Harpers Ferry, WV
This historic town about an hour northwest of Washington D.C. was the site of abolitionist John Brown's infamous raid in 1859.
Now it's better known as the "psychological half-way point" of the Appalachian Trail, where weary hikers can spend a day exploring
the mountain town's shops, restaurants, and inns.
historicharpersferry.com or 304/535-6955.