This winery lacks the activities of other vineyards in the area, but is still a cute stopping point on the Pennsylvania wine trail. We love the blush wine and also their special cranberry wine for Thanksgiving. Free samples and snacks galore and gifts for the epicurian in your family. No frills, nothing fancy, just great-tasting wine at reasonable prices.
If you live in Pennsylvania, be sure to make the trip over the river for this place. This is a liquor outlet, so you'll find basically a supermarket full of wine, beer, and booze, all at prices you can't find anywhere else. They have six-packs and cases that are cold, plus a large selection of non-alcoholic mixers. It's the best selection around, though you'll find large crowds around major holidays.
We absolutely love this vineyard. Don't miss their special wild berry wine -- it's made from a blueberry base and has hints of raspberry and blackberry -- really different and great with desserts. They also have concerts on their grounds in the summertime, with live jazz bands or orchestras and wine either by the bottle or the glass. A great evening and an even better product.
This hotel aims at couples looking for a quick getaway, but it's a bit cheesy. They have in-room heart-shaped Jacuzzis and a few different packages that include champagne, dinner for two, etc. You can't help but wonder how many other couples had already been in your room...rekindling the flame, shall we say. If you get a kick out of campy, this is the place to go, but don't expect much elegance -- or for your girlfriend to be impressed.
The main draw of Mealey's is that they'll deliver your furniture to you same day, every day. The problem is that the quality doesn't seem to be there. Their offering tends to look a bit cheap, though they do often offer the same no-interest/no payment financing that you'll find at other large furniture chains. This Mealey's is a bit off the beaten path so you'll find more attention from the staff, but the furniture is just so-so. Stick with Raymour & Flanigan.
You can't beat the apple cider here in the fall. They also have a cute country market attached to the produce section that sells little decor items like wreaths, candles, etc. The products are all handmade and are really cute gifts for any fan of country decor. Watch for weekly flea markets in the fall that work like a community yard sale -- neighbors can pay for a table and sell all of their unwanted goods. It's lots of fun!
It's a newer location and has three ATM machines! No more waiting in line while the idiot in front of you checks his balance and makes 14 separate deposits. They also have a larger setup with lots of fresh salads and ready-made wraps and sandwiches. The deli is spotless and they have a great product offering. The only thing this WaWa lacks is a gas station and a convenient parking lot -- it's a bit difficult to get back onto Street Road.
You'll save a lot on cartons when compared to purchasing cartons in a convenience store or at a gas station. Though the stores themselves certainly aren't very glamorous (think beer distributor at best), they offer some selection of decent cigars that are appropriate for gift-giving, but I'd stick to just cigarettes with this place and look for quality elsewhere.
Shady Brook Farm really kicks into high gear in the autumn. They have great haunted houses, haunted hayrides, and bonfires every weekend with plenty of food and homemade apple cider. Over Christmas, they have the best drive-through light display in the area and also sell Christmas trees and wreaths. Their meats and other year-round products are top-notch, but this should be your #1 destination to create holiday memories for years to come.
I've found that the produce selection in the area grocery stores is kind of dismal. I'm so glad I discovered Nino's! Where else can you get three pounds of bananas and peaches for $1 each? It's all fresh, home-grown products that are absolutely delicious. The staff will help you determine what's ripe for the more exotic fruits and veggies, and you'll love their in-house deli, where the prices are again cheaper than the meat section of your grocery store. I love this farmer's market!