Distance from Philly: 230 miles
Travel cost: Amtrak one-way starts at $57
We all love the Jersey Shore, but if you’re looking for a little more New England charm for your seaside travels, hop on the train to this coastal town in Connecticut. Explore lighthouses by sea, or opt for the Connecticut Beer Trail, where you'll sample all the best beers of the region. Mystic Pizza isn’t just a movie where Julia Roberts pretended to be Puerto Rican (anything goes in the '80s, apparently…); it’s a real restaurant, too. In fact, the pizza of the area is so good, there’s a tour for all the local joints.