The east coast is home to so many intriguing historic events. Washington DC is the heart of it all. Don’t be afraid to expand your curiosity outside the city and take a day or weekend trip to see what the surrounding areas have to offer!
Philadelphia: Only 2.5 hours away, it is home to the Liberty Bell, and, arguably more famous, the Rocky steps. Here you can take a bite of an original Philly cheesesteak at Pat’s King of Steaks (cheese whiz is a must) or take a stroll around Britain House Square.
New York City: When can you ever say again that you are only a mere 4-hour drive away from New York. Take time to see the hustling city on a weekend. The city is filled with endless things to do: see the 9/11 Museum and World Trade Center Complex, visit the Rockefeller Center, step inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, ice skate in Bryant Park, get lost in Macy’s at Herald Square, get a view of the Statue of Liberty, or simply be dazzled by Times Square.
National Parks: There’s plenty of them. Shenandoah National Park, Gettysburg National Military Park, and Prince William Forest Park to name a few. If you miss the Texas peace and quiet, take a drive out of the city and explore the beautiful nature on this side of the nation.
“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain
Office of Congressman Randy Weber
Washington, D.C. | spring 2020