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Quick Escapes Washington, D.C.: 24 Weekend Getaways from the Nation's Capital
     

Quick Escapes Washington, D.C.: 24 Weekend Getaways from the Nation's Capital

by John Fitzpatrick, Holly Burkhalter
 

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We've done the planning. You do the packing.
When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick Escapes® frees you from the details and puts you on the road to a good time. Inside you'll find twenty-one carefully planned minivacations within driving distance of Washington, D.C. Enjoy a concert under the stars on the

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We've done the planning. You do the packing.
When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick Escapes® frees you from the details and puts you on the road to a good time. Inside you'll find twenty-one carefully planned minivacations within driving distance of Washington, D.C. Enjoy a concert under the stars on the sprawling lawns of President James Monroe's estate in Virginia. Take a thirty-stop historical walking tour of St. Michaels, Maryland, the self-proclaimed "town that fooled the British." Ride the SkyBike 28 feet above the atrium floor of the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. With this guide, you'll find enough variety to suit every budget and taste.

Featuring:
" easy-to-follow itineraries for one- to three-day minivacations
" recommendations for the best places to visit, dine, and sleep
" plenty of additional options to customize your trip as little or as much as you wish
" accurate driving directions and route maps
" information on festivals and special events

Whether you're looking for a short mid-week adventure or taking advantage of a long weekend, Quick Escapes makes it easy to get away from it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762734801
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Quick Escapes Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

John Fitzpatrick teaches political science and is the Director of the State University of New York at Brockport's Washington Semester Program. John is a graduate of Georgetown University and has a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He worked as a Congressional staffer for ten years and ran a political consulting firm for eight years.

Holly Burkhalter is Advocacy Director of Physicians for Human Rights, an international human rights organization. Holly is a graduate of Iowa State University and a recipient of one of its Distinguished Young Alumni awards. She is the author of numerous articles and op-ed pieces, and she frequently appears on radio and television discussing foreign policy. She is also the author of a cookbook/memoir, Four Midwestern Sisters Christmas Book (Viking Penguin, 1991).

John and Holly have been married since 1984. They have two daughters, Grace Bofa Fitzpatrick and Josie Bao-Ngan Fitzpatrick.

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