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.
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
Great Day Trips From DC Into Virginia
Great Falls Park
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.
Theodore Roosevelt Island
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.
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?
Shenandoah National Park
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.
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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