Best Botanical Gardens and Arboretums near Philadelphia

gardens at Mt. Cuba

Philadelphia is home to the oldest and one of the largest urban park systems in the United States. But also, it is known as “America’s Garden Capital.” In addition to all that public space, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has designated 38 of the best botanical gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes near Philadelphia as must-see […]

19+ Outstanding Things to Do in Wilmington Delaware (2023)

Wilmington DE from the Riverfront

In 2020, the Presidential campaign of Joe Biden thrust Wilmington, Delaware into the spotlight, but this small city just 40 minutes from Philadelphia and 2 hours from New York City by train still may not be on your radar. However, this once-underrated city is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Conde Nast Travel has identified […]

Philadelphia Area Gardens and Estates to Visit on a Long Layover at PHL

Nemours estate and gardens near PHL

Philadelphia is considered America’s Garden Capital. With over 30 natural and Botanical Gardens within 30 miles of Center City or a quick drive away, you are sure to find one that is easily accessible during a long layover at Philadelphia International Airport.  The recommendations here are based on drive time to and from PHL and […]

Biking the C and D Canal Trail

Delaware and Maryland State Line with bike in front of marker

Biking the C and D Canal Trail from Chesapeake City, MD to Delaware City, DE is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. At 28 miles round trip (14 miles each way), the scenic canal trail anchored by two historic cities is easily feasible for an afternoon ride or a full day trip. **Disclaimer: This […]

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