Monday, April 23, 2018

Knock Your Socks Off With These Quaint, Relaxing Day-Trip Locations Near Washington D.C.

by Brian Gate

Apr 19, 2018 - The White House, free historical and art museums, beautiful mansions, world-class restaurants, memorials and iconic landmarks in Washington D.C. are not to be missed but when you’re in District of Columbia and hoping to do what the locals do, organize a day trip out to some of the less touristy neighborhoods around Washington D.C. instead. Most sightseeing tours will take you around 'first-timer' sites like Lincoln Memorial, United States Capitol, National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution which includes 19 museums and 9 research, and cultural centers, Washington Monument, and the National Air and Space Museum.

Breaking away from the norm isn’t too big of a task nor is it a big deal. Most hidden gems of Washington D.C. are within a short charter bus ride away with most at the borders of either Virginia or Maryland. Getting on a rented charter bus with a group of like-minded people, however, is what makes a day trip gives it so much more vim and vigor! They’re great for families, ideal for romantic getaways and would make the perfect place for corporate events and retreats. You’ll find yourself with a deeper understanding of the locals and the traditional American culture after you’ve worked your way around some of these sites. Since the tourist attractions around Washington D.C. will be choked with visitors, by visiting the following sites, you don’t have to stretch yourself too thin.  

wineries, relaxing attractions around Washington D.C.

1. Shenandoah National Park

Front Royal Entrance Station, 17157 Skyline Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
Location : 1 hour and 20 minutes from Washington D.C. via I-66 E
If you're craving for some fresh mountain air, there’s no better place than Shenandoah National Park. Shenandoah Valley is sandwiched by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Allegheny Mountains. For your tour, it should start at the park’s north entrance where you’ll be making your way along Skyline Drive (it has 75 scenic overlooks along the way) towards Dark Hollow Trail, past a couple of scenic waterfalls in a park, and then enjoy panoramic views from the Stony Man Trail. For those feeling a little bit more adventurous, sign up for a horseback trail ride, or strap up for a kayaking expedition along Shenandoah River with the whole brood.

Where the little ones are concerned, they’ll get a kick out of stopping at Dinosaur Land right outside the park entrance. Dinosaur Land has been a top roadside attraction since it started operating 5 decades ago and it continues to educate visitors about the world of prehistoric past and life during the Mesozoic era. With everything from scenic drives to waterfalls, kid-friendly attractions to horseback riding tours, your day trip to Shenandoah National Park is sure to be a memorable one for every single person in your group!

Continue Reading the article on Bus Charter Washington D.C. about attractions like wine-tasting trips to Charlottesville, VA, Brookside Gardens, Blue Ridge Parkway and Gunpowder Falls State Park 

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The Best Majestic Mansions and Historic Homes of Washington D.C.

by Brian Gate
Apr 4, 2018 - Despite people quickly jumping to conclusions that the historic homes in Washington D.C. may be (more than a little) stuck-in-time, the homes are actually works-in-progress. Studies are still being run, discoveries being uncovered with new pictures, new documents, new letters and even evidence that may change what we thought was 'absolutely right' about the house. That’s the work of the various historical societies and museums. Stepping into a historic home, hence, may feel less like walking into a place that is stuck in time. Instead, it’s the latest and closest interpretation of what the house or era used to be like. Even when you’re in Georgetown, where most of D.C.’s historic sites are located, what you assume to be relic may seem like they have recently received a new coat of paint.

Preservation and restoration efforts on the homes and museums in Washington D.C. is particularly important for those who love history, art, and politics. It’s a gateway to a bygone time that helped shape the people of this country. The vast array of homes-turned-museums in Washington D.C. provides an intimate look into the former homes of iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass and many more. Of course, one should not forget to make a charter bus trip to historic attractions like the National Mall, The White House, The Lindens and the Old Stone House. Most of the attractions are located in neighborhoods that are religiously preserved and have undergone little changes over the years except for imminent restorations, repairs, and additions of modern amenities like air-conditioning.  Because many of the homes were built before the Revolutionary War, taking a walk through them has a magnetic and spell-binding effect. 

1. The King Hooper Mansion a.k.a. The Lindens

8 Hooper St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3213
(781) 631-2608
Formerly built in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1754 by its first owner, Robert ‘King’ Hooper, the home was bought-over, taken down and then delivered piece-by-piece to the established, chic and elite neighborhood of Kalorama Heights in 1935. Since then, it’s made its way into the National Register of Historic Places.

The couple who later owned the property, George and Miriam Morris, ensured much of the original characteristics of the building remain untouched. It retains its historic features like the Hancock staircase and balustrades, beautiful prints of France lining up along the walls and its unique wood paneling. On top of running regular tours and housing art exhibitions, the mansion is also used by the Marblehead Arts Association as its headquarters and venue to host six galleries, art classes, and community events.

Continue Reading this article on Bus Charter Washington D.C. for information on Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldier's Home, and the Old Stone House!

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