Chill'n on the Chesapeake!
A great day trip to unwind and enjoy the beach atmosphere... The Chesapeake Bay! Chesapeake Beach is only about 45 minutes from the Washington DC area and it is a great kid friendly beach area. There are sandy beaches, sea shells, beautiful scenery, and mini waves. It is great for kids and for a quick trip to the beach! A lot of the beaches are secluded and you can take a picnic lunch and a cooler filled with your favorite beverages. If you are in the Washington DC area, the closest actual beach is almost 3 hours away. The scenery here is just as pretty if not prettier and it is a great atmosphere. The town of Chesapeake Beach is beachy and fun too with cool restaurants and bars and little shops. The Chesapeake is an easy day trip (not having to go over the big and scary Bay Bridge!) and the whole family will love it!