of Independence and invite you into theirblacksmith shops. Hands in the air as youdrop more than 210 feet at a speed of upto 73 mph on Apollo’s Chariot, one of thefavorite coasters of thrill seekers at BuschGardens Williamsburg, a 383-acre themepark nearby. Or, explore Ripley’s Believe It orNot! museum, where there’s a 12-foot-tallTransformer, a real shrunken head and 4Dshows that spit wind, water and snow at you.
ROAD TRIPPING IN SHENANDOAH
Visitors rarely forget the first time they
experience the breathtaking views of the
mountains and valleys from Shenandoah
National Park’s Skyline Drive, which runs
105 miles along the crest of the Blue
Ridge Mountains. Along the way, there are
75 overlooks, bookshops, visitor centers
and gift shops. Best of all, you can stay
inside the park at Skyland Resort or Big
Meadows Lodge, both offering no-frills
accommodations, but old-fashioned family
entertainment nightly. Be sure to take a quick
detour from the park to visit Luray Caverns,
towering limestone formations and crystalline
pools created naturally over the last 400
GOLF AND GOOD FOOD AT
Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains in WhiteSulphur Springs, West Virginia, about a four-hour drive away, The Greenbrier resort’sluxury rooms, suites, and guest and estatehouses make it a destination in itself.
Built in 1778, the grand hotel is a National
Historic Landmark, and boasts 10 lobbies,
a 103,000-square-foot casino, and 10,000
acres of manicured grounds and gardens.
Then there’s a golf course, six restaurantsand five bars/lounges. If you’re bored, askthe concierge to book you a spa treatment,a carriage ride, a game of laser tag or an off-roading adventure.
FUN TIMES IN PHILLY
A short two-and-a-half-hour drive away,
Philadelphia offers the cosmopolitan vibe of
New York without the hassle or the crowds.
There’s lots of history here. Don’t miss a visit
to the Liberty Bell, where you can get up
close to the famed symbol of freedom, or
the Georgian-style, red-brick Independence
Hall, where the Declaration of Independence
was signed. Afterward, head to Rittenhouse
Square, one of the toniest neighborhoods
in the city, for shopping and trendy eats.
Don’t leave without tasting an ooey, gooeyPhilly cheesesteak from South Philly’s TonyLuke’s, whose Cheez Whiz-topped sandwichhas been featured in GQ and The New YorkTimes. n
Cheesesteaks are a favorite of
tourists in Philadelphia.
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