Photos: One Tank Escapes for 8 Cities

Shenandoah ValleyBlackberry Ice Cream PieMimslyn InnNapa ValleyBouchon BakeryComal RiverOrchardtasting room Sleepy Hollow cemeteryRockefeller Estate Picasso roomBlackhorse Pub & Brewery Elms Resort and SpaHall of Waters
Shenandoah National Park is a short drive from Washington, D.C., and offers unparalleled hiking trails.
Blackberry ice cream pie at Pollock Dining Room’s taproom at Skyland Resort Lodge
— ARAMARK Parks and Destinations
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt stayed at Mimslyn Inn while hubby FDR was roughing it in nearby Shenandoah National Park.
— Courtesy Mimslyn Inn
California's Napa Valley is wine-tasting central, less than 60 miles from San Francisco.
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Bouchon Bakery makes Thomas Keller's amazing desserts available to even the most frugal gourmand.
— Sara Davis
Tubing on the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, is a stay-cool summer tradition.
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Oregon orchards like this one, with Mt Hood in background, are what gave the Fruit Loop drive its name.
— Lisa Selfridge
Journeyman Distillery's tasting room offers visitors organic bourbon.
— Courtesy Journeyman Distillery
A lantern-lit guided evening tour of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, where author Washington Irving—creator of the Headless Horseman—is buried.
Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate, just north of New York City.
— Mike Hales
The Picasso Room at Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate.
— Mike Hales
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery, in Clarskville, Tennessee, is famous for its Barnstormer Red Ale.
— Courtesy Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
The Elms Resort and Spa, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, was allegedly once the site of parties thrown by ganster Al Capone.
— Courtesy Elms Resort and Spa
Hall of Waters and Cultural Museum houses the world's longest water bar.
— Courtesy Hall of Waters

Each of these one-of-a-kind locales is a short drive from a major urban area—all you need is a weekend and a tank of gas.

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