Brandywine Country CVB Becomes...

DESTINATION DELCO – From Philly to the Brandywine

Along with a new name, check out our new logo -- web site -- and Digital Newsletter. (Left) Plus there's more exciting announcements to come.
For information about Destination Delco or make arrangements for a press tour, contact Barbara at blehman@DestinationDelco.com
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From the Desk of Mario J. Civera Jr.

Chairman, Delaware County Council -- Delaware County, PA

"One of Delaware Country’s assets that makes it unique is its diversity.  We are a small county land-wise, but we have a wealth of cultures, cuisines, languages, landscapes and experiences. 
Our residents have a strong sense of pride in calling “Delco” home, and that’s whether you live in Ridley, Media, Marcus Hook, Chadds Ford or any town in between.
Delaware County Council is proud to support the county’s tourism bureau in trumpeting its new logo: Destination Delco. The bureau is dropping 'Brandywine Country' to be more inclusive of the entire 'Delco' experience.  As Director Tore Fiore says: “Who wouldn’t be proud to say they’re from Delco!” 

Destination Delco is now promoting five major ways to experience Delaware County:

The CROSSROADS where first-generation communities border Philadelphia;  the MAIN LINE, the RIVERSIDE attractions along the banks of the Delaware, the MAIN STREETS of towns like Media, Swarthmore and Springfield, and finally, the pastoral countryside of the BRANDYWINE VALLEY. 
We encourage you to come and explore our amazing places – meet our friendly people – and discover first hand why “Delco” is such a great place to visit.”

Press Tours

Travel writers, bloggers and photo-journalists will find boundless story ideas throughout Delaware County:
  • Secret Gardens
  • Historic Taverns with both local flavor and plenty of characters!
  • Mansions, Estates, and a working Colonial Era Plantation
  • Famous and 'infamous' Museums
  • Battlefields & Farm Fields for picking fruit and veggies and even cutting down your own Christmas tree
  • Iconic Concert Halls & Vintage Theaters
  • Award-winning Vineyards with outdoor concerts, painting and yoga classes
  • Hip global cuisine & Main Line shopping
  • Festivals for everything from the Mighty Mushroom (which draws more than 100,000 people to Kennett Square each September) to an annual town-wide Blues Stroll, Jazz Festivals, Pirates on the Waterfront, Colonial Days -- plus both 'Bunnyland' in the spring and 'Pumpkinfest' in the fall, which draw thousands of families from across 3 states!
  • Quirky and cool is another Delco specialty -- from Pie Eating Contests to Fishing Derbies and Historic Cemeteries. There's even a Museum of Mourning Art with collections of rare art and objects related to funerals and mourning.  Check out the hearse photo below --
 

Our Media team will help with travel arrangements, tour planning, and personal introductions at each site you'd like to visit.


You focus on the story - we'll focus on you and ensuring that every aspect of your visit goes according to plan.


We're also used to 'anything goes' when it comes to story ideas. It would be pretty hard to surprise us...in fact, just this summer there was a newspaper story about amazing 'Burger Joints' from the Delaware River to Main Line. 

Our Bureau also plans special tours each year. 


One of the tours currently in the planning stage is a Gardens, Greens and Grapes Tour for 2016.  Send me an email if you'd like to receive info on the tour when details are finalized. blehman@DestinationDelco.com

We'd not only like to hear from you - but about you.

So when you contact us, please include a general paragraph about your work -- or better yet, if you have a web site, simply forward us the link. As you might expect, everyone on our Media team is basically a travel junkie and loves reading other stories about interesting places and fun things we might do on our own vacations.

The bureau also sets aside some funds each year to assist with airfare for writers coming from outside the Mid-Atlantic region.


To plan a visit, contact Barbara Lehman, Director of Communications
Destination Delco Visitors Bureau
1501 N Providence Road,
Media, PA 19063
PH 800.343.3983
blehman@DestinationDelco.com

In addition to famous gardens, museums, Main Line shopping and Delaware River fun, Delaware County is famous for its many historic sites.  In fact our bureau offices are in the recently restored Rose Tree Tavern (pictured) in the heart of a 1000+ acre county park where some of the largest public events in the region take place.  The structure is a large 2 1/2-story, fieldstone design, built in 1809, on the site of an earlier frame structure built by John Calvert.  Calvert was granted the land that the tavern stands on in 1682 by William Penn. Daniel Calvert, likely John's grandson, built a frame building along the Providence Great Road (now PA Route 252) and was licensed to run a tavern there in 1739.