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Featured Inns

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    We recently stayed at Elaine’s Victorian Inn, a boutique Hotel in Cape May when we attended the Singers Songwriters event.  It is conveniently located within walking distance to the Washington Street Mall, world class restaurants and the beach.  I have been going to Cape May for over 25 years and never thought to stay here because it is very well know in the country as one of the top dinner theatres.  Shows vary and include some great murder mystery dinners.  Besides the [ read more ]
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    Sometimes we just need to stay over in a nearby inn for a special occasion, a romantic weekend or just for fun and the Spruce Hill Manor is just the place to do it.  The inn is an 1879 Victorian home located on a quiet street in University City, yet close to all the action in center city.  The rooms are luxurious and romantic with all the modern conveniences of home.  All of the rooms and suites include furnished kitchenettes, several have private sitting rooms, and they provide [ read more ]
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    If you are planning to attend the Red bank Riverfest one of the best places to stay is the 19th Century, Federal Style boutique hotel, The Molly Pitcher Inn.  Situated on the banks of the Navesink River, the views are serene.  The deluxe rooms offer a traditional décor, romantic ambiance and comforts that you would expect from a resort style Hotel.  The Watch sail boats on the river while dining in their Riverfront dining room along with entertainment from Thursday thru Saturday. Enjoy [ read more ]
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    Select Registry is a collection of over 300 quality-assured premier bed and breakfasts, inns, and hotels throughout North America. Each member inn has passed an unannounced, rigorous, 200-point quality assurance inspection to earn and maintain its Select Registry membership, and to ensure it provides travelers with guaranteed quality, exceptional service, and an unforgettable lodging experience.  Below are some of the best members in our regions: Golden Plough Inn, New Hope, PA The Golden [ read more ]
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    In 2013 The Reeds at Shelter Haven, a boutique hotel,  opened in Stone Harbor. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see it, it is a contemporary, year round, luxury boutique hotel located at 96th and Third Streets in Stone Harbor, New Jersey overlooking the bay. There are 37 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views and sunsets on the bay. The Reeds at Shelter Haven also offers two restaurants that are open to the public. Sax is a year-round indoor restaurant and [ read more ]

Food & Drink Articles

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    As Summer nears dining opportunities move outside where you can enjoy great food and cocktails with a view. Here are some top picks for al fresco dining with great outdoor ambiance: South Jersey Shore: The Boathouse in Wildwood, NJ Overlooking the marina and specializing in Fresh food, steaks and sunsets.  They offer 2 entrees for $29 every night from 4-5:30, and happy our from 4-6pm featuring live music. The Lobster House in Cape May, NJ A Cape May landmark and favorite eatery on the marina [ read more ]
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    The drive there is almost as nice as the destination, taking back roads through the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley. Loch Nairn is a public facility located just 5 miles south of Longwood Gardens. This championship course offers tree lined fairways, wetlands, streams and lakes pleasant to all skill levels. After a day of golf, Loch Nairn offers two of the most discriminating dining options in the Brandywine Valley located adjacent to the course. The Farmhouse is a fine dining restaurant [ read more ]
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    Inns that offer dining are the perfect place to celebrate your love any time of the year. Bucks County is a romantic region with a variety of activities to enjoy.  You can spend the day at a The New Hope or Sand Castle Winery.  Shop in the quirky shops in New Hope or Peddler’s Village, see a show at the Bucks County Play house, go antiquing in nearby Lambertville or dance the night away at Havana’s in New Hope.  Take a side trip to Doylestown to experience two castles, The [ read more ]
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    Centered around State Street in Media the streets are transformed into open-air cafes with al fresco dining all summer long. Every Wednesday evening, May through September, the Dining Under the Stars™ event closes State Street from Jackson to Orange. You will find quaint dining spaces in front of the fine dining restaurants along with entertainment scattered throughout the eateries.  It is one of the best mid week events in the [ read more ]
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    If you find yourself in the Fairmount Park section of Philadelphia this Spring or Summer be sure to stop into Rembrandt’s, a few blocks away. We found out that they serve a fantastic Saturday and Sunday Brunch that is both imaginative and affordable. The baked eggs and short rib calzone were delicous. The Lunch and dinner menu is also interesting and affordable. The decor in the dining room is reminiscent of the brown bars of Amsterdam. The ornate lighting fixtures in the dining room [ read more ]

Featured Attractions

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    Get ready for the annual Quick Check Balloon festival is known as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association. It runs The last weekend in July. The festival includes over 100 balloons including some new shapes each year such as Yoda, Darth Vadar and Q the Sea Horse. One of the highlights of the festival is the grand ascension that takes place 6:30pm on Friday and 6:30 am and 6:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. You can take a balloon ride during any ascension for $225 per [ read more ]