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Labor Day Weekend Ideasjtkirk15
Aug 26, 2002 10:36 AM
I know it's late to be planning for Labor Day but my girlfriend and I would like to go somewhere for Labor Day. We live in Washington, DC and would like to keep the drive to under 3-4 hours. Can anybody suggest a place to go for the weekend? Cost is an issue. We're new to the east coast so most ideas will be appreciated. Thanks!
Why go anywhere?mr_spin
Aug 26, 2002 11:05 AM
If I were newly arrived in Washington DC, I might take the opportunity to explore the town. Spend time in places you might not get around to. Spend a day exploring Adams Morgan, for instance, or any of the other historic neighborhoods. Find new favorite restaurants and secret bookstores. Drive up to Mt. Vernon, have a picnic. Go out to Annapolis and watch the boats. Save money by coming home at night. It's all about quality time with the missus, not where you go and what you spend.
Why go anywhere?jtkirk15
Aug 26, 2002 2:51 PM
New as in within the last year. We've explored everything within 30 miles. Now is the time to visit surrounding areas on the east coast. Any suggestions?
so many options, it's hard to saynova
Aug 27, 2002 1:45 PM
You've got the ocean and the bay to the East, mountains to the West; Baltimore, Philadelphia, & New York City to the North, and fantastic rural Virginia (and Richmond) to the South.

If you are new to the East coast, and you've never been to NYC, it might be worthwhile to look into something like a hotel/theater package. It may be a little late, but the city is hungry for tourist business. You may even be able to get a flight out of National into LaGuardia thrown in.

If New York is too far and/or expensive, try Baltimore. The Baltimore Aquarium might be expensive, but you can probably find discounts online, and I would recommend it to anyone at any time. It is an amazing place. You can choose from some great restaurants in Balmer as well. Don't forget to visit Poe's gravesite.

Or, try camping in the Western panhandle of Maryland. Consider a stay in West Virginia (, or consider a hotel, bed & breakfast, or camping along the Virginia coastline. (Assateauge and Chincoteague
come to mind - do a search online.)

Then there is Busch Gardens if you like amusement parks, or you could explore some of the Civil War sites. Gettysburg is a must... it just goes on and on!