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One Hour Trips From Washington, DC

One Hour Trips From Washington, DC

When you find yourself in the Washington, D.C. area, it’s hard to decide what to see first. When the crowds start to get to you and you find yourself on museum overload, consider a few easy day trips to check out the surrounding countryside. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you will find only an hour out of the hustle and bustle of D.C. life.

Lovettsville, Virginia

About an hour northwest out of D.C., this small town was originally settled nearly 300 years ago by German immigrants. Today it boasts a healthy number of wineries, a historical museum and an Oktoberfest celebration in the fall. For a full bucolic experience, look for farm tours Lovettsville VA to get up close and personal with some wooly sheep.

Kent Island, Maryland

Head an hour east out of D.C. and you’ll find yourself on Kent Island, the biggest island in the Chesapeake Bay. Fort Kent was founded in 1631 making this island one of the oldest European settlements in North America...