Hotel at a Glance: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia West
This DoubleTree hotel sits in a landscaped complex about 20 miles from downtown Philadelphia. The hotel is just across the street from Plymouth Meeting Mall and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and a cineplex. The property’s recently renovated suites feature separate bedrooms and two flat-screen high-definition TVs apiece, plus microwaves, refrigerators, and coffeemakers.
- Yummy treats: Get a freshly baked chocolate-chip cookie when you check in.
- Sip a cocktail at the bar in the hotel’s seven-story atrium.
- Grab breakfast or lunch at the onsite Brandywine restaurant.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool.
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania: Shopping Hub Outside Philadelphia
Plymouth Meeting is a shopping mecca just 20 miles from Philadelphia’s historic city center. The Plymouth Meeting Mall is a massive shopping, dining, and entertainment complex with more than 100 stores, and nearby retail behemoth King of Prussia Mall is home to nearly 400 shops. But you can get more out of a visit here than just heaving shopping bags—you can explore the history of America as well.
Start your journey into the past just 12 miles away at Valley Forge National Historical Park, where General George Washington and the Continental Army once set up camp. Drive the 10-mile Encampment Tour Route for an overview of the park’s historic monuments and scenic views. Continue on to Philadelphia’s historic Center City. Dating back to the city’s founding in 1682, Center City features several high-profile museums as well as Independence National Historical Park, known as America’s most historic square mile for its high concentration of notable landmarks. There, you can see the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell in one short stroll.