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Atlas Obscura’s Escape Plan

Are you a city dweller looking for a route to adventure this summer? Atlas Obscura and Zipcar have partnered up to bring you inspired day trips...and the perfect excuse to skip town. From Bannerman Castle outside NYC to the Bay Area's Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, we guarantee there’s something around the corner (or at least within a 90-mile radius) that will surprise and delight even the most devoted urbanite.

It works like this: Atlas Obscura gives you awesome, unexpected locations. Zipcar gives you access to cars in your neighborhood that you can drive when you need them, and forget about when you don’t. See you on the road!

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Atlas Obscura Has a Podcast

David Plotz and Atlas Obscura welcome you to Escape Plan, a podcast about road trips sponsored by Zipcar. First stop: John D. Rockefeller's mansion.
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Escape Plan SF: The Curious Collections of the Bay Area

Some of the strangest and most idiosyncratic museums in America are just outside San Francisco.
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Escape Plan Boston: Castles of the Commonwealth

A day trip encompassing some of the strangest structures in Massachusetts.
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Escape Plan Boston: A Literary Escape

Take a bookish journey in and around Boston.
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Escape Plan SF: A Tour of Tech History

This excursion is a fascinating glimpse into the rich lore of Silicon Valley.
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Escape Plan NYC: The Inventor's New York

This day trip is a celebration of American ingenuity.
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Escape Plan DC: George Washington’s Washington

See the area around the nation's capital the way our first president did, complete with trips to Washington's local tavern and apothecary.
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Escape Plan DC: The Prehistoric District

Take a day in and around Washington, D.C. to seek out the ancient creatures of days gone by.
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Escape Plan NYC: A Day in New York’s Industrial Past

From a Gilded Age mansion to an abandoned brickworks, these stops shaped both New York and the nation.
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