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By homeis  ·  April 27, 2019

Day Trips

If all you have is a day or two, check out these day trips list and add your quick getaway

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This is indeed one of the best cities to visit with the family. The cultural focus of Solvang is Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, and Swedish.Now it appears that the majority of the items these tourist shops sell are cheap souvenir trinkets, nothing really unique and nothing that truly represents the cultures that this city is based on.

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Santa Barbara

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Sure, there's multi-million dollar homes, an incredible beach, and State Street (the main drag with a hundred cool shops and restaurants), but there's nooks and crannies to explore -- I find new things each and every time I go.
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Excellent place.
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Santa Catalina Island

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Enjoy other outdoor activities such as: snorkeling, kayaking and golf at Catalina Island Golf Course and then head over to Island Spa Catalina, the island’s only full-service experiential spa to relax before a wonderful meal with views of Avalon Bay at Avalon Grille.
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Planetarium, park and LA skyline view
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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Beautiful place for one Day trip
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Turner Falls

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Hiking trails lead visitors past interesting caves, along streams, and throughout the Arbuckle Mountains. Wildlife sightings are common. There are several natural swimming areas, sandy beaches with bath houses, and picnic areas.
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Ojai

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Ojai = charming, peaceful, restful, and good eating. 90 mins from LA, it makes a great day trip with a date, or a romantic weekend getaway with special someone. It has a history for being an artist or writers retreat, which it is still great for that, but it has developed to so much more.
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Joshua Tree National Park

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The beautiful landscapes. Never knew I would enjoy cacti so much. Choose the day with temperatures in high 60s. Summers can get very hot. Don’t miss the sunset from the sunset point.
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Big Bear Lake

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Lake, snow summit, terrain parks, trails, weather..
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Lake Geneva

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Just a short drive from Milwaukee, WI is the charming tourist attraction of downtown Lake Geneva, offering activities, adventures and shopping all year-round.
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There are many art galleries, cove and beach to enjoy
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Thanks to the well-known 1960s Schlitz beer jingle, pop culture fans are aware that it’s the “beer that made Milwaukee famous. Visitors will find numerous microbreweries, historical brewery tours, and brewpubs along with farm-to-table eateries serving local craft beers.
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Naperville

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The people in Naperville are extremely kind, not only that but the town itself is beautiful. There's always fun activities for the family's to do together, always a place to go.
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The USS Lexington combines a tour of real US Navy ships and informative exhibitions about the impact the US Navy had on modern warfare. Good option for a historical day trip.
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Houston

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If you do visit, don’t forget to utter the famous phrase: ‘Houston, we have a problem,’ from Apollo 13. As a major city, Houston of course has all the usual options to offer the day tripper too: great restaurants, excellent bars, and a good selection of museums for idle browsing.
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Temecula

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Pechanga features thousands of slot machines, table games, poker and the most modern bingo you’ve ever seen. For activities, play a round at the award-winning Journey at Pechanga Golf Course, or take a ride in a hot-air balloon with Magical Adventure Balloon Rides, or treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Ecstatic experience
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Palm Springs

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Hiking trails, aerial tramway
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Knott's Berry Farm

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Great for summer !!!
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Long Beach Island

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The region encompassed by Long Beach Island includes a myriad of towns and hotspots that are must-sees if you’re passing through LBI (as it’s called by the locals). The endless stretch of sand and sea makes the area a prime hotspot for sunsets, waterline strolls, and picnics under the sun.
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New York

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Visit New York - explore the famous places like Manhattan, Times Square, Madison Square and other state of the art places like Rockefeller Centre, Empire State Building and have a spectacular view of the New York Skyline. The trip may be a little costly but if will be worth it. Don't forget to have famous steaks in NYC.
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

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Visitors often come there to have a picnic, watch birds or simply take in nature. The view of the night sky is phenomenal, and it is a popular place to stargaze. The snack shop Sweet Marley’s offers some food and beverages. Several guide services and outfitters operate within the park to help visitors take part in the various activities.
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Galveston

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Easily the most famous coastal holiday destination in Texas is Galveston Island. Lying just 50-miles from downtown Houston, Galveston Island has a rich and varied history and despite its age has lost none of it’s abundant charm.
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Austin

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With a rich musical history Austin provided a jump start for some of the world’s most famous blues, rock and country artists. If you fancy taking a slower pace in Austin then perhaps rent a boat and paddle around Lady Bird Lake in Zilker Park or take a dip in the Barton Spring Pool.
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San Antonio

