Things to See and Do in the Capital Region
Just outside Washington, D.C., unforgettable adventures await. Delight your senses, satisfy your cultural and culinary cravings, and explore history throughout Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
1 Stroll along the streets of Bethesda
On the second Friday of each month, galleries and artist studios open their doors for the Bethesda Art Walk. Continue your cultural journey with shopping and dining. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment district is home to fantastic shopping and more than 200 restaurants. Bethesda also hosts literary and arts festivals as well as a summer concert series.
2 Paddle through history in Bladensburg
The Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center and Waterfront Park, part of The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, tells the story of the people, places and events of the War of 1812. Located on the Anacostia River, the waterfront park features a riverside walk and public fishing pier. Bring or rent a canoe, kayak or rowboat to explore the historic waterway.
3 Discover the spirit and charm of Frederick
The Main Street area of Frederick is known for its history, architecture and cuisine. Three centuries of American history come to life downtown. Discover old and new treasures alike as you browse the boutiques and antique shops along the way.
4 Spend a night (or weekend) on the town in National Harbor
This upscale urban-waterfront destination is the perfect setting for a date night, weekend escape, or girls’ getaway, with outlet shopping, dining and special events. Stunning shows, waterfront fitness and fabulous views make National Harbor an unforgettable place to visit.