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DC & VA Side Trips




Washington, DC
It's easy to think of Washington simply as the nation's capital. There are government buildings, many quite imĀ­pressive, and grand monuments, but they just scratch the surface.

National Harbor, DC
Two travelers on a small sailboat try to put the whole National Harbor experience into perspective.

Alexandria, VA
Things to see and do, shopping, dining, special happenings, and information.

Discovering Captain John Smith's Rappahannock
A major artery on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, the Rappahannock both challenged and fascinated its famous explorer/cartographer.

Urbanna, VA
Long a favorite destination for boaters who enjoy Urbanna Creek's protected anchorage and numerous marinas, this town has broader appeal as well.

Deltaville, VA
Easy-going Deltavile is all about boats.

Yorktown, VA

History runs deep in this port town, which was founded in 1691.

Portsmouth, VA
Things to see and do, shopping, dining, special happenings, and information.

Norfolk, VA
Energetic, sophisticated, fun-- Norfolk is a port of call where there never seems to be enough time to do all you hope to do.



John Smith Trail
Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith mapped and documented nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and its rivers. Along the way they visited many thriving Native American communities and gathered information about this "fruitful and delightsome land." In December 2006 the U.S. Congress designated the routes of Smith's explorations of the Chesapeake as a national historic trail--the first national water trail. Click here for more.