Mother-Daughter Host Duo Returns for Adventures to Nearby Weekend Destinations

The Mid-Atlantic region is a traveler’s utopia, with easy driving access to a wide variety of destinations. Seeking out the best food, accommodations and adventures across the region, mother-daughter duo Laurita and Lauren Portee return for Season 2 of the WETA-produced series, Get Out of Town. The new season will premiere April 15, 2024, at 9 p.m. on WETA PBS and 8 p.m. on WETA Metro, with four additional episodes coming in this fall. The series will also stream on the PBS App. 

Get Out of Town takes viewers on adventures within a half-day’s drive of the Washington, D.C. area. Enjoying a weekend’s worth of activities at each destination, mother-daughter duo Laurita and Lauren Portee indulge in local cuisine, stay at two different lodging options, and embark on local excursions.

Monday, April 15: Baltimore, MD

A weekend trip to Baltimore is full of surprises for hosts Laurita and Lauren, from raising the flag at Fort McHenry to a visit to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and a training session with dolphins at the National Aquarium. They stay at the Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point and The Ivy Hotel and enjoy seafood from Nick’s Fish House and The Food Market.

Monday, April 22: Lancaster, PA

Lancaster is an area renowned for its Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch cultures. From churning butter at Old Windmill Farm to dressing up in traditional Pennsylvania-German clothes at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Laurita and Lauren are immersed in local tradition. They stay at the Amish View Inn and Suites and Eden Resort and Suites and enjoy meals at Miller’s Smorgasbord and Zoetropolis.

Monday, April 29: Williamsburg, VA

Laurita and Lauren’s Williamsburg weekend adventure is equal parts historic and fun. They ride rollercoasters at Busch Gardens Christmas Town and visit an archeology laboratory in Colonial Williamsburg. Authentic dining takes place at King’s Arm Tavern and Amber Ox Public House, and the hosts reside at the Williamsburg Inn and Marriot’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony.

Monday, May 6: Snowshoe, WV

With snow tubing, snowboarding and the ultimate in cozy lodging, Laurita and Lauren experience a winter wonderland adventure in Snowshoe. The hosts enjoy a meal at Appalachia Kitchen and drive up a mountain for food from Adventure Dining. Their snowy vacation is complete with restful stays at Allegheny Springs and Corduroy Inn & Lodge. 

Following its broadcast premiere, each episode will be available to stream on the PBS App and at Four additional episodes will premiere in Fall 2024. For more information, visit or follow @getoutoftowndc on Instagram. 


About WETA

WETA is the leading public broadcaster in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with inspiring and educational content on television channels WETA PBS, WETA Metro, WETA UK, WETA PBS Kids and WETA World, streaming on the PBS App and at, and on radio station WETA Classical 90.9 FM and WETA is also the second-largest producer for the PBS system, home to news and public affairs programs including PBS NewsHour and films by production partners Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Get Out of Town joins an impressive lineup of programs produced for local audiences, including restaurant exploration series Signature Dish, local arts showcase WETA Arts, and house-hunting and neighborhood series If You Lived Here. WETA is also the home of high school TV quiz show It’s Academic, which spotlights the academic accomplishments of local high school students. Sharon Percy Rockefeller is President and Chief Executive Officer of WETA. More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at Follow WETA @wetatvfm on Facebook and Instagram, and @wetapbs on YouTube.    


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