Beautiful towns in the United States to visit near Washington DC

The United States is one of the North American countries and is located in the center of the North American continent, close to Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. We offer you this guide with a small tour of the American towns near Washington DC that you must visit when traveling to the United States.

The United States is a country bordered on the north by Canada, on the south by Mexico, on the west by the Pacific Ocean, and the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Characterized by having a federal district and 50 states divided into 3,144 counties, comprising a population of 331 million inhabitants living in 16,504 civil townships (municipalities) and where the majority of the inhabitants reside in the eastern part of the country, on the banks of the Potomac River and surrounded by the states of Virginia and Maryland, which is where its capital Washington DC is located. The official currency of the United States is the American dollar, the area code of the country is "+1" and the language that is spoken the most in the territory is English, although in some regions they use Spanish since it is the second most spoken language. In the North American territory, there is also a large community that speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and another that speaks French.

The territory of the United States is also identified as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world due to its large metropolises with impressive monuments and neoclassical buildings, its amusement parks, its extraordinary national parks, and its incredible wonders with overflowing nature such as thundering waterfalls, peaked mountains, deep valleys, glaciers, colorful gorges, and beautiful long beaches.

The climate in most US towns to visit is continental with cold winters and hot summers. In the United States, they carry the 4 weather stations; winters from December to March are cold where the minimum temperature is -34 °C and the maximum is 9 °C. The summers from June to September are hot, humid, and stormy at times in which its temperature averages from 20 ° C to 30 degrees Celsius. In autumn there are beautiful sunny days with a temperature between 25°C and 15°C from September to December. The rest of the year is spring when temperatures are mild, the sun often appears at an average temperature between 10 °C to 22 °C. Choosing the best time to travel to the United States is complicated because it is a very large country, but depending on the number of travelers that enter, the best time to travel to the United States is in spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October).

Something very attractive about tourism in the towns and cities near Washington D.C. is visiting places such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Gateway Arch, the Hollywood Sign, Central Park, Monument Valley, the Salvation Mountain, Route 66, Millennium Park, the Martin Luther King Memorial, Broadway, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Las Vegas casinos, the Empire State Building, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and amusement parks like the Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Hollywood Studios. Other good plans are to walk through landscapes such as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon of Colorado, Yosemite Valley, the Mesa Verde, the California Sequoias, the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, Lake Louise, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Niagara Falls, Haida Gwaii, Grand Teton National Park, Horseshoe Bend, and Yosemite National Park. Another of the many essential things to do in the United States is to visit museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, considered the largest museum in the world, the Coca-Cola Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the National World War II Museum and the NASA Kennedy Space Visitor Complex.

Before traveling to the United States, we recommend learning about the rich customs of Native Americans. Some important ones are:

  • Americans are on time for appointments, keep track of their calendars, and are always in a hurry
  • Hamburgers are the most common type of food
  • Americans compete all the time, even in a friendly way
  • Comics are one of America's most iconic traditions.
  • From an early age, Americans teach children to be independent
  • Take a Spring Break in the spring (go on vacation)
  • Americans love basketball, baseball, and American football
  • The SuperBowl is the biggest sporting event in the US and takes place on the first Sunday in February
  • America's Independence Day is celebrated in a big way
  • The Hollywood Walk of Fame has more than 2,400 stars
  • Americans love theater shows and the most famous avenue of theater, Broadway!
  • Organic waste is thrown directly into the dishwasher.
  • The New Year is celebrated with the drop of the Times Square Ball
  • Some Americans measure success by how much money they make
  • Some Americans assume their superiority over others
  • Breakfasts are very important and full of calories like bacon, eggs, pancakes, or waffles
  • Americans are very proud of their country
  • Toilet paper can be flushed down the toilet
  • Everything in the United States is produced in large quantities
  • Americans always tip at the end of a service rendered
  • The United States is the second most visited country in the world after France

Regarding the culture of the inhabitants, of the cities and beautiful towns of the United States, they are recognized for consumerism, respect for private life, independence, self-confidence, being direct, being honest, being frank, attaching great importance to achievement, personal success and believing in hard work to achieve a comfortable standard of living. Traditions such as celebrating Independence Day every July 4 on the day they proclaimed their freedom from the British Empire, celebrating Halloween on October 31, Easter at the end of Easter, Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November where Christmas on December 25 with a light show and incredible decorations, Martin Luther King Day on January 15 and celebrating New Year's Eve in Times Square are the most important.

But the truly special thing that stands out in most American towns is its cuisine. Some typical dishes such as the hot dog or hot dogs, the hamburger, chicken wings, apple pie, pot pie, turkey, pancake, macaroni and cheese, pork ribs with barbecue sauce, onion, jambalaya, tomato-stuffed pizza, chocolate chip cookies, and sandwiches like the Reuben sandwich, the Philly cheesesteak, the Sloppy Joe, and the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.

The United States is without a doubt home to the most beautiful cities and towns in all of America. So that you can fully enjoy what this beautiful country has to offer, we have left you a route through the American destinations that we consider to be the best cities and tourist towns in the United States that you should go to.

Some are small towns but have their charm, others are cities that enjoy an excellent climate, and modern architecture, surrounded by incomparable natural beauties, and some other American towns have beautiful beaches, gastronomic wealth, historical wealth, or a colonial, Amerindian, federal and modern style that makes them magical; that's why it's good to visit everyone.




Friday Harbor


Harpers Ferry


Lake Placid

San Agustín





New Shoreham




Bar Harbor

Cape May

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