Eastern USA - Washington, DC & The Capital Region (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Washington, DC & the Capital Region chapter from Lonely Planet’s Eastern USA guidebook.

No matter your politics, it’s hard not to fall for the nation’s capital, with its iconic monuments, vast museums and venerable restaurants. Beyond the Beltway, the diverse landscapes of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware offer potent enticement to travel beyond the marble city.

  • visit Washington’s Smithsonian Institution museums, then watch the sun set over Lincoln Memorial
  • maps
  • trace America’s roots at the living-history museum of Colonial Williamsburg
  • transportation
  • explore the region’s nautical past with a pub crawl through Baltimore’s cobblestoned port-town neighborhood of Fell’s Point
  • restaurants & accommodations
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