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8 Ways to Spend a Day in Ardmore


After undergoing a dining renaissance, Ardmore has something to offer everyone, from authentic Japanese cuisine to high-end French bistro fare. Add in world-class shopping in Suburban Square and local music at Ardmore Music Hall, and you’ve got the perfect town to spend a day—or more.

10 a.m. – Brunch at Ardmore Station Cafe


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Start your day at this old school diner. Located next to the Ardmore Train Station and Suburban Square, indulge in comfort and healthy breakfast and lunch options like peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast or a healthy burrito.

6 Station Road, Ardmore, (610) 642-3889.

11 a.m. – Shop Suburban Square


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Burn off breakfast by walking around this high-end outdoor mall. Recognized as one of the first shopping centers in the U.S., shop at upscale boutiques like Lily Pulitzer, Kate Spade and Lululemon. If you went for a light breakfast, grab a bite to eat at one of the superb restaurants, like Sweetgreen or Ruby’s Diner.

Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore, (610) 896-7560.

12:30 p.m. – Taste an Authentic Taqueria at El Limon

For lunch, head to El Limon, one of the area’s most popular Mexican taquerias. Think tacos, fajitas and burritos at reasonable prices.

61 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (484) 416-3211.

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2 p.m. – Get Crafty at MudRoom Studio


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Create one-of-a-kind crafts at the family-friendly MudRoom Studio, which offers a wide variety of projects to choose from, plus all of the materials you’ll need. Paint some pottery, create a glass mosaic, or take your wine glass game up a notch by painting your own pattern.

11 Station Road, Ardmore, (610) 896-3887.

3:30 p.m. –  Peruse Ardmore Farmers Market


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Take a break, grab a snack and unwind in this roomy, indoor farmers market. Drinks, lunches, snacks and dinners are all available. Be sure to check out Saxbys, the Ultimate Bake Shoppe, plus a host of Amish products, Italian specialties, fish, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

120 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-7560.

4:30 p.m. – Search for Antiques at Harry’s Treasures and Collectibles

A short walk away, this boutique is known for its high quality vintage tokens and extremely friendly owner, Harry Althouse. The store is always well stocked and Althouse negotiates prices.

22 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 642-4775.

5:30 p.m. – Grab Dinner or a Drink at Tired Hands Brewing Fermentaria


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Savor a craft beer and a delicious dinner at Tired Hands Brewing Fermentaria. Sample IPAs alongside chorizo tacos or a veggie burger. The cozy atmosphere has spacious seating and accommodating staff.

16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-7621.

7:30 p.m. – Rock out at Ardmore Music Hall

Finish the day by dancing and singing along to live music at Ardmore Music Hall. Artists range from local bands to Grammy Award winners.

23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-8389.

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