Founded in 1752, Easton is home to almost 27,000 residents. It is located at the site where the Delaware and Lehigh rivers meet and was a military hospital site during the Revolutionary War. Easton has been home to Lafayette College since 1826 and was once home to Union Law School before the Civil War. During Christmastime, town members place the Peace Candle on the town’s Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil War monument for the holidays.
The overall vibe of Easton is a suburban city. It is located less than two hours from New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore, giving residents easy access to the city and a quiet place to come home to at night. The city has highly rated public schools, making it an excellent place for families.
Where to Eat and Drink
Are you hungry yet? Check out these Easton restaurants, and stop those hunger pangs:
Sette Luna — If you’re in the mood for Italian food, look no further than Sette Luna. Founded by Josh Palmer, this restaurant has a wood-fired pizza oven and offers a wide variety of authentic Italian cuisine. Sette Luna has two private rooms, The Wine Cellar and The Moon Room, available for parties and gatherings.
Porter’s Pub & Restaurant — This local pub is casual and cozy. Its menu is chock full of traditional bar food and has a great selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options. You can find over 150 beers as well as a variety of hard liquors here too.
Colonial Pizza and Spaghetti House — This restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy with the family. Colonial Pizza and Spaghetti House features a menu of delicious Italian food at affordable prices. Don’t forget to try its famous “upside-down pizza” while you’re there!
Two Rivers Brewing — Friends Judy and Brad Nelson and Kathy and Troy Reynard started Two Rivers Brewing in 2011 when they purchased the old Mount Vernon Hotel. It is kid-friendly, offering a kids menu along with an extensive menu of other pub foods. Two Rivers Brewing also has a hefty drink menu, even featuring mocktails for kids or those who don’t imbibe. Try the peanut butter burger – you won’t be sorry!
Where to Shop
Don’t forget to shop around while in Easton. Make sure to stop by these stores before you leave town:
Easton Farmers’ Market — This farmer’s market has been around since 1752 and was one of the sites of the first three public readings of the Declaration of Independence. Although it has since moved locations to accommodate spacing between vendors, Easton Farmers’ Market has always been a place people can gather to share produce, dairy, specialty foods, and even alcohol. During the holiday season, the market transforms as vendors sell holiday decor and foods.
Easton Antiques Emporium — If you love antiques, make sure to check out Easton Antiques Emporium. This emporium houses 30 vendors in over 10,000 square feet. You can find artwork, rugs, and other varieties of antiques when you visit here.
Quadrant Book Mart — Love a good book? Stop by Quadrant Book Mart to pick up a cup of joe and enjoy a new or used book. It also offers an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, so you can dine while you read.
Three Things You Shouldn’t Miss
Don’t forget to experience some of the unique things Easton has to offer. Check out these exciting ventures while in town:
The Crayola Experience — The Crayola Experience is a colorful, exciting place for the whole family. It has over 65,000 square feet of hands-on attractions like naming your own crayon or making a coloring page. While at the Crayola Experience, you can enjoy Cafe Crayola, the color playground, and The Crayola Store.
State Theatre Center for the Arts — This theater is on the National Register of Historic Places. Even more intriguing– a ghost may even haunt it! State Theatre Center for the Arts brings live theatre to Easton in the beautiful architecture of its theater space.
Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery — Have you ever tried fresh milk? You can find that and more at Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery! Customers can tour the farm, visit with the animals, and purchase fresh dairy products in the story.
To learn more about what’s happening in Easton, make sure to check out their website before you go. You can find out about the latest news and events so you can be well-prepared for your visit! Love it so much you never want to leave? Start your home search here: www.cbhre.com.