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Day Trips

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Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains
4.9
(13)
Great Smoky Mountains, United States
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The magnificent fall foliage show put on in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee begins in early October.
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
4.9
(10)
Lake Tahoe, United States
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Beautiful Lake one of it’s own kind, crystal clear water, fantastic scenery, nice place to visit with friends and family
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
4.9
(8)
Arizona, USA
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The Grand Canyon in Arizona is already a must-visit for its incredible vistas and stunning trails
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park
4.9
(8)
United States
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See the universe stretch out above you from Death Valley National Park in California.
Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.9
(8)
2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles
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he vista here is stunning, particularly at night when Los Angeles twinkles below. Inside you’ll find a bevy of exhibits, including a Foucault pendulum, Tesla coil and planetarium show. Give yourself plenty of time before the 10pm closing to gaze through the 12-inch refracting telescope on the roof, otherwise you can look through the far less crowded modern, reflecting telescope on the front lawn. Just a heads up that parking now costs $8 to $10 per hour.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
4.9
(7)
Munising, MI 49862
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Excellent place.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
4.8
(6)
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
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Beautiful place for one Day trip
Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva
4.8
(6)
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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Lithe Ice castle has one location in WI here in lake Geneva. Gorgeous place! It opens yearly for 4weeks in feb. Plus Lake Geneva in general is one of the historic towns with a lot to offer! Boat rides, horse back rides, museum and cute bread and breakfast places.
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
4.8
(5)
California, USA
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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.
South Beach
South Beach
4.8
(5)
South Beach, Miami Beach
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Best beach with good crowd Ocean drive walk at evening Market walk
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park
4.8
(5)
Virginia, USA
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Great fall color to watch and hike across skyline drive
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Beach
4.8
(5)
Ocean City Beach, Ocean City
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A specific section of the beach is reserved for surfers. The beach has a number of washrooms and showers that can be used free of charge, and a nearby boardwalk offers a variety of opportunities for shopping, dining, and lodging.
Leavenworth
Leavenworth
4.8
(5)
Leavenworth, WA 98826
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Leavenworth is a Bavarian-style town located on the eastern slopes of Washington’s Cascade Mountains and one of the best destinations in the state for fall color.
USS Lexington
USS Lexington
4.8
(4)
2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi
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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.
New Orleans
New Orleans
4.8
(4)
New Orleans, LA
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Vibrant Life
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg
4.8
(4)
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
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Fredericksburg, a Hill Country town that still honors its original German settlers, kicks off its holiday with a Christkindlesmarkt in November and continues the celebration with a Texas-scale flurry of parades, tree lightings, choral concerts, Nutcracker performances, craft shows, cookie decorating events, charity balls, and—in a nod to its German heritage—locally brewed seasonal beers.
Houston
Houston
4.8
(4)
Houston, TX
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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.
Long Island Aquarium
Long Island Aquarium
4.8
(4)
431 E Main St, Riverhead
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For a fun day out with the family, head to the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, which is based in Riverhead on Long Island just an hour and a half’s drive from New York. Themed around the Lost City of Atlantis, the Aquarium and Exhibition Center features an array of marine and river creatures, as well as educational exhibits and displays, focused on emphasizing the importance of marine life and environmental preservation.
Dia:Beacon
Dia:Beacon
4.8
(4)
3 Beekman St, Beacon
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Dia: Beacon, one of the Dia Art Foundation's sites, is located in the city of Beacon, on the banks of the Hudson River, in the former Nabisco box printing factory. It houses Dia’s collection of art pieces from the 1960s to today. It also hosts a number of special exhibitions and many public programs and educational activities.
Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes
4.8
(4)
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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It’s closer to South Bay. Next better option to Lake Tahoe.
Mighty Movers, Inc
Mighty Movers, Inc
4.8
(4)
Dallas, TX
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We know there are fly-by-night companies out there, but finding a quality moving company in Plano or Allen can be tough. There We are dedicated to providing full-service moving to our community, by focusing on the highest level of customer service and professionalism. Moving can be a chaotic time for anyone whether you are moving locally or long-distance, and our job as your moving company is to make the transition as seamless as possible.We have a variety of equipment options to fit any move type, and a fleet of trucks available to accommodate your move – big or small. Our experienced Movers will evaluate your needs and preferences in order to ensure you are receiving the equipment and service you need for your move.
