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’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.
Great Getaways Blog
Longwood Gardens’ orchid extravaganza is back, and it’s worth a drive.
View CommentsJan 23, 2015 at 12:39 PM | By Sherri Dalphonse
It's not all dive bars and jumbo slice. Here's how we'd pass a day in this eccentric DC neighborhood.
View CommentsJan 22, 2015 at 12:14 PM | By Benjamin Freed
The National Aquarium and Bryan Voltaggio's Family Meal offer pay-what-you-want pricing.
View CommentsJan 09, 2015 at 09:02 AM | By Sherri Dalphonse
Whether you want to visit museums, sit by a fire, or hit the ski slopes, we have a great deal for you.
View CommentsJan 02, 2015 at 10:18 AM | By Alice Shapin

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.

Here are 34 easy, memorable escapes within a few hours’ drive.


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.