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14 Great Getaways From Philadelphia to Explore This Weekend

By Abby Dupes | March 19, 2021 |

With spring officially here, it’s time to quell your yearlong cabin fever with a weekend getaway at one of these luxe destinations in and around Philadelphia.

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BEYOND CITY LIMITS:

Woodloch Resort
Dreaming of an escape from urban life? In the bucolic, lusciously forested Hawley, Pennsylvania, Woodloch Resort is an idyllic place to unwind. This all-inclusive option has every activity imaginable on its 1,500-acres—think golf, watersports, hiking, live music, wine tastings, fishing, skiing, cooking demonstrations and art classes. Guests looking forward to relaxation and peace can find what they are looking for at The Lodge at Woodloch—an adults-only spa haven that includes separate men's and women's saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools, soaking pools with heated hydro-massage water walls and an outdoor horizon edge whirlpool. woodloch.com

Skytop Lodge
Golf lovers rejoice—this picturesque, 5,500-acre Poconos playground is known for its mountain-style course that plays over rolling hills and boasts broad, tree-lined fairways alongside small greens. The award-winning track spans over 6,656 yards and showcases greenspaces for first-time golfers and advanced players. After tee-time, you can explore the resort’s seven culinary offerings, as well as its sports outfitters shop. Turn in at one of Skytop’s Streamside Cottages, which provide the ultimate seclusion and restorative rest. skytop.com

The Hotel Hershey
Known for the sumptuous, creamy chocolate body treatments and facials their spa offers, The Hotel Hershey is an ideal place to stay for a rejuvenating retreat—think of whipped cocoa baths and chocolate-bean body polishes. thehotelhershey.com

Nemacolin Resort
Recently featured on season 25 of ABC’s The Bachelor, luxury-lovers have been raving about Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania for years due to its diverse lodging options, 5-star restaurants and fitness offerings. nemacolin.com

The Inn at Westwynd Farm
For a rustic-chic, charming getaway, this bed and breakfast on an equestrian farm in the countryside will delight guests. With its antique decor, cozy fireplaces in-room and jetted spa-tub, the lodging truly feels like an Amish-land paradise. westwyndfarminn.com

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
You’ll hear people refer to Lancaster as hip, but it’s the history that makes this travel destination stand out. Where else can you take a jaunty horse-and-buggy ride down a lonely road cut through miles of farmland handled by an Amish resident? The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, with its farm-to-table first-floor dining room and surprisingly citified rooftop bar, is a short walk from the famous farmers market and chic boutiques. marriott.com

IN PHILADELPHIA:

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
In the heart of Philadelphia, directly across from City Hall and Dilworth Park, the Ritz-Carlton stands out with its prominent beauty. Housed within a majestic neoclassical bank building from 1908, the accommodations effortlessly blend modern elegance with historic charm. Steal away to Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon on-site where luxurious treatments like the Tibetan Singing Bowl massage and Plantinun Hydrafacial—a detoxifying, anti-aging skin therapy—await at the veteran day spa. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/philadelphia

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Towering above the skyline, architect Lord Norman Foster’s Comcast Center hosts the accommodations on the top floors of the 60-story landmark. Admire the cityscape from well-appointed rooms like the Skyline Corner Suite and the Presidential Suite—both feature entertaining areas and a soaking tub overlooking Philadelphia. Discover fine-dining experiences from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and James Beard Award-winner Greg Vernick after heading to the 57th-floor spa sanctuary, comprised of a serene infinity pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. fourseasons.com/philadelphia

The Logan Philadelphia
Steps from the Franklin Institute and Philadelphia Museum of Art, this downtown hub features artwork from local names, Philly-favorite cuisine at Urban Farmer and Benjamin Franklin Parkway views from its rooftop bar, Assembly. The Underground Spa, fitness center and indoor pool round out the weekend-ready experience. hilton.com

The Bellevue Philadelphia
Built in 1904, this luxe hotel retains the splendor of a bygone Philadelphia with all the modern amenities imaginable. Equipped with a two-tier Grand Ballroom, the Artur Kirsh Salon & Spa and a parking garage with on-premises auto detailing, the so-called ‘Grand Dame of Broad Street’ contains all that you could imagine—and much more. bellevuephiladelphia.com

The W Hotel
Situated on Chestnut Street, this Center City boutique hotel provides guests with a Wet Deck Bar terrace, a sparkling lap pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Not to mention, in the event that business calls, as it always does, there’s 22 conference rooms to handle your matters privately and professionally. Outside, everything is at your fingertips with City Hall and the Avenue of the Arts just footsteps away. marriott.com

IN ATLANTIC CITY:

Hard Rock Casino & Cafe
This iconic rock-and-roll-themed resort is filled with memorabilia from the biggest names in music—especially artists with New Jersey roots, like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and Bon Jovi. The bustling scene is home to world-class entertainment, a spa with music-inspired services and Atlantic City’s only casino restaurant with ocean views at Council Oaks Steak & Seafood. hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Regularly hosting high-profile entertainers such as John Legend, Jerry Seinfeld and Sebastian Maniscalco, Borgata, and its sister property, Water Club, is Atlantic City’s go-to escape. Offering two spas at both properties, restaurants from famed chefs Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay and a see-and-be-seen pool scene, the resort’s newest offering is focused on suites filled with wellness amenities. theborgata.com

Ocean Casino & Resort
Located along the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk, this massive, glimmering resort has an expansive pool scene and Philadelphia native chef Jose Garces’s beloved Amada as its fine-dining hub. theoceanac.com



Photography by: Photo by Ivan Rivero