Vienna Patch: 10 Places For A Summer Day Trip Near Northern Virginia, DC

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There’s still plenty of time to make a quick getaway before the summer ends. Here are some day trip options for Northern Virginia residents.


If it seems like the summer is moving along quickly this year, you’re not alone. There’s still time to enjoy the outdoors with your family between now and Labor Day.

Northern Virginia and DC are near plenty of beaches, state parks and other destinations for a day trip. That’s why we’ve rounded up a bucket list of locations for a summer day trip. So pack up the car, gather the kids and head out to one of these destinations.

Colonial Beach: This is one of the only remaining beach towns on the Potomac River. Along with activities like swimming, crabbing and more, Colonial Beach offers a rich history. George Washington’s birthplace is nearby, as well as Robert E. Lee’s childhood home. About 65 miles from DC.

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