Expert Travel Advice to Virginia

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  • Anonymous user answered:
    Why not head down to Skyline Drive? it's definitely the quietest time of the year, but it'll be a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of NOVA. You can walk the many trails it offers and enjoy the clean, crisp winter air. Or you could just spend your time indoors next to the fire place or in a hot tub outside.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    That's quite a long drive (over five hours), so I suspect you'll need more than just the one stop with a nine-month-old. You'll skirt Washington, D.C., but I wouldn't recommend getting too far off the Interstate as you might get snarled in the usual daily and commuter traffic. One nice option, though, just off I-270 before it hits the Capital Beltway (I-395), is Cabin John Regional Park, which has a miniature train ride and plenty of places to stretch your legs. Or head a little further down to Glen Echo Park, which is a good spot on the banks of the Potomac and about a mile from the Beltway. There's a playground and carousel here. Maybe a little oddball for some (and definitely for the drivers, not infants!), but the meatballs in the Ikea cafeteria off I-95 near Woodbridge will fill a hunger spot that roadside fast food just can't match. You can also freshen up and feed the baby in a clean, bright Scandinavian enclave (maybe even buy yourself some self-assembly furniture?). Lastly, Fredericksburg, Virginia (160 miles from VA Beach), is a nice place to stroll and grab some food, plus it's just off I-95.
  • dan answered:
    Not sure if this counts as historical or not but a tour of the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary might be a fun. You can see some of the sites in Philly's Old City and catch a bus near the Constitution Center for a short ride to the prison: http://www.easternstate.org And of course everyone can run the Rocky steps in front of the Philly Art Museum.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    If you get the opportunity, I would suggest visiting Williamsburg. The Historic Area is beautiful and rather extraordinary to see. Should you venture into Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg, be sure to stop by the Cheese Shop for gourmet goodies, delicious sandwiches and more! I would also recommend Historic Jamestowne - just a short drive from Colonial Williamsburg, if you take the Parkway. It too is beautiful and "untouched." Plus, the archaeological excavation is extremely fascinating. Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown is quite fun as well - with the beach, shopping and dining. I can't seem to narrow it down... Hope this helps! :)

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