(Closed) (non)weekend getaway recs? (NWR)

posted 8 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a lot of getaways on our list – Ocean City being one of them! Have you looked into cruises out of Baltimore? You might be able to get a deal…

Williamsburg, VA is one of our big “to-do” getaways but I’m not sure how you would get there without a car. Have you thought about going to New Jersey? There are some actually pretty nice beaches on the Northern shore, I’ve heard. Or what about Alexandria? I’ve heard its beautiful and they have some nice bed & breakfasts, and I’m pretty sure you can get there on public transportation!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmm not sure about getting there without a car…. there might be buses… but my pick would be the Eastern Shore of Maryland, around St. Michael’s or Easton. We did our mini-moon in St. Michael’s and it was so nice, really relaxing. Lots of small shops and restaurants, and the bay, but not much else. So you really have to want to do nothing, haha.

What about Outer Banks? I think you can get there by bus too.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ddw: I love it too! Let us know what you decide!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Check out http://www.vrbo.com – I’ve found great places in the past for cheap. If it’s somewhat last minute, you can often negotiate with the owners, too. The Outer Banks are nice as well – and if you go all the way out (e.g. Ocracoke), it’s a bit quieter/more romantic

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

How about taking the bus up to NYC? They have those cheap buses that leave from Chinatown and I know lots of people who take them and love them. You could find an inexpensive hotel if you’re willing to stay outside of the city. Plus there is ton to do there and you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great time (and eat well).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not sure if you can get there without a car, but my coworker has been spending long weekends at a rental cottage in Deep Creek Lake, MD. He says it’s super relaxing, the lake is gorgeous, and more importantly, the weather is much cooler there than here in DC!! I think he said it was 20 degrees cooler there a few weekends back (though that seems a little high).

Southwest airlines has some pretty cheap fares out of BWI to a lot of fun destinations (you can take metro/bus or MARC/Amtrak up to BWI). They also have a few flights out of Dulles, but those tend to be a little pricier and options are limited. New Hampshire is on their list and is gorgeous in summer! But there are lots of destinations available.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The most expensive oceanfront hotel in Va Beach is under $200/night! This means you can find awesome deals right now! You can take the train to Newport News and they have a connector bus service to the oceanfront… there is a bus system down there, but once you’re there, it’s so compact you really don’t need a car…

You can take the bus to NY for cheap from dc, obviously, they have a decent public transportation system πŸ˜‰

Take the train to Philly or Pittsburgh (I’m a bigger ‘burgh fan). You can even take the train from DC to Charleston… Or.. right near by Richmond πŸ™‚

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Fyi-Boston is fun enough πŸ˜‰

Boston is great, but right now the heat and humidity are pretty brutal and beaches in the city are hard to come by-especially since you won’t have a car. What about Cape Cod? Hotels can run some money but there are TONS of little towns along the coast and you might be able to find some great last minute deals. If you stay near Hyannis, MA you could take the ferry one day to Marthas Vineyard and spend the day at the beach, walking around town, grabbing some drinks, and then take the ferry back. Fun in the sun and no car needed πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ooh, @Bostongrl25‘s suggestions made me think of another one…you could fly into Providence and take a ferry out to Block Island for a few days. Rent bikes and you’ll be fine getting around the island.

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