Are you looking to break away from the Capital City for a day and explore some of the amazing sights nearby? Here are the top day trips from Washington, DC.
Spots of interest along the towpath include the Maryland side of Great Falls, Antietam National Battlefield (see below), and Glen Echo Park.
Just a short drive from Washington, DC, Arlington, Virginia, is a good destination for a day trip. It is best known as the home of Arlington National Cemetery.
The Mount Vernon Estate includes Washington’s Mansion, which is a National Historic Landmark, as well as several outbuildings, gardens, and walks.
There are three overlooks for beautiful views of the Falls on the Potomac River all within a reasonable walk of the Visitor Center.