Whether you live in the DC, Maryland or Virginia area or just so happen to be visiting the DMV, there are activities in each city for everyone to enjoy.

From visiting the nation’s capitol building to one of the many walking trails in Arlington, here is a mini-guide to help you enjoy the perfect solo vacation in the DMV.

Where To Stay


If you are looking to stay in the DC’s city center near Dupont and Logan Circle, and be in walking distance to U Street, The Viceroy D.C is a great option.

If you happen to be in historic Arlington, Le Méridien Arlington has views of the Potomac River and is just a quick walk to Georgetown.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel has panoramic views of the Inner Harbor and Patapsco River. It’s also a convenient location for all neighboring attractions.

Things To Do


As museums begin to open, consider a visit to The National Museum of Women in the Arts. This happens to be one of the few major museums dedicated to Women’s art.

The Mount Vernon Trail is a 17-mile path in Northern Virginia for bicyclists, hikers, and everything in between. The trail runs along the Potomac River and leads you into Washington, DC.

National Aquarium houses over 20,000 water animals and is located at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Where To Eat


Café Dear Leon is a late-night and early morning dessert bar & café that all the locals of Baltimore rave about. From their classic apple pie to their ham and cheese croissants, you will find yourself craving their food at all hours.

Mexicue is a staple hang-out spot for both tourists and locals in DC. Located on 14th Street, it is the perfect place to enjoy the best happy hour Washington, DC has to offer.

RedRocks Arlington is a foodie’s paradise. Their menu ranges from different styles of pizza to local craft beers and even complex burgers.  

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