Washington, D.C. can’t help but be at the top of most bucket lists. The capital of the United States is one of the most visited destinations in the world with a reported 20 million tourists arriving here every year. Not only is the District of Columbia where many of the nation’s most famous historic attractions are located, it’s also where exciting discoveries are being made in the worlds of culinary, culture and entertainment. Throughout the year you’ll find local events like free street festivals, colonial-themed markets with actors dressed in traditional era costumes, and restaurant week featuring Michelin Star chefs.

Travelers on a budget can enjoy themselves strolling picturesque Washington Mall. You’ll find the U.S. Capitol to the east, the White House to the north, as well as Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Museums, which are always free to explore. If you’re visiting with your family, be sure to stop by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo with free admission 364 days a year.

Washington, D.C. is approximately 28 miles from Cambria Hotel Arundel Mills-BWI Airport. Check off one more city from your bucket list and treat yourself to a day of fun and discovery in the birthplace of the United States of America.