10 Fall Weekend Getaways

Got cabin fever? You can keep your distance and enjoy a change of scenery at these drivable destinations.

The Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson

Driving time from Arlington: 2 hours    

This grand, historic Richmond property reopened in mid-September and is welcoming guests back with several packages, including a weekday getaway deal with discounted rates and free parking, Sunday through Thursday. Only overnight guests and visitors with reservations are allowed into the hotel for afternoon tea or dinner at the inhouse restaurant, Lemaire. Grab a complimentary bike and explore the city, or relax in the indoor pool and luxury spa. // 101 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Virginia



Flag House Inn

Flag House Inn

Driving time from Arlington: 1 hour

This bed-and-breakfast is one of the largest private homes near the Annapolis waterfront. The owners have made several changes to give guests in its five sleeping rooms even more space, including a distanced breakfast experience with outdoor seating. That most important meal of the day is one you won’t want to miss. Flag House Inn is known for its elaborate morning spreads, with dishes like banana-blueberry-coconut oatmeal bake, parmesan hash browns and lemon-ricotta pancakes. Work it all off with a stroll around Maryland’s capital, take a sail or sign up for a private tour at one of the local museums. // 24 Randall St., Annapolis, Maryland



Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront rendering

Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites  

Distance from Arlington: 3 ½ hours

When this hotel opens in November in Virginia Beach, it will become the first beachfront hotel on the Chesapeake Bay with its own private stretch of sand.  The Marriott property will feature all-suite accommodations, an outdoor pool and bay-view dining at its signature seafood restaurant, Tin Cup Kitchen + Oyster Bar. The resort-style property promises a large fitness center, local retail shops and fresh doughnuts made on site. // 2800 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia



Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Driving time from Arlington:  1 hr, 15 mins

This Kent Island property has made a multi-point pledge to cleanliness and safety—including temperature checks, mandatory masks, extensive housekeeping measures and plenty of space to spread out around its two dipping pools and on-site restaurant, Knoxie’s Table.  The gym is only open to one guest at a time. Guests also have access to a private beach. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is offering several culinary and spa packages this fall. After Oct. 1, you can add a third night onto a 2-night stay for free. // 500 Marina Club Road, Stevensville, Maryland


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