underground shopping areas and connecting corridors.  Two of our featured hotels in this area, one hotel in Crystal City and another hotel near National Airport.

Crystal City is served by the Yellow and Blue lines of the Washington Metro Rail System and the Virginia Railway Express Commuter Train.

Sites to See:
Arlington Cemetery 
Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
DEA Museum & Visitors Center
Iwo Jima Memorial
The Pentagon
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Tomb of the Unknowns
U.S. Air Force Memorial

Gaithersburg, MD:
Montgomery County is located on the western border of our nation's capital. The county has evolved into a bustling county with pockets of exiting cities, towns, and urban districts. The communities of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Rockville, and Silver Spring are all located within the boundaries of Montgomery County.

From the county's seat, the City of Rockville, visitors are equidistant from three major Metro DC airports: Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National, and Dulles International, all within a 45-minute drive. The Metrorail (the region's subway system) has 13 Red Line Stations in Montgomery County all leading into Washington, D.C. and surrounding regional destination.  Visit our CVB for more information!  Two featured hotels in Gaithersburg are part of WashDCHotels.com.  


Sites to See:
Montgomery County Agricultural Center/Fairgrounds
Germantown Soccerplex
Lakeforest Mall
Strathmore Hall Performing Arts Center
Black Rock Performing Arts Center
Mormon Temple
C&O Canal at Great Falls
Antietam Civil War Battlefield

McLean, VA/Tysons Corner, VA:
Tysons Corner is located in the heart of Northern Virginia, and is the nation's 12th largest business district. The area is home to Tysons Corner Center - the largest shopping mall in the state and in the Baltimore- Washington area - and to upscale shopping centers Tysons Galleria and Fairfax Square. Tysons Corner is Fairfax County's central business district, with the largest concentration of office space in Northern Virginia.  More great information at FXVA, the local CVB.  The newest one-of-a-kind meeting space is located in Tysons Corner, inside the Crowne Plaza right next to the Courtyard by Marriott Tysons Corner

Sites/Places to See:
Tysons Corner Mall
Tysons Galleria
Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Great Falls Park
Reston Town Center
Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax Corner

Loudoun County, VA:
Travelers come to Loudoun because of its unique character, lifestyle and quality-of-life. Although Loudoun enjoys many of the amenities associated with proximity to Washington Dulles International Airport and Washington, D.C., much of the county retains its rural charm with small, picturesque towns and villages and an established tradition of the "hunt" culture. Because of the proliferation of horse-related activities in the county, many of Loudoun's visitors come to enjoy such events as point-to-point racing, nationally recognized horse shows and the steeplechase.

Loudoun County is also home to many beautiful estates, historic sites, and fine wineries. Other events which attract tourists include homes tours, country and crafts fairs and special Christmas festivities.

The Loudoun Museum and the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association serve as information stations to thousands of visitors annually. Services of the Council include an orientation slide program, local information, dining, and community activities, and specific coordination of tour groups.

Although travelers to Loudoun County have historically arrived by family automobile, increasing numbers of organized tour groups are using Loudoun as a stopover. Many motor coach carriers with charter service are finding that Loudoun's proximity to such destinations as Gettysburg, Pa., Harpers Ferry, W.Va., the Shenandoah Valley and Washington, D.C., make it an attractive component of group tour package sales.  Several featured hotels are located in Loudoun County just moments from Dulles International Airport. 

Sites to See:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - National Air & Space Museum
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets
Civil War Battlefields
Dulles Sportsplex
Historic Leesburg
DC's Wine Country
Dulles Town Center Mall

Come to the DC area and enjoy all we have to offer!

Friday August 18, 2017