Bensalem

Bensalem is a city in Pennsylvania.

Understand

Bensalem, Pennsylvania is a residential suburb conveniently located next to the bustling metropolis of Philadelphia. It connects to the city at its northeastern point of the city. However, just because it's residential, don't assume that it's only houses and fast food chains. There are a few interesting gems nearby without even entering Philadelphia.

Bensalem is also a perfect place to stay if you want to avoid the hustle, bustle and high prices of the inner city. Buses and trains are available nearby, as well as an accessible car rental service.

Get in

By air

Get around

Getting around Bensalem and Northeast Philadelphia is a bit more difficult than Center City: there are no subways or local train systems throughout Bensalem.

However, there is a SEPTA trainstation located at 700 Station Avenue, Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania 19020; which is nearby to Bristol Pike in the Bensalem Township area. Cornwell's Heights is one of the largest Park&Ride train facilities in the Philadelphia Area. The Trenton Line Regional Rail, the train which passes through Cornwell's Heights, takes you to all of the major stops in Philadelphia, within walking distance of many major attractions in the inner city. Taking the train is less stressful and cheaper than driving in the inner city.

For train rides and ticket costs, please refer to the SEPTA Regional Rail website.


However, if you choose to rent a car, there is more than one car rental facility in Bensalem.

Budget Rent-A-Car

2054 Street Road

Bensalem, PA 19020

+1 215 244-1713

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1328 Street Road

Bensalem, PA 19020

+1 215 638-8155

Do

Parx Casino is the only licensed casino in Bensalem, PA. It is a very large facility jam packed with various entertainments such as horse racing, poker, slots, table games, and even an arcade. There are numerous bars that serve up everything from fancy cocktails to the casual beer; and if it's a real meal you want, choose from Cafe Parx, Parx Grill, and everyone's favorite, Chickie's & Pete's.

Directions are easy to find on the Parx Casino website, but it's very hard to miss if you're driving along Street Road, .

The address is: 2999 Street Road Bensalem, PA 19020

Valet parking recommended. The parking lot is rather confusing.

Neshaminy State Park is located along the Delaware River in the lower Bucks County area, including Bensalem. Taking its name rom Neshaminy Creek, the park measures 339 acres and has multiple hiking trails to enjoy during the warm weather seasons. The picnic areas and swimming pools are the most popular park attractions. Great for relaxing and spending a quiet day. Father up the river is a marina, located in Croydon.

Located at 3401 State Rd. Bensalem, PA 19020

Buy

neshaminy mall

Neshaminy Mall features great restaurants, such as Manny Brown's and Cafe Rivera, as well as a general fast food court, offering dining for every type of mall shopper. There is a select AMC 24 screen theater, which shows latest releases as well as some independent films on occasion. There is a new Barnes and Nobels, which has a Starbuck's Cafe located inside to drink a relaxing cup of coffee and read.

Neshaminy Mall is open from 10AM-9PM Mon-Sat and 11AM-6PM on Sundays. Barnes and Nobles is open an additional hour on weekdays, and until 10 on Sundays.

Eat

Italian

Family Dining

Japanese/Chinese Dining

Indian Dining

Mexican Dining

Other

Drink

Sleep

Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA 19020,  +1 215-638-3683. Especially for couples looking for a getaway. Indoor heated pool, free parking, gift shop, Wi-Fi access, and Wakeup calls available.

Go next

Routes through Bensalem

Lancaster Philadelphia  W  E  Trenton New York City
Baltimore Philadelphia  SW  NE  Trenton New York City
New York City Bristol  N  S  Philadelphia Baltimore
Harrisburg Willow Grove  W  E  Bristol Ends at
Ends at Bristol  N  S  Philadelphia Wilmington
END Philadelphia  SW  NE  Bristol Trenton
Philadelphia Abington TownshipPhiladelphia  SW  NE  Langhorne Ewing


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