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Get Out of Town: 10 Holiday Getaways Outside of PA

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Let's face facts: There are only so many times you can enjoy the Poconos as a vacation getaway. Same with the so-called Swiss village of Jim Thorpe, the knick-knack-filled New Hope—even beautiful Bucks County on a snowy weekend loses its luster after a while. Sometimes you just have to get away from Pennsylvania altogether.

So here's the plan. Tell everyone you're going to the islands for the holidays. Tell them you're going anywhere sufficiently far away that you can't afford to bring your cell phone for fear of international data and minutes accruing. Then hit one of these rentals—all within a few hours of Philadelphia—and soak in the solitude.—Shannon Rooney

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1. Retro Airstream Retreat

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Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

This Airstream is far enough from home to be appealing, but close enough to New York City to still feel civilized. With enough room for you, a plus-one and a pet, this is the perfect quiet getaway.

2. Ski and Spa in the Finger Lakes

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Clute Rd
Cortland, NY 13045

Sometimes it is necessary to retire to a spa to collect ones wits. This rental features full access to the Hope Lake Lodge, which includes skiing, a waterpark and a spa in addition to its proximity to the Finger Lakes wine trail.

3. Napa Wine Tour in Ithaca

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E Shore Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850

This rental is really a series of cabins on the site of a former train station in a very secluded area in Ithaca, situated along the famous wine trail. With the right group of friends, this could be a very fun (and wine-sodden) holiday retreat.

4. USA 101 Hot Spots

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Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

You could rent this apartment for its proximity to D.C.'s tourist attractions. Or for its apparent nearby restaurant scene. But clearly the draw here is the amazing dining room chairs.

5. Green Getaway

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Judd Rd
Otis, MA 01253

If you've ever wanted to stay in a tropical tree house but lamented the long flight, try one in the Berkshires. Enjoy what the owner describes as "floor-to-ceiling windows in total privacy."

6. Little Robin Lake

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King Richard Dr
Becket, MA 01223

The owner of this home calls Little Robin Lake a "magical spot." One look at the photos explains why. Reviewers raved about the glass sunroom, which seems designed to make you feel like you're napping in the trees.

7. DuPont Circle

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19th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

If museums and galleries are more your speed, this beautifully appointed studio apartment in DuPont Circle is a steal. Buy a MetroCard and take advantage of free admission to museums along the mall.

8. Tilghman Island Luxury Inn

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4417 Black Walnut Point Rd
Tilghman Island, MD 21671

Though many tourists who go to this area stay in the trendier St. Michael's, we like Tilghman Island. It's quieter but plenty close to the action. The Black Walnut Point Inn has Yew-tree and red cedar cabins on the Choptank River.

9. Cape Ann's Seacrest Manor

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99 Marmion Way
Rockport, MA 01966

Cape Ann is ridiculously beautiful, and the small town Rockport, once an arts colony, makes you feel like you've just emerged from a time machine. The rooms in this seaside inn—Yankee Magazine's "Best Of New England" in 2011—have quirky artwork and an ocean view.

10. TV Beachside Throwback

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67 Lake Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

The Bewitched bed and breakfast pays tribute to the TV show with rooms decorated as though the characters lived there. Surprisingly, the accommodations are are really quite lovely—and it's close to the beach and extremely pet-friendly.

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1. Retro Airstream Retreat

Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

This Airstream is far enough from home to be appealing, but close enough to New York City to still feel civilized. With enough room for you, a plus-one and a pet, this is the perfect quiet getaway.

Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901

2. Ski and Spa in the Finger Lakes

Clute Rd, Cortland, NY 13045

Sometimes it is necessary to retire to a spa to collect ones wits. This rental features full access to the Hope Lake Lodge, which includes skiing, a waterpark and a spa in addition to its proximity to the Finger Lakes wine trail.

Clute Rd
Cortland, NY 13045

3. Napa Wine Tour in Ithaca

E Shore Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850

This rental is really a series of cabins on the site of a former train station in a very secluded area in Ithaca, situated along the famous wine trail. With the right group of friends, this could be a very fun (and wine-sodden) holiday retreat.

E Shore Dr
Ithaca, NY 14850

4. USA 101 Hot Spots

Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

You could rent this apartment for its proximity to D.C.'s tourist attractions. Or for its apparent nearby restaurant scene. But clearly the draw here is the amazing dining room chairs.

Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Green Getaway

Judd Rd, Otis, MA 01253

If you've ever wanted to stay in a tropical tree house but lamented the long flight, try one in the Berkshires. Enjoy what the owner describes as "floor-to-ceiling windows in total privacy."

Judd Rd
Otis, MA 01253

6. Little Robin Lake

King Richard Dr, Becket, MA 01223

The owner of this home calls Little Robin Lake a "magical spot." One look at the photos explains why. Reviewers raved about the glass sunroom, which seems designed to make you feel like you're napping in the trees.

King Richard Dr
Becket, MA 01223

7. DuPont Circle

19th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

If museums and galleries are more your speed, this beautifully appointed studio apartment in DuPont Circle is a steal. Buy a MetroCard and take advantage of free admission to museums along the mall.

19th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Tilghman Island Luxury Inn

4417 Black Walnut Point Rd, Tilghman Island, MD 21671

Though many tourists who go to this area stay in the trendier St. Michael's, we like Tilghman Island. It's quieter but plenty close to the action. The Black Walnut Point Inn has Yew-tree and red cedar cabins on the Choptank River.

4417 Black Walnut Point Rd
Tilghman Island, MD 21671

9. Cape Ann's Seacrest Manor

99 Marmion Way, Rockport, MA 01966

Cape Ann is ridiculously beautiful, and the small town Rockport, once an arts colony, makes you feel like you've just emerged from a time machine. The rooms in this seaside inn—Yankee Magazine's "Best Of New England" in 2011—have quirky artwork and an ocean view.

99 Marmion Way
Rockport, MA 01966

10. TV Beachside Throwback

67 Lake Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

The Bewitched bed and breakfast pays tribute to the TV show with rooms decorated as though the characters lived there. Surprisingly, the accommodations are are really quite lovely—and it's close to the beach and extremely pet-friendly.

67 Lake Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971