Get Outta Town: Washington, D.C.
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POINTS OF INTEREST:
6. Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Maryland, tel: (301) 913-0003, "Enjoy some tapas tonight"
8. Dolce Vita, 10824 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, Virginia, tel: (703) 385-1530 "It's authentic Italian cuisine"
9. Jay's Saloon & Grill, 3114 10th St. N. (SR-237), Arlington, Virginia, tel: (703) 527-3093, "Try the Wisconsin beer cheese soup"
12. Cedar Knoll Inn, 9030 Lucia Ln., Alexandria, Virginia, tel: (703) 799-1501, "Mashed potato patties stuffed with savory beef"
13. Dak's Grill, 13641, Minnieville Rd., Dale City, Virginia, tel: (703) 583-1997, "Hand-cut steaks and a menu full of satisfying standbys"
14. Murphy's Pub, 6971 Indian Head Hwy., Bryans Road, Maryland, tel: (301) 375-9230, "Food, drinks, music and a pool table"
4. Great Falls Park, 9200 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, Virginia, tel: (703) 285-2965, "'The Day the Earth Stood Still' was shot here"
6. Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Rd., Lorton, Virginia, tel: (703) 339-2385, "If it flies and has feathers, it's seems to be here"
5. National Firearms Museum, 11250 Waples Mill Rd. (SR-665), Fairfax, Virginia, tel: (703) 267-1600, "The Birth of our Nation from the end of a barrel"
6. Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Dr., Arlington, Virginia, tel: (703) 607-8000, "Visit the Tomb of the Unknowns"
7. Drug Enforcement Administration Museum, 700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, Virginia, tel: (202) 307-3463, "Ever wonder what a crack house might look like?"
8. Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, 3200 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, Virginia, tel: (703) 780-2000, "Washington's estate: it's a tourist destination and worth it"
9. Chicamuxen Wildlife Management Area, Stump Neck Rd. @ SR-224, Marbury, Maryland, tel: (301) 743-5161, "Bald Eagle & Great Blue Heron sanctuary"
SUGGESTED STOP: Jaleo in Bethesda, MD offer terrific Spanish tapas. You'll say, "Gracias."
DETAILED DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Total mileage: 66 miles
- Start | US-50 & Ellipse Rd., N.W.
- East | US-50 Constitution Ave., N.W. (0.2 miles)
- Right | US-1 14th. St. N.W. (1.1 miles)
- Merge | I-395 US-1 (0.5 miles)
- Right | Exit 11A George Washington Pkwy. (14.5 miles)
- Right | SR-235 Mt. Vernon Memorial Hwy. (3.1 miles)
- Left | US-1 Richmond Hwy. (4.2 miles)
- Right | SR-642 Lorton Rd.(2.4 miles)
- Soft Right | SR-611 Furnace Rd. (1.0 miles)
- Soft Right | SR-123 Ox Rd. Chain Bridge Rd. (12.2 miles)
- Right | US-29 US-50 Arlington Blvd. (4.7 miles)
- Soft Right | I-495 Innerloop (north)(7.6 miles)
- Exit 43 | George Washington Pkwy. (9.3 miles)
- Left | I-66 Curtis Memorial Pkwy. US-50(1.9 miles)
- Finish | US-50 & Ellipse Rd., N.W.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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