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Best road trips you can make from Philadelphia

Updated: 3 days ago



With quarantine lasting longer than expected, we’ve all spent way too much time indoors, more than we’d like to at least. You might be wondering... what else is there to do? Take a road trip or even a day trip! This is the perfect time to connect with nature, go for a hike or a picnic, and simply enjoy the outdoors. We compiled a list of the best road trips you can make from Philadelphia. So pack some snacks and let’s get on the road!


The Jersey Shore



One of the more familiar options but a great place to venture to nonetheless! There are many different shores to choose from such as Cape May and Atlantic City. It’s the perfect place for adults and families. Take the day off and relax by the ocean or take a stroll on the boardwalk.


Distance from Philadelphia: 57 miles


New Hope, PA



A cute little town filled with galleries, cute shops, restaurants, and lots of bed and breakfasts. Make sure to stop in Peddler's Village, a charming “old-fashioned” village, only 10 minutes away!


Distance from Philadelphia: 31 miles


The Poconos



A popular year-round destination. In the winter, you can ski and hike and in the summer take a visit to Lake Wallenpaupack or the Delaware River Water Gap with the whole family, and enjoy the sunshine and views of nature.


Distance from Philadelphia: 79 miles


Hershey, Pennsylvania



Another great place to visit with the whole family. You can take your kids to Hershey Park and visit Hershey’s Chocolate World. Don’t have a sweet tooth? No worries, enjoy shopping, concerts and many other attractions.


Distance from Philadelphia: 82 miles


Washington, D.C



The capital of the United States of America! Filled with museums (which are free to the public), lots of culture, attractions and monuments. You can also see the White House and the Capitol Building. Also, a great place to grab a great meal.


Distance from Philadelphia: 123 miles


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