No getting around it: This brutal, seemingly never-ending winter has been a serious buzzkill. So, if a vacay on a pristine beach isn't in the cards, the next best thing we can do is escape the confines of the DMV. Luckily, the options for just-outside-Washington adventures are pretty endless — and they're affordable, too.
To prove it, we've compiled the ultimate getaway guide: a roundup of budget-friendly rentals (think posh Airbnb pads and rental cabins) in eight unique destinations, all within a three-hours drive of D.C. This list is your new get-outta-town bible, with fun trips including everything from a 26-person mansion in the mountains to the perfect bachelorette-party pad in Philly. All you have to do is click, click, go!