Many people love road trips, but with gas prices and time constraints, they can be an elusive luxury.
Day trips are a great alternative, allowing for less gas money and less time away from work with just as much fun for the family.
There are several great day trip destinations in the city of Philadelphia, just a short drive from the Montgomery County PA area.
Independence National Historical Park
One of the most famous landmarks in all of the United States, Independence National Historical Park features several of the world’s most famous historical sites. The Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall are all situated within the park, which is located along a historical walking trail in Philadelphia.
Eastern State Penitentiary
Originally the most famous prison in the world, the Eastern State Penitentiary is now in ruins with crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. However, the ruins themselves are what makes the penitentiary a popular tourist attraction. Known for its architecture, Eastern State Penitentiary offers tours of the cell blocks and solitary punishment areas. Tourists that aren’t too scared can also visit Al Capone’s cell and take a tour of death row. The penitentiary also provides historical activities for older children.
Please Touch Museum
A popular children’s science museum in the Philadelphia area, the Please Touch Museum offers fun and educational hands-on exhibits for children and adults alike. Water tables and launch towers dot the premises. Make your way through the Alice in Wonderland-inspired maze or take the kids for a spin on the museum’s carousel. Please Touch Museum is perfect for parents with young children, as several rooms are dedicated solely to children ages three and under.
Smith Kids Play Place
Obviously a great destination for families with young children, Philadelphia is also home to the Smith Kids Play Place. Opened in 1899, the play place is 24 thousand square feet of play area nestled in six and a half acres of wooded land. Smith Kids Play Place is home to the Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide, an attraction that is one hundred years old. The play area strives to provide unique equipment for all children, regardless of their physical, developmental or behavioral needs.
Independence Seaport Museum
Water babies will find the Independence Seaport Museum to be an enjoyable experience. The specialty history museum offers more than 20 interactive exhibits, all on permanent display. Historic ships also dot the premises with the Spanish-American War-era cruiser and the Becuna submarine that was used during World War II. The ever-changing galleries mean that a new experience can be had even when visiting the museum for a second or third time. Kayaks and swan boats are provided adjacent to the museum for seasonal river tours.
Just a few minutes from Montgomeryville, PA, Philadelphia is a large city that offers something for everyone and makes it easy to load up your car in the morning, spend a few hours enjoying the city and still get home in time to get a good night’s sleep.
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