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Doylestown, Bucks County

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A Ziptrip to Doylestown

Magnificent castles, specialty shops, exceptional dining and one-of-a-kind pieces of American history

When Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter traveled to The Vatican to visit Pope Francis, he presented the pontiff with a gift: a set of handcrafted Mercer tiles from Doylestown. The mayor is one of many who have discovered Doylestown through the legacy of Henry Mercer. The 19th-century archaeologist and industrialist built the cheerful borough its three most striking concrete landmarks, making it known locally as the Mercer Mile. It’s also the county seat of Bucks County with an array of independent shops and restaurants.

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Getting to Doylestown

By car

Doylestown is an easy drive from Center City up 1-95 North to Street Road to Route 611 N. Or along I-76 W to I-476 N to I-276 E to Route 611 North. Either way its a 60-minute drive. If you opt to drive, renting a Zipcar is a good option, with more than 350 vehicles and 115 locations in the greater Philadelphia area and a considerable presence in Center City. Once you get to Doylestown, look for the free parking spaces at the Bucks County Parking Garage or find a municipal garage or meter parking closest to the sights you want to check out. Parking is free all day on Sundays and after 5 p.m.

By train

Doylestown is also expertly served by the SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail, which stops downtown. The trip takes approximately 90 minutes from Center City stations. The Doylestown Dart provides public transportation around the Doylestown area, offering connections to the SEPTA Doylestown Rail Line and Route 55 Bus.
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Penn Taproom

Doylestown, Bucks County

Restore your energy after a few hours of touring the impressive historical attractions with some delectable dishes. Unwind at the Zen Den with some savory fare and speciality drinks. Have you ever tried grilled pound cake?

Craft beer you say in Doylestown? The Penn Taproom is the sister restaurant of the Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood House in the Main Street Marketplace; both offer classic American cuisine and an assortment of craft beer selections. Maxwell’s on Main, locally known as MOMS specializes in craft food and craft beer, with live bands on weekends. The Hickory Kitchen may be considered your home away from home kitchen with all the fixings of a traditional Southern Living meal.
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