Follow the yellow brick road?

I’ll be going on a service trip in about four weeks, and before I go with my six other teammates, we’re going to take a day trip. A mini-sabbatical, if you will. Clear our heads. Focus our minds on our purpose of the trip. Bond with the team. The question is – where does one go for a day trip where six other people that also live in the area haven’t been? Everyone’s done the Charlottesville, Annapolis, Richmond thing.

Personally, and I don’t know why because I’ve never even been there, I’m thinking about Wilmington, Delaware.
Can you help me? Where should we go?

Requirements: within 2 hours driving (each way) from DC; has some activities but also things that can be considered “down time” like lunch, shopping, sightseeing, etc.; and lastly, it needs to be reasonable in the expenses department as there are some near-college-grads going (not me, sigh).

5 Comments so far

  1. darpino (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

    Do not go to Wilmington, Delaware! I have spent many an afternoon in Wilmington waiting for buses. There is nothing there.

    How about Harper’s Ferry? That’s doable and very scenic.

  2. Stacey (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 5:25 pm

    Oooo… I’ve heard of Harper’s Ferry. Do you know how far it is from general DC-ish area?

  3. darpino (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

    65 miles to Harper’s Ferry
    108 miles to Wilmington

    Here’s a link to the Harper’s NPS site:

  4. Tom Mills (unregistered) on April 13th, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

    Harper’s Ferry is worth it – great trip, at least it was the last time I went, which was over 10 years ago.

  5. Krempasky (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 12:02 am

    Lancaster, PA. Alternatively, Hershey, PA.

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