Longwood Gardens is located about fifty miles from Philadelphia. This is a huge park, designed by Pierre S Bridge at the beginning of the twentieth century, that today contains more than 9,000 different species of plants. Everything is arranged to make your visit as pleasant as possible, with trees providing shade over the paths, playgrounds for children, a restaurants and the inevitable souvenir shop, as well as huts for bird watching. You could easily spend a whole day here.
This museum is located about thirty miles from Philadelphia in the heart of the beautiful Brandywine Valley. It stands on the site of the home and studio of the artist Andrew Wyeth. The Wyeth family has produced three generations of artists, the best-known perhaps NC Wyeth. The museum shows the family's paintings, as well as temporary exhibitions. There's a parking lot, a restaurant and a well-stocked shop offering books about art.