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Seize the Summer: Explore American history in Washington D.C. and Baltimore

Woman walking in DC

Though they are barely an hour apart, Washington D.C. and Baltimore are distinct in their offerings and culture. While D.C. is best known for its world-class museums, legendary monuments, and government landmarks, Baltimore is known for its Inner Harbor, Maryland crab, and being the birthplace of the national anthem. Due to their close proximity, travelers can easily visit both cities with convenient access via train. To learn more about each destination, we’ve put together a list of must-sees for each city this summer: 

Washington D.C.

Stretching the banks of the Potomac River, Washington, D.C. is well-known for its significance as the Capital of the United States. Immerse yourself in the vibrant neighborhoods and historic architecture of this must-see city.    

Experience all the Smithsonian has to offer 

The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum, education, and research complex in the world. Admission at all Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C. are free of charge and open every day of the year except December 25. 

We recommend the National Museum of African American History & Culture, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and National Portrait Gallery.  

Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

Get a tour of the U.S. Capitol 

Spend the day exploring National Mall

Get your fill at Ben’s Chili Bowl

Take a day trip to Alexandria


Discover the allure of Baltimore's waterfront attractions and historic neighborhoods, where the past and present converge to create a memorable experience for every visitor.  

Enjoy a day of family fun at Camden Yards

Catch The Os on their home field and spend a day at the ballpark. Be sure to grab an order of fries topped with Old Bay seasoning.

Experience the views and attractions of The Inner Harbor

Try the crab at historic Lexington Market

Experience History at Fort McHenry National Monument

Take a day trip to Annapolis

Whether you’re headed to the Nation's Capital or the Charm City, you’ll find lots to add to your itinerary. There’s no doubt the rich history and vibrant cultures of these two cities will provide visitors with an unforgettable travel experience. 


Head out on your next East Coast adventure this summer by booking your nonstop flight to DC or Baltimore today! 


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