Main Streets, Delectable Dining and Outdoor Recreation: Why Montgomery County Is A Great Choice for A Last-Minute Getaway
There’s nothing wrong with a little spontaneity. Sometimes to break out of your day-to-day monotony, it can be fun to pack the car on a whim and head somewhere you’ve never been before.
Fall is the perfect time for these last-minute getaways, and Montgomery County can give you a quick escape you’ve been searching for. From premium shopping and dining to an abundance of outdoor activities, now is the perfect time to take a rendezvous to Montgomery County. With more than 80 hotel options in Montgomery County, it’s easy to plan an overnight stay and maximize your trip. Here’s how to ensure you see all Montgomery County has to offer.
Outdoor Entertainment and Attractions
Montgomery County is a mecca for outdoor sightseeing and recreation. If you’ve been meaning to work on your handicap, the area has more than 50 golf courses that account for over 300,000 yards. Choose a course that suits your fancy and work up an appetite, as many of the courses have outstanding dining options as well. With this many choices, you’re never too far away from city centers, so you can catch an early tee time in the morning and go exploring in the afternoon.
And if you find yourself in the Norristown area, the Elmwood Park Zoo is a can’t-miss attraction for the whole family. Showcasing exotic animals from all over the world, you can participate in giraffe and bison feedings, zipline over exhibitions on the weekend, and for the adults, sip on a beer in the Zoo Brew Beer Garden and Bar.
Do Some Meal Planning
If you’re going to do a getaway right, you’ll want to cover all of your bases. That means trying some of the delicious dining options all across the area as well as taking in some of the local breweries, wineries and distilleries.
In Norristown, that means Five Saints Distilling, which is located inside of a fire house and serves small-batch hand-crafted vodka, whiskey, gin and liqueur. If hard liquor isn’t your speed, King of Prussia is nearby with tons of dining options.
Founding Farmers is a great farm-to-table spot that’s always bustling with people looking to try meals made with ingredients from farms across America. And for something more casual, you can get a taste of California with Habit Burger, the first location of the popular chain in Pennsylvania.
In Audubon, Bald Birds Brewing continues its mission of serving good beer that’s also approachable. It’s the type of spot you’ll want to hang out at for a while, especially when there’s food trucks. Or, if you’d rather eat at a restaurant, the Tavern at Valley Forge offers fun dishes like a cheesesteak pizza, lamb burger and down-home favorites like baby back ribs.
And in Lansdale, Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery offers $1 samples, so you can try a few and pick a favorite to take home. If you’re looking for something to wash it all down, Lansdale has a bevy of dining options, including barbecue, tap houses and authentic Mexican cuisine.
Cruise Down Main Street
One of the best parts of the towns in Montgomery County is the way they can make you feel transported. That’s none the more true than on their main streets, full of boutique shops and local flavor that’s hard to find anywhere else.
In Ambler, that means flower shops and perusing through stores like Main Street Vintage, where you’ll find old school artwork, furniture and decor. In Skippack, shops like Accent on the Rocks and The Copper Partridge offer jewelry, fashion apparel, home design ideas and tons more. And in Ardmore, one-of-a-kind stores like Past Present Future offer handcrafted ceramics and blown glass art, while Styche is a stylish option for women looking for contemporary clothes. Regardless of where you visit in Montgomery County, you can be assured that you’ll return home from your getaway with a new prized possession and plenty of memories.
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