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  • Jordan Hinsch

19 Best Weekend Getaways from Philadelphia (within a 4 hour flight)

Updated: Jul 1, 2021




Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love home to good food and rich history. As a resident of 4 years during my time spent at Temple University, I didn't get to leave town too often, unless it was heading back to New York to visit my family, or quick trips to the jersey shore.


With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some nearby international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Philadelphia area within a 4 hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers), it just depends what you want to do at your destination.


Bear in Mind: When travelling internationally as of June 23rd, 2021, you're required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test upon return to the United States. This is on top of any restrictions in the country you are visiting. Since the rules are changing frequently, I'll leave that out. Instead, I'll include a link to the embassy site where you can find the latest information.


Miami, Florida (MIA, FLL) - Just Under a 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Beaches, outdoors activities, clubs, restaurants, culture. I just ask that you please please please venture out beyond Miami Beach.

When to go?

  • Any time of the year, but best is October - February for perfect weather.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the following neighborhoods to step away from the "typical Miami": Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Midtown, Edgewater.


Orlando, Florida (MCO) - Just Under a 3 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Disney & Universal Studios. Bring bug spray and an umbrella if you go during the summer.

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $50+

Where can you stay?



Puerto Rico - 4 Hour Flight to San Juan (SJU)


Why go?

  • Surfing, culture, and hiking. Oh and you don't need a passport to travel.

When to go?

  • December to July to avoid hurricanes and tropical storms.

  • April to June to avoid the busy winter and the upcoming rainy season.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?


New York, New York - 2 Hour Drive


Why go?

  • Head to New York for a nice weekend during the summer to see the sights in the city that never sleeps. Take a trip during the holiday season and see the tree at Rockefeller Center and a Broadway play.

When to go?

  • Summer for the best weather, but peak rates for solid hotels.

  • Winter for Christmas festivities!

Where can you stay?


Austin, Texas (AUS) - Just Under a 4 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, Art, Music, BBQ, Tech, Bach Parties, and All-Around Fun!

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $400+

Where can you stay?


Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Brew pubs, art, nightlife, Mexican food.

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?