3 Weekend Getaways You Can Drive To

Need to get away without actually going away? Take a look at these local vacation destinations and start planning your awesome excursion.

Destination Gettysburg

Feel the chills roll up your spine during a spooky ghost tour of Civil War era buildings, or transport back in time as talented reenactors illustrate the daily lives of 19th-century soldiers. Not exactly interested in history? Well loosen up that golf swing, saddle up for a horseback riding adventure, stock up on ripe seasonal fruit, or visit area restaurants, vineyards, and breweries. Need more fun ideas? Destination Gettysburg has a great 3-day plan to give you some inspiration.





The Borgata Hotel and Spa

If it’s restoration and relaxation you’re after, The Borgata Hotel and Spa provides plenty of opportunities to pamper yourself.  Feel the stress melt away as you gaze out into the Atlantic Ocean from Borgata’s Immersion Spa, located on the 32nd floor of the hotel. Before your hot stone massage and exfoliating body scrub – treat yourself to a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center, or dive into the infinity-edge lap pool. Not a fan of heights? Spa Toccare offers incredible spa services with less altitude. Visit The Salon, located in Spa Toccare to refresh your cut and color. Gentlemen stop by The Barbershop and order a cocktail, watch sports, or play a game of pool while you wait. Once you’re feeling revitalized, take a dip in the ocean and test your luck in the casino.





Rent a Cabin at Your Local State Park

Log cabin retreats are a stone’s throw away from your neck of the woods. But don’t forget to pack the chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows on your way to these South Jersey-based state parks.


Bass River State Forest, Burlington County

Built during the depression era, these cabins have a quaint and historic feel. Located along Lake Absegami, the cabins have screened-in porches, picnic tables, fire rings and access to a grill. During the day you can take a self-guided hike through the flat paths of Absegami Trail.

To make a reservation, call: 609-296-1114






Parvin State Park, Salem County

Wake up to a beautiful view of Thundergust Lake each morning when you stay in a cabin at Parvin State Park. There’s a convenient playground, a boat launch, and great hiking trails for all levels.

To make a reservation, call: 856-358-8616






Wharton State Forest, Burlington County

During your stay at Wharton State Forest, visit the eerie abandoned village of Atsion, or discover the historically significant bog iron and glassmaking village of Batsto, which operated from 1766 to 1867.  This park is teeming with wildlife, including bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, ospreys, hummingbirds, river otters, fox, and deer.

To make a reservation, call: 609-561-0024

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