Top Summer Day Trip Destinations to Take Near Our Communities

Top Summer Day Trip Destinations to Take Near Our Communities

June 29, 2023

As a trusted homebuilder for over 30 years now, Gemcraft Homes takes immense pride in creating high-quality new homes in beautiful locations across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey and Virginia. Beyond offering exceptional living spaces across these incredible states, we understand the importance of exploring and enjoying the surrounding areas throughout every season of the year. From historical adventures to picturesque beaches, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region brings with it an array of day trips to embark upon—especially during the summer months. Read below to explore captivating summer day trip destinations in the states where we build our phenomenal new homes. 

Maryland: Enchanting Coastal Getaways

Maryland boasts a diverse range of attractions for you to enjoy this summer, including charming coastal towns and breathtaking natural wonders. Just a short 1- to 2-hour drive from our Maryland new home communities, the idyllic Chesapeake Beach is a gorgeous spot for a relaxing day trip, with its soft sands, delicious seafood restaurants, calm waters and unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay. Also close to our new home communities in Maryland (and our Captain’s Cove community in Virginia), Gemcraft homeowners should consider visiting Ocean City, where you can soak up the sun on the expansive sandy beaches, indulge in thrilling water sports, stroll along the lively boardwalk and savor the local cuisine at waterfront restaurants. For a big-city getaway, you can certainly take a day trip to the thriving city of Baltimore, which is filled with historical landmarks, world-class museums, cultural experiences and a vibrant food and arts scene that will surely captivate your senses. From the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore to the Chesapeake Beach Water Park—you’ll have no problem finding a memorable day trip experience in Maryland. 

Pennsylvania: A Blend of History and Natural Beauty

Pennsylvania, with its rich history and natural beauty, offers a plethora of day trip destinations without having to stray too far away from our new home communities. In Waynesboro, where our Pheasant Run community is located, you can explore the nearby iconic Gettysburg National Military Park to get a special glimpse into a monumental part of the Civil War. Nature enthusiasts will love Caledonia State Park in Fayetteville, and automotive fanatics can immerse themselves in Carlisle's car shows and military history at the Carlisle Barracks Military Museum. For those willing to travel a little further north for their summer day trip, the breathtaking Pocono Mountains offer a serene escape with their majestic peaks, lush forests and an abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and scenic drives. From historical adventures to outdoor exploration, Pennsylvania has something for everyone near our new home communities.

Delaware: Seaside Serenity and Cultural Delights

Our new home communities in Delaware allow for easy access to a plethora of scenic coastal spots and exceptional cultural attractions to enjoy this summer. Rehoboth Beach, where our Oyster House Village community is located, offers sandy beaches, an iconic boardwalk and a wide range of dining and shopping experiences that can’t be compared. Also visit the Delaware Seashore State Park, where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing and fishing along the stunning Atlantic Ocean. Just a short drive away, Gemcraft homeowners can also venture into the charming town of Lewes for a unique day trip this summer, where boutique galore, amazing beaches and fascinating adventures await. 

West Virginia: Outdoor Adventures and Wonderful Towns

West Virginia is a nature lover's paradise for day trips this summer with its stunning landscapes and quaint small towns. Near our Morgan County homes, explore the scenic beauty of Berkeley Springs, where you can relax in natural mineral springs or indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience. Known as “America’s First Spa,” this town offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in its rich history while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of both hot and cold springs. If you’re wanting to venture out a bit further, take a short drive from our Hampshire County homes in Augusta to Blackwater Falls State Park, where you'll be mesmerized by the majestic sights and sounds and can partake in hiking, picnicking and wildlife spotting amidst the lush surroundings. Whether you seek relaxation or outdoor adventures, West Virginia's natural wonders provide an astonishing backdrop for unforgettable day trips near our Gemcraft Homes communities.

New Jersey: Beach Bliss and Cultural Marvels

Known as the “Garden State,” New Jersey provides a mix of beach bliss and cultural marvels for day trips near our Atlantic County new homes. Cape May, a beautiful coastal town along the Jersey Shore, boasts Victorian architecture, pristine beaches and a delightful promenade that is great to take advantage of during the summer months. Explore the grounds of the Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, showcasing contemporary art in a one-of-a-kind setting. Additionally, consider a day trip to Trenton, the state capital, to visit the New Jersey State Museum and the Old Barracks Museum for a dose of art and history. New Jersey offers a range of summer day trip destinations, whether you seek sandy beaches or cultural exploration, near our Gemcraft Homes communities.

Live this summer to the fullest with a new home from Gemcraft Homes

Our team at Gemcraft Homes is beyond proud to build new homes in the vibrant states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New Jersey and Virginia—where our homeowners have access to a wealth of day trip destinations within easy reach. From the tranquility of the beach to the allure of historical landmarks, each destination offers a unique experience that will create lasting memories. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the natural beauty, history and culture that surround our communities—grab your family and friends and embark on a summer filled with exciting day trips to these wonderful destinations. 

If you’re in the market for a new home in the Mid-Atlantic Region, be sure to browse through our new home communities and quick move-in homes, and don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (800) 291-7436 or contact us online for more information.

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