1 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

One of the country’s premier Institutions for art and culture, laid out in spacious, elegant surroundings on the National Mall.

2 Georgetown, Washington DC

Though now part of Washington, this eighteenth-century neighbourhood long predates the capital and draws visitors with its architecture, dining and shopping.

3 Colonial Williamsburg, VA

This reconstruction of colonial America, apothecaries and all, makes for a fun and interesting trip.

4 Monticello, VA

Thomas Jefferson’s home is as much an architectural icon as it is a symbol of democracy.

5 New River Gorge, WV

A spectacular river canyon with a 1000ft chasm carved in steep-walled limestone cliffs – one of the country’s outstanding natural attractions.

6 The Du Pont mansions, DE

Wilmington is the site of some of the East Coast’s greatest, most palatial mansions, once owned by the industrialist Du Pont family, and now open to the public.

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