By D. Gregory Perrin
Valley Forge
Pennsylvania
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If you are looking for a side trip during your vacation to Philadelphia, or just looking to go on a vacation to see some American history, then EscapeWizard.com has the perfect suggestion for you. There is a place just outside of Philly that is extremely important in the history of the United States, and that is Valley Forge. It was here George Washington and his army of patriots took up winter quarters in 1777-1778 during the Revolutionary War. Today, vacationers can visit this area and learn how the soldiers that won our freedom lived during the time period.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. To book your airfare to Valley Forge, click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php), and lock in your ticket to the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). This is the closet airport to the city.  If you are in need of a rental car, vacationers can book through EscapeWizard.com by following this link (http://www.escapewizard.com/cars.php?flag=cr). Valley Forge is approximately a 30 minute drive outside of the city with traffic. Then when you arrive, travels can find accommodations in nearby King of Prussia, Pennsylvania by following this link to utilize our hotel finder (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Our top hotel selections include both the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, which are both outstanding venues.

The best place to start your tour of Valley Forge would be to make a stop by the Visitor’s Center. This is the best place to learn about your touring options, because there are so many choices to pick from in the park. You can pick up a map and tour the sites on your own. They offer a cell phone tour to give vacationers guidance that chose this option. EscapeWizard.com recommends taking a tour guided by a Park Ranger. The rangers are exceptionally knowledgeable about the park and can tell you all of the hidden secrets you would not be able to know if you took the tour on your own. Another option for hot days or to avoid the walking is a trolley tour, which is also an excellent way to tour the park.

While touring the park there are many great sites to experience. Undoubtedly one of the best is George Washington’s headquarters. This small building was used to house Washington and his officers during their time at Valley Forge. It was here that the daily operations and future plans were hashed out by Washington and his generals.

The next place to stop is the United States National Arch. This 60 foot tall arch is modeled after the Triumphal Arch of Titus in Rome, which was built to honor the sac of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. during the First Roman Jewish War. The National Arch in Valley Forge has the names of the generals in Washington’s army. It is a great place to take in the surrounding air and snap a few photos.

Another great place to visit is the Washington Memorial Chapel. This Episcopal Church was erected to honor the general that one our country’s freedom from Great Britain. There are several statues of George Washington to see.

There are more attractions of interest in the area such as Arnold’s Family Fun Center which is in Oaks, Pennsylvania. This is an excellent option for travelers with children. They have arcade games, go-karts and many more games for children. Also, if shopping is of interest, the King of Prussia Mall is close by and has a variety of stores with great deals.

Overall, Valley Forge is a great place to experience some of the history from the American Revolutionary War. Whether you are just looking for a side trip outside of Philadelphia or are specifically looking to visit Valley Forge, the experience will not disappoint. Just click on the above link to book your next trip to this historic location.
Hotels in Valley Forge
By Paulette Zastrow
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
480 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA
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Convenience and comfort align when you stay at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel. If you’re on the road you’ll appreciate this hotel’s convenient access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Schuylkill Expressway. If King of Prussia is your destination then you’ll love how close it is to many great tourist and business destinations. The hotel offers free shuttle service to your destination up to 5 miles from the property. Popular attractions within that distance include the Valley Forge National Park, King of Russia Mall, and the Washington Memorial Chapel. It is also less than 7 miles to the Philadelphia Expo Center, making the Sheraton an ideal hotel for convention-goers. Hotel check-in is 3 p.m. and you can expect things to go smoothly with their friendly and detail oriented staff. Concierge service is available, as well as porters and luggage storage to make things easy for you.

You’re sure to find the newly renovated hotel extremely comfortable. All rooms are equipped with signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds and down bedding. King, queen and queen sleeper beds are available depending upon your needs. Pet owners can even request a Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed! Should you desire extra space, the hotel offers 58 suites. Regardless of the room type, when you’re settled in you can enjoy a 42” flat screen TV, free local and national newspapers (on weekdays), and wireless or wired internet access.

The Sheraton Valley Forge offers free internet in all public areas as well as printing, copying and faxing services for travelers with business needs. Then, to relax after a busy day you can order an in-room massage or visit the hotel’s extra-large and up-to-date fitness center. During the day you can swim in the indoor pool and in the evening you can gather at the outdoor fire pit to unwind beneath the night sky. There are a variety of restaurants and lounges in the hotel or nearby so you have plenty of options at meal time.

There’s no need to rush your departure because the hotel offers a convenient noon checkout time, with express checkout available. The Sheraton Valley Forge is a wonderful choice for both business and leisure travel. EscapeWizard.com can assist you with booking your trip today! To learn more check out (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Valley Forge
By Adam J. Mohney
Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
206 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA
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EscapeWizard.com invites you on a historic adventure by booking your next vacation at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia- Valley Forge. Conveniently located near Valley Forge National Park and within driving distance of the historic attractions of Philadelphia, Crowne Plaza Philadelphia- Valley Forge also offers access to the famous King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge Convention Center and a variety of golf courses.

