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.
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