Washington DC

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September 7, 2011

The US Capital is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in the world, the most important artifacts in the United States, and one or two very powerful people. The multitude of events and exhibits constantly cycling through the city ensure there’s never a dull moment. Everybody needs a vacation though, so we’re here to give you a variety of options to get away all within one tank of gas. So take a break from that D.C. traffic and check out all the area has to offer!

North

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Places To See And Things To Do:

  • Harpers Ferry River Riders – Fun outdoor activities ranging from rafting to zip lining on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.
  • Gettysburg Gettysburg National Military Park – Take in all the history of one of the most important battles of a war that shaped a nation.
  • Philadelphia Independence National Historical Park – Another one for the history buff, visit the place where the Declaration of Independence was crafted and get a look at America’s most famous bell.
  • Elysburg Knoebels Amusement Resort – The largest free admission amusement park in America has plenty of fun and thrills for all ages.

Places To Eat:

  • Gettysburg Hunt’s Fresh Cut Battlefield Fries & Café – A casual dining experience with great fries and a variety of sandwiches including a killer cheesesteak.
  • Philadelphia Reading Terminal Market – This historic farmer’s market features fresh market food on top of an eclectic restaurant selection.
  • East Stroudsburg Holy Guacamole Mexican Grill – Tucked away in a mini-mall in East Stroudsburg, this Mexican restaurant is a local favorite thanks to its fresh ingredients and friendly staff.

 

South

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Places To See And Things To Do:

  • Doswell Kings Dominion – Thrill rides, family rides, live shows, and a water park await you at this conveniently located theme park.
  • Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg – Travel back in time to colonial America. This 301-acre historic area features 88 original 18th Century structures in addition to hundreds of shops, houses, and public buildings.
  • Virginia Beach Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center – Everything from a giant open-ocean aquarium to a turtle hatching lab to an IMAX 3D theater will fascinate and captivate at this fun and educational complex.

Places To Eat:

  • Richmond Comfort – Stylized Southern cuisine paired with a large selection of spirits make for a great dining experience.
  • Williamsburg Food for Thought – Classic American dishes mixed with more contemporary meals make up this restaurant’s tasty menu.
  • Virginia Beach Tautog’s – Locals love this coastal casual restaurant offering phenomenal seafood.

 

East

Places To See And Things To Do:

  • Annapolis William Paca House and Gardens – Tour the beautiful home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Ocean City Ocean City Boardwalk – Take in the sights and sounds of a consistently top 10-rated boardwalk and enjoy the many free entertainment options it offers.
  • Chincoteague Assateague Lighthouse – Built in 1867, this lighthouse is one of the nearly 20 still-functioning brick lighthouses on the Atlantic Coast.
  • Cape May Whale Watching – Learn “spotting techniques” as you marvel at bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales.

Places To Eat:

  • Cape May 410 Bank Street – The New York Times wrote “People drive down to Cape May just to eat at 410 Bank Street, and it’s worth it” about this New Orleans-style cuisine and seafood restaurant.
  • Chincoteague Sea Shell Café – You’ll find fresh, natural ingredients and award-winning clam chowder at this café and restaurant.
  • Ocean City Mug & Mallet – A local favorite on the boardwalk for over 20 years, this restaurant takes pride in their blue and Maryland crab dishes.

 

West

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Places To See And Things To Do:

  • Natural Bridge Professor Cline’s Monster Museum and Dinosaur Kingdom – Journey back to the times of Vincent Price in this vintage Monster Museum located in a Victorian manor.
  • Charlottesville Monticello – Visit Thomas Jefferson’s home and see how the author of the Declaration of Independence lived.
  • Madison Shenandoah National Park – Located only 75 miles from the bustle of the nation’s capital, this park features 500 miles of trails complete with waterfalls and beautiful vistas.
  • Harrisonburg Shenandoah Caverns – Open since 1922, the one-mile circuit will amaze you with its variety of unique formations.
  • Charlottesville Bodo’s Bagels – A Charlottesville favorite, they serve sandwiches, salads, and fresh baked New York bagels.
  • Charlottesville C& O- For your fine dining needs, this restaurant uses local ingredients to craft fine food.
  • Harrisonburg Union Station – Enjoy modern takes on old family favorites in this historical old building.