There’s so much to do at Tyler State Park, you might decline Philadelphia for more time outdoors. This 1,711-acre (692ha) park lets you tackle trails on foot, two wheels, or horseback. Rent a boat, or fish from the shore. Black bears, snapping turtles and muskrats may photobomb your selfie, but you won’t have to worry about anything wild when you stay at the best hotels near Tyler State Park, bookable with Culture Trip.
Whether you’re trekking through Tyler State Park with kids or simply your thoughts and a fishing rod, you’ll be glad you stayed so close at Homewood Suites by Hilton. Start the day with a hot breakfast; end it in the indoor pool. The middle bits are for Tyler State Park. Running at the playground, photo ops at Schofield Ford Covered Bridge and games of disc golf are all on deck.
You’d be a grouch, too, if you stayed in a trashcan on your trip to Sesame Place. Thankfully, you’re staying at Holiday Inn Express, where the blackout shades were designed for Count von Count’s eyes, the bed is comfy enough to please both Bert and Ernie, and the pool is so big that Super Grover can practice his cannonballs without splashing you. Since Sesame Place is only a quarter-mile (400m) away, don’t be surprised if a certain Big Bird asks to crash on your sleeper sofa.
Spending the night at Courtyard by Marriott is no gamble. The Bistro serves Starbucks coffee, so your morning will always start on the right foot. Aside from the comfort of your suite, you can hit the jackpot with chill time in one of the secluded media pods or with a cuba libre by the outdoor fire pit. Want to spice up the night? Roll the dice at Parx Casino across the street.
Get your fill of Philly’s outdoors when you trade a sleeping bag for a suite at Radisson Hotel. Right across the street from Benjamin Rush State Park and not far from Tyler State Park, you’ll break in your walking shoes in no time. Make sure to spend more than just the witching hours at the hotel, though. An indoor and outdoor pool, coupled with the arcade, will give you a chance to rest those sore legs after a hike.
Rainy day getting in the way of an afternoon at Tyler State Park? Wait out the storm channel-surfing in your room at Holiday Inn Express. Rain days were made for relaxation, so bring breakfast upstairs and brew coffee right in your room. Use the free high-speed internet to scope the showtimes at AMC across the street. By the time the silver screen goes black, the clouds will be gone and you can catch a breath of fresh air at the Andalusia Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum.
Stay close to the City of Brotherly Love without getting caught in the gridlock at Residence Inn by Marriott. You’re only an hour’s drive from the nightlife of the city, though your suite is closer to the weeknight Residence Inn Mix. This social event pops bottles and plates snacks for chatty guests. You won’t need to cut the night early either; between the free breakfast buffet and grocery deliveries to your suite’s kitchen, you’re free to eat, drink, and be merry.
Home2 Suites by Hilton doesn’t mind if you bring your whippet with you to Warminster Horsham. They’ve got pet-friendly suites where your furbaby can rest its bare belly on the cool wood floors. Before it’s time for their walk, grab a fork and knife for a free breakfast. Wrap a few sausage links or pieces of fresh fruit in a napkin so you can treat your tail-wagger when you get to the Warminster Bark Park, just up the street.
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