Philadelphia Area short trips
January 6, 2012 7:36 AM Subscribe
Where to go for a day/overnight trip near Philadelphia with a mix of activities, museums, shopping, wine/beer, good food and cute hotels or B&Bs?
posted by moshimosh to Travel & Transportation around Philadelphia, PA (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My midwestern parents are planning to come visit me and my boyfriend in mid-February and I'm trying to come up with things for them/us to do that we haven't already covered. Since I've lived here for 4.5 years we've done pretty much all of the city stuff (Art Museum, Mutter Museum, Constitution Center, Liberty Bell, Independence hall, South Street, Yards Brewery etc), and a few things outside the city (Longwood Gardens in the spring, Chaddsford Winery). I want to take them for a couple of day trips or an overnight trip so that we can all see more of the area.
Thoughts on destinations within fairly easy driving distance that can keep us busy for a day or two? I've read some previous threads, but I'm looking for a few more ideas, perhaps a bit further out than Longwood Gardens and more of a destination than just a hiking trail without other activities. I'm not really interested in New York or DC since we've been to both a few times, more regional places they wouldn't otherwise have a reason to visit. I've considered New Hope (though that's probably just a day trip), Lancaster/Reading, Gettysburg, Princeton, Baltimore, etc. but would love other suggestions and/or advice from those who have been there before.