Philadelphia Area Attractions
You won't be bored when you stay in Chestnut Hill because there is so much to do ! Ideally situated with easy access to Center City Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, Chestnut Hill is the ideal place to relax, shop, dine and explore.
Whether you want to shop, browse the art galleries or pick up some bargains at our antique stores, or perhaps you want to spend time outdoors. Look through our list of recommended places to visit, or visit the Chestnut Hill web site for details of shopping, restaurants and other local attractions.
Fairmount Park is on the doorstep and is the largest inner city park in the United States! You can cycle, walk or ride on horseback along the Wissahickon Creek down to the covered bridge, then stop for lunch at the Valley Green Inn. This area is also wonderful for birdwatching and fishing.
A perfect place to spend time is the Morris Arboretum, the public garden in Chestnut Hill listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places. Find out about the many historical places you can visit close by at the Philadelphia Historic NW Coalition web site.
Chestnut Hill is a gracious setting for Woodmere Art Museum, once the private home of Charles Knox Smith and his eclectic collection of paintings, sculpture, European decorative arts and oriental rugs. The buildings and grounds delight even the most seasoned museum visitor.
If you prefer to play sport, there are tennis courts just around the corner, and both 9-hole and 18-hole public golf courses nearby.
Or take the train into Philadelphia's Center City where real American history abounds. Visit the Philadelphia Art Museum and run up the "Rocky" steps, or take a guided tour of the city.
These Philadelphia links will give you detailed information on everything in Philadelphia:
Whatever your interests, there's plenty to do during your stay in Chestnut Hill!
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