8 Things to do in West Chester

With tons of restaurants, boutiques and entertainment, there is no better place to spend a day than the historic borough of West Chester.



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9 a.m. – Grab a bite at the Market Street Grill

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Whether you’re in the mood for one of the many specialty omelets or a breakfast classic like French toast, Market Street Grill has something for everyone. And breakfast is served all day because who doesn’t love pancakes for dinner?

6 W. Market St., West Chester, (610) 429-5328.

10:30 a.m. – Take a tour of QVC Studio Park

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Since 1997, QVC Studio Park has opened its doors for community members to tour the facilities and get a glimpse behind the scenes of the 24-hour broadcast. Guests get up close and personal with the inner workings of the studio from how a product is tested to how it arrives on a customer’s doorstep.

1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester, (888) 345-5788.

12:30 p.m. – Have lunch at Jaco Juice and Taco Bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nosh on tacos or burritos, all served in a homemade tortilla. Looking for something lighter? Opt for one of the açai or greens bowls.

8 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 436-4177.

1:30 p.m. – Explore the 571 acres of Stroud Preserve

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From grasslands to farmlands to woodlands and watersheds, Stroud Preserve is a true land mosaic. The pristine views are ideal for amateur photographers, while the historical features are great for history buffs. Or work up a sweat on the nine miles of hiking trails.

454 N. Creek Road, West Chester, (610) 353-5587.   

3:30 p.m. – Beat the clock at Escape West Chester

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With two themed rooms, Escape West Chester tests your skills with riddles, clues and codes to see if you can find your way out of the locked room in under an hour. It’s a great way to bond with family, friends or co-workers. Current themes include “Detention” and “Philly Philly,” which routes you through the city to get back to the locker room in time for the big game.

116 S. High St., West Chester, (484) 266-7118.

5 p.m. – Test your skills at Diplomacy Ping Pong

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Challenge your group to a friendly pick up game or a competitive tournament during Diplomacy’s family time. With six Killerspin Revolution tables, this is the perfect place to kick off the night.

511 E. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 883-3290.

7 p.m. – Enjoy dinner at Andiario

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Andiario is one of West Chester’s newest BYOBs and it’s gaining quite a bit of buzz (read our review here) thanks to head chef Anthony Andiario’s culinary prowess. He sources the best local and seasonal ingredients for his dishes to create an unforgettable dining experience.

106 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 887-0919.

9:30 p.m. – Have a drink at Bar Avalon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Although there are myriad choices when it comes to bars in West Chester, Bar Avalon offers a little something different. The ambiance and casual menu takes diners back to the Prohibition era. With live jazz music every weekend, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine and beer list, Bar Avalon is the perfect spot to cap an evening.

116 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 436-4100.

Did we miss any of your favorite West Chester haunts? Let us know in the comments below! And click here to check out the rest of our local town guides.

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