Peaking at 555ft (and 5in), the Washington Monument is not only the tallest building in the District but also the tallest freestanding stone structure in the world. It’s an icon that defines the Washington, DC, skyline. Go even further than Dan and Audrey by taking the 70-second elevator ride to the observation deck for the city’s best views.
DC resident and national celebrity DJ Enferno has toured with Madonna and mixed for huge crowds, but it’s his latest passion project that is making the most impact. Check out Kid Creator (mix-major.com) for more information. For your own local music experience, head to U St between 7th St and 14th St NW, where you’ll find loads of intimate music venues.
The quaint and colorful Cambridge Farmers Market is one of the only waterfront farmers markets in Maryland. Friendly vendors sell everything from fresh meat to ripe fruits and vegetables. The market is open 3-6pm Thursdays, from May through mid-October at Long Wharf Park.
Enjoy sweeping views of both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean as you soar above Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Virginia Hang Gliding operates from a 23-acre flight park and offers exhilarating tandem flights with an experienced glider. You can simply float or, like Daniel, opt for heart-pounding aerobatics.
Assateague Island, one of the most picture-perfect spots on the mid-Atlantic coast, preserves a rare stretch of undeveloped seashore. It’s a pristine sanctuary where you can swim, cycle, hike, fish, canoe, kayak or camp, with nothing but the sound of the surf and the whir of the wind as your companions.
Besides its natural appeal, Assateague Island is home to a legendary herd of wild ponies. Each July, thousands of people flock to Chincoteague Island for the annual Pony Swim, made famous by Marguerite Henry’s novel Misty of Chincoteague, to watch as ‘salt-water cowboys’ herd the horses across the channel at low tide.