As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC (DC) sits on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia and Maryland. This lively city offers unparalleled cultural activities, dining, entertainment, shopping, festivals, and outdoor recreation.
Arts & Culture
DC is known for its art and culture. The city has countless architectural landmarks, historic buildings and monuments, and of course, the White House. The vast array of museums honor the nation’s heroes and history, and theater offerings range from experimental drama to opera and ballet.
Dining & Entertainment
DC is home to the Redskins (football), Nationals (baseball), the Wizards and Mystics (men’s and women’s basketball), the Capitals (ice hockey), and DC United (soccer). The restaurant scene offers choices to suit every palate, while the shops of Georgetown and Pentagon City offer every style imaginable. Hiking and biking are popular activities on the C&O canal towpath, and on trails along the Potomac River and in Rock Creek and other parks across the city.
A unique experience awaits you in DC.