Travel & Outdoors

An orange "harvest moon" rises over Manassas, Virginia 26 September, 2007. A harvest moon is the full moon that appears nearest to the Autumnal Equinox.  (Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Spots To Go Star And Moon Gazing Near Philadelphia

Whether you do your star gazing when you are looking up at the night sky or you are looking deep into your partner’s eyes, it’s all about the mood and location. Finding that special place, makes the moment all that more magical.

07/18/2015

(Zoo visitors watch a gorilla transiting the "Gorilla Treeway."  Photo provided by Phila. Zoo)

Top Spots To View Wildlife Near Philadelphia

You’ll see plenty of historic buildings, monuments and museums in Philadelphia, but the City of Brotherly Love and its surrounding areas are also home to a good many parks, open spaces and other top spots for viewing wildlife.

07/04/2015

Confederate artillery is fired at Union positions during an evening re-enactment Battle of Gettysburg on June 28, 2013, at the start of the 150th Gettysburg celebration in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Over three days, more than 10,000 re-enactors will pay tribute to the battle that took place in Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, during the 1861-1865 US Civil War.     (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Day Trips From Philadelphia

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.

06/20/2015

Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiya and French co-driver Mathieu Baumel steer their Ford Fiesta RRC during the 3rd stage of the Portugal WRC Rally in Marao, near Amarante in northern Portugal, on May 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONG    (credit: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Spots For Off-Roading Near Philadelphia

Sometimes the road that life offers just doesn’t take you where you need to go. In those moments, you have to shift into four-wheel drive and tackle the terrain as it comes, creating your own path.

06/13/2015

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Top Spots For Horseback Riding Near Philadelphia

You can’t beat horseback riding for exploring the great outdoors with friends and family. Whether you’re new in the saddle or a seasoned rider, this list is sure to include a stable with the hours and riding experience to fit your needs.

06/06/2015

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Top Spots To Honeymoon Near Philadelphia

Here’s a honeymoon hint: Philadelphia is in close proximity to a variety of romantic spots for newly married couples. While the area’s high-end hotels are legendary, other types of unique getaways are just a short car ride away from the city.

05/30/2015

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Top Lake House Getaways Near Philadelphia

From a charming inn in the heart of Amish country to a full-on resort in the Pocono Mountains, here are five of the best lake house getaways near Philadelphia.

05/23/2015

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Top Memorial Day Getaways Near Philadelphia

Extended weekends are the savior of the working class. Take advantage of Memorial Day and check out one of these nearby getaways.

05/16/2015

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Top Movies Filmed In Philadelphia

From famous landmarks, parks and museums to local eateries and everything in between, we can’t imagine any of these top films without Philadelphia as its backdrop.

04/25/2015

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Top Lakeside Getaways Near Philadelphia

From natural bodies of water to man-made reservoirs, these top lakeside getaways are all within an easy drive of the City of Brotherly Love.

04/18/2015

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Top Spots To Go Fishing Near Philadelphia

Hooked on fishing, angling for a way to get outdoors, or simply want to try something new? Then take the bait and head out to one of these top spots for fishing in and around the City of Brotherly Love!

04/11/2015

(The Four Seasons hotel at 18th and the Parkway.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Top Hotels With A View Near Philadelphia

From sweeping skylines to picturesque views of historic landmarks, the views from these top Philadelphia area hotels are stunning.

04/04/2015

Maxim And Just Dance 3 Have Spring Breakers Dancing In The Sand (Or On The Beach) With 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden...

Don’t Be A Fool

April Showers Bring May Flowers. That is such an encouraging saying, but it isn’t exactly accurate these days. Something more fitting might be, “April Blizzards Bring May Lizards”… Ok, we’re still working on it…. But while we do that, you can take a look at all of these awesome CBS Local E.S.P. “spring” essentials…

04/02/2015

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Five Must-Visit Baseball Stadiums In The USA

The history, architecture and the fans are what make going to a baseball game an exciting adventure. All of these factor into what helps some of these stadiums make the must-see lists for all baseball fans.

03/24/2015

Confederate artillery is fired at Union positions during an evening re-enactment Battle of Gettysburg on June 28, 2013, at the start of the 150th Gettysburg celebration in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Over three days, more than 10,000 re-enactors will pay tribute to the battle that took place in Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, during the 1861-1865 US Civil War.     (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Top National Parks Near Philadelphia

Philadelphia is rich in U.S. history and culture, qualities which are reflected in many of the nearby national parks. Here are a few that top the list for Philly residents and visitors alike.

03/14/2015

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