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President's Day Weekend Getaways

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President’s Day weekend is upon us which means a three-day weekend for some. If you plan to get out of town, contributor Elaine Labalme who tweets about food and travel under the twitter handle New Girl In Town, is here with a few travel suggestions.

Elaine tells us about one of her favorite Pennsylvania getaways: The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

“It’s right in the middle of Bald Eagle State Park on a beautiful lake. This is a twenty room inn. It's a sustainable property. It’s going to be a bit on the chilly side, but this place is just so snug and so cozy. The property is a play of wood and glass, lots of cozy seating areas, you can great games, read a book, [and] they do an amazing gourmet breakfast."

While you are there don't miss out on The Great Backyard Bird Count

If you want to travel to other locations outside Pennsylvania, Elaine recommends:

Mount VernonLasVegasChicago and The Inn at Perry Cabin.