Broaden your horizons and step outside of Washington D.C.'s border, where plenty of brand-new attractions await. This fall, spend the weekends watching wild horses gallop on the beach at Assateague Island, spotting Amish buggies in Lancaster, or admiring the sunset over Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. To help, we rounded up eight top getaways from the nation's capital.
Charlottesville, VA Thomas Jefferson’s hometown now counts 32 wineries in a 30-mile radius, known as the Monticello Wine Trail. Dave Matthews designs some of the labels for his wines, and neighbor Donald Trump’s winery is less than a mile away. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. make a point of walking the few blocks to Belmont Bar-B-Q, known for its “Slop Bucket”: layers of cheesy potatoes, BBQ beans, pulled pork, and coleslaw served in a large Styrofoam cup
Copper Canyon Railway: This impressive train journey spans for Los Mochis to Chihuahua, in a day trip connecting the Pacific Ocean to the central desert of Mexico. Sit back & enjoy the view form the open deck, or partake in activities, such as zip lining, along the way. Views include Mexico's 2nd-largest waterfall.