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Sightseeing in Washington, DC, and its Maryland and Virginia Suburbs

Suggestions of places to explore in and around Washington, DC. Sightseeing on your own or walking and bus tours in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
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Exploring the C & O Canal
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C & O Canal) is a national historic park that runs 184.5 miles along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Georgetown and ending in Cumberland, Maryland. Learn about the history and the recreational opportunities along the C & O Canal.

Washington DC for Teens
Exploring Washington, DC with teens? The nations capitol is a fun and educational place to visit and has lots of great attractions to appeal to teenagers. The following guide provides information about the top tourist attractions for teens as well as live entertainment and recreational activities.

Enjoy Washington, DC on a Budget
See a guide to free Washington, DC attractions and entertainment, cheap Washington, DC hotels and dining options and shopping on a budget in Washington, DC.

Best Sightseeing Tours in Washington DC
Best Sightseeing Tours in Washington, DC. Old Town Trolley, Monuments by Moonlight, DC Duck and Bike the Sites, Segway Tours. Explore the nation's capital on a guided tour.

One Day Tour of Washington, DC
Looking for an itinerary for a one day tour of Washington DC? See suggestions of how to get the most out of a first-time visit. Learn about the American government, see some of the highlights of the National Mall, tour the memorials and more.

Best Views in Washington, DC
Washington, DC is a beautiful city with lots of spectacular scenery. Here's a guide to finding the best views of the nation's capital.

Best 5 Washington DC Museums
Washington DC has dozens of wonderful museums to appeal to a wide range of interests. From large publicly funded institutions to small historic homes, you'll learn a great deal and find some welcome surprises when you visit many of Washington DCs museums. To help you plan a great visit to the nations capital, here are my personal favorites.

Washington DC Cruises along the Potomac River
Washington DC Cruises along the Potomac River. View the monuments from an hour-long or a lunch/dinner cruise.

Washington Nationals Ballpark Tours
The Washington Nationals offer behind-the-scenes tours of Nationals Park. The one-hour-and-fifteen minute ballpark tour features exclusive looks at the Nationals Dugout, Clubhouse and Bullpen, premium areas such as the Lexus Presidents Club and PNC Diamond Club, and The Shirley Povich Media Center.

Seadog Speedboat Cruises
Seadog Cruises offer speedboat cruises, high speed sightseeing tours on the Potomac River departing from a new dock at National Harbor, Maryland near Washington, DC. See landmarks such as Old Town Alexandria, the Wilson Bridge, Jones Point Lighthouse, Ft. Washington and Mt. Vernon.

Old Town Trolley Tours in Washington, DC
Old Town Trolley Tours, explore Washington, DC attractions at your own pace, See Old Town Trolley Tour Routes, prices, sightseeing tips and more.

Junior Ranger Programs – National Park Activities for Kids
Junior Ranger programs offer a fun way for kids to learn about the history of America’s National Parks. Junior Rangers, ages 6-14 enjoy activities, games and puzzles, earn Junior Ranger badges, patches, pins and stickers.

Georgetown Tours
Georgetown sightseeing tours explore Washington, DC's oldest neighborhood, see Georgetown's historic homes, the C & O Canal, Georgetown University, and more.

Civil War Battlefields Near Washington, DC
Find information about Civil War battlefields near Washington, DC, including Gettysburg National Military Park, Monocacy National Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield, Manassas National Battlefield, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Alexandria, Virginia Sightseeing Tours
Alexandria, Virginia Sightseeing Tours, Alexandria cruises, Alexandria horse drawn carriage rides, Alexandria ghost tours, and Old Town Alexandria historic walking tours.

Top 10 Places to Visit with Out-of-Town Guests in Washington, DC
When family and friends come to visit from out-of-town, here are some suggestions of interesting places to visit in Washington, DC. Get beyond the National Mall and show them the best pick of Washington, DC sights.

Washington, DC Attractions That Require Advance Planning
Which Washington, DCs attractions require reservations, tickets and advance planning? Find out how to visit these popular Washington, DC attractions.

Spy City Tours in Washington, DC
See more than 25 of Washington's most notable espionage sites used by some of the nation's infamous spies.

Ghost Tours in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Take a ghost tour and hear ghost stories and legends about the infamous haunted places in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Washington Harbour - Georgetown
Washington Harbour, Georgetown waterfront, luxury condominiums, office space, a public boardwalk and four restaurants.

Capitol River Cruises
Capitol River Cruises offers a 45-minute historical narrative sightseeing tour of Washington, DC aboard a small river boat.

Gardens in the Washington, D. C. Area
Explore the gardens in the Washington, D. C. area and see a variety of plants, flowers and trees. Take a tour with your About guide.

Top 10 Things to do in the DC/Capital Region
Top 10 Things to do in the DC/Capital Region. From museums to theatre to exploring the C & O Canal. Fun for the whole family in the Washington DC area. Tips from your About guide.

Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria
Explore a quaint historic town just over the Potomac River from Washington, D. C. Visit colonial houses, churches, and museums and shop for antiques.

DC Circulator Bus Service: A New Transit System
DC Circulator bus will provide inexpensive, frequent bus service around the National Mall increasing the accessibility to Washington, DC attractions and the downtown area.

Segway Tours in Washington, DC - Sightseeing on Wheels
Segway tours are the hip new way to explore Washington, DC! As you cruise past the monuments, the Smithsonian museums, the White House, the Capitol and more, your guide will inform you and entertain you with stories and historical facts about Washington, DC.

