Sleep Inn & Suites Upper Marlboro near Andrews AFB
9310 Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 599-9400
Fax: (301) 599-0820
This oval-shaped building has a maximum capacity of 5,200 and hosts a large variety of sporting events, concerts and trade shows. Its large space allows itself to easily covert into 3 banquet or meeting rooms for other celebrations. Check their website for a calendar of events and ticketing information.Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
Early morning is the time to catch the blooming water-bound plants of this park. Run by the National Park Service, the 12-acre marshland park is often overlooked by visitors who head for better-known Washington sites. As a result, the park is an uncrowded getaway. Nature-lovers and children especially will enjoy more than 100,000 flowering plants and fauna sightings.
Freed slaves first settled this area once known as Uniontown, just after the Civil War. Today, this 1,200-acre setting, including Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, is enjoyed by children and adults alike. The park offers a range of activities including tennis, basketball, roller-skating, an indoor pool and an ice skating rink. In addition, there is a recreation center, hiking trails and fishing and boating. Golf lovers will enjoy Langston Golf Course, an 18-hole course with a driving range.
Be it conventions, circus or inaugural balls, the D.C. Armory is equipped to handle it all. With its state-of-the-art facilities, which includes on-call medical aid, it's no surprise that the place is happening throughout the year. Several horse, home, car, and food shows have also taken place here. So, if you're looking to hold or attend an event, look no further.
Dotting the city's waterfront is the wonderful Yards Park that opened in September 2010. A stunning example of how urban planning can play such a vital role in ensuring that city-dwellers enjoy their time in the city, this park comes replete with fountains, jogging tracks, biking trails, waterside lawns, shopping spots, cafes, bars and more. A special platform has been constructed to host outdoor events like concerts, community get-togethers, dog shows and festivals.
Best known for its vast collection of azaleas, (Washington's favorite porch-flower), this 444-acre (180-hectare) garden park has much else to offer. Fountains, pools and open space separate a series of focused gardens at United States National Arboretum. The National Bonsai Collection, a gift from Japan, is a fascinating exhibit of tiny trees. Other notable sections are the aquatic garden (filled with lotuses of many varieties) and the National Herb Garden.
Nestled among the woods in Upper Marlboro, Patuxent River 4-H Center offers an opportunity for kids as well as adults to learn about the environment while also enjoying themselves. Accredited by the American Camp Association, this center has excellent facilities, including two log cabins that can be rented throughout the year, and come appointed with bunk beds, showers, air-conditioners/heaters, and more. The center has programs that differ according to the group, with tailored programs for children aged 8-14. Their facilities can also be rented for corporate meetings and other events. See the website for more information.
The gorgeous U.S. Botanic Garden conservatory presents botanical variety from the desert to the tropics along a series of calm and gently meandering paths. A particular waterfall and garden display the flora of the dinosaur age. Seasonal displays include Christmas greens and poinsettias in December and January, chrysanthemums in autumn and blooming flowers at Easter. A new part of the United States Botanic Garden (USBG), the National Garden, was opened in October 2006 and includes the carefully-designed Butterfly Garden. Admission to all parts of the USBG is free.
The National Maritime Heritage Foundation offers Washington, DC's first and only community sailing program. NMHF provides sailing lessons, boat rentals, fleet racing, Schooner cruises and charters on the Washington Channel for both youth and adults. Learn to Sail offers the incredible opportunity to get your internationally accepted sailing certification from US 19-foot Flying Scot sailboats. NMHF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering sailing scholarships to underprivileged youth.
Located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum contains artifacts culled from more than 150 sites and spanning over 10,000 years of human existence. The museum, part of the Office of Historic Alexandria, features exhibits, events and hands-on learning programs. Volunteers, local archaeologists, and students work at the museum to keep the collection and data in order. In addition, this family-friendly organization hosts "family dig days" at local sites and offers summer camps for children and adults.
Long before the establishment of Washington, DC, Alexandria was a town centered in politics and commerce. The founding fathers often met here to discuss freedom and revolution. Visit Robert E. Lee's boyhood home and that of his father, General "Lighthorse" Harry Lee, a Revolutionary War hero. Nearby Christ Church is where George Washington worshipped. Stroll down King Street with its many quaint shops and restaurants or duck down one of the side streets, many of which have their original cobblestones. Alexandria is 30 minutes south of Washington. Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Part of the original design for the federal city, this massive open space park stretches from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and around the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial. It was originally intended to be a grand avenue, and over time the Mall as we know it today cropped up. It has been the location of many historic, world-changing events throughout history including the 1963 March on Washington, the Million Man March and several presidential inaugurations. Today, the National Mall can serve as a place to remember American heroes, to celebrate freedom and to be a forum to exercise freedom in the form of protests and rallies. It is also where you will find the museums of the Smithsonian, the Vietnam Memorial, the Reflecting Pool and the famous Washington Monument. Certainly any visit to Washington DC should start at the National Mall.