Be certain to save time during your visit to enjoy the Inn's proximity to the Swarthmore College Campus and the variety of shops and events that Swarthmore has to offer. Spend the afternoon at the weekly farmer's market where you are sure to find Chef Ahern or take in a movie screening on the side of Borough Hall. Get back to nature and explore the beautiful Scott Arboretum or take advantage of our proximity to Historic Downtown Philadelphia. Explore the city's historic landmarks, shopping, and dining opportunities. We are happy to arrange for dining reservations or activities to help create a wonderful stay for you.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.
Set on 425 acres, comprised of rolling lawns, wooded hills and hiking trails, Swarthmore College's scenic campus creates a serene and stimulating environment for students to learn and grow.
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA
Encompassing the College campus, the Scott Arboretum delights and educates all visitors and inspires them to enjoy the many benefits of horticulture. Guests are encouraged to tour through the Arboretum, a unique garden of ideas and suggestions encouraging horticulture in its broadest senses through displays on the 425-acre campus of Swarthmore College.
The Arboretum grounds are open every day dawn to dusk; admission is free.
500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA
The Lang Performing Arts Center notably has five independent venues, whose use range from performance spaces to instructional classrooms which include the Lang Music Building. This state-of-the-art building houses a stunningly beautiful and acoustically superb 420 seat concert hall. All events held in the Lang Performing Arts Center are open to the public and most do not require reservations.
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA | 610.328.7330
For the nature lovers, Ridley Creek State Park is an oasis of open space in a growing urban area. Ridley Creek State Park stretches over 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia. There are hundreds of picnic tables in 14 picnic areas, each equipped with restrooms and charcoal grills. Enjoy the 13 miles of hiking trails and 5 miles of paved multi-use trails for bicycles, joggers, walkers, and cross-country skiers.
Ridley Creek is stocked with trout and provides excellent angling. A portion of the creek is catch and release, fly fishing only area.
1023 Sycamore Mills Road, Media, PA | 610.892.3900
Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. A trip to Linvilla offers guests the pleasure of picking their own fresh fruits and vegetables, seasonal hayrides, visits with their farm animals and enjoying Pumpkinland (seasonal attraction).
Other activities include fishing derbies, antique car shows, and festivals.
137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA | 610.876.7116
Located just south of the Philadelphia International Airport, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Along with horse racing, Harrah’s Philadelphia features 100,000 square-feet of gaming, including more than 2,900 slot machines and live table games.
777 Harrah's Boulevard, Chester, PA | 484.490.1800
From whimsical treehouses to self-guided tours through their 650 acres of land, the John J. Tyler Arboretum provides delightful outdoor experience for all ages. Open daily, except for major holidays. An admission fee is charged to non-members.
515 Painter Road, Media, PA | 610.566.9134
The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center is located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA. The transport museum focuses on the history, science, and technology of rotary wing aviation. Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from Noon to 4:00 PM.
1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380 | 610.436.9600