View Full Version : East Coast Dopers HELP!!!
08-02-2000, 03:36 AM
On Friday I start a four day weekend! YAY! I have convinced my BF to take a couple days off of work and take me away. We have talked about going to Williamsburg, but I have already been there. I have lived in VA for about 3 years and have not seen much of the east coast. (I grew up in CO.) So, I am looking for some suggestions of places we could go spend a couple of days. Something within 4-5 hours of Northern VA would be perfect.
Please someone help me!
08-02-2000, 03:38 AM
I think I just posted this in the wrong spot, if I did please feel free to move it.
08-02-2000, 04:39 AM
You can't get far on the East Coast in four to five hours. I would have suggested Charleston, but that is probably a 9 to 10 hour drive for you. The Outer Banks of NC are extremely nice, plenty to do, lots of historical sites, and probably lots of tourists, but it's worth the trip.
08-02-2000, 04:45 AM
Kitty Hawk, the light houses, fishing, beaches...
I too recommend the Outer Banks.
08-02-2000, 05:53 AM
Thank Ultress and ChiefScott! I will have to mention the Outer Banks to my BF.
As soon as I take a full vacation, where I don't fly home to visit the family in CO, I will be able to go places that are further away, like Charleston.
I would love more suggestions. I think giving the BF plenty of choices will help my chances of getting somewhere I haven't been.
08-02-2000, 06:02 AM
you can go to the mountains of West Virginia...beautiful country.
From northern VA, the eastern shore of MD or Delaware beaches are beautiful. WHen I lived there, I would look at the map, pick a small town at the tip of a penninsual and head there. You ususally found charming little towns, anriquing and great B and B's.
08-02-2000, 06:23 AM
WHen I lived there, I would look at the map, pick a small town at the tip of a penninsual and head there.
Ohh, that sounds neat. Both of us are very adventurous!
08-02-2000, 07:11 AM
Geez, don't have to leave Virginia for sightseeing...
Luray Caverns...Natural Bridge...Skyline Drive...Jamestown...Mount Vernon....Monticello....There's a few days' worth of stuff to do in Richmond even though I never both doing any of it. Edgar Allan Poe museum...Virginia Museum...Science Museum...Valentine House....Canal Walk....Maymont Park...
08-02-2000, 08:27 AM
If you decide on the Outer Banks, e-mail me. My sister works for a realty company that handles vacation rentals there. I'll give you her 800 number.
08-02-2000, 11:40 AM
Asseteague Islad...god I know I spelled that wrong...
08-02-2000, 11:47 AM
Depends on what you like, and just how far you'll stretch the drive.
NYC is an adult playground - lots of great things to see and do, second only to Boston (does my parochialism show?), but decidedly not the fun-in-the-sun type getaway, and lodging can be pricey.
I second (third?) the Outer Banks idea, if you like the beach/ocean thing. Kitty Hawk is a great spot - good beaching...sunset on Jockey Ridge...try your hand at hang gliding on the dunes, windsurfing in the sound...
Mtns of WV also a good idea. Whitewater rafting may be a possibility (New River and the Gaulley), although I've only done it in the fall when they dam-release water - don't know what the water level is like there now, although we've had a lot of rain last few weeks in NC. It may be worth a call to one of the many rafting outfits.
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