The District is a
planned city ó one of the most beautifully designed and
distinguished cities in the world. Its site, at the mouth of the
Potomac River, was selected in 1790 as the nation's capital. It is a
city where extraordinary people live, work and play ó a city of
vibrant and colorful neighborhoods.
The District is host to many events, including: The Cherry
Blossom Festival; The Smithsonian's Folklife Festival; an
Independence Day Parade, concert and fireworks; The White House
Easter Egg Roll; The Adams-Morgan Day Festival; The DC Blues
Festival and the list goes on and on. There is always something new
to explore in this great city.
DC also offers a whole range of seasonal activities from boating
on the Potomac to winter ice skating on the Mall. You can bike
through Rock Creek Park and the Mount Vernon Bike Trail. There are
special canoeing sites, golf courses, hiking, ice skating rinks and
Washington, DC is bounded by Virginia on one side and Maryland on
the other. The metro subway system makes it very easy to go in and
out of the District to its neighboring jurisdictions.
A quick jaunt across
the Potomac from the capital and you'll be in Arlington, home of the
Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and Reagan National Airport.
If the historical aspect of Arlington doesn't appeal to you, perhaps
the distinct flavors of Arlington's diverse neighborhoods will.
recently, Bethesda was a quiet Maryland town, but it has grown to
become one of the largest, most influential and most affluent
suburban communities in the nation. Bethesda offers a growing mix of
cosmopolitan restaurants, shops and nightlife. Known as the home to
the world renowned National Institutes of Healthó the city combines
urban modernity and old fashioned charm.
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Metro area, contact