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The Alamo stands as a marker for the bloody battle of 1836 where Texas fought for independence from Mexico. Aside from the historical elements of San Antonio there is a lot of modern culture to explore and nature to enjoy too.
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As the most populated city in Texas Dallas is a vibrant and bustling city home to 1.3 million people. Modern and happening Dallas has a wealth of historical and cultures spots to explore.
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New Orleans

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Great food, beautiful French town and Bourbon street
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Fredericksburg

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Small Town with German heritage, Best breweries and Wineries, Hiking is not so difficult at the Enchanted Rock, Texas Hill Country covered with Wild flowers during the season. Best time to visit during Octoberfest, Christmas and Wildflower season depending on what you want to enjoy.
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Visitors to Monticello can choose from a number of tours of the house and grounds, including a family-friendly tour, a sunset tour, and a special behind the scenes tour.
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National Aquarium

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In addition to exhibits that mimic a wide range of natural aquatic environments, the aquarium offers a special 4-D theater that shows 3-D films accompanied by a variety of special effects. Visitors can also choose from a number of tours, including overnight options and customizable experiences
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Mammoth Lakes

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Awesome for ski!!!
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Holland

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There are plenty of reasons to visit Holland, Michigan, but the Dutch heritage experience is the best of them. During spring, over 4.5 million tulips are in bloom at Veldheer Tulip Gardens, Windmill Island Gardens, and other places all over the city.
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Kettle Moraine State Forest

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Really Wonderful visit over multiple days. It is very scenic and some great hiking areas. It is really busy in Spring, Summer and Fall. Lots of recreation areas!
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Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

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Calling all wine lovers – you won’t want to miss this day trip from Philadelphia.This picturesque countryside region is home to six sprawling, family-owned wineries.
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Amish Country

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Step back from the intensity of the urban landscape to experience the slow-paced, simple lifestyle of Amish country, complete with horse and buggy transport.
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Ricketts Glen State Park

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If you’re an avid hiker or a fan of the great outdoors, make sure you add this to your “to visit” list
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Six Flags Great Adventure

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This universally-known adventure park is a must-see if you are visiting Philly. But this isn’t your typical amusement park; though the park boasts endless thrill rides for all ages, Six Flags promises much more than just your typical amusement park.
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Morey's Piers

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For a good old-fashioned day of cotton candy, mini doughnuts and thrill rides, Morey’s Piers and Waterparks will not disappoint.
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Lambarville

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If you’re interested in doing a little shopping, you’ll find the streets lined with unique shops, and if you want more, you’ll want to pay the Golden Nugget Flea Market a visit – especially if you’re looking for something unusual.
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Cape May

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Sometimes escaping the city doesn’t necessarily mean the wilderness.A day trip to a coastal, seaside town might be just the day off you need. Located only two hours from Philly, Cape May is a top choice for a day by the sea.
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Belleplain State Forest

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When you need a day to unplug from the world, chances are you’ll want to delve into nature. About an hour outside of Philadelphia, you’ll find that Belleplain State Forest has everything you need to recharge your batteries.
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Tyler

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Tyler is East Texas’s retail, business, and medical center, but it has much to offer tourists as well. One of recommended places for a day trip with your family!!!
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Terrell

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The Terrell Heritage Museum, which is located in the former Carnegie Library, is a museum dedicated to the history of the area, including WWII memorabilia from the #1 British Flying Training School.
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Kimbell Art Museum

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The Kimbell Museum offers scheduled public tours as well as private group tours. The museum features a buffet-style restaurant that sometimes has live music performances.
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Longview

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Several breweries and wineries operate in the area, and most are open for samplings or tours. The city has no shortage of cultural activities, including art galleries, a symphony, a performing arts theater, and a ballet. Visitors who prefer to spend time outdoors can enjoy a round of golf or a hot air balloon ride. Numerous nearby parks provide endless opportunities for fun for all ages.
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Jefferson

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Visitors can take a tour of the Big Cypress Bayou by river boat. The city is a shopper’s paradise with boutique shopping as well as antique shops to browse.
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Athens

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The town hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year, including the rodeos and livestock shows that Texas is famous for. One of the most popular of Athens attractions is the Athens Scuba Park, which allows visitors the unique opportunity to scuba dive in the town’s clear water lake.
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Greenville

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Greenville is a great place to take in the arts. The city boasts a strong music scene, including the Dallas Symphony, as well as live entertainment venues that run the gamut of talent. Several annual events and festivals help make Greenville an attractive place to visit year-round.
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Fort Worth

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Fort Worth offers visitors a chance to explore the real, historical American West in the Stockyards National Historic District. Whether you come to see a rodeo at cowtown coliseum or to admire the art in the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth has something to offer any type of traveller.
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