Vegas-Style Hotel with Saloon and Seven Restaurants
A mechanical bull bucks in Deuces Wild Buckin' Bull Saloon, Valley Forge Casino Resort's onsite rock-and-roll and country bar. Revelers clad in cowboy boots strut through line dances with drinks in hand beneath the dance floor's green and blue lights. But unlike the Wild West, there's no blazing desert outside. Instead, there are 3,600 lush acres of national-park land, whose hiking trails hibernate beneath glinting winter snow.
Inside the hotel, 600 slot machines and 50 tables of blackjack, craps, and roulette fill the casino. Seven onsite restaurants cater to different cravings: there's casual sushi at Asianoodle, and Pacific Prime's upscale atmosphere complements dishes such as maine lobster and Loch Duart Scottish salmon.
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania: Revolutionary History At Every Turn
Colonial history surrounds King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. George Washington led troops to battle in Germantown, just 30 minutes away, and nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park is home to Washington's original headquarters and several soldier monuments. Take a Magical History Tour to follow the Continental Army's path to its 1777–1778 winter camp, or drive 30 minutes east to Chestnut Hill to wander cobblestone streets dotted with shops and restaurants. For a more urban adventure, Philadelphia, America's original capital city, is just a half-hour drive away from the resort.