We are excited to start a “Feature Friday” series that may happen every other Friday, either spotlighting travel, a product review, or one of our Feature contributors (coming soon)!
This week is all about travel, staying with the theme of Valentine’s Day and trying to get a weekend away with your significant other. If you read Tuesday’s post, you will know my husband and I recently spent a weekend in Jim Thorpe, PA at the most amazing Bed and Breakfast (with a copper tub!).
We didn’t know much about Jim Thorpe and honestly weren’t expecting much, but this town is adorable! Apparently, it has been consistently rated as one of the “best” small towns in America. It has tons of Bed & Breakfasts, historic mansions (which are closed in winter, but gives us an excuse to go back in warmer weather), great restaurant choices and tons of specialty and antique shopping – all surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.
If you are into history and scenery, there is a historic train ride through the Lehigh Gorge. We didn’t take the ride because it was freezing, but also because we wanted to explore the downtown area and had to head off to a concert that evening.
I wish I had taken pictures of the venue for the concert, Penn’s Peak but it was quite dark at night. It was like being at a log cabin with a bunch of your friends, hanging out and listening to live music. It was one of the coolest small places we have seen a concert in. The sound was perfect, and you literally feel like you are in the middle of the mountains (which you are). I absolutely recommend checking it out.
I am highlighting Nick’s (my hubby) and my favorites for you, but hope to get back there for warmer activities (I hear St. Patrick’s Day is huge and they have a big paintball facility near there as well as whitewater rafting) to experience more! And who would not want to go hiking or biking through the State Park – with waterfalls and sightseeing. However, even just going for a night or two, to one of the B&B’s (like where we stayed), walking through the town for an afternoon, and having dinner and drinks one night without any of the available activities is still totally worth it!
- Moya Restaurant
- We had the Goat Cheese & Asparagus Salad, the Fresh Mozzarella Salad, Boneless Braised Short Ribs and Handmade lump crab Fusilli pasta, finishing off with a limoncello sorbet dessert.
- There’s also an Irish pub, Molly Maguires where we warmed up with chili and wings to watch football playoffs.
- Next time, we definitely want to hit up The Albright Room – we walked by during the day, realizing it is a secret Speakeasy! There’s also an old firehouse turned into a brewery.
- If you are a Harry Potter fan, head over to Muggles Mug
- I think there can be more done with the inside in terms of HP related, but the butter-beer latte was warm and delicious!
- Somersault Letter Press is a lovely stationery store with actual old school Heidelberg Windmill letter presses! Their cards are original and hilarious – I could live in this store.
- Vintage and antique shopping, local goodies and even wineries!
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