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.

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