The nation's capital is an incredible place filled with cultural attractions and world-class entertainment venues, as well as some of the best shopping and dining available. The Smithsonian Museums are the most visited museums in the world and there's nothing more majestic than viewing the monuments on the national mall at night.
Despite popular opinion, the city is not all marble and granite monuments! There are beautiful parks and recreational facilities sprinkled throughout D.C. and its suburbs. Go for a stroll along the C&O canal or rent a paddle boat on the Tidal Basin to get up close and personal with the Jefferson Memorial or the famous cherry blossoms.
For sports fans, our nation's capital is home to the Redskins, the Nationals, the Wizards, and the DC United. Plus, the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens are just a few miles to the north.
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