With summer approaching and gas prices averaging around $4 a gallon, a lot of families are rethinking the long vacation road trip or one that involves expensive airfare.

Jen A. Miller, a writer and NewsWorks New Jersey blogger ("Down the Shore with Jen") joined Pennsylvania travel writer Christine O'Toole and Delaware travel writer Mara Gorman on WHYY's Radio Times to discuss all the great things to do this summer in the region without breaking the bank.

The trio helped compile a list of activities for you and your family.

Do you see any glaring omissions from the list? Tell us what you would add.

What are your favorite summer activities?
Tell us in the comments below.


Day trip locations

There are several state parks that also make for a great day trip:

Kid pleasers

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