West Chester
The county seat and full of historic charm, West Chester's real draw is its walkable downtown.

Winner of the 2017 Great American Main Street Award from National Main Street America, West Chester, Pennsylvania, offers the perfect mix of historical charm and small-town allure with the buzz of city-worthy nightlife and dining. Look for buildings dating to the 1840s next door to cutting edge boutiques and award-winning bars and restaurants. It's a mix that has continually been drawing attention -- more than 200 new businesses have decided to call West Chester home over the past two decades, and the borough has both been named the Best New Shopping District and won a Distinctive Destination award in 2016.

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Things to Do in West Chester
Explore Downtown
Surrounding the borough's historic courthouse, Downtown West Chester is made up of multiple blocks packed with endless bars, boutiques, and more that can take quite some time to explore. If it's a nice day, you might even be lucky enough to dine outside.
Tour some Historical Sites
West Chester is home to many historical monuments and museums. The Chester County Historical Society (located in Downtown West Chester) can explain all of the unique history of this county and how West Chester came to be. Other locations like the American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center and the West Chester Railroad offer experiences only available in West Chester.
Let loose - take part in the nightlife!
With approximately two-dozen bars in a three-block radius, every weekend in West Chester is one to remember. From the rooftop deck of Mas Mexicali Cantina, to karaoke nights at Kildare's, to the moving performances at the Knauer Performing Arts Center, there is something for everyone at night in West Chester.
Notable upcoming events
Swingin' Summer Thursdays
Food, music, and more make for great family fun on the first Thursday of every month this summer.
Super Sunday
Over 100 food booths, live music, zip lining, moon bounces, and more will make for one amazing Sunday of fun for the whole family in the streets of Downtown West Chester.
Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic
Enjoy the energy of this bike race series that speeds through town with professional, amateur, and even kids races.
38th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival
Over 65 restaurants, 100 vendors, and three stages for live music create one of West Chester’s most eventful weekends every year.
Vintage Market
West Chester’s Vintage Market is a unique garage sale that hosts tons of vendors that specialize in vintage products.
QVC Christmas Parade
Broadcasted nationally by QVC, West Chester’s Christmas Parade is a sight to see. Hundreds of performers come together to create an experience like none other and celebrate the holiday.
Al Fresco Dining in West Chester

Summer sunshine and evening breezes are the perfect side dish to a delicious dinner in Chester County. Enjoy your next meal at one of the borough's favorite pubs and cafes al fresco by grabbing a table at these West Chester patios and decks.

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