East Coast Girls Getaway: 2 Options

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Girls Trips to Take on The East Coast: 2 Options

Visit Pennsylvania and New Jersey on these fun filled girls getaways! Trip #1 is all about hiking and country music while trip #2 has some boardwalk vibes, museums and lots of food!

Trip #1: INTO THE WILDERNESS

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Starbucks. check.

Snacks. check

Sunglasses. check

There’s nothing better than cruising over the NYC bridges, blasting music with an ice coffee and your bestie!

Our first road trip stop after getting out of New York City was a nature trail through the wilderness. Wissahickon Valley Park was just the right amount of simple and serene. Coolest part about this trail was the teepee we found in the middle of the woods. I mean there’s nothing better than discovering a house made of sticks when you’re in the middle of the woods.

Next up, we were ready to grab a drink and a pretzel of course because nothing says Pennsylvania quite like a giant pretzel. We came across this cute little brewery with some fun games to really put us in vacation mode. Thanks for a fun time, Workhorse Brewing Co.

UNAPOLOGETICALLY IN LOVE

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Hotel. check

Outfits out and ready. check

Music on. check

This is the best part about girls getaways!

There’s nothing better than walking into your hotel room, dropping your bags and getting the night started.

We were so pumped to see our favorite artist, Kelsea Ballerini. Her music helped us through some tough times and it was just the kind of night we needed. Kelsea has that music you can belt out in the car and relate to every word. Lucky for us, we had great seats! Lets just say we had some connections.

Be sure to check out The Santander Arena for your next concert.

OPEN ROADS

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Bags packed. check

Continental breakfast. check

Coffee. check

Today was all about exploring.

We were off to cruise around and just soak in the open roads. I swear I would drive all the way to Pennsylvania just for that alone. There’s something about the open road that I can’t get enough of.

On today’s agenda: sweets, rustic views and of course, shopping.

Must see spots:

-Philadelphia Premium Outlets

-The Gas Station House in Lower Salford Township (Yes, we thought it was actually a gas station at first! Totally embarrassing but it was pretty cool to see and the owner was very friendly) I mean who isn’t friendly in Pennsylvania??

-Skippack Village: This was such a fun little village to walk around and shop and eat. My favorite spot was definitely the Skippack Sweet Spot! Next time, staying at The Hotel Fiesole is at the top of my list. You could easily spend a whole weekend exploring this little town alone.

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Trip #2: Girlfriends Guide to Atlantic City & Philadelphia

Day 1- The Party

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When planning this trip, I made sure to include the perfect balance between glamorous and adventurous. Frozen cocktails meet gooey grilled cheese if you must!

We started our journey at our favorite place, Starbucks. A road trip isn’t complete without a venti iced coffee and a photo shoot.

When arriving in Atlantic City, we headed straight to our favorite spot for a beverage on the beach, Wet Willies! I mean doesn’t frozen drink scream vacation?!

Go-to Hotel for an AC trip: The Tropicana.

It has everything you need from shopping to pasta to gelato and not one but TWO Starbucks. The best part is the ceiling though, I know that sounds silly but I just love it! It gives you the illusion that you are outside on a beautiful day even in the dead of winter! This is one vacation spot that you really don’t have to worry about the weather, it is a guaranteed good time!

Day 2- The Exploring

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The next morning we were on our way to explore Philadelphia. The storm clouds didn’t stop us but they made for some pretty cool photo ops on the bridge. Our main priority in Philly was of course, FOOD. The Reading Terminal Market is a must for the best Pennsylvania treats! Let me warn you, it can be overwhelming if you like to eat. You will want to try one of everything but you can never go wrong with the grilled cheese!

After our bellies were full, it was back in the car to head to the sculpture garden. Not only did it feel good to walk off all that food, but it was one of the most unique museums I’ve ever been to!

Grounds for Sculpture is filled with hands-on artwork.

On our ride back, we made a quick pit stop in New Brunswick for some ice cream cones to satisfy our sweet tooth and then it was back to good ol’ Long Island.

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If you are looking to travel a little further, visit Cape May, NJ for a tropical getaway or drive out to Lancaster Pennsylvania for some open roads and pretzel factories.

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Welcome to Ames Adventures; Your local Guide to experience the magic of discovering local treasures! I’m Amy Malone. I’m a proud Long Island educator and founder of lifestyle blog, Aimtoadventure.com. Here you’ll find my local adventures, including my favorite bites, scenic spots, unique road trip ideas, trendy boutiques and my passion for mindfulness and journaling.

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