cities to travel to from D.C.

Jan 22nd, 2004, 02:12 PM
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cities to travel to from D.C.

My sister and I are planning on taking a trip to the east coast, and we are for sure starting in D.C. We have a little over one week, and would also like to see New York. Any suggestions as to another cool city to visit? Boston perhaps?
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Good heavens, a week isn't enough for the two you've already named!
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 03:08 PM
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Boston is kind of far for you to go with such a tight schedule. You can certainly stop at Baltimore and Philadelphia on your way up to NYC. Baltimore has a nice inner harbor and fabulous aquarium, while Philadelphia has plenty more to offer including Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the brand new National Constitution Museum (opened July 4, 2003).
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 03:50 PM
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A little over a week is just enough time to see NYC. Alternately you might combine DC with either Balt. or Philly and save NY for next time.
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 04:12 PM
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Or you could skip the big cities and explore the area around DC. Go south to Charlotte and see Monticello or take a drive west and explore the Shenandoahs. Take a trip down Skyline Drive, or if you enjoy outdoor activities go to Harper's Ferry--a beautiful little town with lots of history and great hiking opportunities. Annapolis is a neat smaller-sized city with great seafood and lots of shops to explore. If you're into history there are also many civil war battlefields in this area. Colonial Williamsburg is a terrific place to visit as well, and closer than New York.

If you want to stick to big cities, I'd do DC and NY only. There should be plenty to keep you occupied for a week.
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 04:44 AM
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Save Boston for another trip and when you do, head north to other parts of New England.
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 04:51 AM
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This isn't a "happenin'" suggestion, but I have to put a plug in for Longwood Gardens in Delaware. It's fantastic if you like gardens at all, and it has a great restaurant (which you'd need to make reservations at). The local area is also home to Winterthur Gardens. We live 20 minutes outside DC and go there frequently on weekend trips - takes about 1.5 hours to drive there from DC.
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Definitely visit Annapolis. It's only about 45 min to an hour away depending upon where you are staying in the DC area.

Also Baltimore Inner Harbor is a fun spot to spend the day shopping, having lunch, and taking water taxi to Fells Point to "Eat Bertha's Mussels."
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Jan 23rd, 2004, 05:47 AM
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Are you looking for a tourist type vacation or hot night spots? You can spend a week in DC and not see half of what there is to offer! Same goes for NYC. I agree that if you have to go to more places, just pick two and plan your itinary well. Remember, one day will be spent leaving one hotel, driving and checking in to another hotel.
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I second the recommendation for Longwood Gardens. Definitely check out Philadelphia on your way to New York.
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