Work can be stressful, life can be stressful, and sometimes we just need a break. What better way to destress than a vacation? We know it’s hard to take time off in the middle of the year, and take a trip, which is why the experts at Rubinsohn Travel have pooled together to give you three options of weekend getaways that are easy to get to, and worth every penny. This just might be the thing you need to relax a little and get back in the swing of things.
Only a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, The Blue Water House in Lewes, Delaware is the perfect place to stay for your weekend away. The hotel provides a laid-back, beachy atmosphere that is perfect for anyone seeking a relaxing weekend. Homemade breakfast is included every morning during your stay, and you are only a short walk from the Delaware Bay Beaches. While in Lewes, take advantage of the rare opportunity to tour Lightship Overfalls. The lightship is one of 17 remaining out of the 179 that were built between 1850 and 1952, and is one of the seven open to the public to be toured. It truly is a spectacle to behold, and will only take up to 45 minutes of your time. For an outdoor adventure, head over to Cape Henlopen State Park. The park features unsoiled trails that can be conquered by foot or bike, an 18 hole disc golf course, camp and picnic sites, as well as access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. The park offers outdoor activities of all kinds that will make for as adventurous or relaxing a day as you make it to be. For a piece of history, head to the Cannonball House; a former home, restaurant, laundry store, and major’s office turned maritime museum. Discover the amazing story of how the city of Lewes was able to fend off British invaders during the war of 1812 without a single casualty on their side. The museum is located in the Lewes Historical Society, which is a great place to walk around, soak in the city’s rich history, and get a breath of fresh air.
A three-hour drive from Philadelphia, and a mere 15 minutes from Ocean City, Berlin is a small town in Maryland that you’ve probably never heard of, but you will love every moment of your visit there. The Atlantic Hotel is a victorian style building located in the center of the town that will take you back in time to a simpler era. Make an effort to snag a seat on the enclosed front porch of the on-site Drummer’s Cafe, which has been a highly acclaimed seafood destination for over a century. A meal at The Globe is a must do when visiting Berlin. The Globe Theater brought entertainment ranging from vaudeville to honky-tonk to the locals of Berlin for more than a century. The theater has since been restored, and is now a full service restaurant and bar serving delicious food, refreshing cocktails, and various forms of entertainment on a given night. Some nights feature live performers, while others feature a film to be seen while enjoying your meal. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take to the skies with Ocean City Plane Rides, and fly in an open cockpit bi-plane to see the shore like never before. Witness the wild horses of Assateague, the beautiful blue water below, and the masses of people walking the boardwalk as you soar over Ocean City. For a more relaxing environment, head to downtown Berlin and shop at local boutique stores, stop at Fins Ale House and Raw Bar for a selection of delicious oysters and craft beers on tap, or even watch artisans work their magic at Jeffrey Auxer Designs blown-glass studio.
Hamburg, New Jersey
We know you’re itching for a tropical island getaway, but we also know you don’t always have the time to make it happen. Why not get the best of both worlds by staying at the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort? Located three-hours from Philadelphia, the resort is situated in the mountains of Hamburg, New Jersey, and has been acclaimed as the New York Metro area’s most unique four-season resort. The resort features a 10,000-square-foot indoor complex with freeform pools, lush foliage, and a grotto-like jacuzzi under a retractable roof. If you were looking for a weekend to break out the golf clubs, then look no further, as the resort features 6 championship courses. For those seeking a weekend of pure relaxation, give one of the two award winning spas on site a visit, and enjoy one of the many packages available to resort guests. There are dozens of outdoor activities to choose from such as hiking the various trails on the mountain, ziplining through the mountain creek, canoeing, and kayaking. We mentioned the resort was a four-season resort, so yes, skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing are available as well! Whatever you choose to do during the day, end your evening by enjoying a gourmet meal at the resort’s Restaurant Latour, famous for its delicious food and vast wine selection.
Whatever you’re looking for, there are options for a fulfilling weekend getaway. Everybody needs a break from time to time, so take a few days, and treat yourself! All three of these destinations offer something unique, but all of them will provide a relaxed and stress-free environment that will let you hit the reset button. Show up to work Monday feeling refreshed and ready to share your incredible trip with all of your colleagues. Don’t waste any more time, give us a call today at Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200, and plan your getaway.