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Fun day trips out of Philly

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Visitors to Philly have quite a few options for a fun day trip day outside of the city. Ready to go beyond hoagies and history lessons? From battleships to flea markets and gorgeous gardens, these fun destinations will get you out of Philadelphia for the day.
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1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
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When Philadelphia's battered asphalt and noise begin to tire, head for an afternoon at Longwood Gardens, a verdant hamlet 35 miles West of the city in the Brandywine Valley. 1,077 acres of horticultural magnificence occupy one of Pierre S. du...
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New Hope, PA 18938, USA
New Hope is a small and scenic village nestled along the banks of the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about an hour's drive from Philadelphia. It offers scenic countryside, casual restaurants, quaint B&Bs, and great shopping and...
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1850 River Rd, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
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The Golden Nugget Antique Market was voted the “Best of Philly” flea market in 2012 and is just one hour’s drive from Philadelphia in Lambertville, New Jersey. You can wander and browse the vintage treasures for hours, but it gets quite busy, so...
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11 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
Please tell me: who doesn’t like fireworks? Even better- free entertainment? Lambertville (NJ) and New Hope (PA) combine the two and collectively ignite the warmer months with a fifteen minute firework show displayed over the Delaware River every...
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100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103, USA
Visitors to Philadelphia, especially those with kids, should consider a day trip to Camden, just across the Delaware River from Philly’s Penn’s Landing waterfront. Easily accessible via the RiverLink ferry, Camden is home to the battleship USS New...
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Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Yes, many consider Atlantic City to be the Las Vegas of the East Coast. But instead of sandy desert, you’ll be greeted by sandy beaches, the Atlantic Ocean’s lovely coastal scenery, and one of the best boardwalks to be found anywhere. I'm not a...
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112 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
There has been no shortage of brilliant academics during Princeton University’s luminous history, but in terms of reputation one German-born physicist towers above all others. One of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century, Albert...
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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735, USA
Just about an hour south of Philadelphia, the Dupont estate in Winterthur has a very extensive collection of decorative arts, including the world's largest collection of soup tureens! Spend a nice day exploring the extensive grounds and take a...
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5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735, USA
Sometimes the beauty is simple
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Cape May, NJ 08204, USA
Charming homes with Gothic Italian trim, Mansard-style roofs and painted ladies: Cape May combines a small-town vibe with period piece elegance. Located at the tip of New Jersey (exit zero), it is America's oldest seashore resort, and somewhat of...
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1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527, USA
Directly adjacent to the giant roller-coasters of New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure, you'll find brown bears, giraffes, elephants, rhinoceros, lions, and kangaroos, along with this Indian black buck that I snapped a photo of.