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From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is full of amazing places to explore, from the best hiking trails in America to the best fishing spots in America. Whether you’re a history buff looking to bone up on your knowledge of the U.S. capital or a nature lover looking to escape to the best national parks in the U.S., these fantastic day trips leaving from New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco are full of culture and fun—but will have you home by nightfall. These are the best domestic day trips to take in America.