All rooms booked at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia- Valley Forge include pampering amenities and ultimate connectivity throughout your stay. Guests will enjoy in-room snacks and refreshments from the mini refrigerator, a coffeemaker and individual room climate control throughout their stay. Staying connected and entertained will also be easy with a daily newspaper delivery, in-room television, telephone, work desk and free wireless internet access.

Guests of Crowne Plaza Philadelphia- Valley Forge can also take advantage of the hotel's accommodating facilities and services. The sauna is a perfect place to relax, while the business center keeps working travelers connected to the office. Guests will also enjoy complimentary access to Bally Total Fitness, located near the hotel, throughout their stay. Offering a lap pool, exercise equipment and a variety of competitive sports court, Bally Total Fitness is great for guests looking to stay fit on the go. Also on-site is the Enterprise Rent-a-Car desk and Liberty Travel desk, allowing guests to customize their vacation.

Stirling's Restaurant offers a variety of award-winning dishes to guests looking to eat well throughout their stay at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia- Valley Forge. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Striling's Restaurant also offers drinks in a casual environment. Guests looking to dine in their rooms can purchase room service from Stirling's Restaurant between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., as well.

Come indulge in a little American history by booking your next vacation in Valley Forge. With easy access to the area's attractions and within driving distance of Philadelphia, Crowne Plaza Philadelphia- Valley Forge is a wonderful lodging option for all travelers. Book your room at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia- Valley Forge on EscapeWizard.com now. Click the following link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Valley Forge
By Adam J. Mohney
Holiday Inn Express
260 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA
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An affordable and educational vacation has never been easier. Book your stay at Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia on EscapeWizard.com and see the historic American landmark of Valley Forge up close and personal. Guests of Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia will also enjoy easy access to other local attractions, such as, King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge Convention Center, Harrah's Racetrack and Casino. Philadelphia is also only a short drive away.

Each available room on EscapeWizard.com at Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia includes everything you need to stay connected. Every morning guests can sip in-room coffee and read a daily newspaper. Guests can also relax with in-room climate control. A television, telephone, work desk and free wireless internet access provide everything you need to stay connected to friends, family and the world as you experience Valley Forge.

Guests can also take advantage of Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia's accessible facilities. The business center provides a place where working travelers can stay connected and function with computer access and faxing and printing services. The fitness center is a great place for exercise enthusiasts to enjoy a daily workout. All guests can also unwind in the relaxing whirlpool after long days of travel.

Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia also provides a healthy start to each day free of charge. All guests will enjoy a daily complimentary, continental breakfast each morning. With a variety of breakfast options, starting your day right will be easy. Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia is also conveniently located near several other popular dining destinations.

Come enjoy a little American history by booking your next vacation in King of Prussia. With easy access to the wonders of Philadelphia, Valley Forge National Park and other popular attractions, Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia is EscapeWizard.com's primary choice for Valley Forge travelers on a budget. Book your room at Holiday Inn Express King of Prussia on EscapeWizard.com now. Click the following link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Valley Forge
By Doree Simon
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Valley Forge
301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA
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At the welcoming DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Valley Forge, guests are greeted with nine acres of lush landscapes and a hotel with more than enough comfort for any type of traveler. Located near the King of Prussia mall and many of Philadelphia’s other popular attractions, the DoubleTree is just far enough away from the city to feel relaxed, yet close enough to be conveniently near many of the city’s best destinations.

The rooms and suites in the DoubleTree Valley Forge offer luxurious space and comfort. Each room and suite comes standard with today’s best amenities including complimentary high speed internet, flat screen televisions with cable and complimentary HBO, air conditioning with adjustable thermostats, a workstation with ergonomic desk chair, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, bathroom amenities, coffee and tea makers, and more. Upgrades to suites will get guests even more space and a separate parlor to lounge in.

The modern traveler will feel right at home with access to the DoubleTree’s many services and amenities including a 24-hour fitness center, heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, lounge with billiard tables and dart boards, valet and laundry services, and plenty of dining options including on-site and in-room dining. 

Business travelers will find it simple to work from this hotel. They can rent audio/visual equipment, take advantage of the business center, utilize complimentary printing and fax machine privileges, and gain assistance from a secretarial service and notary public.

A friendly multilingual staff is available around-the-clock to help with everything from check-in at 3 p.m., check-out at 12 p.m., luggage holds, ATM help, and more. If you’re thinking of staying outside of Philly and want a luxurious yet affordable lodging option, look no further than the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Valley Forge. Let EscapeWizard.com help you book your reservations today by clicking here (insert link)!