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Get Out of Town

The Mid-Atlantic region is a traveler’s paradise. Within just a half-day’s drive of D.C., the possibilities for exploration and adventure are endless. With so many enticing options, it can be hard to know exactly where to go — and what to do when you get there. Join the mother-daughter duo Laurita and Lauren Portee on road trips to amazing destinations near the nation’s capital.

Snowshoe, WV

28m 48s

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

Episodes

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    Snowshoe, WV

    S2 E4 - 28m 48s

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

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    Williamsburg, VA

    S2 E3 - 28m 45s

    Laurita & Lauren’s Williamsburg, VA weekend adventure is equal parts historic and equal parts 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.

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    Lancaster, PA

    S2 E2 - 28m 19s

    Lancaster, PA 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 & 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.

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    Baltimore, MD

    S2 E1 - 29m 17s

    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. The hosts 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

Extras + Features

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    Zoetropolis is a Theater, Distillery and Restaurant Under One Roof

    S2 E2 - 2m 24s

    Laurita and Lauren visit Zoetropolis, a one-of-a-kind venue in Lancaster, PA that seamlessly combines a movie theater, a restaurant, and a distillery all under one roof. Todd Smith, one of Zoetropolis' partners, explains how their commitment to being an ultra-local business extends from "soup to nuts."

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    The Prettiest Drive Through Amish Country in Lancaster, PA

    S2 E2 - 1m 1s

    The picturesque journey along Route 772 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania takes you through the heart of Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch Country. This route curves northward in a sweeping arc, showcasing the tranquil beauty of Amish farmlands, historic covered bridges, and the simple charm of Amish-run businesses.

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    Miller's Smorgasbord is the Go-To Spot for Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine -- And Carbs

    S2 E2 - 4m 25s

    Laurita and Lauren explore the delicious world of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine at the iconic Miller's Smorgasbord in Lancaster County. Established in 1929, Miller’s has been a go-to spot for locals and travelers alike, offering a mouth-watering buffet featuring traditional dishes like Anna's famous chicken and waffles, creamy chicken and gravy over waffles, and a carving station with roast beef.

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    Fort McHenry Offers a Trip Through American History

    S2 E1 - 3m 34s

    Laurita and Lauren take a fascinating journey through American history at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. Park Ranger Shannon leads them through the historic flag changing ceremony. She then details the story behind the Star Spangled Banner, which Francis Scott Key wrote in tribute to the defenders of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

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    Preview: Baltimore, MD

    S2 E1 - 30s

    A weekend trip to Baltimore is full of surprises for hosts Laurita & 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. The hosts 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.

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    Nick's Fish House is a Complete Waterfront Dining Experience in Baltimore

    S2 E1 - 3m 27s

    Join Lauren and Laurita as they embark on a delicious culinary journey at Nick's Fish House, a cherished local gem in Baltimore for over 20 years. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Patapsco River and Hanover Street Bridge, this restaurant offers more than just a meal; it's a complete waterfront dining experience.

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    A Magical Day at the National Aquarium with Dolphins, Sharks, and Jellyfish

    S2 E1 - 5m 19s

    Lauren and Laurita dive into the spectacular world of marine life at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The adventure kicks off with a thrilling husbandry session at Dolphin Discovery, where they meet Bo the dolphin. On the Shark Catwalk Tour, the ladies come face-to-face with some of the ocean's most formidable predators. Then it's off to visit the moon jellies.

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    Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum Showcases Black History

    S2 E1 - 2m 45s

    Laurita and Lauren visit the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore. Named after a trailblazing African American businessman, the museum highlights black history in Maryland and showcases over 11,000 objects spanning 300 years.

Schedule

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    Get Out of Town

    Monday
    May 27

    30 Minutes

    Road trips to destinations within a half day's drive of Washington D.C. with hosts Laurita and Lauren Portee.
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    Get Out of Town

    Laurel Highlands, PA

    Tuesday
    May 28

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Views, architecture and history of Laurel Highlands, Pa.
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    Get Out of Town

    Monday
    Jun 3

    30 Minutes

    Road trips to destinations within a half day's drive of Washington D.C. with hosts Laurita and Lauren Portee.
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    Get Out of Town

    Tuesday
    Jun 4

    1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Road trips to destinations within a half day's drive of Washington D.C. with hosts Laurita and Lauren Portee.

About the Series

Get Out of Town travels to destinations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Each episode recommends places to stay, restaurants to try and activities for people with all kinds of interests and a variety of budgets. Get Out of Town also spotlights the residents, business owners, historians, trail-and-river guides, chefs, artists and others who make each destination special.

About the Hosts

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Get Out of Town is hosted by Laurita and Lauren Portee, a mother and daughter who share a passion for adventure.

They discovered they were great travel companions when they took a trip to France in 2012. Today, Laurita is retired and Lauren works full time as an occupational therapist, so they are more than ready to hit the road. They consider themselves to be best friends and love spending time together seeking out new places and trying new activities.

 

 

 

 

 

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