If you’re hoping to get away this Memorial Day weekend, consider these five relaxing escapes from the city.
Just two and a half hours outside D.C. is the Market at Grelen, a 600-acre nursery. Spend the long weekend or even just the afternoon dining at their farm-to-table café. Dine on fresh chilled curried chicken salad or a turkey panini with ingredients fresh from the garden like pears, arugula, gruyere, bacon and roasted tomatoes. There’s also hiking trails, a pick-your-own goods farm and horseback riding. P.O. Box 159, 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset, VA, 540-672-7268
The Greenbrier, located in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, has been a D.C. getaway for hundreds of years. The whole family will love bowling at the lanes with built-in kiddie bumpers or touring the declassified bunker, what was once an emergency Cold War fallout shelter. For mom and dad, spa treatments and meditation and healing services are also offered. 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, WV, 855-453-4858
Quaint St. Michael’s, Maryland is home to the luxurious Inn at Perry Cabin. Spend breakfast at “Stars,” on the water’s edge or on the sun-drenched terrace. For the more adventurous, learn to sail or take a boat out on the water for an afternoon. It’s easy not to be bored at Perry Cabin either, with daily activities like yoga classes, author talks and more. Also, fun fact: parts of the movie Wedding Crashers were filmed here. 308 Watkins Ln., St. Michael’s, MD, 410-745-2200
The perfect weekend getaway for couples, the romantic Hotel Hershey is just three hours from D.C. Enjoy deluxe spa treatments like the whipped cocoa bath, chocolate bean polish or cocoa facial experience. Spend the evening dining at the hotel’s signature restaurant “The Circular” over filet mignon or a rack of lamb. Take in 18 holes of golf and cool off with a dip in the outdoor pool complex, which opens Memorial Day weekend. Treat yourself and rent a poolside cabana, complete with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, table and chairs, refrigerator and snack basket. 100 Hotel Rd., Hershey, PA, 717-533-2171
Overworked Washingtonians will love feeling rejuvenated at Salamander’s spa. The luxurious 23,000-square-foot space features 14 treatment rooms, a couple’s spa suite and full-service salon with hair, makeup and mani-pedi stations. Salamander is also pet friendly. Your furry friend is treated like royalty, with their own bed, food and water bowls, organic treats, toys, and their own waste bags. 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, VA, 540-687-3600