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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Atlantic City

Cape May

The Victorian era comes alive in this town at the tip of New Jersey; popular with couples, and to an increasing extent, gay and lesbian travelers.

47 miles south of Atlantic City, NJ, www.capemay.com
Tags: beach | romance | day trip

Margate

This quiet shore town just south of Atlantic City has one famous resident: Lucy, a 65-foot high wooden elephant built in 1881 to attract investors to the shore. For more trip-planning information, see our Top 10 Weirdest Sights in America story.

5 miles south of Atlantic City, NJ, www.margate-nj.com
Tags: beach | family | day trip

Ocean City

This dry town’s boardwalk is more family friendly, with piers of amusement rides, shops, and mini-golf courses.

11 miles south of Atlantic City, NJ, www.oceancityvacation.com
Tags: beach | family | day trip | amusement park

Philadelphia

Visit the birthplace of America, from the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, and enjoy the rich culture of the City of Brotherly Love.

60 miles west of Atlantic City, PA, www.gophilla.com
Tags: family | historic | art | architecture | day trip

The Wildwoods

This five-mile island has gone a long way to restore and celebrate its history, which is rich in doo-wop music and architecture.

45 miles south of Atlantic City, NJ, www.wildwoodsnj.com
Tags: beach | family | architecture | day trip

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