My boyfriend and I (both from Holland and both in our early 30s) would love to go on a road trip down to Washington DC and back this coming week. He's never been anywhere south of NY (I have) and would love some recommendations for routes, places to stop, things to see etc. I know that we could easily spend 4 days (if not 4 whole weeks) in Washington DC alone but time is limited and this will be more of a wetting of the palette. We can always go back to the places we love as we've recently moved to NY. We love both the city and the country so short hike recommendations would not fall on deaf ears. Also historical, cultural, culinary ideas etc..would be greatly appreciated as well as sleeping accommodations. I understand it's best to overnight outside of D.C and take the metro in on city days. Thanks so much in advance for your time, excited about joining this Roadtrip America group!