Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.
From the sparking waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the splendor that is the Atlantic Ocean and Virginia's sunny beaches...the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains & the Shenandoah Valley. If you love history as I do, Virginia is a treasure trove of places to see...Arlington, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville...the homes and birthplaces of our nation's leaders and heroes. Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields intermingle and never fail to bring tears to my eyes.
Beautiful scenery, land rich in history and the largest home of the United States Navy, our home for 8 years, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Head on up to Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland. Enjoy their historical landmarks, their ties to the US Navy, the glowing waterfronts. You will love Annapolis and it's narrow bricked streets, and Baltimore's lovely Inner Harbor Marketplace, it's ties to the game of baseball and Fort McHenry, the very place in which Francis Scott Key wrote our national anthem.
Washington DC is unforgettable in every sense of the word. The museums are unparalleled, the monuments, awe inspiring. Although rich in history, it is also the active seat of our Federal government. But the government buildings are open to us, the public. Some always, some by special pass or invitation but open they are. We have been fortunate to watch the inner workings of the Senate, the House, the National Archives...visited history, both long past and not so very in the stunning rooms of The White House.
You will run out of time to see everything long before you tire of all there is to do in this part of the world.