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Best things to do in West Chester

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brewery
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“Great beer, wonderful food selection, right in the heart of West Chester! Good Happy Hours!”
7 locals recommend
History Museum
“In the heart of historic West Chester, PA, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) preserves and shares the remarkable story of the area's past. Explore over 300 years of history through rare documents, photographs, and newspapers in our research library, seven galleries filled with engaging exhibitions, and special school and public programs year round. From George Washington and the Battle of Brandywine to the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and Civil Rights, CCHS holds keys to the past for you to discover.”
6 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Our favorite full-service Italian restaurant in town. The Burrata is amazing! Becca, our favorite server, often takes care of patrons on the patio, and offers a warm welcome.”
6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Fantastic bakery with French favorites like baguettes, tartes, and canneles...”
4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Their all-you-can-eat buffet lunch is designed for both a quick lunch, or a slow meandering meal. Priced under $12 per person.”
6 locals recommend
Café
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“This is delicious, locally sourced food. Their brunch is really special, as are other meals. ”
4 locals recommend
University
4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Highly recommend Split Rail for dining and going out! More information from their website is below: "The Split Rail Tavern opened in July 2015 as a tavern for craft beer and cocktail enthusiasts, serving locally sourced food to locally expanding minds. Our bar features constantly rotating draft lines, wines on tap and classically oriented signature cocktails. Our kitchen focuses on locally sourced ingredients such as our 100% percent, grass fed burger from Dutch Meadow farms in Lancaster. With four seasonal menus and a daily special board the menu never gets old. ”
4 locals recommend
Bar
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“A fun little bar up town to walk to on a summer night or drive and park nearby in the parking garage.”
2 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“http://www.gemelligelato.com/ YUMMY!! Like in Italy.... but better! Farm-fresh, local PA ingredients We use only organic, grass-fed fresh milk, cream & yogurt from local Lancaster farms in all our desserts. We pick up the best local or organic produce, jams, cheeses and raw honey, using what’s in season to enhance our creations. ”
4 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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3 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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4 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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3 locals recommend
Theatre
“UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance operates the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center as a home for live performance, film, education and the life of our community.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Check the website for the musical guest of the evening before you head out to Sprout. Decent bar food and good drinks make this live music venue a great spot to catch an up and coming musician, band or DJ.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Voted best breakfast in town, mention us for special treatment by our friend Darla, the head chef!”
3 locals recommend