Duration: Two days and two nights
Get ready to tee off on some of the best golf in Pennsylvania - which is to say, some of the best in the world. The public courses are second to none, and the region offers a variety of terrain for every club in your golf bag, with lakes, mountains, limestone creeks and more rolling hills than you can swing a stick at. This roadtrip takes you to a few of our favorites, with fabulous links mingling with parkland beauties. And the fun doesn't stop there (insert polite golf clap).
T-minus an hour or so to your tee time, this is where you should be. Get a bucket of balls and practice every conceivable driving distances. But don't tucker yourself out - there's also a free practice sand bunker to try out (not that you'll be needing it after this). Mad Golfer is right on the way to the course, and the pro shop is ranked in America's top 25.Read More >
It's hard to not get lost in the sea of rolling green hills that make this classic golf country. It's home to some of the finest public clubs around, like this one. Tree-lined fairways greet you all along, with an even front nine, and a hilly back nine. Watch out for the creek that touches four of the holes, and a battlefield of bunkers. Walking is permitted, but you might want a cart so you have plenty of energy for what's coming up at night.Read More >
After a day of playing your favorite game, we're thinking you'll be primed and ready for a night at the region's sexy new mothership of gaming. Parx Casino has tables, slots, and other games to keep the competitive juices flowing. Later on, head to the bar simply known as 360. Jerry "the Geater with the Heater" Blavat, even presides over it all some nights. It's the best live bands, the best DJs, the best night you'll experience in a while.Read More >
No need to leave Parx. This signature steakhouse features an elegant and upscale design that is second only in taste to the sumptuous dishes on our menu. Enjoy classic steakhouse favorites alongside contemporary new fare prepared by chef Matt Canning, and get an unforgettable fine dining experience at just the right price.Read More >
Fresh off a million dollar guest room renovation, this Bucks County beauty has everything your heart desires, including a short walk to and from Parx. Get a good night's rest on that fancy mattress because we're doing it all over again tomorrow. Goodie.
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This championship caliber course has it all, including, yes, five ponds. Rolling architecture, large bentgrass greens, elevated tees and plenty of water features (ponds, baby) contribute to an unforgettable golf experience. Look for 4 sets of tees ranging from 5430 yards to 6760 yards, an all grass driving range, and a 7000 square foot putting green. Oh, and Golf Digest gave the course 4 stars. And the locals named it the best public course around, three years running.Read More >
It wasn't long ago that a small colt named Smarty Jones brought world-wide attention to this racetrack. But from the day it opened in 1974, the old "Bensalem Oval" has been a thoroughbred in the horse racing circuit. Get a good box seat, or watch the ponies trackside. It's tradition and gaming at its finest. Best of all, the track is adjacent to Parx and your hotel.Read More >
Again, no need to leave Parx. Foodies has all you could want, even if you're a snooty foodie. Only the freshest, finest, scrumptious-est ingredients need apply, and the burgers and pizzas are to die for.
Victory Brewing Company
With owners trained in beer-making from Bavarian purists, you’d think these guys would know a thing or two about brewing. And you’d be right. Stop in for free tours on Fridays and Saturdays. They’ll be happy to show you around and let you sample the goods.
Yards Brewing Company
This place makes its home in the City of Brotherly Love. And with free tours every Saturday, the Yards guys invite you to feel the love firsthand. Also, a little eco-trivia for you: this is the first Pennsylvanian brewery to be 100% wind-powered.