From Australia we are planning to visit Washington DC next April with out 14 year old son. We were originally thinking of drving from there to Niagara Fall, but it will be too cold to visit then. So I am looking for ideas to self drive or train (scenic routes?) and interesting places to visit. We went to NYC and Boston a couple years ago so don't want to do that again. Was thinking about the Hampton/Norfolk area (never been - is it pretty and interesting?) or maybe even going further to North Carolina. We like both outdoor walking & sight seeing (not so much hiking or camping, more 4 or 5 star stuff), also cities to explore. We are looking at 5 days or so for this trip. All ideas would be welcome.