Sheena A Thakrar Attorney
Sheena A Thakrar Attorney
4.7
(3)
Orlando, FL
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Sheena practices in Burr & Forman's commercial litigation group, focusing on representing individual and corporate clients in a variety of civil litigation matters including breach of contract disputes, construction disputes, lender liability disputes, creditors' rights disputes and products liability disputes. Sheena also practices in the firm's appellate practice group and has briefed numerous appeals in both state and federal court.Sheena also has experience in admiralty and class action litigation and title insurance claims and litigation. In addition to her law practice, Sheena has also served as an adjunct professor of legal drafting at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.Sheena is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in all Florida State Courts; the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; the U.S. District Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.Sheena received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2004, where she served as Senior Notes Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy in 2003. She also received her B.A., cum laude, in English and Criminology from the University of Florida in 200
Desi Rack By Irfana Ali
Desi Rack By Irfana Ali
4.7
(3)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Desi Rack by Irfana Ali offers exclusive and top branded collection at lowest prize. We Provides the large collections of Silk and Cotton Kurtis for ladies in Latest Designs. We offer you a luxury clothing brands and our handpicked collection is selected with you in mind, ensuring you find the best pieces every time, no matter the occasion.
Delray Beach
Delray Beach
4.7
(3)
Delray Beach, FL
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A 100-foot-tall Christmas tree is just the thing to shift the mood from beach to holiday. At the center of the aptly named Old School Square (a historic district revived as a cultural center), the tree magically opens to reveal a wonderland inside, with toy trains running around miniature scenes depicting holiday traditions.
Monticello
Monticello
4.7
(3)
931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville
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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.
National Aquarium
National Aquarium
4.7
(3)
501 E Pratt St, Baltimore
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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
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
4.7
(3)
Washington, USA
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Easily one of the most picturesque landscapes in Washington state, if not all of the United States of America, no visit to Seattle would be complete without a jaunt to Mount Rainier.
Lake Washington
Lake Washington
4.7
(3)
Lake Washington, Washington
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The world’s fastest boats race on Seattle’s Lake Washington
San Antonio
San Antonio
4.7
(3)
San Antonio, TX
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Nothing
Helen
Helen
4.7
(3)
Helen, GA 30545
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You may not expect to find an Alpine village along the banks of Georgia's Chattahoochee River, but Helen, a former logging town at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, reinvented itself long ago as a Bavarian town. Visitors come to town in December to view the wreaths and artist-decorated holiday trees on auction at the Festival of Trees and to participate in the Kinderfest, the Christkindlmarkt, and tree lighting in tiny downtown Helen.
Tyler
Tyler
4.5
(2)
Tyler, TX
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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!!!
Terrell
Terrell
4.5
(2)
Terrell, TX
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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.
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Hamilton Pool Preserve
4.5
(2)
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs
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Hamilton pool, hidden gem of Texas, is just an hour outside of Austin. Reservations required.
Lexington
Lexington
4.5
(2)
Lexington, MA
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You can visit the restored 1710 Buckman Tavern in Lexington, where the militia gathered, then follow Battle Road, the route of the British (who were harassed by Minutemen firing from behind stone walls) to North Bridge. The route and bridge are part of Minute Man National Historical Park
Salem
Salem
4.5
(2)
Salem, MA
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Once a more important port than Boston, and center of America' prosperous China Trade, Salem retains much of its 18th- and 19th-century architecture, with entire neighborhoods of imposing homes that were built for successful merchants and sea captains. Retained, too, are memories of its grimmer early history as the scene of the Salem Witch Trials. Several of the finest homes are open to tour, furnished with generations of fine antiques and with decorative arts brought from the Far East. This is perhaps New England's finest assemblages of historic homes from this period.
Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation
4.5
(2)
137 Warren Ave, Plymouth
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While in Plymouth, stop to see Plymouth Rock and the 1640 Sparrow House, Plymouth's oldest surviving wooden house. At Pilgrim Hall Museum, you can see Pilgrim furniture and artifacts, including Myles Standish's sword, remains of a wooden ship that wrecked in 1626, and Governor Bradford's bible. Combine the historic attractions of Plymouth with a visit to Cape Cod on the Small-Group Day Trip to Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston.
