Despite my love of city living, it does wonders to escape the city for a few hours. The DC area is lucky to have quite a few green spaces and parks, so whenever the opportunity arises, I like to take advantage of them and explore new spaces.
The Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, VA, provides respite within about a 45 minute drive from downtown. Augie and I had a great time on Friday morning hiking and checking out the lovely bluebells and other signs of spring. If you live in the area I highly recommend a visit.