Top Attractions in the D.C. Area

Discover the D.C. Area During NatCon22

Let ContinuumCloud help you navigate all that D.C. has to offer while you're in the area for NatCon22. Explore the popular landmarks and enjoy the local fare at these top-rated restaurants! 

Looking forward to visiting National Harbor for NatCon22? This waterfront resort destination features dozens of boutique shops, restaurants, and more. The gorgeous promenade features an outdoor art gallery and truly has something for everyone. Here are a few more restaurants and attractions in the area that you can explore before, during, or after the conference. 

Check out these popular restaurants within walking distance of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center: 

152 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 (3 min / .1 mile walk) 

  • Succotash (Southern, American, Breakfast/Brunch) 

Other iconic and popular restaurants around D.C. include Le Diplomate, a French Brasserie serving breakfast and brunch, Founding Farmers, a farm to table experience representing local farmers and specializing in American fare, and Unconventional Diner for modern comfort food. For more popular restaurant suggestions visit Thrillist’s “Everywhere You Need to Eat in DC Right Now.” 

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the most famous landmarks in our country’s history. From the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and so many other museums and historical monuments, D.C. has an endless list of historical sites to fill your free time! 

  • Washington Monument - Built to honor George Washington, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States, the Washington Monument was once the tallest building in the world at just over 555 feet. The monument to America’s first president still holds the title of world’s tallest stone structure and obelisk.  

  • Lincoln Memorial - The grand Lincoln Memorial towers over the Reflecting Pool, anchoring the western end of the National Mall. The best way to approach the memorial is from the east, by the Washington Monument and the National World War II Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial honors President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th United States president. 

  • Arlington National Cemetery - The Arlington National Cemetery is the country’s largest military cemetery and serves as the final resting place for more than 400,000 military veterans and their immediate family from the fronts of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as World Wars I and II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, the Cold War and America’s Civil War.  

  • National Archives Museum - Home to the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, the National Archives holds more than 15 billion records. Visit our newest exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery.  

Have some extra time to explore the area? Here some unique attractions just a short drive away from the D.C. area.  

  • Planet Word Museum - Language is what makes us human. From earliest childhood we weave our words into speech to communicate. At Planet Word we inspire and renew a love of words and language through unique, immersive learning experiences.  

  • Luray Caverns - The largest caverns in Eastern America and the most visited in the United States. This U.S. Natural Landmark is located 90 minutes southwest of Washington, DC, just 10 minutes from Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park.  

  • National Aquarium - Located in the heart of Baltimore's vibrant Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium features thousands of animals in award-winning habitats. Journey from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the rain forest and beyond.  

To check out more popular tourist attractions visit: or Tripadvisor and for a list of local events and festivals during NatCon22 visit: D.C. Events & Festivals.    

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