Towns of the Philadelphia Countryside

The Philadelphia Countryside is known for its natural beauty and charming small towns. Just 20-60 minutes outside Philadelphia's urban center, you can find miles of rolling hills, artistic enclaves, glorious gardens, top-notch craft breweries, fantastic wineries, restaurants for every taste and fun festivals. An escape to the towns is a perfect complement to your Philly trip.
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Located in an elegant stone mansion in Chestnut Hill, the Woodmere Art Museum's permanent collection consists of 2,500+ stunning artworks. (Photo by R. Hara for Visit Philly)

Valley Forge National Park (Photo courtesy offMetro)

Explore this under-the-radar park in Pennsylvania (Photo courtesy offMetro)

Delaware River Towns Restaurant Week Brings Discounts To 40+ Eateries (Photo courtesy Nektar)

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The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show show centers around the theme “Explore America,” celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service. Of the more than three dozen 2016 competition displays, we especially loved seeing Pennsylvania national park sites rendered in flowers. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

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Welcome DNC Delegates and Donkeys! (Video by The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board)

Chaddsford Winery invites guests out for a luxurious trip to the Chester County countryside, where wine and cider tastings await upon arrival. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Save the date: Kennett Square’s 31st annual Mushroom Festival returns September 10-11, 2016. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

History Buffs, There's an 18th Century Settlement for Sale (Photo courtesy MICHAEL COLAVITA/KURFISS SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY)

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This old estate has some history. Currently on the market for $3.5 million, Pheasant Hill Farm and its 47 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania can be traced back to 1704. (Photo courtesy MICHAEL COLAVITA/KURFISS SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY)

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Think warm thoughts at the Orchid Extravaganza, running January 23 - March 27 at Longwood Gardens in Chester County, a gorgeous display where thousands of stunning blooms take center stage.

From and made gifts to a taste of the region, ChesCo shops and market like the Artisan Exchange have the perfect holiday gifts this season.

7 gorgeous holiday destinations to enjoy in the Brandywine Valley.

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Lights, sparkle, and reflection combine at this annual seasonal spectacular at Longwood Gardens.

Top Holiday Events And Happenings Rolling Out In Philadelphia's Countryside This Season (Photo courtesy Peddler's Village)

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On Wednesdays in December, shops along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill open to late-night guests for the annual Stag and Doe shopping events. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

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Towns like Manayunk (shown here) and nearby Chestnut Hill host holiday shopping events throughout the season. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

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Enjoy a three-course meal at the Paramour at the Wayne Hotel on Thanksgiving Day. (Photo courtesy the Wayne Hotel)

Once the headquarters of General George Washington’s Revolutionary army, Valley Forge National Historical Park offers trails for jogging and biking and 3,600 acres of rolling hills of autumn beauty. (Photo courtesy Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Mill Grove, the home to American naturalist John James Audubon, is a haven for wildlife with a sprawling 175-acres of trails, woods and history. Located just outside Philadelphia in nearby Montgomery County, the woodlands welcome bird and leaf watchers alike. (Photo courtesy John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove)

If you're looking for a different perspective on the greens, reds and oranges of fall, perhaps a hot air balloon ride is the ticket. The U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team out of Holicong in Bucks County offers hot air balloon rides that depart each morning and afternoon from The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. (Photo courtesy Bucks County)

Washington Crossing, in nearby Bucks County, is known not only for its history but its wonderful outdoor trails and wildlife habitat, too. (Photo courtesy Bucks County CVB)

Top Spots to View Fall Foliage in Philadelphia (Photo by Reflections by Ruth)

Dominating the town's skyline is a Spanish Colonial beauty, the Ambler Theater. Originally built in 1928 by Warner Brothers, the recently restored and renovated theater is a non-profit, community owned treasure that shows independent, art and limited-distribution films. (Photo by C. Bonfig for Visit Philadelphia)

Temple University Ambler is the sprawling university's suburban campus. Originally opened in 1910 as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, this lush campus now offers 21 bachelor's degree programs to nearly 3000 undergraduates and 1000 grad students. (Photo by C. Bonfig for Visit Philadelphia)