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These places let you customize your picnic experience, from wine to fresh blankets.
Great Getaways Blog
George Washington Slept Here Where: Hotel Monaco Alexandria, 480 King St., Alexandria; 703-549-6080. What’s special: This newly renovated luxury hotel reflects Alexandria’s historic character with its Colonial-inspired decor. Amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, free use of bikes,...
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A breakdown of the home bases of recent buyers in and around Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.
View CommentsJul 01, 2015 at 07:00 AM | By Paul O'Donnell
How our beaches have changed since 1859.
View CommentsJun 30, 2015 at 07:00 AM | By Paul O'Donnell
We've come a long way from steamships and trains.
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Does it really matter where we walk? Can a stroll past honking cars and suburban shopping centers still be a journey of discovery? To find out, the author walked 14 miles home from Washington, DC.

City scenes, wetland paths, rocky trails—Washington has plenty of opportunities for you to stretch your legs.

Spend a weekend eating and drinking your way through the South.

Fifty things every local needs to do.

Features

These DC neighborhoods are among the most exciting places to eat and drink right now.
When and where to start, and how to plan your trip.
Whether you prefer pools, lakes, or bay beaches, here are great nearby spots to dive in.
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Here's the very best of what these neighboring Northern Virginia towns have to offer.
Fun and scenic walks and rides for whether you are a beginner or a pro.