United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Quick Trip to D.C. In April
  2. 2 Glacier, Yellowstone, Teton - Car Rental?
  3. 3 Roadtrip July 2017
  4. 4 Yellowstone, Itinerary before
  5. 5 Where to stay 3 nights to see Yosemite from Death Valley?
  6. 6 Retiring to Tucson
  7. 7 Amtrack: Denver to California?
  8. 8 Big Sure in June
  9. 9 Total Eclipse of the Sun visible in USA - plan ahead for August 21, 2017
  10. 10 Rental car or RV for road trip from San Francisco via Las Vegas to Denver
  11. 11 SF special dinner for 70 birthday
  12. 12 Carmel Monterey
  13. 13 Alaska Trip Planning Please Help
  14. 14 Travel options between Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim
  15. 15 Santa Fe Itineray
  16. 16 Northwest National Parks Tour
  17. 17 Where to watch Oscars in Palm Springs
  18. 18 Arches Devils Garden
  19. 19 Folly, Surfside, Carolina or Wrightsville Beach?
  20. 20 RV camping near Yosemite NP
  21. 21 Road trip to NP: from Denver to San Francisco or the other way around?
  22. 22 Moving to Dallas - Where to live?
  23. 23 best health clubs with lap pools
  24. 24 universal studios and disney
  25. 25 Favourite San Francisco hotel / New things to see??
View next 25 » Back to the top

ideas 4-5 day mini road trip around DC

Jump to last reply

HI, My hubby is in DC for work and my daughter and I have tagged along for a trip. We have been to DC before a couple of times but have never ventured out of the city before. We are now planning to do just that after his work winds up and so we will have 4/5 day mini-vacation together over the Memorial w/e.

We are thinking it would be nice to spend some time getting a flavor for the area but we'd like to focus on the coast as we miss the sea and thought about driving out toward Chesapeake Bay and from there going on to a beach town. Do you have any recommendations of a nice laid back places to visit, for a family, but not too crazy e.g. few college students. We'd like to stay somewhere upscale, pref. with a pool but that allows kids (many inns don't sadly). We've previously visited places in New England like Cape Cod (and MV), Cape Ann (Gloucester, Rockport, Ipswich etc), Maine (Kenebunkport, Camden) and wondered if there are similar places in Maryland/Virginia/Delaware/general DC surrounds where we can experience NE-style beach towns with funky boutique shops and enjoy great seafood.

If we are completely off chart please tell us as another option was to go slightly further afield (DH fancies returning to the Outer Banks-- is Norfolk, VA similar?). Is it a mistake to rule out the many quaint towns in Virginia (Alexandria, Culpeper etc? What are the main to-dos for this area?

Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks!

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement