Travel Planning: Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philly

This year, because we are being more budget conscious (new house!), we are doing a "staycation" of sorts.  I'm not staycationing, but Gina is.  I'm flying up to spend a week with her at the end of this month and we'll only be going to places that are within driving distance of her home.

I've never been to Washington D.C. and I've been wanting to for a while, so we are going to spend a couple of days exploring our great Nation's history by visiting memorials and museums.  It's going to be hot but we will try to spend as much time indoors as possible.

I have been to Philly a couple of times but never for sightseeing - only for a Color Run and a Justin Timberlake concert.  So we are going to continue our tour by seeing the sights for a day in Philly too.  And we are having cheesesteak because yum.  LOL

We also will have a few "chill out at Gina's" days which we love to do.  We always end up having a movie marathon mode (which is the only way Gina ever sees any movies - just joking - but not really).  I need to make a list of movie options for this trip.  Hmmm.  What's out on DVD that's good?

I tend to be the trip planner.  This is a surprise to me because I was never like this before.  I was always a kind of roamer.  But since our first major trip together to Las Vegas I've really be into the planning.  I don't schedule our days step by step, but I like to come up with a list of options that we can discuss and choose from so we aren't sitting in the car going - "what do you want to do?  I don't know, what do you want to do?" because let's be real, that's EXACTLY what we'd be doing. 

If anyone out there has some recommendations for places we just have to visit (or eat at) in either D.C. or Philly, please drop in a comment and let us know.  Any help we can get would be awesome! 

I'll let you know how the planning goes once I get more into it. 

Talk to you soon!

Shellie