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5 places to visit near Washington DC

5 places to visit near Washington DC

Do you like history? How about taking an English course in the capital of the United States? Besides being the capital, in Washington DC you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the United States of America. Walking around the White House, visiting the Lincoln Memorial and other famous monuments, it’s also possible to study and visit some wonderful public libraries in the city such as the Library of Congress.
But it’s not only in Washington DC where you will find tourist attractions and learn about the country’s history. Learn more about these 5 places to visit near Washington DC during your English course and let yourself be charmed for this region in North America.

Alexandria

If you enjoy art, you have to visit Alexandria.
Located about 20-minutes from Washington DC, walk through King Street until you get to Old Town Alexandria.

It’s an area with lots of art and antique stores, restaurants and the famous Torpedo Factory Center. This is an old factory that now hosts a permanent art festival where you can observe the artists while they are working in their studios.

Fredericksburg

Located about 1-hour from Washington DC, this historic city was founded in 1728. It was the city where the first United States president George Washington lived and also the scene of great battles during the civil war.
The city has over 350 original buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries and has lots of museums, restaurants and stores.

Gettysburg

The city is located in the Pennsylvania state about 90-minutes away from Washington DC.
You can visit many attractions in the city, do lots of activities and learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought in 1863 during the American civil war.

Gettysburg

The city of Gettysburg also hosts important education institutions such as the Lutheran Theological Seminary, founded in 1826 and the Gettysburg College, which was founded in 1832.

Winchester

The city was founded in 1744 and is a historic neighbourhood full of stores, restaurants and unique architecture.
Take some time to visit the Old Town of Winchester, an arts centre that hosts concerts, plays and other cultural events during the year.
The city is located about 90-minutes away from Washington DC.

Ellicott City

This historic city has restaurants and stores, and it’s located about 1-hour away from Washington DC.
This historic district includes the Ellicott City Station, which is the oldest surviving train station in the entire United States.

There are many beautiful places to visit near Washington DC. If you’d like to learn English in the capital of the US, EC Washington DC is one of the best language schools here. It’s located in the heart of the city, only 5 minutes from the White House.

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