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Get away fast: Short trips from Baltimore you can take now

Get away fast: Short trips from Baltimore you can take now

If home is not where you want to spend the rest of your holiday break, don’t feel guilty or burdened — it’s possible to embark on a getaway without hopping on a plane or traveling too far from the Baltimore area. Many of the best Christmas towns, holiday celebrations and breathtaking displays are located within the Mid-Atlantic region, requiring less than a four-hour drive — and it’s not too late to catch the seasonal attractions.

Whether you’re in it for the Christmas lights, the cozy ambiance of a small town or the adventure, here are some destinations worth the short trip:

Christmas City in Bethlehem, Pa.

In Bethlehem, Pa., which was given its name on Christmas...

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