Half political swagger, half cultural epicenter, Washington D.C. is a must for all lovers of American travel! With its inspiring and historic public buildings and iconic landmarks, the Federal capital is a showcase for official power. But beyond the gleaming limestone buildings, which visitors so often only see on the screen, D.C. is animated by its cosmopolitanism, its rich intellectual life spearheaded by Georgetown University and an intense cultural life illustrated by an incredible collection of museums lined along the National Mall. Each year, the city welcomes spring with its National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tradition that showcases the breathtaking gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo and which includes special events held near the monuments and museums along the Mall.
at nearby Mount Vernon
+ Visit Annapolis, Maryland’s lovely capital along the Chesapeake River, famous for its crab and other seafood specialties
+ Explore the Historic Triangle of Virginia - Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg, and discover the history of plantations, slavery and the role of religion in the events leading to the historic Siege of Yorktown
+ Hike the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the most famous
pedestrian trail in the world