Just an hour outside of Washington DC, Baltimore offers tons to do for a quick trip. You can stop by the Baltimore Aquarium, catch an Orioles game, or paddle boat in the Inner Harbor.
2. Mount Vernon
Explore George and Martha Washington’s mansion, gardens, distillery and gristmill, and learn all about what life was like for America’s first president, among gorgeous scenery.
3. Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville gives visitors history, incredible views, shopping and plenty of winery. Only about 100 miles outside of Washington DC, you can tour Thomas Jefferson and James Madison’s respective homes, stop off at the University of Virginia and indulge in one of the many wineries.
4. Solomons Island
Just 55 miles south of Washington DC, Solomons Island is a charming seaside town. Take a quick drive to enjoy boating, gorgeous lighthouse views and the Marine Museum.
5. Shenandoah Valley
The Shenandoah Valley is a picture perfect wonderland of mountain views. Drive in for a visit for hiking trails, horseback riding, and scenic views from the popular Skyline Drive.
6. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster is in Pennsylvania Dutch County and offers many attractions for visitors. Learn about the Amish traditions, shop for locally made furniture and crafts or ride the rides at the Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park.
Massanutten Virginia has a huge resort where you can ski and snowboard in the winter or have summer adventures such as golfing, biking or playing at their waterpark.
8. Luray Caverns
Luray Caverns is a popular US Natural Landmark featuring gorgeous crystal clear pools and amazing stone formations.
What are your favorite trips around DC that require under a tank of gas? Feel free to share.