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John C Lee

I've been to DC a number of times and am thinking of taking a few days from there somewhere else on an upcoming trip

by John C Lee »

I was considering Baltimore or maybe Annapolis? Or is there another place I should be looking. I'll be in DC for business but want to tack on a little vacay. 

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drfumblefinger

RE: I've been to DC a number of times and am thinking of taking a few days from there somewhere else on an upcoming trip

by drfumblefinger »

Colonial Williamsburg is a great place to spend a day, with another day for some of the sights around there like Yorktown and Jamestown.  The so called historic triangle.  Great restaurants in that city.

Many people like nearby Fredericksburg, which is a charming small place with a lot of Civil War History.

If you have enough time for the trip, there's nothing quite like a visit to Charlottesville and Jefferson's Monticello.  The region is also now famous for its wine and you could spend a day touring vineyards.

If you're interested my blog has details and lots of photos on all of these places: http://drfumblefinger.com/wrdprs/blog/category/aall/north-america/southeastern-usa/virginia/

 

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PHeymont

RE: I've been to DC a number of times and am thinking of taking a few days from there somewhere else on an upcoming trip

by PHeymont »

If you're possibly interested in a less urban break (although Annapolis is hardly urban!), you might consider driving west toward Front Royal, and then down the Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway before cutting east again to Monticello and back to D.C. It's a beautiful drive; there are lodges and campsites along the Drive.

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I was considering Baltimore or maybe Annapolis? Or is there another place I should be looking. I'll be in DC for business but want to tack on a little vacay. 


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Caroline

RE: I've been to DC a number of times and am thinking of taking a few days from there somewhere else on an upcoming trip

by Caroline »

I think a great change of pace would be to drive up in the Emitsburg/Gettysburg area (about 75 miles).  I can speak from experience that the area is really beautiful and it is peaceful too.  Emitsburg is a nice small town that is home to the National Fire Academy where many go to further their knowledge of firefighting or EMT training, etc.   It's private unless you are an enrolled student though.  Just across the way is Camp David and a little bit further is the Eisenhower Farm, so that tells you that it's a beautiful area.  About 5-10 miles from Emitsburg is Gettysburg and everyone knows the story there, but it's interesting to go and see where thappened.

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private16

RE: I've been to DC a number of times and am thinking of taking a few days from there somewhere else on an upcoming trip

by private16 »

Baltimore is better.

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poker

RE: I've been to DC a number of times and am thinking of taking a few days from there somewhere else on an upcoming trip

by poker »

Go to Monticello. Absolutely gorgeous and not too far from DC. Some interesting battlegrounds in Virginia, too, and this is the 150th anniversary of the major Virginia battles. You may want to consider a visit, as there may be histroric recreations. Sounds geeky, I know, but they can be really fun.

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Joan

RE: I've been to DC a number of times and am thinking of taking a few days from there somewhere else on an upcoming trip

by Joan »

I posted this elsewhere, but I can't praise Arlington enough. Great town, lots to see in the vicinity, very historic, great food!

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