Hotel at a Glance: Radisson Hotel Largo
Radisson Hotel Largo sits in a suburban area of Washington, D.C., but it's pretty easy to get into the city center by subway. There are two metro stations nearby, where you can catch blue- or orange-line trains, and the hotel runs a free area shuttle to both. The area shuttle also takes guests to restaurants and attractions within a three-mile radius of the hotel.
- Enjoy a day shopping and dining at Boulevard at Capital Center, reachable by shuttle, which has numerous restaurants, shops, and an AMC Theater
- In-room amenities: Sleep number bed(s), flat screen TV, microwave, and refrigerator
- Surf and turf is a specialty at Basil Court Grill include Maryland crab cakes and a 14-ounce rib-eye
- Go swimming in the hotel's heated, indoor pool
Upper Marlboro, Maryland: Historic Hometown of the Washington Redskins
Upper Marlboro is a quiet, residential town about 15 miles east of Washington, D.C. It's one of the oldest surviving towns in the state—Upper Marlboro was established as a port town for tobacco shipments back in 1706. Notable residents have included John Carroll, who founded Georgetown University, and Daniel Carroll, a signer of the U.S. Constitution. One of the town's main attractions is FedEx Field, where the Washington Redskins play.
Traveling into the city is easy thanks to Upper Marlboro's two metro stations, which have blue- and orange-line trains. For first-time visitors, it's worth taking the one-hour blue-line subway ride from Upper Marlboro to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The mall stretches 2.5 miles east from the Lincoln Memorial, past the soaring Washington Monument, to the Capitol Building on the other end. Another pillar of D.C.: the Smithsonian Institution, which encompasses 19 museums in total. The Smithsonian's best-known museums are located right along the National Mall, including the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum.