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Phila to Pitt and Back - Ideas for Something in the Middle?

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Phila to Pitt and Back - Ideas for Something in the Middle?

Hello!

My wife and I will be traveling from Philly to Pittsburgh by car with our daughter who will be 9 months old in September. Here's our plan and where we would love some advice:

- Leave Philly at 6 pm on Friday, Sept. 2

- Spend the night somewhere in the middle. We want to limit driving to about 3 hours. Staying at a nice B&B would be ideal, but necessary. Any ideas?

- Arrive in Monroeville (suburb of Pittsburgh) on Saturday, Sept. 3 by 11 am

- Visit Fallingwater on Sunday, Sept. 4 in the early afternoon. If we can't tour the house with the baby, is it worth at least checking out the grounds? If not, any nice scenic places near Pitt that are worth checking out?

- Stay somewhere overnight on Sunday that is scenic. Any ideas?

- Arrive back in Phila by 5 pm on Monday, Sept. 5

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1. Re: Phila to Pitt and Back - Ideas for Something in the Middle?

There are lots of nice child-friendly bed and breakfasts around Manheim or Lititz for your Friday night stay. Airy HIll Farm comes to mind, but I'm not sure of how far it is from the Turnpike.

For the return on Sunday, you may want to consider Gettysburg, but it's about 40 minutes from the Turnpike exit. If you were interested in scenery you could hop off the Turnpike over in Breezewood and come across Rt 30, which dips to the south. There are significant mountains in your way, which can be scenic or irritating, depending on your view. :)

Other nice spots include Bedford, Boiling Springs, or Carlisle. The advantage of Bedford is that it's not far from the Turnpike exit. We enjoyed a stay there several years ago. Boiling Springs is a small town with the Appalachian Trail coming right through it. Carlisle is a larger town with lots of history.

Have fun planning your trip!

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2. Re: Phila to Pitt and Back - Ideas for Something in the Middle?

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