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West Chester, PA
Travel Guide

West Chester featuring a small town or village and cafe lifestyle

In the heart of the Brandywine Valley, this historic town offers a blend of small-town warmth and cosmopolitan sophistication.

West Chester is home to beautiful 18th- and 19th-century architecture, with over 3,000 buildings dating from before the Revolutionary War. While Greek Revival and Victorian buildings firmly anchor the city to its past, the youthful inhabitants attending West Chester University help to connect it to its future. Explore the charming boutiques and innovative restaurants of the busy downtown area. Visit Brandywine Valley’s excellent wineries.

Stop by Chester County Historical Society, a museum and library dedicated to the county’s history. View the collection of American cross-stitch samplers and the collage of portraits depicting men, women and children from the 1800s.

Try on a hoop skirt or manually churn butter at the hands-on history lab.Tour QVC Studio Park, home of one of the world’s largest electronic retailers. See where the company’s 24-hour broadcasts take place and discover how QVC products are sourced and tested.

Ride on the West Chester Railroad, which runs along a pleasant route between Market Street in West Chester and the village of Glen Mills in Delaware County. The town is also an excellent starting point for exploring the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, with four regional wineries offering tastings and tours.

Take the kids to see the collection of helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. Two of the major U.S. helicopter manufacturers have their origins in this region of Pennsylvania, making this museum the perfect place to learn about the past and future of rotary winged aircrafts. Investigate the V-22 Osprey exhibit, experience the effects of a wind tunnel and try steering at the interactive helicopter exhibit.

One of the best times of year to visit is during the Chester County Restaurant Festival, which highlights the town’s rich culinary culture. This free event features more than 60 restaurants and food vendors.

West Chester is 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Philadelphia. The town and surrounding region are best explored by car. Plenty of metered street parking and municipal lots are available.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Chester
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Chester
2 out of 5
500 Willowbrook Ln, West Chester, PA
The price is $68 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tee It Up Golf Center and West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Chester County Historical ...
3.3/5 (988 reviews)
"The best part of the stay was Helen at the front desk. She greeted us cheerfully and when we had an allergy to the coconut oil in the hotel shampoo, offered us her personal shampoo. While I was at the desk she rescued another guest in need of a bottle opener. The room was clean, the hallways were ..."

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Chester
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
943 S High Street, West Chester, PA
The price is $74 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
This family-friendly West Chester hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Tee It Up Golf Center. Chester County Historical ...
3.4/5Good! (962 reviews)
"Close to highways"

Reviewed on May 29, 2021

Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
Hotel Warner
Hotel Warner
3 out of 5
120 North High Street, West Chester, PA
The price is $136 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
Located in the heart of West Chester, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chester County Historical Society and West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Chester ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (512 reviews)
"Room was very clean, staff was super friendly abd the parking garage was extremely convenient. Would deff recommending staying here!"

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Hotel Warner
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Sonesta ES Suites Malvern Valley Forge
Sonesta ES Suites Malvern Valley Forge
3 out of 5
20 Morehall Rd, Malvern, PA
The price is $109 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 22
Situated in Malvern, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of People's Light and Play-A-Round Golf. Paoli Battlefield Historical Park is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (743 reviews)
"The front desk staff were wonderful."

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Malvern Valley Forge
Sonder - Sixteen Hundred
Sonder - Sixteen Hundred
3.5 out of 5
1600 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA
Located in Center City, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania Convention Center, and Reading Terminal Market. City Hall ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (212 reviews)
"Awesome property! Awesome stay! Will definitely return,"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2020

Sonder - Sixteen Hundred
Sonder - The Heid
Sonder - The Heid
3.5 out of 5
325 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Located in Center City, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Pennsylvania Convention Center and Reading Terminal Market. Liberty Bell Center ...
4/5Very Good! (40 reviews)
"Loved that you could live there if needed, pots and pans, washer and dryer etc"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Sonder - The Heid
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