23. A short drive from DC and an easy place to spend a weekend, National Harbor offers fresh oysters, gorgeous views of the Potomac River, and, best of all, rides on an enormous ferris wheel. Get started with a boat ride, then end up at Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar.
24. Less than an hour away from DC, Annapolis offers boats for days, the gravitas of the United States Naval Academy, and good eats. Grab a pizza on the deck at Vin909, then check out some bars around the Main Street traffic circle.