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1 National Zoo
National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Since 2000 the zoo's most famous residents have been the giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang. The excitement surrounding the pandas was heightened when Tai Shan, the National Zoo's first panda cub, was born in 2005. Tai is only the third panda born in the United States. However, Tai returned to China in February 2010, and the 10-year agreement that brought Tian Tian and Mei Xiang to Washington ends in December 2010. At this writing the National Zoo was in talks with Chinese officials regarding the pandas' future, and it is possible they will return to China. Check with the zoo's Web site before you go; you can also sign up for panda e-mail alerts on the zoo's Web site. Even if you miss the pandas, the zoo is still well worth the visit. It continues to add exciting new exhibits, such as the Asia trail that features: sloth bears, fishing cats, red pandas, a Japanese giant salamander, clouded leopards, and other Asian species.

Carved out of Rock Creek Park, the National Zoo contains 2,000 animals, representing 400 species. The zoo is a series of rolling, wooded hills that complement the many innovative compounds showing animals in their native settings. Step inside the Great Flight Cage to observe the free flight of many species of birds; this walk-in aviary is open from May to October (the birds are moved indoors during the colder months). Between 10 and 2 each day you can catch the orangutan population traveling on the "O Line," a series of cables and towers near the Great Ape House that allows the primates to swing hand over hand about 35 feet over your head. One of the more unusual and impressive exhibits is Amazonia, an amazingly authentic reproduction of a South American rain-forest ecosystem. You feel as if you are deep inside a steamy jungle, with monkeys leaping overhead and noisy birds flying from branch to branch. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo was created by an Act of Congress in 1889, and the 163-acre park was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed the U.S. Capitol grounds and New York's Central Park. Before the zoo opened in 1890, live animals used as taxidermists' models were kept on the Mall. www.si.edu/natzoo. Admission: Free, parking $16. Hours: May-mid-Sept., daily 6am-8pm; mid-Sept.-Apr., daily 6-6. Zoo buildings open at 10 and close before zoo closes. Metro: Cleveland Park or Woodley Park/Zoo.

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2 Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort
Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort
16701 Lakeview Rd.
Flintstone, MD 21530

With Evitts Mountain and Lake Habeeb as a backdrop, this resort is in one of the state's most idyllic spots. The lobby, dining room, and lounge overlook a 243-acre man-made lake. In keeping with the nature outside, the colors green and brown are used throughout the six-story hotel. Rooms, larger than usual, are appointed with Shaker-style furniture, and most have views of a breathtaking ridge of mountains. If traveling with your pet, request a special "V.I.P." room, which greets your furry one with a special treat basket. Suites include a gas fireplace and sitting area. Try a spa treatment, 18 holes on the golf course, a hike along the park's trails, or boating, fishing, and swimming. At this writing, Rocky Gap was planning an expansion to include a gambling area. Pros:

one of the region's best golf courses and a first-rate spa.


: not as intimate an experience as staying at a small B&B. www.rockygapresort.com. 203 rooms, 15 suites. In-hotel: restaurants, bar, golf course, pool, tennis courts, gym, spa, beach, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.

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3 Wisp Resort Hotel
Wisp Resort Hotel
290 Marsh Hill Rd.
McHenry, MD 21541

Western Maryland's biggest draw features activities that run the gamut from skiing, fly-fishing, and a spa to a skatepark and paintball arena. Some of the rooms are ski-in, ski-out, and they all include modern appliances, fluffy comforters, and comfortable lodge furniture to sink into after a long day on the slopes, the water, or on your derriere. Parents can take advantage of the Club Wisp Kids' Night Out program as they skip out to the spa or for a round of golf. All activities are arranged through the hotel. Pros

: everything you want to do in one spot.


: big crowds and lots of kids make the resort feel chaotic. www.wispresort.com. 102 suites, 67 rooms. In-room: kitchen (some). In-hotel: restaurants, bar, pool, spa, some pets allowed. Credit cards accepted.

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4 Swallow Falls State Park
Swallow Falls State Park
222 Herrington La.
Oakland, MD 21550

At Swallow Falls State Park, paths wind along the Youghiogheny River, past shaded rocky gorges and rippling rapids, to a 63-foot waterfall. One of Maryland's hidden gems, the park is also known for its stand of 300-year-old hemlocks and for excellent camping, hiking, and fishing facilities. www.dnr.state.md.us. Admission: $2 Memorial Day-Labor Day, $1 Labor Day-Memorial Day. Hours: Daily dawn-dusk.

