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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 Philadelphia

Brandywine Valley

As its name suggests, this area near the Delaware border is rich with vineyards and wineries. Not a drinker? Take a hot-air balloon ride or visit 1,000 acre Longwood Gardens’ eight woodland habitats.

20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, Brandywine Valley, PA,
Tags: family | views | outdoors | day trip | wine

Bucks County

Covered bridges, working farms, antiques galore, and wineries to boot – all just a short ride away from Philadelphia.

30 miles north of Philadelphia, PA,
Tags: family | outdoors | history | day trip | wine

Lancaster County

The heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country is home to farmer’s markets, quilts, and of course, real-life Amish people.

65 miles west of Philadelphia, PA,
Tags: family | history | day trip

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