Welcome to the cosmopolitan city of Washington,
DC - our Nation's Capital - where the diversity
of our nation's people comes together as one,
represented in the communities that sprawl out
through Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Among the city's many historic buildings,
museums and monuments, you'll find modern,
elegant shopping venues, international cuisine
and world-class fine and performing arts.
The landscape provides for lush, green
vegetation and gently rolling hills, with
cooling breezes that temper the air along the
Potomac River in summer. In winter, DC's
stonework architecture and National Christmas
Tree become wrapped in a light blanket of snow.
In spring, enjoy the blooms on display at the
annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
Families seek out the wild side of DC at the
National Zoo, and the thrill rides of area theme
parks, such as Paramount's King's Dominion.
Step back into history to discover what life
was like when George Washington and Thomas
Jefferson lived here, at Mount Vernon or
Monticello. Travel a little further south to
experience the living history of Jamestown or
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Or, take a
stroll along the boardwalk of Baltimore, to
visit its popular aquarium.
DC 's multicultural activities and sights are
all made easily accessible by the city's Metro
transportation system. It's a legendary,
world-class city ready and waiting to be
For more information on our Nation's Capital, and living in the DC metro area, follow these links:
Washington, DC Convention & Visitors Association
DC Chamber of Commerce