Summer will be over before you know it, so now’s the time to plan a weekend getaway. After all, the best revenge is coming to work on Monday morning with a huge smile on your face.
To get yourself outside the belt, all you need is a jazzy ride from the peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround. Rent a car from one of your neighbors for as little as $5 an hour (or $40 a day), using your phone to reserve and unlock it. Plus you get a $50 credit just for signing up.
Of course, there’s no shortage of great destinations within driving range in the DC area. Here are five that we recommend, and the Getaround cars we recommend for them.
The Chesapeake Bay
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the DC area’s favorite weekend getaways, famous for fishing, crabbing, swimming, kayaking, and sailing. It’s also a great place to take in nearly 200 miles of shoreline, eat amazing seafood, and hole up in a cute bed and breakfast for the night. Start in Annapolis and take route 50 across the bay to historic St. Michaels. You’ll enjoy the ride there and back a lot more in a powerful black Tesla Model S.
The Beaches of Delaware
If you’re going to drive two and a half hours to one of Delaware’s award-winning beaches, you may as well do it in style in a kicky Fiat 500. (It will be easier to find parking, too.) Whether you choose rowdy Rehoboth Beach or serene Bethany, you’ll love the small town charm of Delaware’s coastline attractions.
Shenandoah National Park
You don’t have to wait for the colors to turn to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Shenandoah National Park—it’s gorgeous all year long. See the country in a 2015 MINI Cooper Countryman. It’s that easy to enjoy cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and quiet wooded hollows.
The Wineries of Virginia
There are twelve regions where you can find some of the nation’s best wineries—all in the state of Virginia. In fact, you can find wineries close to the city in Middlebrook. But once you start driving a sleek silver Mercedes C-Class, you’ll be tempted to drive further afield.
Tubing at Harper’s Ferry, WV
It’s less than 2 hours from DC to a river adventure that’s not quite an adrenaline rush but definitely a great way to beat the heat. With a few clicks, you can get there, and fit in with the local crowd, in a rugged Nissan Frontier. The big rocks and waterfalls at the end of your float downriver make for a great place to picnic.
Sign up for Getaround today to get cars when you need them, simply by using your phone — and you’ll get a $50 credit which can get you pretty far!