Getaways From Washington, D.C.

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The Once-endangered Chesapeake Bay Is Thriving Again — and Fall Is the Perfect Time to See It

The waters of the Chesapeake are thriving again — propelling the area's rich cuisine to the national stage. Travel + Leisure visits in fall, when the oysters, blue crabs, and golden foliage are all at their best.
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Washington, D.C. Tour: Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights

The Latin American culture beats strong in these connecting neighborhoods, as does an unsuppressible indie spirit.
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Washington, D.C. Tour: U Street

African-American roots and entrepreneurial spirit meet in this vibrant D.C. neighborhood.
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Washington, D.C. Tour: The National Mall

Museum- and monument-hopping is effortless along the National Mall, a grassy “boulevard” heavily salted with some of the country’s most revered institutions and icons.
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Washington, D.C. Tour: Southwest Waterfront/Navy Yard

The river scene pops with maritime attractions—a boisterous fish market, social sails, and a Navy museum—and baseball.