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210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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For much of its history, the western edges of Manhattan neighborhoods like the West Village and Chelsea consisted of small manufacturing buildings and warehouses that served the piers on the Hudson River. Over time, those factories were replaced...
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1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, USA
Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA is like entering a book cathedral. Soaring ceilings with a delightful mural depicting activities along the river through the decades. There’s coffee, of course, and aisles and aisles of finds. There’s...
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219 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543, USA
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Inside this circa-1784 building is where German immigrant Julius Sturgis opened America's first commercial pretzel bakery in 1861. More than 150 years later, grandson Marriott "Tom" Sturgis carries on the family tradition - and gives visitors a...
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302 N Plum St, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA
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It might seem like most of my Lancaster posts are either beer or hiking related, but honestly, it's what I like best about this area. The Lancaster Brewing Company is housed, like many businesses and apartments in the city, in a historically...
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Lancaster, PA, USA
Lancaster County is known for having the most covered bridges out of any county in Pennsylvania. Most websites I checked said that there were 31, but I'm pretty sure flooding this past fall has lowered that number. I normally don't get overexcited...
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25 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA
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Lancaster, PA is primarily known for the Amish, but it really should be known for booze. The city and its surrounding countryside has more than a few microbreweries, wineries, and distilleries. My favorite is The Springhouse Taproom located on...
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Lancaster, PA, USA
There's more to Lancaster than the Amish! Grab some coffee and go for a stroll through its centuries-old streets and see what there is to discover!
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700 Concord St, Havre De Grace, MD 21078, USA
Havre de Grace is a small, charming town in Maryland located where the head of the Chesapeake Bay meets the Susquehanna River. Its biggest attraction, the picturesque Concord Point Lighthouse, marks the spot. You can also take a pleasant leisurely...
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401 Lakespring Way, Cockeysville, MD 21030, USA
Freshly hand rolled patties burger with fresh sliced fries. This place has great burgers all prepared fresh. The menu is limited however, their sandwiches and salad are delicious too! The place is typical of a local joint, independent family owned...
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400 4th St, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
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Think of your typical fisherman's shack on steroids, and you've got the vivaciously family-friendly Boatyard Grill & Bar. You can mingle with local sailors and fishermen over the yard's seafood and raw bar which includes seafood dips, smoked fish,...
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1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Located along the historic Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O Canal), this laid-back neighborhood bakery and coffeehouse is one of my favorite hangouts in D.C. Baked and Wired serves delicious food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere. The space is adorned with...
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3101 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016, USA
Everyone travels to D.C. to see the noted Government buildings we all grew up learning about in school. This cathedral and its garden is a hidden gem no one should miss. From the outside, it appears to be a classic Gothic church from France, but...
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N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Artisan Confections is a chocolate shop in the nearby D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia. It sells quality crafted chocolates made on location. I enjoyed one of its delicious monthly classes with lessons on the background of chocolate and hands-on...