Day trips: Rodin reopening and tuna tourney


Reopening of Rodin Museum


After undergoing a three-year renovation, Philadelphia's Rodin Museum will once again be open to the public. The museum features some of the greatest works by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, including "The Burghers of Calais" and "The Gates of Hell" — a monumental piece inspired by Dante's "Inferno."

The museum reopens Friday, July 13. Admission is a suggested contribution of $5 per guest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is located at Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia. Call 215-568-6026 or go to


Bird-in-Hand, Pa.

'Witness' Movie Tour

Experience the setting of a Hollywood film at the "Witness" Movie Covered Bridge Tour. Amish Country Tours will take you through the Amish-owned farm that served as the setting for the 1985 film starring Harrison Ford. Bring your camera and explore the farm while experiencing locations where key scenes from the movie were filmed.

Tours run through October and depart at 4:30 p.m. from the Amish Experience Theatre at 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Route 340, Bird-in-Hand, Pa. 17505. The tour runs about two hours and is $49.95 per person. Call 717-768-8400, ext. 210, or visit for more information.

Atlantic City, N.J.

Nickelback at Revel Resort

From Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, enjoy a host of leading artists performing in concert in Atlantic City. Ranked by Billboard as the top rock group of 2000-2009, Nickelback performs at the newly opened Revel Resort in Atlantic City along with special guest Bush. The show takes place Friday, July 13, at Ovation Hall. Tickets are on sale now and range from $37.50 to $187.50. Go to for more information.

At the Borgata Hotel & Spa, join British band Squeeze and the 1980s hitmakers the B-52s for a night of new wave and pop-rock music that promises to be a good time. Tickets are $55 for general admission only. Also on tap at the Borgata, comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform in concert on Saturday, July 14. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Ocean City

Tuna Tournament

Don't miss the 25th annual

Tuna Tournament this weekend. With an average payout of $500,000 for first place, this is a chance to reel in some serious cash. You also don't need to be on a boat to join in the fun. Enjoy the weigh-ins at the docks and enjoy live entertainment, great food, cold drinks and much more.

For deadlines, entry fees, payouts and other information, visit or call 410-213-1121.

Natural Bridge, Va.


The Natural Bridge

One of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States and a national historic landmark, the Natural Bridge was formed when a cavern collapsed hundreds of years ago and left the span that stands today. Natural Bridge now offers outdoor fun for the whole family, including a tubing package, guided nature walks, a guided birding walk and a tour of some of the deepest caverns on the East Coast. Now through Labor Day, a guided walk begins at 9 a.m. with the option to add a tubing package on the James River. The Great Outdoors package starts at $119 (plus tax) for two guests, and includes a one night stay in the historic Natural Bridge Hotel, a country breakfast, tubing and Natural Bridge & Caverns combination tickets. Natural Bridge & Caverns combination tickets only are available for $28 (adults) and $16 for children ages 5-12.

For more information call 800-533-1410 or visit

New York City

Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week (it actually spans almost a month) returns this summer to mark its 20th anniversary. Visit the dining capital of the world, which features nearly 25,000 restaurants that span the spectrum of cuisine and atmosphere. More than 300 participating restaurants will be announced starting Monday, when visitors can begin making reservations. Former participating restaurants include Barbetta, Brasserie, Capsouto Freres, Chin Chin, Delmonico's, Gotham Bar and Grill, Mesa Grill, The Palm, Petrossian, Remi, The Russian Tea Room, Shun Lee Palace, Steak Frites, Tribeca Grill, Victor's Café and Water's Edge.


Restaurant Week runs July 16 to Aug. 10. Cost is $24.07 for three-course prix-fixe lunches and $35 for three-course prix-fixe dinners (beverages, gratuities and taxes are not included). For more information, go to