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Trip List by TA_MikeW

Weekend getaways from Washington, DC

1 Apr 2006  Former resident
2.5 of 5 stars based on 5 votes

Many destinations are within an easy driving distance for a fun weekend trip.

  • 1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Spend a weekend exploring this city's historic district, less than three hours north of DC.

  • 2. Shenandoah National Park
    Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

    Enjoy a weekend outdoors, hiking and camping in this beautiful park, just a couple hours to the west.

  • 3. Massanutten Mountain, Virginia
    Massanutten Mountain, Virginia, United States

    A little over two hours to the west is this ski area, also good for hiking and biking.

  • 4. Williamsburg, Virginia
    Williamsburg, Virginia

    This historic town lies three hours to the south. For a history-packed weekend, Jamestown and Yorktown are nearby.

  • 5. Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Atlantic City

    Try your luck at the boardwalk casinos, four hours to the north.

  • 6. New York City
    New York City, New York

    The Big Apple is less than five hours north of DC, leaving you plenty of time to explore this popular city. To avoid traffic, Amtrak is a convenient alternative to driving.

  • 7. Snowshoe, West Virginia
    Snowshoe, West Virginia

    Although it's a couple hours further away than Massanutten, the skiing here is much better.