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4-5 day trip departing from Washington DC

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4-5 day trip departing from Washington DC

Happy New Year everyone!

We will be in Washington DC in May for two different functions (3 days long each) and then have 4-5 days to go somewhere in between the two functions.

Thinking about Philadelphia...or Chesapeake Bay area...

We like Nature, water, and History but not crowds...want to do something wonderful and relaxing too.

We can fly or drive...looking for suggestions.

any advice?

Thank you!

Diana

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1. Re: 4-5 day trip departing from Washington DC

Charlottesville, VA is a mere 120 miles away; there are Presidential plantations, the Univ of Virginia (designed by T. Jefferson), the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, a university town's downtown, horses, vineyards, B&Bs.

While you are going through Virginia, you can also visit Luray Caverns or Skyline Caverns, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (on the Virginia/Maryland/WV border), and many other mountain areas. In fact, you could spend 3 days in Charlottesville, and drive 90 miles to the ocean and spend 2 days in Virginia Beach. Then it's 200 miles back to DC.

None of these will be crowded in May (unless it's graduation weekend at UVa).

Another alternative is: 2 days in Phildadelphia, which is never all that crowded, not like NYC or Orlando, then travel 90 miles and spend 2 or 3 days at the ocean in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, then the 120 mile drive back to DC.

Plot all these places on a map and you will see how easy it all is.

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