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DC & beyond!

by davebd Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 8:48 AM

We're visiting the US for three weeks in September, flying into Washington, DC. As we're in the throes of planning our itinerary, any hints & tips would be appreciated.

Definites so far are NASCAR at Richmond, the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Roanoke (we did south of Roanoke last year), Skyline Drive, Gettysburg, Williamsburg (didn't manage it in 1978!) & of course Washington DC. We also intend to see Chesapeake Bay, probably driving up the Maryland side.

We like: driving, history, good food.

We don't like: big cities (although obviously we make exceptions for places such as Washington), sitting around on beaches.

Any suggestions welcome - places to visit, places to stay (we love B & Bs), etc.

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    Re: DC & beyond!

    by riorich55 Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    It may be a bit far from where you want to go, but I might suggest the Asheville, North Carolina area. My wife and I stayed in a town 20 miles from here, Waynesville, North Carolina and thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay.

    Here is a link to my Waynesville page. We stayed at a wonderful Bed and Breakfast as noted in one of the reviews. I just found out that the lady owner died last year of cancer, but that a new couple has taken over and the place is still getting great reviews.

    "The Last Official Battle of the Civil War" - Waynesville by riorich55

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    by riorich55 Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Here is also the link to my Asheville page.

    "Scenic Western Carolina" - Asheville by riorich55

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    by davidjo Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    http://www.blobspark.net/

    I lived in the DC area for two years, but it was a long time ago and i was surprised to see that Blob's Park stillexisted, but if you like good food and something different i suggest you give some thought at visiting this place as it is a lot of fun. The link says it all. While eating great food you will be invited to try the German folk dancing. It is located just north of DC on the washington baltimore parkway.

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    by Rixie Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    On your way to Gettysburg, you might consider stopping at these places which aren't as well known as other tourist spots but are of interest to history buffs: the College Park Aviation Museum, the National Cryptologic Museum, and Antietam Battlefield at Sharpsburg, MD.

    See my tips on the two former ones: Laurel Off The Beaten Path Tips by Rixie

    Antietam National Battlefield: Laurel Off The Beaten Path Tips by Rixie

    By the way, Maryland is on both sides of the Chesapeake Bay.

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    by Rixie Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Oops. The Antietam link is http://www.nps.gov/ancm/index.htm.

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    Re: DC & beyond!

    by Sevsa Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Since you are in general area I would also include Harper's Ferry.

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    by davidjo Online Now Mar 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Yes, Harpers Ferry is very interesting, the old town ND THE PARK.

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    Re: DC & beyond!

    by davebd Online Now Apr 5, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Thanks for the replies, everybody, some useful stuff there!

    (riorich, we went to the Asheville area last year)

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