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Day & Weekend Trips from DC

We are lucky to live in an area where a day or weekend trip is fairly easy.  We've got a great list of places to consider.  Have something you want added?  Email info@our-kids.com with your suggestion!

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America's Historic Triangle

Colonial Williamsburg is a popular destination for families in the DC area, but did you know that a free shuttle will take you from the visitor's center to historic Jamestown & Yorktown as well?

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Annapolis

Named one of the 'Prettiest Towns in America' by Forbes Traveler Magazine, Annapolis is just that -- a beautiful, scenic place fit for many outdoor family adventures. Visit the Chesapeake Children's Museum, stroll in historic downtown Annapolis...

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Baltimore

Sure, you may already have visited the picturesque Inner Harbor, but have you taken a camel ride or experienced the giant tree slide at the award-winning Maryland Zoo? Ridden the rails at the B&O Railroad Museum or the Baltimore Streetcar...

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Brandywine Valley

Brandywine Valley is located in southern Chester County, PA. Lots of history between the Battle of Brandywine and northern New Castle County, DE where the paper was milled for the Declaration of Independence and America's first currency. It's...

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Bus Adventure to Philly or NYC

Thanks to companies like Megabus and BoltBus, travel via coach to these destinations has never been so comfortable & affordable (as low as $1 one-way to Philly on Megabus!). And you don't have to deal with city parking. Consider busing up to...

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Charlottesville

Located on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is about 2 1/2 hours from the DC metro area. Here you'll not only find Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello but also the homes of James Monroe and James Madison. A must-see...

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Delaware Beaches

Just a short hop from the DC metro are, Delaware has several wonderful, family-friendly beaches.  Several of the beaches have been listed as tops for families and considered pristine.  Beaches include:

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Gettysburg

Time to put your history hat on with a trip to Gettysburg, PA. I fondly remember visiting Gettysburg National Battlefield as an elementary-school child and recommend this jaunt for kids ages 6 and up. Visits to the Land of Little Horses and Boyds...

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Hershey

t's every child's dream to be surrounded by chocolate and a trip to Hershey, PA would make that dream come true. The trip is about 2 to 3 hours from the DC metro area through mostly nice scenery. Learn about the Hershey Story, visit HersheyPark,...

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Hudson River Valley

A Top 20 Destinations in the World for 2013 by National Geographic Traveler, the Hudson Valley is a National Heritage Area.  Take an overnight trip and get your history on.  The Hudson Valley extends 150 from the tip of Manhattan and includes the...

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Lancaster County

Enjoy a day or two in Pennsylvania Dutch country with the kids. Besides taking an Amish buggy ride, you can visit the Dutch Wonderland family amusement park in Lancaster or the Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg, make your own pretzels at the...

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Ligonier

The third oldest operating amusement park in the country, Idlewild Park in Ligonier, PA was voted the second best children's park in the nation in Amuseument Today's 2009 Golden Ticket Awards. Its seven theme areas include something for every age...

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New Jersey Shore

Ahhh, the New Jersey Shore. Looking for boardwalks? This is your place to go. The Wildwoods and Sea Isle City are best bets as they are closer to the DC metro area. Visit Cape May for a more hometown, Victorian feel. If you'd rather head further...

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New York City

New York City is a must visit for all familes! While not necessarily a day trip, NYC is definitely a fun weekend trip.  There is so much to do you can make multiple visits to the Big Apple.  From the basic "touristy" activities like visiting Time...

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Ocean City

Eager for some beaching but wary about water quality? Ocean City, MD. consistently ranks as one of the cleanest beaches in the country in the Natural Resource Defense Council's yearly report. Its 5-star beaches are just 3 hours from the DC Metro...

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Outer Banks

The Outer Banks, while not a day trip can certainly be called a wonderful weekend getaway and most definitely an enjoyable week-long vacation. Our Kids' favorite areas are Corolla and Cape Hatteras (the extreme north and south!), but there are...

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Philadelphia

The 'City of Brotherly Love' awaits you with open arms. Only a two-hour drive from the greater DC area, Philadelphia makes for a perfect getaway for families.

Explore the Please Touch Museum, the Franklin Institute, Aquarium, Philadelphia...

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Pittsburgh


Pittsburg PA 15222

Recognized as one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2017" by Harper's Bazaar, Pittsburgh makes for a family-friendly getaway easy enough to do over a long weekend.

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Richmond

Motor south to Virginia's state capitol and check out the Children's Museum of Richmond, the Science Museum of Richmond or the extensive & fun Children's Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, which, among other things, contains a tree...

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Shenandoah Valley

Venture to the mountains for some fresh air and pristine views. There are a plethora of family-friendly activities in the Shenandoah Valley, including the fun Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum in Winchester; the aging yet funky Dinosaur Land in...

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