8 Best Easy Road Trips From Washington D.C.

Whether you love history, art, museums, and nature or are looking for family-friendly DC day trips, there’s something for everyone.

This architectural masterpiece was the home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

Monticello, Virginia

It’s filled with diverse activities for both individuals and families. There are endless historical sites, museums, restaurants, and activities for all to enjoy.

Richmond, Virginia

It has much to offer, regardless of when you decide to visit. The 300-square-mile area is filled with breathtaking panoramic views on Skyline Drive.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Children will love interacting with thousands of different species in spectacular habitats, including sharks, dolphins, crocodiles, exotic fish, birds, and more.

National Aquarium, Maryland

The park has more than 600 points of interest, so there is always something new to explore, whether you’re interested in hiking, camping, or sightseeing.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland

Antietam is now a national park that offers its visitors many exciting and educational experiences.

Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland

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