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Triangle, Frederickburg and Woodbridge, Va.: Staying, Eating and Playing

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ESCAPE KEYS

GETTING THERE

Triangle, Va., is about 30 miles south of Washington. Take Interstate 95 to Joplin Road, or take Route 1, which runs through Triangle.

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STAYING THERE

Ramada Triangle/Quantico Area, 4316 Inn St. (I-95 Exit 150A), Triangle, 703-221-1181, http://www.ramada.com Rooms start at $99 and include continental breakfast.

EATING THERE

Sammy T's, 801 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, 540-371-2008, http://www.sammyts.com Vegetarian, vegan and meat selections. Entrees $8 to $23.

Hyperion Espresso, 301 William St., Fredericksburg, 540-373-4882, http://www.hyperionespresso.com. No. 1 on Expedia's list. Coffee drinks, tea and pastries from $1.55.

PLAYING THERE

Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg, Charlotte and Caroline streets, Fredericksburg, 800-979-3370, http://www.fredericksburgtrolley.com. Four 75-minute tours daily through Nov. 1, two a day Nov. 2 through April. Adults $17, ages 6 to 16 $6, age 5 and younger free.

Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, 540-373-3381, http://www.kenmore.org. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October, with shorter hours in the winter. Adults $8, students $4, age 5 and younger free.

National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, 877-635-1775, http://www.usmcmuseum.org Open daily (except Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free.

Potomac Mills, 2700 Potomac Mills Cir., Woodbridge, 703-496-9330, http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?ID=1260 Open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more getaway ideas: http://www.expedia.com/daily/promos/vacations/drivegetaway

-- C.T.


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