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ABOUT THE REGION

Area Highlights
New York and Washington, DC are easily accessible to Philadelphians. Traveling east, the New Jersey shore boasts the Victorian elegance of Cape May, quiet vacation and residential towns, and Atlantic City with its world-famous boardwalk and casino gambling -- all just two hours away from downtown Philadelphia. The Pocono Mountains located 2.5 hours north of the city provide access to all winter sports as well as fall leaf change, and hiking and camping resorts. New Jersey's new aquarium is just across the river in Camden.

A short drive west of the city, you'll find the quaint Amish countryside that features country living and tourist attractions, as well as an abundance of camping, hunting and fishing areas. For those who love New England, the Vermont / New Hampshire border and Boston are within a half day's drive on interstate highways. If you yearn for shopping, dozens of factory outlets are located nearby in Northeast Philadelphia and Reading, PA.

In addition to having three hometown professional sports franchises, Philadelphia sports fans are also just a few hours' drive from 11 other professional teams that play in New York and Washington , DC.

Transportation
Philadelphia, located at the crossroads of Interstates 95 and 476, is an international city that boasts all the transportation amenities associated with its size. It has an international airport and a rail and bus transportation system that is convenient, easy to use and affordable. New York City and Washington, DC, are less than two hours away by rail.

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