Everglades
Everglades
4.5
(2)
Everglades, Florida
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You can glide across the mangrove tunnels on an airboat joined by an expert guide who will offer you fascinating insights into the fragile structure of this ecosystem.
Key West
Key West
4.5
(2)
Key West, FL 33040
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Relaxing, laid-back Key West calls to beach bums who prefer their landscape pristine and untouched. Key West is famous for watersports, nightlife, beaches and historic sites. Don’t miss Duval Street, one of the most energetic strips of shops, bars and cafes in Florida.
Bimini
Bimini
4.5
(2)
Bimini, The Bahamas
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If you are up for an adventure, and a rather long day, then you can head all the way out to the Bahamas, to Bimini on a day trip from Miami. Jump aboard the high-speed ferry in the morning and dock in to Bimini before lunch. From the top deck you can see the Bahamas appear from the horizon, it really is the stuff of dreams.
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
4.5
(2)
1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim
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Whether you’re travelling with children or not a visit to Disney World is undeniably magical. There are a number of shuttle services that ferry visitors to and from Miami and Disney World so as to make the day trip as stress free as possible.
Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
4.5
(2)
Florida 32899, USA
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The Kennedy Space Centre is home to NASA and has seen the launch of dozens of rockets and spacecraft since the 1960s. This amazing museum and fully operating facility features dozens of interactive exhibits that will open your mind to the wonders out outer-space.
Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets
4.5
(2)
Miami Beach, FL
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If you want to fit in with the it-crowd in Miami then you have got to look the part. Take a day trip to Palm Beach Outlets to get amazing bargains and crazy discounts on all the leading designer brands. With both boutiques and big brand labels housing their outlet stores at Palm Beach Outlets you are spoilt for choice and will have a tough time choosing where to start.
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Florida
4.5
(2)
6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando
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Universal Studios is one of the most popular family days out in the United States of America, if not the world. There is so much to see, do and explore. Fans of J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter book series will feel like they’ve landed in paradise at Universal Studios for there is a whole park area dedicated to the fictional Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Little Havana
Little Havana
4.5
(2)
Little Havana, Miami
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With the Miami sun beating down and the smell of cortadito in the air you’ll feel like you have ventured into the Caribbean, without even leaving the mainland.Take time in the afternoon to visit the cigar factory and learn the fine art of cigar rolling from master artisans.
Wynwood
Wynwood
4.5
(2)
Wynwood, Miami
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The Wynwood neighbourhood of Miami is one of the most arty and trendy there is. This hipster district is modern and buzzing and home to more shabby-chic and minimalist coffee shops and bars than you can shake your hook at. Now the new home of craft beer, you can easily spend an afternoon sampling what each innovative brewhouse has to offer.
Key Biscayne
Key Biscayne
4.5
(2)
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
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There are a wonderful array of fish species to catch in Key Biscayne, from Sailfish to Mahi Mahi, from Marlin Shark to Swordfish. There is a strong fishing community here and there are a heap of experienced boatmen and women who run fishing tours of the area.
Palm Beach
Palm Beach
4.5
(2)
Palm Beach, FL
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With sunny skies and a range of outdoor and cultural attractions, Palm Beach is one of the most affordable February vacation spots. Enjoy a game of golf at a number of pristine local courses, or hit the beach and catch up on your reading. You could spend an entire day on Peanut Island, a popular tourist attraction with a bunker built for President John F. Kennedy during the Cold War.
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Jonathan Dickinson State Park
4.5
(2)
16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound
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There is a great selection of walking and hiking trails in Jonathan Dickinson State Park that are suitable for every fitness level. Popular spots include the Blowing Rocks Preserve where you can swim in the ocean and Riverbend Park where you can kayak and camp should you wish to stay overnight.
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
4.5
(2)
Stuart, FL 34997
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Being a natural turtle habitat you have to watch your footing, particularly in hatching season. Don your snorkel and head out into the shallows to see if you can see some of your leather-backed friends nonchalantly riding the waves
Kettle Moraine State Forest
Kettle Moraine State Forest
4.5
(2)
Kettle Moraine State Forest, Kewaskum
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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!