Here’s How to Plan the Ultimate Road Trip from Washington, D.C to Southern PA

It’s time for an adventure! If you’ve been looking for a fun and exciting way to vacation, then look no further than this blog because we have the perfect getaway planned for you! How about going on a scenic road trip from Washington, D.C to Southern PA? Not only will your vacation start even before you reach your destination, but it’s also a great way to bond with your loved ones and create fun memories together on the road. Read on to discover three steps to plan the ideal road trip and make yours a reality! 

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3 Steps to Plan the Perfect Road Trip From Washington, D.C to Southern PA 

Step 1: Know Your Itinerary 

Driving from Washington D.C to Southern PA is the ideal road trip. Indeed, it can be done in a day! With a total of 200 miles, the journey should take you about three and a half hours to reach your destination (without traffic). The easiest and quickest way to go is via I-70 W and US-30 W, but you’re also able to go through country roads if you wish to see more scenery! To learn more about our recommended stops, skip to step 3 below! 

Step 2: Pack the Essentials 

Now that you’re familiar with the route, it’s time to think about the practicality of your journey. The last thing you want is to hop in your car for hours without the essentials. To help you prepare and make sure you don’t forget anything, we’ve created a list for you. Here is what you will need: 

  • Phone chargers 
  • Wipes 
  • Water bottles 
  • A killer playlist 
  • Tissues 
  • Snacks 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Camera and camera charger 
  • Kids’ toys if you are traveling with little ones 
  • A map in case you lose service 

3: Make Fabulous Stops 

Alright – let’s talk about what you can see on the way. After all, why even go on a road trip if you’re not going to have fun along the way? Take a look at our suggested stops below and get ready to discover hidden treasures! 

Note: Although the drive between Washington, D.C and Southern PA is less than four hours long, we highly recommend you stop at least once to rest for 10 or 15 minutes. These stops below are a great way to do that while still entertaining your loved ones and yourself! 

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cabin view of the bedNow that you know how much fun you’ll have on your road trip from Washington D.C to Southern PA, it’s time to find a place to stay. Oak Lodge is a high-end B&B nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands. Here, you’ll find peace, serenity, luxurious pampering, and of course, stunning views! Relax in your private and luxurious cabin, take a walk around our property, read a book by the lake, and enjoy a delicious, homemade breakfast every morning! 

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