When traveling, one can sometimes overlook or genuinely miss out on the small towns of the world. Many will gravitate towards the major, well-known cities, but we cannot forget the other culturally rich towns across the globe.
In the suburban outskirts of Philadelphia, there is the small town of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. It is easy to get to, as it is the last stop from Center City on the Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail Line. Taking the train provides for reliable and convenient transportation and allows for the perfect escape from the bustling city; it even gives you some time to simply relax and watch the scenery fly by your window.
Doylestown is a place that is filled with music, art, and great coffee. It is the hometown of several artists, writers, musicians, and several other public figures. The most notable would be James A. Michener (writer), Henry Chapman Mercer (architect), Pearl S. Buck (noble prize winning author), and Pink (pop-star). When in Doylestown, be sure to make an appearance at the James A. Michener Art Museum or the Mercer Museum, an exhibit on early American artifacts. These are two of the most visited places in Doylestown, filling your day trip with plenty to do and see.
Before heading back into the city on the train, you do not want to miss a night out on the town. With several high-quality restaurants and the County Theatre directly in the town center, Doylestown is the perfect place for dinner and a movie. Although it is small and only holds two movie screens, it is hard to miss the bright blue and yellow vintage sign of the County Theatre. If you would prefer dinner with entertainment at the same time, then head on over to Puck for dinner and live music. It is located just across the street from the Bucks County Court House, and is just a block away from the center of town.
Doylestown is quaint, beautiful, and simple. If you need an enjoyable day trip to get out of the city, then Doylestown is definitely your destination. Between the culture, museums, shops, and restaurants, you cannot go wrong with this Small Town, USA.