If you live in D.C., it’s just a given you’ll spend time in Baltimore, but if you’re just making the rounds through the region and aren’t sticking around the area long, making time for exploring the Inner Harbor is an absolute must. Pencil in a weekend in Baltimore for a seaside city experience like you can’t get anywhere else.
From museums and trolley tours to distilleries and art galleries, there’s always something to do in Fredericksburg, Va., and all of it lies less than a tank of gas away. Head just an hour south to discover everything historical Fredericksburg has to offer, including an old-fashioned plantation and historic battlefield.
Washington, D.C. is one of the most dog-friendly cities around, and there are many places you can take your dog within the city. Outside of D.C., however, options abound for an entire day with your dog. The best places to take a doggy day trip promise both athletic and boozy extras, and even a city to explore with your pup.
The Monongahela National Forest, a 900,000-acre paradise of trees, rolling hills and wetlands, offers the perfect weekend getaway less than five hours away. Enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreational activities including mountain biking, fishing, hiking and back-country camping or simply de-stress and unplug from the real world for a little while.
Arlington, Va., is the perfect getaway location for any American history buff. Located just outside of D.C, this area contains monuments, museums and other bits of national history. Fill up the gas tank, grab your family or a few friends, and go see what the capital’s next door neighbor has to offer.