Where some of the most iconic landmarks in the country inspire a new sense of patriotism – just by simply standing before their grandeur. You can't help but feel as you walk the grounds of not only our Nation's capitol, but also historic areas in Northern Virginia that were also instrumental in shaping America's early history.
The District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, while filled to the brim with massive history and even bigger ideals, still manage to deliver an intimate experience. Consider the charm of neighborhoods like Dupont Circle where Embassy Row Hotel is located. Business people, travelers and locals crisscross the circle on their way to downtown, uptown and the National Mall. Dignitaries from around the world work on affairs of state. Yet, amid the year-round bustle, there's an undeniable sense of community where strollers, shoppers, bar goers and more coalesce in an almost village-like setting. And a mere 45 minutes away, find Leesburg, VA, where Lansdowne Resort resides. Here, you can enjoy the slower side of history. Sitting along the Potomac River, Leesburg, VA, is a hot spot for touring historic sites of the Colonial and Civil War eras, not to mention the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail – offering hiking, biking and jogging through the town's scenic landscapes.
These unique qualities, history and landmarks make Washington, DC, and the surrounding area an exciting and memorable vacation destination – one that everyone must experience to truly appreciate.