Here's a day-cation where you'll get on a plane -- but still sleep in your own bed at night. Take an aerial tours of the Susquehanna River or Pennsylvania Amish country.
Located about three hours north of D.C., a Smoketown Airport aerial tour is the perfect way to escape the District for a few hours (or days).
If you can swallow your fear of heights, the views of the beautiful Pennsylvania rivers and scenic Amish countryside are absolutely fascinating. The light-aircraft flights go out daily (if sky conditions are decent) and last about 15 minutes to an hour.
The small planes only hold one to three people, so a trip to Smoketown is the perfect getaway for a small party.
To book your aerial tour, visit the Smoketown Airport site here, or give them a call at (717) 394-6476.
AMISH COUNTRY TOUR: $66, 15-minute flight, Aerial tour of Amish country including Bird-in-hand, Intercourse, Strasburg and Dutch Wonderland.
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER TOUR: $99, 25-minute flight, Aerial tour of the Susquehanna River from Columbia to the Safe Harbor Dam.
COMBO TOUR: $132, 35-minute flight, Amish and River tours combined.
CHESAPEAKE BAY FLIGHT: $198, 60-minute flight, west to the Susquehanna River to south to Chesapeake Bay.