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!

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