Grab your snacks and get your playlists ready, we’re going on a road trip!

Whether you've got a three-day weekend coming up that you want to take advantage of or you're looking for a getaway from DC, we have some suggestions to make the most of your weekend trip.

1. Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Designed and built by Thomas Jefferson, Monticello was the primary residence of the third President of the United States. Jefferson’s burial place is on the grounds in an area now known as the Monticello Cemetery. There are a few different tour options for visitors to Monticello.

2. Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Established as a National Monument in 1961, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park was created to preserve the neglected remains of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The national park offers a 184.5-mile path used for biking and hiking as well as camping.

3. Shenandoah National Park

The beautiful Shenandoah National Park encompasses parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We’d recommend the scenic Skyline Drive, a 105-mile-long road that runs along the entire length of the park. The views are gorgeous! 

4. Antietam National Battlefield

The Antietam National Battlefield was the site of a battle during the American Civil War in 1862. You’ll find tours, a number of museum exhibits as well as a theater and a gift shop.

5. Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center is one of the oldest in the country. You’ll enjoy exploring a number of exhibits covering topics such as the human body, Earth science, and the marine life of Chesapeake Bay.

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