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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…

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…

Photo Credit: Cory Popp

Holiday Events in the Classic Towns

“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile.” The holiday spirit is alive and well in the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia, so don’t be a Grinch this…

Phoenixville Firebird Festival

“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes.” That’s the motto Phoenixville has adopted for itself as a result of its successful transformation from a legacy steel town into a vibrant and diverse cultural hub. And what…

Weekend Getaway to a Classic Town by Karin Morris

My husband and I recently spent a summer weekend in downtown Phoenixville. We decided at the last minute that we wanted to go somewhere close to Philly, that had small town charm, a walkable retail district,…

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…