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Have a great summer adventure in these amazing places to go for a short and fun trip from Washington, D.C

Ocean City, NJ

1. Ocean City, NJ

Great family-friendly beach getaway three hours from DC. Enjoy a wide, beautiful beachfront with an old-school 2.5 mile-long wooden boardwalk lined with amazing shops, restaurants, ice cream stands, and a few amusement parks to enjoy with the family. The legendary boardwalk of Ocean City serves as a true centerpiece as a year-round destination for families and their loved ones. Known as “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” Plus enjoy different fun activities including Magician Performances, face painting booths, live music acts, and much more, presented to you. It is New Jerseys’ mini version of Times Squares in NYC.

New York City

2. New York City

Delight in what New York City offers, whether it’s Whether you take in a Broadway show, enjoy a foodie adventure in the city’s many great restaurants, or spend your entire visit exploring the many museums, there is something for everyone. That includes some of the most visited go-to places in New York City, like Central Park, Ahoy New York Tours & Tasting – Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest, experience Statue of Liberty plus Ellis Island, Broadway Up Close Walking Tours, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Foods of New York Tours, 911 Ground Zero Tour, and also enjoy the FREE Tour by Foot to Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO Tour, and many more to choose from.

A mother and her son and daughter running at the beach

3. Rehoboth Beach

Revel in a beautiful broad, sandy, flat beach known for its old-fashioned wooden boardwalk, with a bandshell to enjoy many great musical programs, and performances while dining in locally-owned shops, food stalls that are linked in the boardwalk plus carnival games that the family can join, and have fun! Relish in their so many fun activities that named it the “Best Family Beach on the East Coast,” and here are some of the amazing things to do in Rehoboth Beach, participate in Delmarva Discovery Tours & Board Sport Adventures, have a blast in Funland Rehoboth, have a treat in Dolles Candyland, and many more.


4. Philadelphia

Relish in this historic city that is filled with museums, great restaurants, and plenty to learn in history, especially of the Colonial American Period, and to complete the tour enjoy a sightseeing adventure The Morris House Hotel, perfect for couples seeking a romantic colonial getaway. Revel in the most go to places in Philly, and these are some of the most visited sites, Liberty Bell Pavilion, Independence Hall, Independence National Historical Park, Philidelphia Museum of Art, and the “Rocky Steps”, Philidelphia Zoo, Rodin Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, and many more!

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