If you go: Reading, Pa.

April 10, 2014
if you go
GETTING THERE

Reading is about 160 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 95 north to Interstate 695 west to Interstate 83 north to U.S. Route 30 east to U.S. Route 222 north to the Reading exit.

STAYING THERE

Bed and Breakfast on the Park

1246 Hill Rd.

610-374-4440

www.parkbandb.com

An 1887 mansion on Penn’s Common, with four rooms plus carriage house, from $129.

Abraham Lincoln — A Wyndham Hotel

100 N. Fifth St.

610-372-3700

www.wyndham.com

In business since 1930, with 104 rooms from $129 .

EATING THERE

Abigail’s Tea Room

1441 Perkiomen Ave.

610-376-6050

www.abigailstearoom.com

Tea service from $16.95. Sandwiches and salads from $5.95. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Sofrito Gastro Pub

220 Douglass St.

610-373-3115

www.sofritogastropub.com

Latin- and Caribbean-inspired food; homemade coconut bread. Entrees $8 to $11.

Reading Hard and Soft Pretzel

613 Laurel St.

610-374-4651

www.readinghardsoftpretzel.com

Takeout soft pretzels for 40 cents.

PLAYING THERE

Central Pennsylvania African American Museum

Old Bethel A.M.E. Church

119 N. 10th St.

610-371-8713

www.cpaam.net

Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturdays . 1-4 p.m., and by appointment. $4; age 62 and older $3; ages 5 to 12 $2.

Penn’s Common (City Park)

Take a self-guided tour. Statues along Perkiomen Avenue lead to walking paths and military memorials. Free summer band shell concerts.

The Pagoda

98 Duryea Dr.

610-655-6271

www.readingpagoda.com

Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Free. To climb to the top, adult donation $1, ages 6 to 12 50 cents.

INFORMATION

www.gogreaterreading.com

S.K.S.

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