McAfee Knob, Roanoke, Virginia
McAfee Knob, Roanoke, Virginia
Windsurfing in Ocean City, Maryland, at sunset
Ocean City, Maryland
Great Falls Park, Virginia
Great Falls National Park
Loys Station Covered Bridge, Maryland
Loys Station Covered Bridge
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Camping on Mount Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia
Camping at Mount Rogers
McAfee Knob, Roanoke, Virginia
Windsurfing in Ocean City, Maryland, at sunset
Great Falls Park, Virginia
Loys Station Covered Bridge, Maryland
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Camping on Mount Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia

Outdoors & Nature

Discover famous beaches near Washington, DC, including Virginia Beach and Maryland's Ocean City. Then explore the mountains near Washington, DC – the famous Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia make for a breathtaking getaway.

From Atlantic Coast beaches and the Chesapeake Bay to scenic national parks and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Capital Region is full of ways to explore the outdoors and experience adventures in nature. Enjoy swimming, fishing, paddling, boating, biking, hiking, camping, wildlife-viewing and more, all with the region's dramatic landscape as the backdrop.