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6 Spectacular Spring Day Trips Near Big Cities

Unforgettable excursions from New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and more

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes visitors more than 8,500 feet above the desert floor to the hiking trails of the Mount San Jacinto State Park

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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If you live in or are visiting any of these great cities, you may want to get out of town for a quick adventure. Consider these fun and unique day-trip possibilities, within an easy drive of New York; Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Santa Fe; Austin and Atlanta.


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Editor's note: This article was published on February 15, 2021. It's been updated to reflect new information.

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