08/29/2012 07:16 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2012

The Best Road Trips From Philadelphia (PHOTOS)

The Best Road Trips is a weekly summer series highlighting our favorite getaways from major cities all over the United States.

Dubbed the "City of Brotherly Love," Philadelphia is famous for its rich revolution-era history, its architecture (modern landmark skyscrapers and historic brick buildings sit side-by-side) and its truly fanatic sports fans (the Phillies, Flyers, 76ers and Eagles all play here).

And although plenty of tourists flock here to taste a slice of Americana, Philadelphia's residents may be eager to escape -- even if just to another metropolis. So pack your bags, crank up the A/C, and hop in the car -- we've got some miles to cover.

-- Rachel Jacoby,

The Best Road Trips from Philadelphia (PHOTOS)