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1 day trip suggestion - please

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1 day trip suggestion - please

Hi, We'll be first-timer visitors to Philadelphia during the last week of June. Tentatively, I'd like to follow Tripadvisor's 3 days in Philadelphia suggestion. That will give us 1 day for day trip, I'm considering Gettysburg, Lancaster, and the Amish area. Does Gettysburg need 1 day or we can combine these 3 in 1 day. We will just rent a car for 1 day trip. Any suggestions you could give me would be much appreciated. Thanks so much.

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1. Re: 1 day trip suggestion - please

How about a day trip to the Jersey shore?

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2. Re: 1 day trip suggestion - please

please see this article on day trips tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60795-s407/Philadelp…

Gettysburg is at least 2.5 hours each way, I really don't see it as a day trip but more of an overnight.

Edited: 9:35 pm, May 03, 2013
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You can definitely take a day trip to Gettysburg, but I wouldn't try to do Amish country in the same day. If you go to Gettysburg----leave early and make sure you get a guide. Also, the visitor center is incredible. After the battlefield tour and the visitor center, I would suggest a tour of the Shriver house (It only takes 30 minutes)---gives you a feel of what it was like to be a civilian during the civil war. Enjoy!

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Another suggestion if you go to Gettysburg: The Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. A fascinating piece of history ...

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