Local Area Attractions Near Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday
Washington DC / Capitol KOA is a perfect place to stay to visit all the local tourist attractions. Our campground is just 20 minutes from downtown Annapolis, home of the United States Naval Academy, 20 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and 30 minutes from the New Carrollton Metro Station to Washington DC, our Nation's Capitol. Let Capitol KOA be your home base while re-living our Nation's rich American history and visiting all the beautiful attractions this area has to offer.
US Capitol Building
The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors with tour reservations from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on Inauguration Day. Only visitors with reservations may enter the Capitol Visitor Center.
Tour reservations can be scheduled through the Capitol Visitor Center website or through the office of one of your senators or your representative. The last tour of the day is at 3 p.m. Please leave time to go through security. https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/visit/book-a-tour
National Mall and Memorial Parks
This is where the nation comes to remember and where history is made. As “America's Front Yard,” the National Mall and Memorial Parks is home to many of our country's most iconic memorials telling the story of people and events that shaped us as a nation. Each year, millions of people come to recreate, commemorate presidential legacies, honor our veterans, and make their voices heard. Do you want to recreate in a natural environment? Explore historic buildings and landmarks? Celebrate in a major festival? There are more than 30 national parks located in DC. Visit the website for park information, as well as useful trip ideas.
Smithsonian Museums and Galleries
Visit the world's larges museum complex! All Washington DC area museums are free of charge. Please visit their website for any locations requiring timed-entry passes.
Annapolis, The gem of the Chesapeake
James Michner referred to Annapolis as "the most beautiful state capitol in the US". There you will find the US Naval Academy, Maryland State House, historic colonial homes, boat cruises and delicious Maryland seafood.
Mount Vernon, The Home of George and Martha Washington
This historic site features Martha and George Washington's beautifully furnished home, plus estate grounds. Mount Vernon is open 365 days of the year and welcomes an average of one million visitors each annually. Located 46 miles from the campground this attraction may be reached by car or boat.
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Local Area Recreation Near Washington DC / Capitol KOA Holiday
The Chesapeake Bay is an angler's oasis and with Anne Arundel County's over 500 miles of scenic shoreline, you are never far from casting your line in search of the perfect catch. From local fishing chargers to our picturesque parks, there are fishing hotspots all across the region sure to reel in a good time. Make memories with a group outing or seek solitude on an out-of-the-way stream, either way, you may just catch tonight's dinner! Explore our shore and discover for yourself why fishermen of all ages and abilities love to cast their net in the heart of the Chesapeake!
Make a Splash
Just ask any local and they will tell you the best way to experience Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is by boat, paddleboard, or kayak. Boasting 533 miles of shoreline, our coves, creeks, rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay are among Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's most popular streets and alleyways. Many options to choose from!
Imagine this: A captivating morning paddle on the Potomac River. An afternoon spent roaming the halls of a Smithsonian museum. An evening enjoying one of DC's iconic sports teams. A monumental meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant.