This past weekend we made a trip out to Harper's Ferry in West Virginia. It is right on the Maryland/WV border and therefore was only an hour and 15 minutes from D.C. It is a cute little town but mainly a tourist destination. I would recommend this place if you are more interested in hiking. There are different trails you can go on away from the hustle and bustle of families exploring the history of the town.
You can park at the Visitors Center and take a 1.5 mile hike down to the town. From the historic town there are different trails that go along the C&O canal or up through the woods. As well, you can see people on tubes in the river which may be an enjoyable activity for a hot day!
I was most excited to go hiking and try out my new Nikon D3400 which I got as a birthday gift! I had fun testing out different modes to capture the day.
On the way back from our hiking adventures we stopped in Frederick, MD for some treats. Although if you are looking for ice cream there are many shops in Harper's Ferry.
Downtown Frederick is a cute town with many different boutiques and restaurants that are worth a trip. We stopped in the North Market Pop Shop for some ice cream. I personally had Vanilla Peanut Butter Almond Milk and it was awesome! The cool thing about this shop was the bottles upon bottles of soda on the wall. There was any type you could imagine!
My favorite boutique in Frederick was The Muse and it was filled with cute shoes, accessories, and clothes, featuring brands like Free People.
Overall, if you are looking for a day trip with some time outside then I would recommend Harper's Ferry. If you are not into nature or hiking I would say another destination may be better for you!