5 Weekend Getaways Less Than 2 Hours From Bethesda
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 Bethesda, we have some suggestions to make the most of your weekend trip.
1. Maritime Museum
This 18-acre interactive museum was founded in 1965 on Navy Point, once a site of seafood packing houses, docks, and work boats.
Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks and attractions like the Civil War–era warship the USS Constellation and the National Aquarium, showcasing thousands of marine creatures.
3. Kent Island
Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay and a historic place in Maryland.
4. Shenandoah National Park
Mostly forested, the park features wetlands, waterfalls and rocky peaks like Hawksbill and Old Rag mountains. Shenandoah is home to many bird species, plus deer, squirrels and the elusive black bear.
Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Once the capital of the Confederacy!