Long Weekend Ideas in Pennsylvania

Long Weekend Ideas in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, known as the Keystone State, is located in the northeastern United States. If you only have a few days to explore Pennsylvania, check out the beautiful city of Philadelphia, the majestic Pocono Mountains or a charming and historic town like Doylestown. Explore a small part of Pennsylvania on your next long weekend off.


Philadelphia is a sleek and historic city worthy of a weekend getaway with your significant other or your whole family. First, check into Club Quarters, a moderately-priced hotel in Philadelphia's Center City, that will give you some bang for your buck. For dinner, head over to Pod, a restaurant owned by Stephen Starr and designer David Rockwell. Its modern decor will make you feel like you stepped into the set of "2001: A Space Odyssey." Order drinks by color rather than by name at this innovative pan-Asian restaurant, located in Philadelphia's University City. The next night, enjoy a show at Philadelphia's Comedysportz, a competitive improv team that will crack up even the grumpiest members of your family.

Club Quarters
1628 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
(215) 282-5000

3636 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 387-1803

2030 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(877) 985-2844

Shawnee on Delaware

Spend your long weekend getting away from it all in the Pocono Mountains. Although there are hundreds of hotels and resorts in the Poconos, the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort will keep your entire family busy. In the spring or summer, take advantage of the golf course, tennis courts, putting greens, batting cages and outdoor pool. On Saturday, rent a canoe or some inflatable tubes and try out the Delaware River. Spend your nights lounging on the deck or at Sam Snead's Tavern, where you can listen to some great live music and check out all the memorabilia honoring legendary golfer Sam Snead's career.

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
One River Road
Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania 18356
(800) SHA-WNEE

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, about one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, is a quaint, historic town that's perfect for a weekend away from it all. When you arrive, check out a movie at Doylestown's County Theater, which shows independent and art films every night of the week. Rest your weary bones at the Doylestown Inn, in cozy rooms that were built in 1902. Spend the next day exploring Font Hill, the eccentric home of tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer. Then eat a tasty Central American lunch at Lilly's Cafe America, located in the center of Doylestown.

The County Theater
20 East State St.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
(215) 345-6789

The Doylestown Inn
18 W State St.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
(215) 345-6610

Fonthill Museum
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
(215) 348-9461

Lilly's Cafe America
1 West Court St.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
(215) 348-7838

Article Written By Megan Smith

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