The arrival of August is met with a fleeting feeling as fall waits just around the corner, but there is still plenty of time for summer fun in the Brandywine Valley. Our restaurants, main streets, and lodging accommodations are ready to welcome you back for one last summer getaway. Discover what’s new in the Brandywine Valley, like West Chester’s open-air marketplace and the return of Longwood’s Illuminated Fountain Performances. Find inspiration for your visit below.
Longwood at Night
When the sun sets on your day of summer fun, Longwood Gardens transforms into an illuminated wonderland. Experience world-renowned Illuminated Fountain Performances Fridays & Saturdays at 9:15PM. Stroll paths of festival lighting, relax in charming open-air atmospheres, and bring a blanket or chair for an elevated tailgating experience on the garden lawn. Reserve tickets below to add some wonder to your weekend.
St. Peter’s Village
Seemingly frozen in time, St. Peter’s Village is the perfect place to escape for an off-the-beaten-path experience. Stroll the picturesque main street, splash in the rambling creeks, and enjoy a homemade treat at the St. Peter’s Bakery. Become a part of this curated creek community when you stay the night at the historic Inn at St. Peter’s Village. Discover more information to inspire your visit below.
There are plenty of options for last-minute family fun in the Brandywine Valley. Make up for lost time and plan an easy weekend getaway for one last summer memory. Explore family-friendly offerings for the perfect end-of-summer road trip below.
West Chester’s Open-Air Marketplace
West Chester has converted Gay St. into an open-air marketplace, blocking traffic to allow a festival-style area for visitors to eat, drink, shop, and socialize. Sit at your choice of beautiful outdoor dining spaces, unique to each respective location, and enjoy the lively atmosphere from the comfort of your table. Stay updated on the open air marketplace below.
Photo: West Chester Views
BV Brew Scene
Liven up the weekend and brave the BV Brew Scene! Enjoy elevated comfort foods and choose from a wide selection of local and craft beers, signature cocktails, and other seasonal concoctions at our network of craft breweries. Inspire your visit below.