Travel guide to Capital Area

Facts

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Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The area can be visited all year, but the best times are in the spring and in the fall. The summers can get very hot with a high humidity, and the winters can be very cold with lots of snow.

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 a.m. in the U.K., it is 07.00 a.m. in this area.

Culture and entertainment

There are several festivals and similar large arrangements in the area. Washington DC has the International Film Festival in May. And Virginia hosts both the Harbour Fiest and the Seawall Festival and the Boardwalk Art Show and Festival in June. Maryland has the Maryland State Fair in August and the Maryland Wine Festival in September. On top of this, the 4th of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving are celebrated in all states.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are good accommodation possibilities in the area. In all towns and cities you will find hotels in several price levels, hostels, guesthouses and often B&Bs as well. In the Washington DC area it can be a good idea to book in advance. Book your hotel in Capital Area here

Local transport

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Taxi

Taxis are operating in all cities. It is easy to hail them in the street, and they all use a taximeter.

Other transport

Buses and trains connect all towns, and it is possible to take domestic flights as well.
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