Our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC was originally formed from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia. Washington, DC is located along the Potomac River and is part of the seventh largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Known for politics, marble monuments, grand museums and diverse neighborhoods; DC affords its 660,000 residents with endless activities and patriotic experiences. ”The District” is also home to plenty of athletic entertainment through four major men’s professional sports teams (Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Washington National’s, and DC United), two major marathon races and four NCAA Division 1 teams. It should come as no surprise that Washington DC is known to many as a national center for the arts. Home to 11 free Smithsonian Institution museums, The Washington Ballet, The Washington Opera, Kennedy Center and Ford’s Theater, Washington, DC offers its residents and visitors countless entertainment opportunities.
The quickest way to travel around DC is the Metro System, consisting of 91 stations and 117 miles of tracks, or the DC Circulator bus system. Should you choose to explore surrounding areas, Union Station offers access to buses, MARC Trains, and Amtrak Trains.