Harpers Ferry makes an excellent home base for day trips to all sorts of interesting locations.  Nestled just over an hour away from both Baltimore and Washington D.C. , this little town provides a respite from big city life with the option of venturing out to two of the most interesting cities in the world.  Travelers can spend a day in each of these locations, enjoying street performances, cultural activities and an active nightlife.  For additional information on things to do in Baltimore , visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g6... .  For additional information on things to do in Washington D.C. , see http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g2... .

Travelers should know, however, that they don’t have to head to the big cities to enjoy excellent day trip opportunities.  There are towns all through Jefferson County which are worth exploring.  Travelers frequently spend a day in Charles Town, enjoying the Charles Town horse races and visiting the historic site of John Brown’s Trial.  Other areas in the county enjoyed as day trips by Harpers Ferry visitors include Bolivar and Shepherdstown.  See http://www.jeffersoncounty.com/ for more details.

Fans of the outdoors should make it a point to spend some time hiking the Appalachian Trail which runs right through the town.   Day trips and overnight camping trips are both possibilities.   See http://www.appalachiantrail.org/site/... for more information.