Citing Exciting Sites: Visit Pa. Spotlights Small Businesses That Excel in Serving Tourists… And Locals

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Image via Peddler's Village at Facebook.
Peddler's Village, understandably recommended by Visit Pa. for small-business excellence in serving tourists.

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.

In County

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.

Some of the classics that may be available at The Game Gallery in Easton may be included in this vintage commercial.
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