Washington DC is always popular for its historical and political prominence. Obviously, you may include a Washington monument tour, historical tour, museum tour, etc., in your itinerary. Actually, the city is known for a number of serene neighborhoods and surrounding states as well. If you have a Washington DC tour on the horizon, it is always better to spare one or two days in order to explore any of the enchanting neighborhoods here. Needless to mention, Washington DC is one of the most populated states in the United States of America and hence, you will not get a chance to spend some peaceful time on your city tours. However, choosing any of the stunning spots around the American capital city will let you give a harmonic makeover to your DC trip. The most attractive point this case is that all these spots are at a driving distance from the center of the city. Some of those incredible spots around DC that you may pay a visit on your Washington DC tours are listed below.
Annapolis is known as the ‘sailing capital of the world’ and this crown jewel is popular for the United States Sailboat Show, and the elite American Naval academy. In addition, the neighborhood is also popular for its enchanting aura. Note that you can see a number of streets in the city that is paved with brick along with unique restaurants and shops on both sides. This will give you a true insight into the real American lifestyle. The capital of Maryland is only at 45 minutes distance towards the east of Washington DC. Some of the major attractions in the city include historic Maryland State House, historic cemeteries, Tiffany glass windows, Naval History Museum, etc.
Another stunning place that you may venture on your Washington DC tours is Baltimore, which is at an approximately 60-minute distance from the city. If you are not much into driving, you can rely on the public transportation service in the city as well to reach the place. Note that the metro trains, as well as buses in DC have service to Baltimore every day.
The city is one of the biggest American seaports and hence, will be a great option for all the seafood lovers. Note that the crab dishes at this destination are really popular. Furthermore, Baltimore offers a number of family-friendly attractions making it an ideal option to include in the itinerary, if you are holidaying with your family. Some of the major attractions here include Fells Point, Inner Harbor, Camden Yards Baseball Stadium, Maryland Science Center and Davis Planetarium, The 19th Century Fort McHenry, The National Aquarium that host more than 7000 species of aquatic animals, reptiles, birds, mammals, and amphibians, etc.