Visit PA Spotlights Small Businesses That Excel in Serving Tourists… And Montco 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 nearby; 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.


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 Montgomery 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. 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 online.