Spirit of Washington - Cruise Review - Washington, DC
Spirit of Washington, Cruise Review, Washington, DC, Spirit Cruises Review, sightseeing boat cruises along the Potomac River

Mule-Drawn Canal Boat Rides Along the C & O Canal in Washington, DC
Take a Mule-Drawn Canal Boat Ride and learn about the history of the C & O Canal in Washington, DC

Photos of Washington, DC from the Potomac River
Photos of Washington, DC from the Potomac River, See a Wide Range of Pictures of the Washington, DC Area

Getting Around Washington, DC.
Read tips on how to get around the Washington, DC. area by car, metro, bus or taxi.

Odyssey Cruise Review
Odyssey Cruise Review, a review of a premium cruise and sightseeing tour along the Potomac River in Washington, DC

Top 10 Things to Do in Frederick, Maryland
See a guide to the top things to do in Frederick, Maryland, including a variety of attractions, parks, recreation, shopping, dining and more.

Top Washington, DC Guidebooks
Find the best guidebooks to the Washington, DC area, includes the top travel books to visiting the major sights in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia

Restaurants and Dining Near the National Mall in Washington, DC
Find recommendations for dining near the National Mall in Washington, DC. From food courts to museum dining to street vendors, find out where to eat in downtown Washington, DC.

Cherry Blossom Tours in Washington, DC
The National Park Service offers a variety of FREE cherry blossom tours during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Talks/Walks, Junior Ranger Programs, Lantern Tours, Cherry Bike Tours

Booth Assassination Trail Tells Fascinating Story
Follow the John Wilkes Booth Assassination Trail and learn the story of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, take a sightseeing tour following the Booth Assassination Trail through parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Virginia Scenic Drives - 5 Scenic Driving Routes in Virginia

Virginia is a favorite destination for scenic drives and weekend getaways, especially during the fall and spring seasons. Here are five scenic destinations that offer gorgeous views and a peaceful retreat from the city.

Photo Tours – Washington DC Sightseeing Photo Tours
Taking a photo tour of Washington DC is a unique way to develop your photography skills while exploring the nation’s capital. Washington DC is a bustling city with all kinds of photo opportunities. A professional photographer will teach you how to take great pictures while you visit the most popular monuments and historic landmarks in Washington...

Food Tours in Washington DC
Find a variety of food tours in Washington, DC, Sample local cuisine at a variety of Washington DC restaurants, cafes and public markets while exploring historic neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to Georgetown to U Street.

25 Free Things to Do in Washington DC
There are plenty of free things to do in Washington DC all year-round. Whether you are looking for some family fun, an excursion out with some friends or even a quiet day to yourself, the nation's capital is a great place to experience a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities. You will find free attractions, festivals and events,...

Washington DC Churches
See pictures and learn about the historic churches in Washington DC, famous cathedrals in the District of Columbia

Most Romantic Places in Washington DC
Where are the most romantic places in Washington DC? The region is a full of romantic spots, scenic attractions, parks with beautiful views, elegant restaurants. Share your favorite romantic place in Washington, DC, Maryland or Northern Virginia.

Touring the Three Houses of Government in Washington, DC
The Three Houses of Government are key places to visit when sightseeing in Washington, DC. The White House, the Capitol and the Supreme Court are impressive buildings will help you understand more about the U.S. government and its history. Plan ahead and find out about how to take a tour of the three houses of government in the nation's capital.

Garden Tours in the Washington DC Area
Garden Tours in the Washington DC Area highlight the beauty of the season, explore gardens and historic homes in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

The Washington Mall 10 Things to Know About the Mall in Washington DC
Find everything that you need to know about the the Washington Mall. What are the main attractions? Where can you park near the Mall? What are the best things to do with kids? When are the most crowded times to visit? and much more.

Things to Do at National Harbor, Maryland
There are a variety of things to do at National Harbor, Maryland, the waterfront development on the Potomac River, just outside of Washington DC. National Harbor is a new community that will continue to develop with new things to do over the next decade. Find information about dining and entertainment for the whole family.

John F. Kennedy Center - Photos of the Performing Arts Center
See photos of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC and learn about the theater, its amenities and artwork.

Washington DC Pedicabs
Learn about pedicabs in Washington DC, an environmentally-friendly way to tour the nation's capital. Find Pedicab companies and arrange a ride in advance.

Anacostia River – Things to Know About the Anacostia Watershed
Find information about recreational activities and points of interest along the Anacostia River. Learn about the 8.7 mile river that flows from Prince George's County in Maryland into Washington, DC.

Top 10 Things to Do in Fairfax, Virginia
Find a variety of things to do in Fairfax, Virginia including historic sites, restaurants, outdoor recreation ideas, special events and more.

National Harbors Capital Wheel
The Capital Wheel at National Harbor is an observation wheel that will soar 175 feet above the Potomac River waterfront providing spectacular views of the Washington DC area including visibility of the White House and Capitol, the National Mall, Arlington National Cemetery and the parklands throughout the region.

Top 10 Things to Do in Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland, situated along the Chesapeake Bay, has lots of fun things to do and is an interesting place to explore. See a guide to the top things to do in Annapolis including information on museums, historic sites, shopping, restaurants, special events and more.

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