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Summer is only weeks away which means it’s time to start planning your next getaway! Check out the following destinations within driving distance of Philadelphia, NYC, D.C. and beyond, including 12-room boutique hotel Ghost Light Inn and sister property three-suite Carriage House of New HopePenn’s View Hotel, a 51-room family-owned boutique hotel in Old City, Philadelphia; Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, a historic hotel and golf resort just outside of Atlantic City; and Hyatt Centric Center City, a lively hotel in Philadelphia’s bustling Rittenhouse Square. 


Ghost Light Inn, a 12-room boutique hotel located in the heart of New Hope, PA, one of the most beautiful and artsy small towns in America, is the ultimate summer destination for Philadelphians, New Yorkers and beyond. Conveniently located just an hour outside of Center City Philadelphia and one and a half hours outside of Manhattan, Ghost Light Inn provides a picturesque riverside stay for the summer months. Ghost Light Inn’s in-house restaurant, Stella of New Hope, an acclaimed modern American restaurant showcasing the flavors and ingredients of the region, boasts a large outdoor patio where guests can enjoy a meal al fresco with 180 degree views of the Delaware River. The restaurant also boasts a grassy knoll where guests can dine riverside. 

Ghost Light Inn’s sister property, Carriage House of New Hope, a three-suite B&B and home rental hybrid, boasts balcony decks with stunning river views in each room including the impressive two-story apartment-style suite, Room 13. Guests in Carriage House’s Room 13 can enjoy a romantic stay and enjoy amenities such as a full chef’s kitchen, living area complete with gas fireplace and chandelier, two balconies offering panoramic river views, and a second-floor master bedroom with spa-like bathroom. 

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938 | 267.740.2691 |


Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia, the upscale lifestyle hotel nestled in bustling Rittenhouse Square, is perfect for a weekend staycation in the city. The Hyatt boasts a hidden second floor patio where guests can enjoy a cocktail or meal from the in-house restaurant, Patchwork, a lively restaurant and bar focused on New American cuisine, while taking in the Center City ambiance. Guests can also enjoy being in close proximity to all that Philadelphia has to offer including historic Old City, Reading Terminal Market, City Hall and much more. Plus, it’s pet-friendly! 

1620 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia | 215.985.1234 | Website | Facebook | Instagram


Penn’s View Hotel, a 51-room European-style boutique hotel founded by the Sena family in 1990, has been a mainstay in Old City, Philadelphia for three decades. The hotel interiors and exterior reflect the historic charm of its surroundings. Penn’s View boasts several rooms with gorgeous views of the Delaware River, including its Queen Patio with views of the River and Benjamin Franklin Bridge from its outdoor patio; Premium King which features a spa bathtub and sweeping views of the Delaware River; and King Patio which also features the stunning views from a private patio. 

Penn’s View Hotel’s in-house restaurant, Panorama, boats a Guinness World Record wine keeper with over 120 wines on tap paired with authentic Italian cuisine paying homage to owner Luca Sena’s hometown of Naples, Italy. Guests can enjoy a romantic dinner at Panorama complete with an Everything’s Coming Up Rosés wine flight and Lobster Ravioli, then head upstairs to enjoy the sunset over the water.  

14 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | 215-922-7600 |


Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, a historic hotel and golf resort celebrating 110 years in Galloway, NJ, is located just 50 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and 20 minutes from Atlantic City and is a golf lover’s paradise. After spending the day on the green, guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool or enjoy a cocktail on the Lobby Bar  patio overlooking the Bay Course and Reed’s Bay. The patio boasts a fire pit making it the perfect spot to catch the sunset. The 296-room hotel also offers a beautiful indoor pool, plus 24/7 fitness center, a Pro Golf Shop, and is located just a five minute drive from charming Historic Smithville with quaint shops, restaurants, family-friendly activities and more. 

401 S New York Rd, Galloway, NJ, 08205 | 609-652-1800 |