Weekend Trip Ideas

Looking for weekend trip ideas?  Want to have a ton of family fun within a few hours from home?  Pick a city from the list below and select some corresponding places to take the kids.

Note that some of these places require advanced tickets or reservations. Please be sure to check their individual websites for operating hours and additional visiting requirements or changes.


  • Whitaker Center
  • Pride of the Susquehanna (special ticketed events)
  • Autobahn Indoor Speedway (height requirement)
  • Adams-Ricci Park
  • Pennsylvania State Museum
  • Tour the State Capitol Complex
Adams Ricci Park
Adams Ricci Park near Harrisburg


Cherry Crest Slide
Cherry Crest Adventure Farm near Lancaster, PA


The Franklin Institute Heart
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA


Poconos Water Park Comparison
Kalahari Resort in the Poconos




Thomas Town Kennywood
Thomas Town at Kennywood in Pittsburgh


  • National Aquarium
  • Port Discovery
  • Maryland Science Center
  • The Maryland Zoo
Port Discovery
Port Discovery – Baltimore, MD

Washington, D.C.

Udvar-Hazy Center Airplanes
Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington, D.C.
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