Great Day Bus Trips Near Washington DC

Feb. 15, 2022

If you're in the DC area and looking for an easy getaway, taking a luxury bus from DC to Virginia can be a great option. There are a huge number of easy day trips you can take into Virginia, getting out of the city and experiencing some amazing new sights.


Whether you live in DC, or you're on vacation and want to see more than government monuments, take a look at some of these possibilities for getting out of the city.


Five Great Day Trips From DC Into Virginia


1 - Great Falls Park

Great Falls Park is part of the US parks system and offers the most spectacular waterfall views anywhere near DC. The park also has numerous gorgeous hiking trails along the river, leading to the Mather Gorge. It's some of the best scenery you can witness near to DC, and it's historical too - George Washington himself surveyed the area, back in the day.


2 - Theodore Roosevelt Island

Arlington, VA, offers plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure - including the gorgeous Theodore Roosevelt Island. It's a newcomer-friendly nature preserve and hiking/biking trail, including a path that runs all the way to Mount Vernon. This is a great option for families who want to get in some exercise while exploring the beautiful scenery.


3 - George Washington Memorial Parkway

Want to see the sights, but from the comfort of your own vehicle? The George Washington Memorial Parkway has you covered. It starts at Great Falls Park and ends at Mount Vernon. In theory, you can complete the drive in just a couple of hours, but it's a great all-day adventure as well. There are plenty of stops and sights to see along the way, so why rush?


4 - Shenandoah National Park

Another gorgeous park located in easy driving distance from DC, Shenandoah National Park has a little of everything: river walks, mountain climbing, and even swimming holes. It's an all-in-one stop. If possible, go in autumn - the fall foliage is some of the most amazing in the area.


5 - Richmond, VA

Prefer to stick to the big city? Richmond is Virginia's vibrant and lively capital, with a robust local arts scene and plenty of foodie opportunities as well. Whether you're there for the chill bars or the historic architecture, there's plenty to see in Richmond.


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