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Philadelphia Day Trips

Philadelphia Day Trips

If you live or plan to be in the area, there are many, many Philadelphia day trips that you and your family can enjoy! These vary from historical downtown tours in the city to the sands of the Jersey Shore to the lush, rolling farmland hills of Lancaster, PA, and even to the scenic Pocono Mountains! All of these ideas are just an hour or two away. Below are some of our family’s favorite get-aways in the extended Philadelphia area….

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Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Our family really enjoyed our stay at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, which is located on the north side of the city; 1 block from the beach; next to the Bonnet House. Our room had a king size bed, a queen size sofa bed, and a pull down Murphy bed that easily slept the 6 of us. The room also had a full kitchen and 1.5 bath, which made it feel pretty roomy. We had a west-facing balcony with a…

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EPCOT

EPCOT

EPCOT is Walt Disney’s Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow and home to many of Disney World’s must-see attractions! Within EPCOT, you have 2 distinct areas: Future World and the World Showcase. The area around Spaceship Earth (a.k.a. The Giant Ball) is Future World. The World Showcase has 11 countries around the lagoon, each with their own distinct architecture, landscapes, and theme – one minute you’re walking through a Japanese garden with a pagoda in the background, the next minute you’re…

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Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is the perfect start to your vacation in Disney World. Whether you park and take the ferryboat across the 7 Seas Lagoon, ride the bus from your resort, or take the monorail, you’ll come through the Grand Main Entrance and look down Main Street towards the Castle. If you get up early enough to get to the gates for the grand opening, you’ll get to see Mickey & his friends sing and dance and celebrate the opening…

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Disney World Family Vacation

Disney World Family Vacation

It’s hard to top a Walt Disney World family vacation. Our family has made the pilgrimage to Orlando, Florida six times since we’ve had kids. I’m a fan of seeing and experiencing new things, but the Disney lure is hard to resist. Disney relentlessly pursues customer satisfaction and their top-shelf service is only slightly eclipsed by their stellar attention to detail. My Mom & Dad took my sister and I on a Disney World family vacation when we were both…

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