OUtdoor fun around DC?
March 12, 2008 2:31 PM   Subscribe

Fun getaways near Washington DC? I am going to DC next week and want to do something fun outside. Perhaps a getaway or packages with hotels included. Anyone know of anything for this time of year for the outdoors types who also love luxury?
posted by tessalations999 to Travel & Transportation around Washington, DC (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not sure if it's open yet, or if it's quite what you're looking for, but there's a spot near Georgetown where you can rent canoes, rowboats or bikes and spend a day on the canal.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 3:06 PM on March 12, 2008

Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown, WV are are fun places to visit. There have been a couple of Askme threads about stuff to do in Harper's Ferry (the comments tab will lead you to a couple of more posts about it), and Shepherdstown has some fun shops and is just nice to walk around. There are a ton of b&bs in the area, and the Bavarian Inn.
posted by amarynth at 3:44 PM on March 12, 2008

Whoops, you'll find more posts and comments if I use correct punctuation.
posted by amarynth at 3:45 PM on March 12, 2008

Take Macarthur Boulevard out from Gtown past the beltway up to Great Falls for some hiking --- lots of people go birding up there too, might be nice in spring. It's rocky and hilly enough that it shouldn't be too spring-muddy. Other hiking choices include Rock Creek Park (which also has bike routes and horseback riding) and Turkey Run off the GW Parkway on the VA side ...

Mr headnsouth & I spent our wedding night at the Tabard Inn off Dupont Circle --- it's a great, quirky, interesting hotel/bar/restaurant in a great, quirky, interesting and centrally located part of town. I'd stay there every time we visit if we didn't have so many friends & family members there.
posted by headnsouth at 3:58 PM on March 12, 2008

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