Take a trip and visit historical sites in Washington D.C., such as the Smithsonian Institution museums, the U.S. Capitol, and the White House. Also, be sure to stop by nearby Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the country's first building specifically intended to become an art museum.
You'll always find things to do near the University of Maryland. Visit the College Park Aviation Museum to explore aircraft exhibitions, memorabilia from famous flights, and the world's oldest operating airfield. Sports enthusiasts can catch a thrilling game at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, which has hosted national football championships and the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four.
Football fans should head to FedExField, one of the NFL's largest stadiums. Catch a game to cheer on the Washington Football Team as you enjoy an unparalleled stadium atmosphere complete with craft beer. If you're visiting during the offseason, go behind the scenes on a stadium tour and get a glimpse at the team's locker room, the cheerleader dance studio, and Joe Gibbs Club Level.
For fun things to do in the area year-round, visit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to learn about space exploration missions from the GLOBE Hall exhibit, the James Webb Telescope, and Solarium, a large-scale digital art installation utilizing footage NASA scientists use to study the sun. Then, visit the hiking trails at Greenbelt Park, an urban oasis worth exploring no matter the season
While staying in College Park, be sure to visit National Harbor, an entertainment hub located along the Potomac River. Here, you can shop at over 65 boutiques, specialty stores, and big-name retailers. Also, make sure to explore Historic Greenbelt or Catch a sporting event at Xfinity Arena, explore Lake Artemesia Natural Area, or see a show at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.