Don’t Miss Out on These Great Weekend Trip Destinations This Autumn

When it’s time to plan a getaway during the autumn, you want a place that combines escape with the comforts of a vacation. While Washington, D.C. is a huge, bustling city, it’s located near a ton of great places for a casual weekend getaway. Great views, entertainment and relaxation await; you just have to choose your destination.

American Executive Transportation loves Washington, D.C. and because of our expertise in the area, we know of all the good spots near the city for a little R&R.

Check out these gorgeous autumn getaways near D.C. for your next trip out.

1. Chesapeake City, Maryland

Located just 2 hours outside of D.C., this historic Maryland town offers scenic views of the Chesapeake Bay, a number of renowned art galleries and guided horse country tours through the thoroughbred horse farms and the popular C&D Canal Museum.

You can also visit the Saint Francis Xavier Shrine, one of the oldest Catholic institutions in America. You can book a tour of the building or schedule your trip for one of the annual masses.

2. Charlottesville, Virginia

Just 2.5 hours outside of D.C. sits Charlottesville, where you can indulge your love for wine and history.

With over 20 wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail, you can combine a visit to Thomas Jeffereson’s historical home with an impressive variety of Virginia’s wines.

You can also visit a variety of orchards in the area and pick fresh peaches, cherries, apples and strawberries.

3. Kent Island, Maryland

At just over an hour from D.C., Kent Island is a quick way to escape the chaos of the city and enjoy the sights and sounds of Chesapeake Bay.

If you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, head to the Kent Narrows and sit down at a great spot like the Stevensville Crab Shack.

You can also visit a number of lighthouses on the coast, relax in the outdoors, visit galleries and antique shops, or stop in at a charming café.

4. Oxford, Maryland

A 2-hour drive from D.C., Oxford is the oldest town on the Eastern shore and served as an entry way for British vessels in the Colonial era.

Oxford’s population is less than 1,000, and provides some of the quietest and most peaceful atmosphere of any D.C. getaway.

You can visit the Oxford Museum, ride on the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, visit the historical Oxford Custom House, or head to one of the notable restaurants in the town center.

Transportation for Your Autumn Getaway

One concern for many city dwellers looking to escape D.C. for a weekend is finding a way to get around.

When you’re headed to an unfamiliar city, navigation and parking can be real stressors. Being responsible for driving yourself around a new place can be frustrating and puts wear and tear on your vehicle.

If you really want to unwind during your mini-vacation this autumn, consider booking a trustworthy D.C. car service.

A great transportation company will provide you with guaranteed support from an expert team of dispatchers and reservation specialists.

Your chauffeur will handle the driving, parking and navigation—all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the views.

Call American Executive Transportation to book your weekend trip transportation today.

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