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5 The Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
The Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
4165 Mears Ave.
Chesapeake Beach, MD

Opened in 2004, this luxury hotel and spa is a key part of the revitalization of the town's tourism business. The public spaces pay homage to the beachfront community's history. A mural in the lobby depicts the old roller coaster that once thrilled vacationers, and framed photographs line the corridors, tracing the town's changes from its Victorian heyday to the present. The whitewashed oak furniture and sand-color walls give the rooms an elegant yet beachy style. The resort was built right on the water's edge, and its suites and deluxe rooms have balconies that seem to hang over the Bay. There are also three dining options, a boardwalk, and a fishing charter company at the hotel's full-service marina. Pros:

a full-service resort with boating, an indoor pool, and spa services; a sandy beach.


don't expect a "jumping the waves" experience at the beach—the Chesapeake is placid compared to the beach properties on the Atlantic. wwwcbresortspa.com. 72 rooms, 6 suites. In-room: Internet. In-hotel: restaurants, pool, gym, spa, parking. Credit cards accepted. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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6 Artillery Ridge Campground
Artillery Ridge Campground
610 Taneytown Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

You can pitch a tent or park an RV a mile south of the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center. Horse owners can even bring their steeds. Families may enjoy the fishing pond. The sprawling property includes shaded and sun-drenched sites for tents and RVs, as well as rental cabins with room for up to six people. The campground also offers two-hour guided horseback tours of the battlefield. Pros:

fishing pond; horseback riding; variety of camping options.


crowded in summer; sites are not secluded. www.artilleryridge.com. 45 tent sites, 105 camper or RV sites. Flush toilets, full hookups, dump station, drinking water, guest laundry, showers, bear boxs, fire grates, fire pits, grills, picnic tables, food service, electricity, public telephone, general store, play area, ranger station, swimming. Credit cards accepted.

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7 Jonde Lane Farm
Jonde Lane Farm
1103 Auction Rd.
Manheim, PA 17545

This homey B&B is run by the Nissleys, a Mennonite family. Breakfast is served every day but Sunday at this 20-acre working farm, where you can savor country life, surrounded by ponies, chickens, goats, sheep, and cats. The four guest rooms include one designed for families that can sleep six. There's also a fishing pond. Pros:

hearty breakfast; gracious hosts; well-suited to small children.


two-night minimum reservation; some rooms have shared bath; limited privacy. www.pamall.net/jondelane. 4 rooms, 2 with private bath. Credit cards accepted. Closed Thanksgiving-Easter. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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8 Rocky Acre Farm
Rocky Acre Farm
1020 Pinkerton Rd.
Mount Joy, PA 17552

The ideal family getaway, this 200-year-old stone farmhouse was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. This is a dairy farm with calves to feed and cows to milk. Children love the abundance of kittens, roosters, and sheep, as well as the fishing and boating in the creek. There are also free pony, barrel train, and tractor rides. Pros:

fun atmosphere for kids; filling breakfast; great value.


communal breakfast not for everyone; must book far in advance; smell of animals. www.rockyacre.com. 8 rooms, 2 efficiency units. In-room: kitchen (some), Wi-Fi. In-hotel: children's programs, parking. No credit cards. Rate includes: Breakfast.

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2018 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2018/1/1 19 12 5 6 2 -2 87 62 47 30.61 30.55 30.50 10 10 10 20 7 26 0.00  
2017 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2017/1/1 51 43 35 28 25 19 65 50 39 30.40 30.22 29.99 10 10 10 10 5 17 0.00  
2016 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2016/1/1 41 36 32 28 24 18 70 59 48 30.19 30.15 30.10 10 10 10 20 8 25 0.00  
2015 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2015/1/1 41 29 17 18 14 7 80 53 31 30.26 30.16 30.07 10 10 10 12 2 20 0.00  
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2014/1/1 44 34 23 28 21 14 86 63 42 30.43 30.31 30.15 10 10 10 10 3 - 0.00  
2013 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
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2013/1/1 42 36 30 28 25 19 75 62 53 30.03 29.99 29.93 10 10 10 10 3 16 0.00  
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