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Old 03-09-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Hi guys,

Me and my girl just moved in town. We like visiting new and exciting places... beach, amusement parks, mountains to name a few.

We get out every other week to have a mini vacation of some sort. don't mind spending for hotel or resorts to some extend.

What is your top 10 (+) places to visit around here? I don't mind driving up to 100 miles from Arlington, VA.

Thanks in advance for all your inputs.
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Some things I've done and/or want to do:

Mt. Vernon and/or Monticello
White water rafting in west virginia (okay, this one's way more than 100 miles)
Peach picking way out west on 66
Amish country in Pennsylvania
Skyline Drive in the fall
Luray Caverns (so cool!)
Cape May in New Jersey (this one is significantly further than 100 mi too, but I love it. It's 120 mi to Lewes in DE where you can catch a ferry across. Great for a 3-4 day long weekend.)
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Ashburn, Va
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One great thing to do in the spring is do a winery tour in Loudoun county. End the tour at Bluemont winery. It is up on the side of the valley and has a great view.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Thanks CaliTerp07. I have been to Skyline caverns... it was awesome.

Thanks for the great ideas!

Thanks Mike.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I would add Williamsburg to the list for the historic settlement, Busch Gardens, and outlet mall shopping. The drive is not bad, save for summer weekends when I-95 can be a parking lot to Richmond.

I would also look at Charlottesville as the area is host to numerous live music venues, The University, history at Monticello and Ash Lawn (Montpelier on the way, but might make for a tight weekend trip). There is also an active arts community in Charlottesville and you may find a show/event you would like to attend at The Paramount. It's about 120 miles from Arlington, but once past the western suburbs, the drive is pleasant, though don't speed on 29 in Greene County if you take that route, instead of through Orange. The Jefferson has many music events, and Play On! is a theatre group to check as well.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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A little more than 100 miles but check out Falling Water and Nemicolin Woodlands.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Thanks BMW GUY DC. You know, I also drive a beamer and absolutely love it. Matter effect, most of these plans are revolving around my beamer and the awesome ride.

Thanks for your input!

Anyone else care to add their bucket list here? It doesn't have to natural stuff... I do wanna go to Atlantic City as well.. or something similar.

Cheers guys!!!

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I would add Williamsburg to the list for the historic settlement, Busch Gardens, and outlet mall shopping. The drive is not bad, save for summer weekends when I-95 can be a parking lot to Richmond.

I would also look at Charlottesville as the area is host to numerous live music venues, The University, history at Monticello and Ash Lawn (Montpelier on the way, but might make for a tight weekend trip). There is also an active arts community in Charlottesville and you may find a show/event you would like to attend at The Paramount. It's about 120 miles from Arlington, but once past the western suburbs, the drive is pleasant, though don't speed on 29 in Greene County if you take that route, instead of through Orange. The Jefferson has many music events, and Play On! is a theatre group to check as well.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Hi guys,

Me and my girl just moved in town. We like visiting new and exciting places... beach, amusement parks, mountains to name a few.

We get out every other week to have a mini vacation of some sort. don't mind spending for hotel or resorts to some extend.

What is your top 10 (+) places to visit around here? I don't mind driving up to 100 miles from Arlington, VA.

Thanks in advance for all your inputs.

Only 71 miles to the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Emmitsburg, MD home of the first U.S. native-born saint - http://www.setonshrine.org
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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Charlestown Hollywood casino
Massanutten resort - Indoor and outdoor water park and skiing
Kings dominion amusement park
Williamsburg - busch gardens, water country USA, greatwolf lodge, colonial Williamsburg
Harpers Ferry
Annapolis
Baltimore
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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Great Falls parks (both Maryland and Virginia sides)
Adventure Park USA (outside of Frederick, MD)
Frederick Keys or Bowie Baysocks baseball games
Old Tpwn Alexandria
First night Leesburg

A bit further than 100 miles:

Deep creek lake
Charlottesville
Ocean City or Virginia Beach
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