Content created by Malcolm Johnstone, West Chester BID
Updated May 21, 2017.
Nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley, West Chester is a picturesque and historic community that offers small-town charm with cosmopolitan flair. The Philadelphia Inquirer called it “one of the world’s most perfect small towns.” And West Chester has received a multitude of awards and recognitions.
–> Read Exploring Historic West Chester by Stephanie Kalina-Metzger, blogger at Cheese Plates & Room Service.
–> See West Chester: Award-Winning Town, an article at County Lines Magazine.
–> Hop on an express bus to NYC right from downtown West Chester with OurBus! Runs daily between NYC and West Chester PA.
Shopping and Dining
West Chester is your perfect option for spending the day sightseeing and shopping in over 60 boutiques for items you won’t see at the mall. There are over 65 award winning restaurants for every taste and budget — many offer entertainment in the evening making it a great place to wind down after a long day. Enjoy coupon discounts at downtown restaurants and retailers participating in ThinkShopBuy…Local, a program developed by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.
–> See Walking Tour of West Chester Historical Landmarks (video).
The Brandywine Traveler
When staying in downtown West Chester, check out highlights of nearby attractions with The Brandywine Traveler. It includes an itinerary for Scenic Route 52 featuring attractions all within a short drive from downtown West Chester. See it online at Fig Brandywine Traveler. FREE print copies available.
Enjoy all there is to see in the Brandywine Valley just minutes away when you stay at the Hotel Warner, part of Historic Hotels of America. Offering the best in lodging hospitality, the hotel blends the historic 1930 Warner Theatre lobby seamlessly into a newly constructed wing with 80 well-appointed rooms.