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You wait all school year for June to roll around so summer vacation can start, and in the blink of an eye, it seems, it’s almost over . Philly area families hoping to head out for one last summertime adventure before the kids head back to school have plenty of exciting options to choose from, including these five destinations.
It is possible to plan an affordable getaway to the Big Apple. You just have to look into finding things that will fit within your New York City getaway budget.
From escaping the daily grind with a day trip to a fun destination to squeezing in some vacation fun without the added expense of an overnight stay, these top spots are all within an easy drive of the City of Brotherly Love.
Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.
With urban bicycling all the rage these days, you can bike big cities and avoid the traffic scrum.
Many of the best family-friendly destinations are also among the most obvious.
Rich covered the revelation that the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps was brought down deliberately, the NCAA’s objection to a new law in Indiana, and a man who $7 million on a lottery ticket. He also talked with aviation lawyer Arthur Wolk and Dr. Katie Schultheis.
Rich discusses the reaction to Texas Senator Ted Cruz running for President, New Jersey banning microbeads, and New York City limiting the amount of juice that day care centers can give to children. He also talked to NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Roger Staubach, Joel Mathis from Philadelphia Magazine, and Alexis Garcia from Reason.
Two tickets to a Broadway show can break the bank. But how about live improv, off Broadway?
One of the nation’s first non-profits, about to celebrate its bicentennial next year, will do so by moving from New York City to the historical center of Philadelphia.
Rich discussed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s appearance in the box of Dallas Cowboy’s Owner Jerry Jones and the tension between New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and the city’s police department. He talked with Dr. Anthony Tobia who uses Seinfeld characters in his psychiatry class at Rutgers, Tim Smith, the attorney for a teacher in New Jersey who denies having sex with a student, and North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones.
The Fraternal Order of Police organized buses to take Philadelphia officers to join thousands of others at the Queens church where Officer Ramos will be memorialized.
If New York City is a mecca for area Christmas shoppers and tree-gazers, it’s also a getaway destination for Hanukah celebrations.
The best way to prevent a Blue Christmas is to visit one of the best holiday destinations in America for singles.
You’ve probably heard that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his City Council to ban those iconic horse-drawn carriages so familiar to Central Park visitors.