What’s new this Summer 2018 in the Capital Region USA
Including new flight routes, hotels and must-try foodie experiences
It’s easier to fly, stay and play in the Capital Region this summer than ever before, with three additional flight routes from the UK to the region, gorgeous new properties to check into and check out, plus a host of new tours and activities to try.
Three New Flight Routes
United has successfully launched a new daily flight route between Edinburgh, Scotland and Washington Dulles International Airport, located in Chantilly, Virginia, which commenced on 23 May 2018 for the summer until 4 October 2018. Return flights are priced from £380 return. To book visit: www.united.com
Icelandair has also launched a new route in to Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport with four non-stop flights a week between the Icelandic capital and the Capital Region. Icelandair’s new service provides easy connections to over 25 European destinations including London airports, Manchester and Glasgow. To book visit: www.icelandair.us
Primera Air is launching a new low-cost route from London Stansted to Washington Dulles International Airport on 22 August 2018 with fares starting from £219. This new route linking the two capitals will fly five times a week making travel between the two even more affordable. To book visit: https://primeraair.co.uk
Three New Hotels
The Eaton Hotel is set to open in July 2018 bringing the first hybrid-hotel to downtown D.C as part of Eaton Workshop’s new global brand merger. Bringing together a hub for creative social change; consisting of a co-working members club and extensive arts programming, with an exclusive hospitality experience, the Eaton Hotel will draw inspiration from the local community both in its design and its unique approach to food and beverage, wellness and the arts. Priced from £149 per night. http://eatonworkshop.com/
Live! Hotel – The 310-room hotel at Live! Casino in Hanover, near Baltimore, Maryland, opened in May 2018. The luxury property is the first in the world to carry the Cordish Company’s Live! brand. Guest rooms at the $200-million, 350,000-square-foot property are a mix of modern style and chic, urban flare. Offering new dining and nightlife options as well as a Shop Live! retail store, Live! Spa and a fully equipped gym. There’s also an Event Center which will be home to a 1,500-seat concert venue with a built-in performance stage for an ongoing line-up of headline entertainment to be announced. https://www.livecasinohotel.com/
The Cavalier is now open in Virginia Beach following an extensive $75 million renovation. Part of Marriott’s distinguished 5-star member Autograph Collection, there are 85 guest rooms, an onsite bourbon distillery, a luxurious spa and oceanfront beach club complete with infinity pool, plus three world-class restaurants. Priced from £249 per night. http://www.cavalierhotel.com/
Three New culinary experiences
RHouse, located in Baltimore’s arty, up-and-coming neighbourhood Remington, is the city’s newest foodie marketplace bringing together 10 chef-driven food and drink concepts under one roof allowing guests to get a true taste of Baltimore.
Mount Vernon Marketplace brings fresh artisanal fare from 14 suppliers to Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighbourhood. Visitors can sample everything from local charcuterie to fresh Chesapeake oysters, French-inspired crepes to craft beer among other culinary delights.
Raise a glass in Virginia on one of four new beer trails across the state. Southwest Virginia’s Mountain Brew Trail includes all breweries in Southwest Virginia’s 19 county footprint while the Shenandoah Valley Beerwerks Trail features 13 craft breweries in Staunton, Waynesboro, Rockbridge, and Harrisonburg. Head to Virginia’s capital to sample the Richmond Beer Trail offering access to 30 craft breweries while the LoCo Ale Trail will in Loudoun Country continues to expand, with seven new breweries slated to open in 2018. With the new openings, Loudoun County will be home to almost 30 breweries – the most for any county in Virginia.
Three New adventures/ activities
With football fever taking hold thanks to the World Cup, and D.C. announced as a candidate city for the 2026 tournament, fans eager to get a slice of the action may be interested to check out Washington D.C.’s professional soccer team, DC United, at their new $300 million state-of-the art stadium at Audi Field, Buzzard Point. The venue will seat 20,000 and include 31 luxury suites, a bike valet, and 500,000 square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space. www.audifielddc.com
Discover Maryland’s antebellum history with the brand new Following in His Footsteps Frederick Douglass Driving Tour, launched this year in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of famed abolitionist, writer, and orator Frederick Douglass. The self-drive itinerary takes guests on a journey following Frederick’s formative years in Maryland and his path to freedom.
Lansdowne Resort & Spa in Loudoun County has collaborated with Fish and Explore to create Adventures at Lansdowne, offering new activities on the Potomac River this summer including Kayaking; Fly and Spin Fishing; and River Fishing. This summer, Lansdowne Resort and Spa is offering a special package, Summers on the Potomac to celebrate the launch. When guests book the package, they will receive overnight accommodations, a guided kayaking activity for two, packed snacks to enjoy on the water, and a guided hike along the Potomac River. Package prices start at $428 for the stays this summer.
For more information on the Capital Region USA visit: www.capitalregionusa.co.uk