Just Outside DC

National Marine Corps Museum Shuttle Udvar Hazy National Air Space Museum Whites Ferry Potomac River Crossing Sully Planation Historic Site
Fishing Spot Pohick Bay Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy Brookside Gardens Live Butterfly Exhibit Brookside Garden of Lights Winter time
Mount Vernon Estate Green House Mount Vernon Dollhouse game room Frying Pan Park
Sky Meadows State Park Delaplane Virginia Strawberry Festival Delaplane Virginia
Blandy Farm and Virginia State Arboretum
Mount Vernon Mansion

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     where we offer expanded information and photos for neat day trips within an hour's drive from Washington DC.

We have over 2000 pictures including those of the Brookside Gardens' Wing of Fancy Live Butterfly Exhibit and the delightful doll house size replica of Mount Vernon Estate's manison home.

Are you traveling in a large camper and want to know how tight the parking is? Are you like my husband and drive a beloved car that you prefer to park away from others? Our photos of the location will show you the road into the parking area, a general view of the parking area along with comments. Plus how easy is it to leave, get back into traffic. Do you immediately have to merge or dash across high speed traffic? Remember, this is the DC area with a huge traffic volume.

Do you have other wheels to be concerned about? Does the attraction feature overhead walkways? Is there an elevator to help you get a baby stroller or wheelchair up to that overhead birds-eye view, or does the attraction have a continuous walkway from ground floor to the top?

Do you have a painful knee like me? Are seats offered for a break, refreshments available?

Are outside areas provided for letting the kids romp? What is the footing? Are picnic areas offered? How far a drive to fast foods? Grocery stores nearby? Pharmacies? How about when you are from out of town and get caught in a change of weather -- is a clothing mall nearby?

Click the links below to view our photos and answers to the above questions. Plus, we note other attractions near your primary destination, such as the huge indoor Potomac Mills Mall just minutes from the National Marine Corps Museum (Triangle, Virginia).





Day Trips Just Outside DC:




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  • Use "Zoom in" to find the Udvar Hazy Air Space Museum Air and Space Museum Parkway leading into the Museum's parking lot. Of neat interest on this Parkway, you will find yourself right under a flight path for Dulles Airport.

  • Use "Zoom In" to follow the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. Look for the Washington and Old Dominion multi-use trail balloons.


Marine Corps Museum Entrance The Marine Corps National Museum is National Marine Corps Museum on the map.  Located south of Washington, DC, in Prince Williams County Virginia on Route 1, minutes from the Marine Corps Base at Quantico.


Log farm building at Sully Plantation The Sully Plantation is Sully Plantation on the map.   Located west of Washington, DC, in Fairfax County Virginia. Entrance is from the Air and Space Parkway (off of Route 28, Sully Road), is minutes from the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. map.


Space Shuttle Enterprise The Udvar-Hazy Air Space Museum is Udvar Hazy Air Space Museum on the map.   Located west of Washington, DC, in Fairfax County Virginia within the Dulles Airport property.


Frying Pan Park farm The Frying Pan Park is Frying Pan Park  multi-use community park on the map.   Located in Herdon, Virginia this Fairfax County Park is a great place for kids and equestrians.


Mount Vernon The Mount Vernon is the 18th century home and estate of Martha and George Washington is Mount Vernon on the map.   Located south of Washington, DC, in Fairfax County Virginia along the Potomac River on Route 400, about 8 miles below the southern edge of the Washington, DC beltway.


Mount Vernon Gristmill Distillery The gristmill and distillery for the Mount Vernon estate of Martha and George Washington is Mount Vernon on the map.   Located south of Washington, DC, in Fairfax County Virginia on Route 235 near the Mount Vernon estate.


Pohick and Mason Neck Parks The hundred of acres along the Potomac River of the Pohick Park and the Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge and State Park is Pohick and Mason Neck Parks on the map.   Located south of Washington, DC, in Fairfax County Virginia off of Route 1, about midway between Mount Vernon and the Marine Corps National Museum at Quantico.


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Brookside Gardens 50 acres of year round gardens and special floral exhibits is Brookside Gardens on the map.
Located north of Washington, DC, in Montgomery County Maryland off of the DC beltway near Silver Spring.

Late spring through early fall walk among Brookside Garden's indoor live butterfly exhibits.

Winter time visit after dark to enjoy Brookside's acres of outdoor displays that use over 600,000 holiday lights and an expansive indoor "G" scale size train garden.


Whites Ferry The White's Ferry crossing of the Potomac River is Whites Ferry Potomac Crossing on the map.   This ferry crossing is located on the Potomac River north west of the Washington DC beltway.
  
Sky Meadows State Park The Sky Meadows State Park is Sky Meadows State Park on the map.   This 1,800 acre is located at Delaplane, Virginia west of the Washington DC beltway.
  
Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia The Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia is Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia on the map.   The State Arboretum of Virginia is located between Sky Meadows State Park and the City of Winchester, Virginia.


Did you happen to bring a horse with you, hanker for a bike ride through the woods or need to stretch your legs? How about the rural 184 mile  Chesapeake and Ohio canal that parallels the Potomac river? Another great trail is the 45 miles of a former rail roadway which is now the Washington and Old Dominion recreational trail. See Washington and Old Dominion multi-use trail balloons to indicate rough tracing of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.


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