Best Vacation Getaways Near Washington DC

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If you’re going on vacation in Washington DC, don’t get stuck in the city! There’s plenty to explore in the neighboring states.

Travel in Maryland and visit Ocean City. Ocean city is easily one of the best vacation spots in Maryland and makes a great beach vacation for kids and grown-ups alike. It’s home to some of the top vacation resorts in Maryland in an energetic beach town with arcades, amusement parks, shopping, go-carts and the well-known three-mile-long boardwalk.

If you’re looking for vacation resorts in Maryland aimed at adults, consider Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Cumberland. The hotel is located at the foothills of Rocky Gap State Park on a gorgeous 243-acre lake. Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, kayaking and fishing, while everyone else can take in the recently remodeled casino bar, 10 table games and 550 slot machines.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort is a great place for an even more outdoorsy getaway with the whole family. Visitors can stay in tents, luxury cabins and RVs and enjoy a heated swimming pool, laser tag, mini golf, pedal cart racing and other activities. The resort also features playgrounds, water slides, basketball courts and horseshoe pits, so there’s something for everyone.

For those who’d prefer to bypass vacation resorts in Maryland and would rather check out vacation spots in Virginia, consider visiting Colonial Williamsburg, the largest living history museum in the world. Williamsburg stretches across 301 acres of beautifully kept historical buildings, and if the kids want to take a break from history, the museum is only a short distance away from Busch Gardens, Great Wolf Lodge and Water Country USA. Virginia features more than 1,300 hotels and motels, 450 bed and breakfasts, and 350 campgrounds, so you’ll find something to fit your needs!

For a great adventure outdoors, swing over to West Virginia for whitewater rafting in the Cheat River. Families can enjoy some of the best rapids on the east coast or take a break and do some caving, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, fishing or camping. Book one of the many hotels in the area and get in touch with West Virginia’s natural landscape.

What’s your favorite vacation spot outside DC? Let us know in the comments!

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