The city of Hyattsville Maryland is located just under 7 miles outside of Washington D.C. Besides its close proximity to our nation's capital, it has many of its' own attractions to offer the visitor. Since Hyattsville Maryland is so close to Washington D.C., there are many historic sites to be visited here. A part of Hyattsville Maryland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places called the Hyattsville Historic District. The sites in the Historic District include, Ash Hill, Edgewood, Fox's Barn, Frederick Holden House, Lewis Holden House, Hyattsville Armory, Hyattsville Post Office, W. G. Lown House, McEwen House, Prince George's Bank, Harriet Ralston House, William Shepherd House, Benjamin Smith House, Welsh House and the Wheelock House. Hyattsville Maryland is also a good place to lodge without the hustle and bustle of the big city of Washington D.C., yet the capital is right at your doorstep. Besides the historic sites there are hot air balloon rides that can be taken in this area. By doing this, you can leisurely float in the air and look down at the Hyattsville Maryland Historic District and also see the national monuments of Washington D.C. without getting into the traffic and crowds. Hyattsville Maryland also offers the Open Top Sightseeing Tours. It is a hop on hop off bus, and you can purchase a pass for two days to ride it to and from the different attractions in the area. This is a convenient way to get around without worrying about parking.