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What are some good day trips around MD, DE, PA, VA, WV?

We are going to vacation next week and want to explore close to home.

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jdzc820

Asked by jdzc820 at 8:25 PM on Jul. 6, 2009 in Travel

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  • Hit your local library. They always have books titled "Day Trips from _________". Great little books.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 8:27 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • Zoos, museums, Monuments
    I was born and raised in Maryland and never saw the monuments but I have been to all the zoos and museums. When all else fails do a google search for entertainment in Balt/Wash. some sights have a list of upcoming events and activities.
    fuelsgirl2

    Answer by fuelsgirl2 at 8:36 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • Maryland in fun. Inner harbor has the aquruim and some nice restaurants. And fells point is FUN once the kiddo's go nighty night!! if of course your going alone or have child care. If you do Definatly hit up howl at the moon, its a dueling piano bar omg it is so much fun. They'll play any song you ask and the people are all really funny. Its a good time. Fredricksburg Va can be alot of fun as well, its more like historic stuff, but if your kids aren't into that they'll get bored really fast!!
    Jillybeans24

    Answer by Jillybeans24 at 8:42 PM on Jul. 6, 2009

  • Philly has a zoo as does Washington DC. Baltimore has a wonderful aquarium and theres one in Camden acrossed the river from Philly but I like the Baltimore one better. Plus you have the inner harbor. There's a 6 Flags in Jackson NJ, Sesame Place in Langhorne PA. Delaware has some nice beaches and tax free shopping. WV I can't say we have relatives that live there but other than seeing them or driving through the state we have never really stopped there and done anything.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 1:46 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • There are TONS of museums and Civil War Battlefields around your area....from Gettysburg, Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Antietam, etc. etc.

    I took a 3 day trip to the area and stayed at one of the Gettysburg campgrounds, it's beautiful there, one day we drove to both Antietam and Harper's Ferry. Harper's Ferry alone could be a weekend. It's a historic village with reenactors, has wonderful gift shops, amazing restaurants AND the Appalachian Trail runs through the village and over the railroad bridge. You could have a beautiful hike, and in the town is an AT shop and conservatory, we ran into and chatted with Thru Hikers (those that hike the entire 2,175 miles).

    Harper's Ferry is also right there next to the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, and while we didn't do it, they do have those big tire floats and you can float along a section of one of the rivers through Harper's Ferry. It was an awesome, unforgetable trip
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:44 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • gettysburg!
    ColtsFan1912

    Answer by ColtsFan1912 at 5:20 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • oo mom2jack those are great places! i loved Manassas & Antietam. Gettysburg is amazing too.
    ColtsFan1912

    Answer by ColtsFan1912 at 5:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Yep, i'ma civil war buff, but i've taken family there before who say 'it's long over, get over it" but even they loved it. The battlefield of Gattysburg is an amazing place to visit, and to go to the battlefield itself is free. The new visitor's center is amazing, though no longer free. The historic area of town is absolutely beautiful. I would LOVE to live there someday! Shops, restaurants, galleries, ghost walks, it's amazing. We even went to Cashtown and ate at the Cashtown Inn (was on Ghost Hunters....confederates marched right by it and Robert E Lee and others stayed at the Inn)...though the restaurant is very expensive, and the menu doesn't list prices....yikes. The bill for the two of us was $100 plus tip!!!

    But I can't wait to go back!
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 5:56 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • If you have kids, HERSHEY PA is the place to go! There is a small amusement park and the Hershey factory all right in one place, the whole town smells like chocolate and the street lamps are made to look like Kisses! It's the best!
    ajguinn

    Answer by ajguinn at 7:00 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Harpers Ferry, WV is a great place to go. I live in the area and love it! You have to pay to park and the bus will take you into the park, but it will deff be an entire day or more if you want. The KOA is in Harpers Ferry if you are interested in camping, the locals go to the KOA because there is so much to do for the children. In Harpers Ferry you can Hike, see the site, water raft, fish and for night time if you don't have any children you can go to the Charlestown Races and spend money or even win money as well as bet on the horses. Lots of fun and tons to do, google it!
    determind

    Answer by determind at 12:30 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

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