Visit Pa. has compiled a list of recommendable small businesses for travelers to the Keystone State. Two of these gems are in our own backyard; some others are close enough for a stop-in. All are worth supporting from the standpoint of helping local economies and experiencing some unique shopping and dining.
Within Bucks County, Visit Pa. enthusiastically guides out-of-towners to:
- Allora Gifts and Home Décor, Doylestown, a source for “…knickknacks with kitschy design and witty sayings.” Its merchandise includes candles, succulents, calendars, coloring books, mugs, and jewelry.
- Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, the much-esteemed destination for year-round dining, shopping, family trips, and seasonal events. In recommending it for a multiday stay, Visit Pa. calls it “the ultimate weekend activity.”
A Bit Further
Beyond Bucks County’s borders (but well within commuting range) are:
- Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market. This 66-year-old gathering of meat and produce vendors links shoppers with wholesome staples. The service here is so personal, farmers routinely remember customers by name.
- Emmaus Run Inn. It’s not a lodging; it’s a running shoe store that also has apparel and accessories. The business is also a frequent sponsor of area runs, walks, and races.
- The Game Gallery, Easton. Only about 45 minutes from Bucks County’s northern border, the Game Gallery sells vintage video games, as well as some new releases). It’s also got a gaming event arena, an historical exhibit, and game-themed artwork.
More on Visit Pa.’s recommended small businesses is online.