BENSALEM, FEASTERVILLE & TREVOSE
Bensalem may be known as the gateway between Center City Philadelphia and the picturesque countryside of Bucks County, but there are a ton of fun things to do and see in this 21-square-mile area. From religious shrines to the largest gaming complex in Pennsylvania and everything in between, Bensalem offers a unique trip each time you visit.
Visit one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in America at Andalusia. Take a scenic tour through the gardens of this National Historic Landmark. Walk through the halls of the mansion to share in the hospitality that elite guests have appreciated throughout the home's history. Take a mini-retreat to enjoy the relaxing ambience of the National Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel. All are welcome to pray, learn and eat at this beautiful shrine.
Looking for things to do in the area? Head to the Bucks County Visitor Center-Bensalem for information on great local attractions, dining options, shopping and more. Browse the Visitor Center's Creative Bucks County exhibit for a look at famous faces from the region, check out the rotating artist exhibit in the theater, or pick up some Bucks County souvenirs in the gift shop.
Spend a day at the largest gaming complex in Pennsylvania, Parx Casino & Racing. Try your luck at one of 3,500 slot machines, 120 live table games and 60 poker tables. Place your bets on a live horse race, or one broadcast on Parx's simulcast televisions. Stop by any of the delicious dining options inside Parx including Chickie's & Pete's, Paddock Grill, Foodies and more. The fun continues when the sun goes down at Jax Sports Bar and 360 Night Club at Parx. Come out for a night of music and dancing at the area's best live music venue at 360 Night Club, or catch the big game on one of the big screens at Jax.
Tee off for a round of golf on the beautiful 18-hole course at the Bensalem Township Country Club. Practice your swing at the on-site driving range, pick up some new equipment at the pro shop, or relax after a long day with drinks and delicious cuisine at the Owls Nest bar and lounge. If miniature golf is more your style, enjoy 18 holes of indoor, glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Feasterville's Monster Mini Golf. Enjoy a concert or festival at the nearby TD Bank Amphitheater in Bensalem's gorgeous Central Park. See national and regional acts perform from May through early October, or stop by the Fall Festival for a day of music, games, cars and more. Explore more than 300 acres of nature as you walk the trails at Neshaminy State Park. Pack a picnic lunch to relax, or take a dip in the pool for a day filled with outdoor fun. Challenge your friends to a game of bowling or test your Laser Tag skills at Brunswick Zone XL, a one-stop-shop for all things fun. After you're finished playing, head to the Bar & Grill on-site for a relaxing meal and drinks.
There is so much to do and see in Bensalem and there are also a variety of places to grab a great bite to eat. Stop by Jack's Cold Cuts for a tasty, made-to-order breakfast or lunch. This Jewish-style deli offers everything from sandwiches and soups, to a selection of fish and more. Explore some of the culinary choices along Street Road like the friendly Japanese spot, Sakura or, right across the street, the BYOB Shogun with hibachi tables, a sushi bar and bamboo accents! Or enjoy lunch or dinner at Fisher's Tudor House which serves quality, fresh seafood daily. Whether a grand celebration for 15, or a romantic dinner for two, you're sure to find the perfect ambiance in Fisher's several dining rooms.
For excellent Italian food, try lunch or dinner at La Cena Ristorante for fettuccine alla bolognese, lobster ravioli or even a personal pizza. Just a few miles away in Trevose, Global Bistro offers a full-service dining room with a casual atmosphere, perfect for lunch or dinner. Enjoy mouthwatering entrees like the Crowne filet, baby back pork ribs or wild mushroom ravioli. For another option of classic Italian food, grab a table at Toscana 52 Fire Grill & Bar for authentic items including eggplant rollatine, seafood manicotti or fiery chicken rigatoni. The Buck Hotel, a colonial-style restaurant, offers fireside tables, a tavern and an outdoor deck seating options. So whether you’re looking to enjoy their great happy hour specials, have a delicious meal while watching a beautiful Bucks County sunset, or experience a more traditional dining experience, The Buck Hotel can provide it all.
There’s no better place to unwind than Brady’s – An American Pub, a casual sports bar with more than 60 brews and American fare inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel. But don’t get confused, you can also hang out and grab a cold beer at Brady’s Irish Pub on Galloway Road in Bensalem as well! Pair great brews with some tasty barbecue at Ben’s BBQ and Beer or Fireside Smokehouse.
PLACES TO STAY
Spend some time in the area and book a stay at one of the area's full-service hotels. Both the Holiday Inn Philadelphia Northeast-Bensalem and the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Bucks County Hotel are minutes from local attractions and offers plenty of guest rooms, on-site restaurants and lounge areas, a pool and more. Stay at the brand-new Courtyard by Marriott Bensalem, which opened to its first guests in July 2014. Take advantage of the fitness center, indoor pool and on-site restaurant, The Bistro, which serves breakfast, dinner and drinks daily. Book your trip to the Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia NE-Bensalem and enjoy amenities like the "Express Start" hot buffet breakfast and 24-hour fitness room. For a luxurious and romantic experience, come to the Inn of the Dove and stay in one of their suites with private villa-style entrances. Some rooms even offer a private pool for guests, while others offer Jacuzzis, fireplaces and more. Discover the comfortable accommodations offered at the Holiday Inn, located a few short minutes from Parx Casino & Racing. Breakfast at the hotel's on-site restaurant is included in your stay.