Steeped in rich history, Chester County’s scenic Brandywine Valley is located west of Philadelphia in the charming Pennsylvania countryside, offering everything from Revolutionary War history to charming wineries and fun recreational activities on the scenic Brandywine River.
For a delicious breakfast at a great price, visit Hank’s Place, a lively diner in Chadds Ford popular with locals. Home-cooked favorites such as Italian-style scrambled eggs and eggs Benedict start from $7.99.
The area offers numerous historic sites, museums, gardens and galleries for visitors to get to know its rich past. Explore the famous du Pont family’s legacy at its various estates, including Longwood Gardens ($20), featuring beautiful conservatories and a thousand acres of gardens; Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library ($20), boasting a world-renowned collection of American furniture and decorative arts, as well as hundreds of acres of landscape gardens; and Nemours Mansion and Gardens ($15), a beautiful French villa with gorgeous formal gardens.
Visit Krazy Kat’s Restaurant, situated in a renovated blacksmith’s shop, for lunch, offering an eclectic menu featuring fresh and seasonal cuisine. Sandwiches such as corned beef grilled cheese, smoked tofu pita and sweet and sour chicken start from $12.
Spend your afternoon exploring the Brandywine Valley’s wine trail, featuring six different wineries and historic landmarks along the way. Tastings start from about $10, with many including samples of local cheese. For craft beer enthusiasts, spend an afternoon touring Twin Lakes Brewing Co., offering tours and tastings on Wednesdays and Saturdays for $22.
A popular steakhouse, the Brandywine Prime is an excellent venue to enjoy a fine meal or a drink in a beautiful dark-wood bar. Entrees such as blackened steak, grilled swordfish and house-made butternut squash start from $19.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Easter season is upon us, which means it’s time to start sharpening your egg hunting skills! But if you’d rather spend the holiday celebrating elsewhere in the world, we won’t judge. There are plenty of excellent places to celebrate Easter all across the globe.
Spring is an ideal time to travel: Crowds are sparse, prices for airfare and hotels tend to be cheaper and the weather is finally starting to warm up. This spring, a handful of destinations are particularly prime to visit based on the currently high spending value of the U.S. dollar, making them budget-friendly, guilt-free vacation possibilities.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.