The time of year is upon us again. The time to figure out which trips to take this summer. It is overwhelming to plan, we know. The economic events of this year may have taken a toll on your wallet. You may not be willing to shell out loads of cash on a huge vacation.
Airfare is impossibly expensive. Long road trips are time-consuming and pricey on gas. Sometimes, you just can’t do a large holiday. For whatever reason it may be. But, you want to get away somehow.
It’s a totally relatable feeling. You are very much not alone. It isn’t always in the cards to jet off to Europe or the Caribbean. Or to pack up the car and drive to the Grand Canyon. Don’t fret, though. A huge to-do is not the only way to vacation.
There are plenty of places near (but not too near) here that offer superb vacation opportunities. These locations work for both long and short stays. They burn significantly less of a hole in your pocket. And, they’re not ALL shore towns.
The natural thought of any person in this area is: short, kind of cheap trip = Jersey Shore. Sure, that is totally valid. But it may become super boring if it becomes a yearly thing for you and your family. Just to reiterate. The Jersey Shore is great, but if you’re looking to mix things up without going broke, the destinations on this list may be for you.
These places can be accessed using just one full tank of gas (leaving from Philly, of course). There are things to do there that don’t cost money, which always helps. For a low-cost getaway near Philadelphia, these are easy, accessible, inexpensive destinations.