10 Places to Visit in Media

From a bustling dining scene, to great outdoor spots, the borough has no shortage of things to do.


8 a.m. – Grab a bite at Bittersweet Kitchen


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This Media staple is often bursting with customers. Bittersweet Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch all day. Items include delectable options like the crème brûlée pancakes, huevos rancheros and the French toast b.l.t.

18 S. Orange St., Media, (610) 566-1660.

9:30 a.m. – Take a stroll through Ridley Creek State Park


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Ridley Creek State Park offers lots of scenic views. Wander through one of the many trails, or meander around the historic mansion. Those feeling adventurous can even go horseback riding.  

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1023 Sycamore Mills Road, Media, (610) 892-3900.

11:30 a.m. – Discover the Pennsylvania Veteran’s Museum

Experience a piece of history at the Pennsylvania Veteran’s Museum, which features exhibits on World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Stop by the “Women in Military” exhibit to read about the powerful women who have served.  

Media Armory, 12 E. State St., Media, (610) 566-0788.

12:15 p.m. – Get comfortable at House


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House Restaurant makes you feel at home with its warm atmosphere and friendly servers. However, their paninis are far more elaborate than anything you would dream up in your own kitchen. The “slugger” features barbecue braised pork, kimchi slaw and melted white cheddar, and the “king khan” is made with spicy chicken salad, caramelized onions, gorgonzola and a spicy sauce.

110-114 S. Jackson St., Media, (610) 566-2505.

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1 p.m. – Test your skills at Xscape the Room

Gather a group of four and get ready to think outside of the box. Xscape the Room offers a number of escape room scenarios, including classroom and speakeasy settings. Pass a final exam to get out of the classroom, or find the hidden money in the speakeasy to escape. Flex your deductive reasoning skills and bond with your fellow prisoners in this exciting and active afternoon activity.

1 W. Third St., Media, (484) 652-2956.

2:30 p.m. – Relax with a coffee at Burlap and Bean

Celebrate your escape with a savory coffee or tea at Burlap and Bean. Communal tables, local artwork and lots of natural light make this the perfect spot to cozy up.

455 W. Baltimore Ave., Media, (484) 444-2533.

4 p.m. – Let your inner artist shine at Painting with a Twist

Sip on your favorite cocktail and unleash your inner artist at this BYOB painting studio. Painting with a Twist offers a relaxed studio space where you can paint at your own pace and mingle with friends. A professional artist provides guidance.

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300 W. State St., Suite 100, Media, (610) 565-9100

6 p.m. – Have dinner at Desert Rose

This husband and wife owned restaurant offers scrumptious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare like Shawarma, hummus and lamb platters. Desert Rose is BYOB, so bring along your favorite drink.

305 W. State St., Media, (484) 442-8012.

7:30 p.m. – Take in a show at the Media Theater

The Media Theater is a small, but mighty performing arts center. Featuring a Broadway series and children’s shows, the theater offers a wide range of experiences. Quaint and classic, the theater is known for it’s small town charm and excellent performances.

104 E. State St., Media, (610) 891-0100.

10 p.m. – Cap the night at Brick and Brew


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Grab a post-show drink at Brick and Brew, which serves creative cocktails like the Marilyn Monroe or the Moody Blue.

26 W. State St., Media, (484) 443-8441.

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