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You Can Take a Drive and a Dip Along This Historic Loop


Just a short drive outside of the Washington and Baltimore metro areas, this loop through West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is both a relaxing and enlightening weekend getaway. Here you’ll find everything from deluxe spas and award-winning dining, to remarkable American history and unforgettable accommodations—all set against the beautiful, lush backdrop of the Potomac River.

A luxurious and art-filled place, Berkeley Springs is less than two hours away from Baltimore. Known primarily for its relaxing spas and mineral hot springs, this charming little town was originally established as a public bath and frequented by presidents, politicians and celebrities. Inside Berkeley Springs State Park, you can actually visit the open-air bathtub that George Washington regularly used. 

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