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Washington D.C. and Baltimore Metropolitan Area 🇺🇸: Travel for Those Located in and around the D.C. Area

Washington D.C.— Our nation's great capital. Many travelers flock to D.C. to discover the country's history, however, those who live in the area are more than likely wanting to get away. Below we've compiled the best weekend getaways and the best flight deals departing the D.C. metropolitan area—which covers small parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Below you'll find great beach vacations along the East Coast. Whether you're looking for a solo trip, group getaway, or a nice family vacation we have you covered! You'll also find that Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) offer some of the cheapest fares to Europe and Africa.

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In the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, you'll find Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) offer a lot of great international and domestic flight deals with Icelandic budget airline PLAY having both IAD and BWI departures to Iceland and other parts of Europe. Other airports include Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) which serves domestic flights around the US.

Cheap Flight Destinations from Washington D.C.

Find below a list of international destinations that you can frequently fly cheaply to out of Washington D.C.


Icelandic budget airline PLAY Air offers low fares to Iceland and other major European cities departing Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Oftentimes, you can find round-trip direct flights to Iceland from the mid-$200s.


The cheapest flights to Africa from the USA can often be found flying out of Washington D.C. Kenya is an example of one of these destinations. We have found round-trip flights to Kenya from D.C. in the $500s.


Another African country that offers the lowest fares out of Washington D.C. is Egypt. Oftentimes, you can find fares in the $500s with airlines like Royal Air Jordanian.


Aer Lingus and PLAY Air offer affordable flights to Ireland. Aer Lingus is a full-service airline that often offers fares in the $300s while PLAY Air will get you there on a budget from in the $200s.

The Best Weekend Trips from Washington D.C.

Looking for a change of scenery from historical Washington D.C.? Venture away for a long weekend to the following locations. These spots are within easy reach of the city and offer a splendid weekend getaway for groups, couples, or families, alike. Or jet-off to Europe with great-value flight deals with PLAY Air.

New York City

Visit the city that never sleeps. Just around a three hour train ride with Amtrak, will get you from D.C. to New York City. Perfect for a weekend trip with tons of activities. Opt for a adults-only getaway visiting the best bars and nightclubs in the city. Or bring the kids along and catch a broadway production or visit the many museums and shops that the city has to offer.

Ocean City, New Jersey

A three hour drive from D.C. will bring you to the Jersey Shore. Spend a day on the beach. or on the peir exploring shops and carnival rides. You'll find lots of great bars and night clubs nearby for a great adults-only getaway.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visit the famous Liberty Bell, try an iconic Philly Cheesesteak, and explore other parts of this also very historical US city. A roughly two and a half hour train or car ride from D.C. this city break offers a great getaway. Search for the best hotel deals.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Escape the hustle and bustle of the D.C. metropolitan area and explore the stunning and mountainous Shenandoah National Park in neighboring Virginia— a little over an hour's drive from the city. With beautiful fall foliage, perfect skiing conditions in the winter, and amazing hiking opportunities. You'll find that Shenandoah offers the best glamping and camping experiences.