3 Amazing Weekend Trips From Philadelphia 

If you don’t know where to start when planning a trip, don’t fret – we’ve put together a list of the best weekend trips from Philadelphia.

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Including the best areas to visit, things to do, and recommended places to stay, we’ve got you covered – all you have to do is take your pick!

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A weekend getaway to the Poconos is sure to help you recharge, relax, and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds you.

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Fun thing to do in the Poconos

VISIT THE LEHIGH GORGE SCENIC RAILWAY One of the best ways to enjoy the surrounding scenery is to jump aboard the Lehigh Gorge train and enjoy a 70-minute journey through the mountains.

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Home to some of the most wealthy families in modern American history, Newport, Rhode Island has a lot more to offer than just fancy houses and rich people.


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Fun thing to do in Newport

ENJOY THE SCENERY This beachside town boasts not only fascinating architectural history, but its scenery is absolutely breathtaking.

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Gettysburg was the location of the Battle of Gettysburg, the moment in time that is often revered as the turning point of the entire Civil War.

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Fun thing to do in Gettysburg

VISIT GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD Visitors can wander around the park and view the monuments while learning all about the history of the battle and the Civil War as a whole.

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