Capital Region USA travels—living the superlative life

The area known as the Capital Region consists of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and presents an opportunity for travelle…

Capital Region USA travels—living the superlative life

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The area known as the Capital Region consists of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and presents an opportunity for travellers to explore some of America’s greatest treasures. In this whirlwind trip, you will come across historic sites, national parks, and serene beaches. You will also find enchanting dining experiences, with some of the best winery trips in the country. The capital Region is definitely one of the very best regions to visit in the USA, and is a grand celebration of life. Find out all about it here!

Romance at the beach

Capital Region USA travels—living the superlative life

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Head to Virginia for a memorable beach holiday. Virginia Beach is where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, and you get a 4.8 km long boardwalk to see it all. The things to do here at Virginia Beach are for those who like to take their life slowly, and cherish every moment with the utmost joy. Within Virginia Beach, there are separate beaches and districts that are known for pleasing travellers from around the world. Of course you cannot miss out on the various water sports activities here, such as kayaking with dolphins, surfing, parasailing, and more. If you want to spend a few days here (which we suggest you do), you can rent a cottage in the Sandbridge community. There is an eclectic nightlife here as well, but if you have kids, we assure you that they will have a blast.

Ocean City in Maryland could be another beach vacation for you. Located between Atlantic Ocean, and Isle of Wight Bay, it is an amazing destination for a great family vacation, or a couple’s getaway. Ocean City offers amazing activities, so you can swim, surf, fish, kayak, and even experience canoeing. Summers are even better as Ocean City offers free family activities every day. This means you can attend some of the best concerts, movies, or even attend the Beach Olympics for free, or at a discount. The boardwalk at Ocean City is one of the finest in the country, known for its food, which is considered to be outstanding. There is more good news for visitors, as Ocean City also has an amusement park with some of the most thrilling rides. Do not miss out on the madness here at Ocean City.

One of the most unique places is the Assateague Island, you can explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests, and coastal bays. This is a great place to experience wildlife, and one of the highlights is horseback riding. You could also go camping here, and get involved in other activities such as shellfishing, surf fishing, and shell collecting among other things.

Great shopping & dining experien

Capital Region USA travels—living the superlative life

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Shopping is one of the highlights of any holiday, and in the Capital Region it is a treat. There are some amazing shopping destinations for travellers coming into this region.

In Washington DC, you definitely need to visit CityCenterDC. The ultimate shopping and dining experience awaits you here. The Plaza, and the Park here at the CityCenterDC are two places you ought to go to. While the Plaza has restaurants with world cuisine available here, Park on the other hand is the place that hosts events. Some of the most stylish shopping experiences are here, with stores such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Bulgari, Salvatore Ferragamo, Canali, Gucci, Hugo Boss, just to name a few.

In Virginia you have to go to Tysons Corner, where you can shop from the biggest names in brands, from American Eagle, to Apple, to Adidas, one can find almost everything here at Tysons Galleria mall. Pick a nice restaurant from all the various options available, and enjoy a nice meal. Or you could enjoy a quick fast food treat from the many options, and have a drink at one of the many bars.

When in Bethesda, Maryland, head to Bethesda Row for a great shopping and dining experience. It has over 30 fashion, and lifestyle brands, catering to men, women, and children. After a day of shopping and dining, you should head to Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema for the latest Hollywood flick.

In Arlington, Virginia, head to the the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, you will find fashionistas all around you. It is the largest enclosed mall in Arlington, and is full of amazing surprises for you. The mall has about 164 retail shops, and restaurants, it even has a Ritz Carlton property.

Pro tip for shopping in Capital Region – for some of the best goods bargains head to Arundel Mills in Hanover, Maryland; Tanger Outlets National Harbor, South of Washington, DC; and Leesburg Premium Outlets, located close to the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Luxury holiday experience

Capital Region USA travels—living the superlative life

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The Capital Region also brings forth the very best of luxury, so everyone who wants to experience a luxury holiday, you are in for a treat. At the end of winter, you can get yourself admitted to the Pink Tie Party of National Cherry Blossom Festival. Experience the best of cuisine available here in Washington DC, and mingle with the who’s who. For anyone who loves sports, try getting a courtside ticket to the Washington Wizards’ basketball game, or book a suite to watch cheer on Baltimore Ravens at a football match.

You will be glad to know that here you can also take a sightseeing aerial flight with Monumental Helicopters over DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore. Take the luxe a notch up with a yacht tour of the Chesapeake Bay. You could later head to the Four Seasons Hotel, or any other luxury hotel in the region for a spa treatment fit for the gods! But we must say that the spa at Four Seasons Hotel has been voted as one of the best.

Dining can be a luxurious experience too, and so we suggest that you take a tour of the farm-to-table restaurant that will enrich your understanding of the local culture and food. If you consider yourself a seafood fan, we suggest you try the fresh oysters at Pleasure House Chef’s Table tour. As of now, Washington DC has 18 Michelin Star restaurants, with The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia the only three-star restaurant in the region. So treat yourself to this superlative dining experience. Don’t forget to take a wine tour, the region is also known as home to about 400 wineries.

There are some amazing retreats here in the region as well, notably in Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia. It is life at its purest, and best, with some wholesome experiences that will leave you in love with the place. Interestingly, Thomas Jefferson’s (one of the Founding Fathers) home is located in this region, at Monticello, and you can take a tour of it.

There are some fine resorts in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are the epitome of fine holidays with golfing, tennis, and luxury dining as their forte.

Author: Arka Roy Chowdhury

Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Visit The USA by Mediawire team.

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