Are you looking for a great weekend getaway from Washington DC? Look no further! We've compiled a list of 23 fantastic weekend getaways from DC that offer romance, luxury, family fun and more in unique accommodations in picturesque destinations in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. From Philadelphia to Kent Island to Ocean City, there's something for everyone on our list of the best weekend getaways from DC.
Philadelphia is a great destination for weekend getaways from Washington, and it's less than two hours away by train. This historic city is full of museums, excellent restaurants and a lot of history, especially that of the American colonial period. For couples who want a romantic getaway or families who want a relaxed weekend getaway, Kent Island won't disappoint. This island, which is the largest in the Chesapeake Bay, has plenty to keep you busy without the traffic and congestion of the mainland.
When you visit Maryland, you can choose between the ocean, the mountains, the bays, the cities and the countryside. Just an hour from Baltimore and Washington, DC is Chesapeake Beach Resort located right on the water. This friendly resort takes you directly to the Chesapeake Bay and offers something for everyone - whether you're looking to relax with beautiful views or get your adrenaline pumping with water skiing.
For a romantic getaway with your partner, head to Ocean City and stay at Dunes Manor. Each room has a private balcony that directly overlooks the Atlantic. For DC natives or DC area visitors, Gaylord National Resort creates a completely unique lodging experience with its stunning 19-story glass atrium overlooking the national harbor.
If you're looking for a cozy B&B experience, Chez Amis in Annapolis is proud to be “a paradise for walkers” and welcomes you as if you were family. Start your morning with a three-course breakfast that alternates from sweet to savory before exploring the cobblestone streets and ocean views of Maryland's beautiful capital right outside your doorstep.
For a truly romantic weekend with your partner, Harbour Inn offers luxurious accommodation all year round right on the water in Michaels along the east coast of the Chesapeake Bay. Each suite resembles a five-star luxury suite complete with fine bedding and modern furnishings. And if you're looking for mountain fun, head to western Maryland to dive into the Appalachian Mountains at Wisp Resort where you can ski during the day and relax by their heated indoor pool at night.
Vacation by the sea with your partner at Princess Royale in Ocean City. This resort is completely over the water, giving you full access to the white sandy beaches of the east coast. Take advantage of their complimentary hot tubs, saunas and heated indoor pool on site. And when you're in Baltimore, stay at Black Olive - this modern hotel with elegant décor and eco-friendly accommodation will make you feel as refined as you should.
Finally, take your partner to Great Oak Manor for a quiet weekend away from reality. This historic B&B pays homage to its 1700s roots with period decor and antique replicas but offers guests comfort with modern comforts and private accommodations. Enjoy fresh eggs from their farm for breakfast before kayaking or paddle boarding in the water just steps away from their mansion gates.