Family Adventure Holidays: Road Trip to Philadelphia from Washington D.C. – Day 5: Close to nature

Today you will get a chance to look at unusual plants and animals not only in the zoo or the greenhouses of the botanical garden, but also in natural environment. After lunch, you will visit a very picturesque place, a park in the Susquehanna River Valley, where you can take a close look at interesting representatives of flora and fauna.
Family Adventure Holidays: Road Trip to Philadelphia from Washington D.C.

Trip duration: 10 days

Elena Sadchikova

Broadway Diner


New discoveries will soon be upon us, and for a good start to the day, travelers need a tasty and rich breakfast. Tthe Broadway Diner is perfect for this. The breakfast menu is traditional for America, no frills, but with feelings, and the portions are large. And an excellent carrot cake, worth trying, is also served here.

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory

Botanical Gardens

The botanical garden, founded in the late nineteenth century, continues to delight visitors with a variety of flowering plants. Many flowers and fruit trees are planted in the park, and the greenhouse offers the exotic plant life of the tropics. All year round, there is a farmer’s market at the botanical garden, where you can buy organic products, mainly vegetables, fruits and berries.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Near the botanical garden small lake is the entrance to the Baltimore Zoo. Explore the inhabitants of the African savannah and the Arctic here. To make walk through the zoo not only entertaining, but also informative, join the tour and listen to interesting facts about the life of animals in the wild.

Golden West Cafe

American Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Bars

Golden West Cafe takes you to the last century. This is an incredibly cozy place with hand-painted walls. The menu is a mix of American and Mexican cuisine. The facility staff is proud of the fact that many dishes are prepared according to retro recipes, and all products for their preparation are supplied by local farmers and are organic and environmentally friendly. The menu has gluten-free options, as well as vegetarian and vegan ones.

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown

Susquehanna State Park

The National Park, located in the Susquehanna River Valley, is considered one of the most beautiful places in Pennsylvania. On its territory are several small waterfalls and natural lakes, here you can meet many representatives of wildlife, from powerful eagles to funny beavers. Also, walking through the park, you will see several interesting historical buildings, including an old mill and farm buildings.


Fast Food Restaurants, Fried Chicken Joints, Food Services

On the way to the hotel, stop and have some dinner. Chick-fil-A is a pleasant snack bar with a typical fast-food menu, most dishes are made from chicken fillet. In addition to burgers, wings and fried potatoes, soups, vegetable and fruit salads and yoghurts are also prepared here, so there is a snack even for those who follow healthy eating.