Day Trip 23 results
  • Day Trip to Grounds for Sculpture

    By Joanne Colella It has often been said – most notably by the writer Oscar Wilde – that life imitates art. But there is a magical, whimsical place just outside the state capitol where art imitates art, and where astonished visitors find lovely surprises everywhere as they wander the expansive 42-acre property. Grounds for Sculpture, located at 126 Sculptors Way in Hamilton, New Jersey, was founded 22 years ago by philanthropist and popular sculptor Seward Johnson (grandson of Robert ...
  • Day Trip to The Land of Make Believe

    By Joanne Colella The dog days of summer will soon be dwindling down, and many of us – especially the young and young-at-heart -- hate to see this season come to a close. A great way to pretend that September is not just around the corner is with a day trip to the Land of Make Believe, nestled in the foothills of the Jenny Jump Mountains in the historic town of Hope, New Jersey! Now celebrating its 60th anniversary year, the award-winning Land of Make Believe and Pirate’s Cove has ...
  • Day Trip to The High Line

    By Joanne Colella In the sweltering heat of summer, one may not often think in terms of a day trip to the concrete jungle of New York City. And although most people are very familiar with the green expanses of Central Park, many may not be aware of another garden setting that offers visitors a uniquely cool perspective – on many levels – of the city’s landscape. Part park, part promenade, and celebrating its fifth anniversary this summer, The High Line is a free, public space on ...
  • Day Trip – Whitewater River Excursions

    By Joanne Colella With the arrival of June and the start of summer, there may be no better time to plan a day trip on the water – as in, an exciting whitewater river trip! Whether it’s a lazy tubing excursion or a more active ride in a kayak, canoe, or raft that you seek, there are plenty of whitewater outfitter companies that offer guided trips for novices and experts alike. All of the necessary equipment and instruction is provided, as well as options for food and beverages, picnic ...
  • Day Trip – Lunch, Dinner, & Sightseeing Cruises

    By Joanne Colella With the approach of summer, and the Jersey shore just a stone’s throw away, it’s only natural to feel drawn to the water’s edge for a fun afternoon or a relaxing evening. Some may even yearn to take it a step further, and enjoy life not merely strolling along the waterfront, but cruising on the water itself. For those who seek the perfect way to combine sightseeing, dining, dancing, and the joys of cruising all within a few hours’ time, your ship has come in, with ...
  • Day Trip to Renault Winery

    DAY TRIP TO RENAULT WINERY By Joanne Colella It is a rare and wonderful day trip that combines historical highlights, an educational tour, fine dining, the chance to sample award-winning wines, a lovely Tuscan setting, and perhaps even a round of golf – all within an easy drive from home. Renault Winery, located on 1,400 picturesque acres in Egg Harbor City, is one of the Garden State’s most popular tourist attractions and boasts the impressive distinction of being America’s ...
  • Day Trip to Indoor Waterparks

    It’s March, that month of the year that comes in like a lion and, hopefully, goes out like a lamb. For the winter-weary among us, it is the time when spring fever starts to set in as we longingly await the warmer months. It is far too soon to enjoy any local beaches or pools, and tropical travels are not always doable. What is one to do, then, to scratch that summertime itch while the March winds continue to howl, yet still stay within an easy driving distance from home – as well ...
  • DAY TRIP – NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA By Joanne Colella

    DAY TRIP – NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA By Joanne Colella Just a little more than an hour’s drive from this area, along the banks of the Delaware River, lies a lovely town that boasts a combination of the quaint and the quirky: New Hope, Pennsylvania, the top tourist attraction in Bucks County. This historic village, and the surrounding area, offers a perfect nearby respite – that somehow feels worlds away -- every month of the year. Amid picturesque scenery that changes with the seasons, ...
  • DAY TRIP TO SLEEPY HOLLOW By Joanne Colella

    DAY TRIP TO SLEEPY HOLLOW By Joanne Colella One knows that the quaint Hudson Valley town of Sleepy Hollow – the setting of the classic Headless Horseman tale by author Washington Irving – has embraced its storied reputation when you see the tourism motto that encourages visitors to “Lose Your Head in Sleepy Hollow.” And there is undoubtedly no better time of year than now to make a day trip to this charming and historic venue, where colorful autumn landscapes and spine-tingling ...