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Chill Out in the Classic Towns

Summer may be coming to a conclusion but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cool treat in the Classic Towns! Here is a list of eight great dessert shops that you’ll love for a final hooray. 1. Roxborough Custard…

A Taste of Manayunk

Manayunk may be a short train trip from the center of Philadelphia but the food scene is in a league of its own. From modernized twists on Mexican favorites, to feel-good burgers and dogs, it is no surprise…

Valentine’s Day in the Classic Towns

Whether you’re a seasoned Valentine’s Day pro or celebrating your first Valentine’s Day with that special someone, the Classic Towns have a variety of fabulous activities that tailor to everyone’s holiday taste. From affordable to family-friendly, check…

Multiple Classic Towns ranked on list of Walkable Urban Places

In June 2016, Smart Growth America released Foot Traffic Ahead 2016, which looks at walkable urban development in the nation’s largest metro areas. The report examined 619 regionally significant walkable urban places—or WalkUPs—in the country’s 30…

Manayunk Bike Race Photo Credit: The Manayunk Bike Race brings thousands of professional bicyclists, spirited fans and alfresco block parties to Philadelphia. [Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia]

Bike Races in the Classic Towns

by Spencer Gober The Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia have cycling in their blood. In fact, the highest rated, one-day cycling event in the entire United States takes place annually in the Classic Town of Manayunk.…

Manayunk Bridge Trail One Step Closer to Reality

Manayunk has been in the news a lot lately. Last week, the highly anticipated Manayunk Bridge Trail moved closer to reality with an October 28 groundbreaking. Connecting Philadelphia to Montgomery County, the trail will become an…

Photo Credit: From the Circuit Coalition

Manayunk Bridge likely to become a regional destination

Construction begins this summer on the multi-use trail that will cross the iconic Manayunk Bridge and connect vital pieces of The Circuit, Greater Philadelphia’s regional trail network. The Schuylkill River Trail in the Classic Town of Manayunk…

Photo Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia. Coryell’s Historic Sightseeing Boat Rides in New Hope, Pennsylvania, offer tours of the Delaware River aboard a 65-foot Mississippi-style river boat.

7 Classic Towns selected as “Towns of the Philadelphia Countryside” by VisitPhilly.Com

VisitPhilly.com, the official visitor and travel website for Philadelphia, recently profiled a number of surrounding towns characterized by their charm and natural beauty.  New Hope, Manayunk, Ambler, Phoenixville, Kennett Square, Media and West Chester were chosen…

Mark your calendars for the Manayunk Arts Festival!

Whether you’re a serious art collector or just looking for something fun to do on a summer weekend, the Manayunk Arts Festival is for you.  Manayunk’s main thoroughfare will be closed to traffic and nearly 300…

Photo Credit: John Madera

Get your Restaurant Week fix in the Classic Towns!

Although the winter editions of both Philadelphia’s and Ambler’s semiannual Restaurant Weeks just wrapped up, foodies throughout the Delaware Valley still have plenty of opportunities to enjoy multicourse, prix-fixe meals at hundreds of restaurants located in the Classic Towns of…