10 Spring Getaways Just a Short Drive From the Main Line

Four Seasons Philadelphia Photo by Christian Horan

For a quick spring recharge, here are 10 drivable destinations not far from the Main Line region—whatever your pleasure: woods, wine or wellness.

Looking for a spring getaway not far from the Main Line region? Here are 10 drivable locations to escape this season.

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Four Seasons Philadelphia Photo by Christian Horan

FOUR SEASONS

PHILADELPHIA

Drive time: Less than an hour.

The lobby is an ear-popping 60 floors up, via a glass elevator the gets you there at lightning speed. Once ensconced in a state-of-the-art guest room or suite on one of the upper floors of the Comcast Center, Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper, you’ll never want to close the blinds on your vast cityscape.

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Rates: Starting at $695. One N. 19th St., Philadelphia, (215) 419-5000, fourseasons.com

GLASBERN INN

FOGELSVILLE, PA.

Drive time: About an hour.

A 150-acre sustainable working farm is home to this inn, with buildings that date back to the 19th century. Suites in the restored farmhouse or barn have oversized soaking tubs and gas fireplaces, as do the private garden cottages. A full country breakfast is complimentary with overnight stay.

Rates: Starting at $161. 2141 Packhouse Road, Fogelsville, Pa., (610) 285-4723, glasbern.com

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BLACK BASS HOTEL

LUMBERVILLE, PA.

Drive time: A little over an hour.

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Situated along the Delaware River in Bucks County, this historic locale has been a destination for hospitality since the 1740s. Each of the nine suites is distinctively furnished and detailed.

Rates: Starting at $265. 3774 River Road, Lumberville, Pa., (215) 297-9260, blackbasshotel.com

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.

Drive time: Less than two hours.

This music-centric hot spot has more than 20 on-site restaurants and lounges, a casino, a full-service spa and an array of performances by headlining talent. The hotel offers a custom in-room soundtrack, plus spa treatments that utilize musical vibrations and beats to refresh and renew body and soul.

Rates: Starting at $79. 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., (609) 449-1000, hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com

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HOTEL HENDRICKS

NEW YORK, N.Y.

Drive time: A little over two hours.

Hotel Hendricks combines industrial-chic concrete walls, exposed ceilings and copper appointments with the warmth of mahogany wood and the glamour of hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers. Each room is whimsically themed with safari prints of giraffes, zebras, tigers or leopards. Centrally located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s Garment District, it’s within walking distance of Herald Square, Bryant Park and Fifth Avenue.

Rates: Starting at $129. 25 W. 38th St., New York, N.Y., (833) 436-3745, hotelhendricksny.com

LANCASTER ARTS HOTEL

LANCASTER, PA.

Drive time: Less than 90 minutes.

This cool, contemporary hotel in a converted 19th-century tobacco warehouse prominently showcases original works by Pennsylvania talent everywhere, from the lobby to the guest rooms and suites (some with jetted tubs). Expanded continental breakfast is included.

Rates: Starting at $135. 300 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster, Pa., (717) 299-3000, lancasterartshotel.com

LITITZ SPRINGS INN & SPA

LITITZ, PA.

Drive time: Just over an hour.

This 1764 inn is right in the middle of downtown Lititz, just steps from dining, shopping and attractions. Each of its 16 individually decorated rooms is furnished with antiques, European goose down comforters and high-thread-count sheets.

Rates: Starting at $108. 14 E. Main St., Lititz, (717) 626-2115, lititzsprinsinnandspa.com

VANDIVER INN

HAVRE DE GRACE, MD.

Drive time: About an hour.

Where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay, the tiny maritime town of Havre de Grace is just the place for a laid-back getaway. At the Vandiver Inn, you can stay in one of eight guest rooms or suites in the 1886 mansion. Some even have fireplaces. Or have a soak in a Jacuzzi tub in one of the guesthouses. Your stay includes a full breakfast.

Rates: Starting at $122. 301 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, Md., (410) 939-5200, vandiverinn.com

THE WASHINGTON HOUSE HOTEL & RESTAURANT

SELLERSVILLE, PA.

Drive time: About an hour.

This cozy 11-guestroom hotel was built 200 years ago as a farmhouse. It has hosted guests since 1795, and it retains its historic charm to this day. The on-site restaurant’s menu is an eclectic mix of American and international cuisine.

Rates: Starting at $143. 136 N. Main St., Sellersville, Pa., (215) 257-3000, washingtonhouse.net

WHISTLING SWAN INN

STANHOPE, N.J.

Drive time: About two hours.

Bordered by two national parks, the Skylands region of northwestern New Jersey is a great getaway spot any time of year. The Whistling Swan’s centrally located, beautifully restored Victorian home is the perfect base. A lavish country buffet breakfast, home-baked snacks and evening sherry are included.

Rates: Starting at $239. 110 Main St., Stanhope, N.J., whistlingswaninn.com

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