The Annual Valley Forge Travel Rally Highlights the Attractions and Events of Montgomery County

-Brenda Hillegas

Just a few miles from Roxborough, where I live, I can enter Philadelphia’s neighbor- Montgomery County. Today, at the Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Valley Forge Tourism held their annual Travel Rally to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week and showcase everything there is to explore in Montgomery County. Here, I learned more about what’s coming up in Montco this year and why it’s always a great place for a day or weekend trip. A few highlights…

-There are plenty of wineries, breweries and distilleries! You can view them all here. Be sure to download the Montco Makers app before your visits so you can check in, try something new and earn rewards.

-Destination Golf Montco! Montgomery County is an ideal getaway for golfers with over 50 public and private courses. Check them out here.

Make It Main Street! Ambler, Jenkintown and Skippack are some of my personal favorites, but Montgomery County is filled with main streets that are perfect for shopping and dining locally. Pick a street to visit on the website.

Arts Montco Week returns in September! Throughout Montgomery County, you’ll find a vast arts and culture scene with over 200 music venues, theaters, museums, and galleries. Keep an eye on the website for events related to this celebration. This year, Montco is adding on a Jazz festival!

-Put the kids in charge and check off the family friendly activities throughout Montgomery County. It’s a great family destination with Elmwood Park Zoo, Legoland Discovery Center, and Spring Mountain Adventures…to name a few.

Crave Montco encourages you to come hungry! In July, Crave Montco is back with great dining deals throughout the towns. Keep an eye on the website for details.

Historic sites, hiking trails, and everything mentioned above certainly make Montgomery County a great travel destination. Get excited to explore right in your own back yard. And if you’re not from this area, book a hotel (there are so many options including bed & breakfasts and pet friendly rooms), make a plan and tell your friends! #MakeItMontco here.

Thanks for having me today. I love that there is so much to do so close to home. A special appearance by Montgomery County’s mascot, Monty, and some rescue dogs available for adoption from Dog Town Rescue made the day even better. I can’t wait to organize some day trips to Montgomery County this summer.

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