Snake Gabrielson's
DC Region Sites to See

Since many visitors stop in my area every year, I decided to put this short flyer together highlighting some of our most famous local spots. There are so many things to see and do around here that it's impossible to hit everything in one visit. For my visiting friends, I usually can take you to all the best spots.

Washington D.C. is the nations capital. You can tour the Whitehouse, visit many great museums and monuments, stop at famous battlefields like Bull Run and Gettysburg, get a dose of culture or do just about everything else you are looking for in a vacation getaway. It's a good place to visit for surfers al well as an educational experience since DC is located close to great surfing locations like Assateague Island National Seashore, Ocean City, and Virginia Beach.

You can also visit places like Colonial Williamsburg, 173 acres and more than 500 restored and reconstructed buildings of this famous early settlement. There is also the restored first settlement of Jamestown nearby.

Assateague Island, famous for its wild horses, is a barrier island bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Sinepuxent Bay. The island features two miles of ocean beaches that offer swimming, beachcombing, sunbathing, surfing and fishing. Chincoteague Island farther south is a similar island featuring the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, the perfect setting for photography buffs.

The most consistent break near DC is Ocean City. It's located on the eastern side of Maryland. It has 140 streets of white beautiful sandy beaches. Other than areas where the beach has been replenished, the best part about Ocean City is that each street has different surf break conditions. Where one street can be totally flat and the next street can feature nice little waves! That is the fun part about Ocean City, If you feel like a shore break then head down to 100th street. If you feel like getting tubed then hit the OC Inlet.

Another great surf break is the Indian River Inlet, particularly the north end called the Cove. It's home to great fishing and a wonderful stretch of beach which is part of the 2,018-acre Delaware Seashore State Park.

Below are some of the more famous sights in the DC region.

Washington DC has Many Memorials
Some of the best are:
Jefferson - Lincoln - Washington - Iwo Jima - Vietnam - Grant - Korean War - Arlington National Cemetary - WWII
Our Nation's Greatest Treasures and Buildings are Right Here
National Archives - Smithsonian Institution Museums (Air & Space, Natural History, American History) - White House - National Capital - Supreme Court - Pentagon
Historic Locations & Battlefields Abound
Mt Vernon - Williamsburg - Jamestown - Gettysburg - Bull Run - Antietam - Yorktown - Harpers Ferry - St Mary's City - B & O Canal - Annapolis - Georgetown
Many Natural Wonders to See and Photograph
Solomons, Chincoteague & Assateague Islands - Chesapeake Bay - Great Falls on the Potomac - Shenandoah National Park - Luray Caverns - Rosevelt Island - Cape Henelope State Park
Great Surfing Beaches
Cape May (NJ) - Wildwood (NJ) - Cape Henelope (DE) - Indian River Inlet (DE) - Fenwick Island (DE) - Ocean City (MD) - Assateague Island (MD) - Chincoteague Island (VA) - Virginia Beach (VA)
Cultural & Performing Arts are Big Here
Wolftrap - Kennedy Center - Ford's Theater - National Gallery of Art
Major Amusement Parks
7 Flags - Kings Dominion - Hershey Park - Busch Gardens - Water Country USA
You can always go visit historic Baltimore, just up the road.
Baltimore Inner Harbor - Civil War Museum on President Street - Babe Ruth Birthplace - Edgar Allen Poe cemetary - Fell's Point - Ft McHenry
On Good Days it Smokes
Indian River Inlet, DE & 62nd St, Ocean City, MD

So plan a visit and see for yourself. Better yet, plan an educational odyssey and you will learn why the Washington D.C. region is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.