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Day Trips Near Washington, DC

Within a short drive from Washington, DC, there are lots of fun things to do for the day. Find here some great day trip ideas, places to visit in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Top 15 Maryland Attractions
Maryland offers a wide variety of attractions and things to do with its landscape extending from the seashore to the mountains to urban areas. In one day you can enjoy wonderful scenery and outdoor activities as well as visit museums, historic sites and cultural events.

Top 10 Northern Virginia Attractions
Northern Virginia offers a variety of attractions including monuments, museums, parks and more. Here's a guide to the top things to do in Northern Virginia.

Amusement Parks Near Washington, DC.
Learn which amusement parks are near Washington, DC. Find out about the rides, entertainment and more at amusement parks near Washington, DC in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

National Harbor - Oxon Hill, Maryland
Find information about the new 300-acre waterfront destination along the Potomac River, with hotels, restaurants, retail stores, condominiums, a marina, and much more.

Annapolis, Maryland A Visitors Guide
Find information about Annapolis, Maryland, including the top attractions, museums, shopping, hotels, restaurants and events in Annapolis.

Civil War Battlefields Near Washington, DC
Find information about Civil War battlefields near Washington, DC, including Gettysburg National Military Park, Monocacy National Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield, Manassas National Battlefield, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens - Visitors Guide to the Home of George Washington
Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, find out about Mount Vernon, Virginia, the spectacular tourist attraction along the Potomac River near Washington, DC

Exploring the C & O Canal
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C & O Canal) is a national historic park that runs 184.5 miles along the north bank of the Potomac River, starting in Georgetown and ending in Cumberland, Maryland. Learn about the history and the recreational opportunities along the C & O Canal.

Top 10 Southern Maryland Attractions
Explore the top attractions in Southern Maryland including historic parks, maritime museums, lighthouses, and much more. See a guide to the top places to see in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland.

Gettysburg – A Visitors Guide to Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg is known for its three-day battle in 1863, but today the historic town is a year-round destination with a wide range of attractions and...

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Learn about Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, featuring hiking trails, ranger-guided tours, museums, restaurants and craft shops.

Ellicott City, Maryland
See photos and the historic mill town in Howard County, Maryland

Casinos and Gambling Near Washington DC
Learn about casinos and gambling destinations in Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Plan a day trip or weekend getaway at one of the region's premier gaming and entertainment venues.

Top Attractions in Prince William County Virginia
Prince William County is an interesting region of Virginia with a variety of historic sites, quaint towns, great shopping, and breathtaking scenery.

Hersheypark – Amusement Park in Hershey, PA
Hersheypark, a 110-acre amusement park in Hershey, PA, features more than 60 rides and attractions, including roller coasters, kiddie rides, water attractions, live entertainment, games, food and shops. See a visitors guide to Hersheypark and learn about the park's highlights, hours, ticketing information, hotels and more.

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