Anyone looking for an area of the United States filled with amazing history and many activities may like to visit Northern Virginia – Washington D.C. Here visitors can enjoy many interesting things to do and see on the east side of the U.S.A. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments, B&BS and campgrounds.
Northern Virginia has many great trails for hikers and cyclists including the Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail, which is the longest paved path in the country. There are numerous spots like the Potomac River to try watersports such as swimming, white water rafting and kayaking. Fishing is also a popular pastime in the area with various boat trip offered for tourists. Golfers will be spoiled for choice in the area with numerous 18-hole courses such as East Potomac Golf Course and Langston Golf Course. There is plenty to do in the winter months with skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snowtubing on offer at Virginia’s ski resorts as well as several ice rinks. Most towns have a good choice of bars, cafes and restaurants with a massive choice of food types from around the world. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from local grocery stores and markets all over the region. There are many shopping malls in Northern Virginia with a wide variety of shops and large department stores.
There are numerous interesting places to visit in Northern Virginia including Civil War Battlefields and the sites of the First and Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas. Tourists can visit various museums and galleries in the region including the Fairfax Rail Station Museum. Many old historic buildings and religious sites can be found in towns in the area including in places such as Old Town Alexandria. Washington D.C is brimming with interesting places to see including the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. Here there are also several museums such as the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum. The National Zoo is also located in Washington D.C
The hottest month of the year tends to be July with an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst the coldest is January with an average of just 35 degrees. The rainfall totals vary little from month to month with May and September the wettest months averaging approximately 3.8 inches.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located in Dulles, Virginia 26 miles west of Washington D.C. Flights arrive here from many cities across the world including Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Tokyo, Toronto and Vienna as well as many U.S cities. Taxis are available outside the terminal buildings and there are numerous car rental firms located at the airport.