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Here are 34 easy, memorable escapes within a few hours’ drive.
Great Getaways Blog
This Leesburg mansion was used in the movie "Foxcatcher." Now you can see it decorated for the season.
View CommentsDec 19, 2014 at 02:44 PM | By Andrea Poe
The annual Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Battlefield shines a light on that battle’s tragic history.
View CommentsDec 05, 2014 at 02:28 PM | By Sherri Dalphonse
Holiday shopping may be more fun when combined with one of these exclusive getaway packages. There’s even a ski trip that might make a perfect gift.
View CommentsDec 04, 2014 at 02:44 PM | By Alice Shapin
’Tis the season to whale-watch, eat oysters, and take a full-moon tour of a wolf sanctuary. At these 14 nearby destinations, you can do all that and much more.
View CommentsDec 03, 2014 at 09:00 AM | By Judy Colbert, Andrea Poe, and Joe Sugarman

Fun, scenic walks and rides, whether you are a beginner, an intermediate, or a pro.

Want to play tourist in Washington—or take around out-of-town guests—but feel like you’ve seen everything? Chances are you haven’t.

Friendly wineries, sandy beaches, horseback trails, fun festivals, new museums, great shopping—and other terrific ideas for spending a day.

This region is home to more casinos than ever. Here’s a guide to the area’s best—and advice on how to win.


Some of the fiercest, most important battles of the Civil War were fought within a few hours of Washington. Here are eight day trips through history
We asked ten busy jet-setters to tell us how to dress and what to bring to guarantee comfort and style on the plane.
After years of declining business, travel agents are popular again.