Hotel at a Glance: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – Bucks County
This Crowne Plaza hotel is located about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia in Bucks County, a pastoral region known for its antique shops and lush state parks. The SEPTA train station a few blocks from the hotel can take you into the city in less than an hour, and several family-friendly attractions are only 10 miles away. Back at the hotel, you can dine at two onsite restaurants and swim in an indoor pool.
- Modern guest rooms feature free WiFi, microwaves, and refrigerators.
- Choose from 60 beers at Brady’s American Pub, including local, domestic, and international brews; 30 are on tap.
- Global Bistro serves breakfast, along with dinner entrees such as wild-mushroom ravioli and baby back ribs.
- Sesame Place, a theme park about 9 miles from the hotel, is modeled after the award-winning children’s show Sesame Street; it has 14 acres of rides, water slides, puppet shows, and costumed characters.
Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania: Bucks County Residential Community near Historical Estates and Antique Shops
Farmlands and historical estates dot the countryside of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a region about a half hour outside Philadelphia. The quiet town of Feasterville-Trevose sits near the banks of the Delaware River and features one such estate: the Cairnwood, a Beaux Arts mansion built in 1892 with formal gardens and elaborate stone walls.
Around Feasterville, you’ll also find relics of the Gilded Age in antique shops—the town is home to the Brownsville Antique Centre, and Peddler’s Village offers more than 70 specialty shops about 15 miles north. Another spot worthy of a day trip is New Hope, Pennsylvania, a former milling town turned artists’ colony. Its cobblestone streets are lined with curio shops, art galleries, and farm-to-table restaurants.