Philly Family Day Trips and Weekend Getaways

Philadelphia is blessed with dozens of great destinations for a weekend getaway or a family day trip. In this guide to weekend getaways from Philadelphia, we give you the inside info on great spots for a family trip, and tips on how to make traveling with kids easy and fun for everyone. 

Take the kids to check out one of Pennsylvania's cutest small towns, or consider one of the destinations on our bucket list of Pennsylvania travel destinations

If you're planning a fun summer weekend trip, we have the lowdown on great beaches near Philadelphia that are perfect for a family getaway, including the best Jersey Shore beaches for kids. If it's not quite beach weather, why not try an indoor water park - we break out the coolest water parks near Philly here

If that wasn't enough, take a weekend break in Scranton, PA, doodle your way through the Pennsylvania Crayola Experience, explore Storybook Land in New Jersey or see how things are made with a family-friendly factory tour. 

There are 52 weekends a year; that's more than four-dozen opportunities to take a mini-vacation. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors with a hike or bike ride, relax at a regional resort, run around an amusement park, cool off at a water park, or hit the slopes, there are seemingly endless opportunities for fun within a few hours' drive from Philly. 


Take a hike: Family getaways are a great opportunity to reconnect with nature.