Philadelphia is an exciting city known for its eclectic culture. This summer, if you plan to take a road trip from this fabulous city, the metropolitan area surrounding Philly has a diverse culture as well. If you ever wonder where the locals go for a great day trip or weekend getaway, you are all set. All of these road trips are less than a two hour drive from Philly. These locations are perfect for either a day trip out of town or a weekend getaway. This summer, pack up your car and take one of these best road trips from Philadelphia.
Best Road Trips From Philadelphia
Sample Seasonal Wines in Kennett Square
A short 55 minute drive from the city will get you to lovely Kennett Square. Philadelphians love to come to this little town to get away from the hustle of the big city for a little while.
This great community has wonderful opportunities for dining, shopping, and recreating. Don’t miss the stunning Longwood Gardens during your time here. Check out the historic area and the Brandywine Valley tributary to make a perfect day. Every Friday from 3 to 6 PM, visitors and locals like to purchase fresh local produce at Kennett Square Farmer’s Market. At Portabello’s of Kennett Square, dine on tender short ribs or a tasty burger.
Go Antiquing in New Hope
This little artsy town is just a one hour drive from Philadelphia. Visitors from all over come to Main Street and New Hope for its artsy and eclectic shops, lovely riverside dining and small town ambiance.
This quaint little town on the Delaware River is the perfect scenic getaway with plenty to do. You can sip some fine wine on the deck at River House at Odette’s. If you want to spend time outdoors, journey to Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and see the brilliant blooms while you walk or hike. New Hope has a great biking trail that provides an overview of this historic town.
See Amish Culture in Lancaster County
The Amish Country and the surrounding area in Lancaster County is a great country retreat. In as little as one hour and fifteen minutes, you will be in the delightful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Come visit and learn about the Amish people’s history, traditions, and lifestyle.
Besides the Amish culture, Lancaster County has many things to see and do. The region has many winding trails that are perfect for biking or walking. The adventurous traveler can have a blast ziplining at Refreshing Mountain. While in Lancaster, stop by On Orange for an amazing brunch. Beer lovers can sample various microbrews at Lancaster Brewing Company.
Beach It at the Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore has been a popular summer destination for Philadelphians for decades. As a result, many businesses and people from the city consider the shore their second home. Some businesses have opened branches at the many shore towns and bring that fabulous Philly cuisine and atmosphere to the shore.
From Atlantic City to Cape May and everywhere in between, fun is found everywhere at the Jersey Shore. You can gamble, shop, and walk along the famous boardwalk in Atlantic City, or purchase some new fashions at Coco Blu Boutique in Stone Harbor.
Thrill seekers of all ages will love Wildwood’s exciting amusement piers, free wide beaches, and boardwalk. In Cape May, you can stroll on the promenade, relax on the pristine beaches, and dine on fabulous cuisine such as delicious lobster tail from the Washington Inn. The travel time from Philadelphia to any of the wonderful southern Jersey Shore towns is approximately 90 minutes.
Enjoy Historic Baltimore
This great city is a short, two hour drive from the City of Brotherly Love. This makes Baltimore a convenient and ideal option for a solo trip, couples’ getaway, or family excursion.
There is plenty to see and do in Baltimore. Visitors can spend time at the famous Inner Harbor and visit the National Aquarium or Port Discovery Children’s Museum. History buffs will want to explore the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, the Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, and Fort McHenry, just to name a few.
Diners can grab some of those world famous steamed Maryland crabs and other tasty seafood at local favorite LP Steamers.
This year get back out on the road on one of these best road trips from Philadelphia!
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