Discover the historic area of Chesapeake Bay—a bustling port, beloved sports teams, and top sights from George Washington Birthplace National Monument to Six Flags America.

Known for

Historical Buildings, Festivals and Sports

Where to stay in Chesapeake Bay

Downtown Washington D.C.
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Downtown Washington D.C.

Museums, Culture, Monuments

Art galleries, museums and theaters as well as vibrant entertainment, nightlife and shopping districts await in this city center neighborhood.

Downtown Baltimore
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Downtown Baltimore

Ports, Urban, Culture

Downtown Baltimore is a welcoming neighborhood. You can satisfy your cultural palate with the art scene and museums.

Georgetown
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Georgetown

Historical Buildings, Universities, Museums

Discover some of Washington’s oldest buildings, upscale shops and vibrant nightlife in this elegant riverside suburb.

Dupont Circle
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Dupont Circle

Museums, Culture, Dining

Funky shops, historic houses and fascinating museums have turned this once-exclusive neighborhood into a fun-loving bohemian district. 

Crystal City
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Crystal City

Museums, Shopping, Dining

A welcoming neighborhood, Crystal City offers a variety of options for restaurants. For a taste of the local culture, you can check out the museums and shopping.

Capitol Hill
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Capitol Hill

Museums, Monuments, Libraries

Home to the emblematic U.S. Capitol Building, this central neighborhood is famous for its historic landmarks, markets, museums and nightlife.

Top Hotels in Chesapeake Bay

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Lord Baltimore Hotel
3.5 out of 5
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore
$84/night
Jul 29 - Jul 30
4.1/5Very Good! (3,990 reviews)

"Lovely historic hotel with excellent staff and service. Wish I could have stayed longer!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Lord Baltimore Hotel
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The Wink Hotel
4 out of 5
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington
$109/night
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.2/5Excellent! (1,542 reviews)

"Property is great walking distance to the White House, near great breakfast areas, cvs’s, atm’s. Rooms were decent size with a queen bed. Showers are big compare to other hotels we’ve stayed at. They are going through some construction, so between 0830-4 they tend to have people bagging and walking ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

The Wink Hotel
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Washington Plaza
4 out of 5
10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington
$109/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4.3/5Excellent! (9,417 reviews)

"The staff was very nice and helpful, the place itself is really pretty and the pool was great too!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Washington Plaza

Popular things to do in Chesapeake Bay

White House
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White House

Explore the home and workplace of the president of the United States. See entertainment areas and state rooms and learn about the history of this famous building.

Washington Monument
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Washington Monument

Centerpiece of the National Mall, America’s tribute to the country’s founding father stirs the soul while offering superb views from the top.

Arlington National Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery

Pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country in the best-known military cemetery in America.

National Aquarium in Baltimore
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National Aquarium in Baltimore

Inner Harbor’s biggest attraction recreates the marine and terrestrial habitats of thousands of animals from many parts of the globe.

Lincoln Memorial
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Lincoln Memorial

Epic words, exceptional architecture, and an inspirational view combine in this stirring tribute to America’s 16th president.

United States Capitol
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United States Capitol

Sitting on top of Capitol Hill is a Washington landmark that’s been the home of American democracy for more than 200 years.