Berwyn Day Trip Guide: How to Spend 24 Hours in Town

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Plan a day trip to Berwyn to visit inviting shops, local hotspots and top-notch restaurants in Chester County.

Berwyn is the perfect place to stop for the day when exploring the Main Line region. Throughout town, there are tons of restaurants, coffee shops and parks for locals and visitors alike to enjoy. Here’s what you should check out the next time you spend a day in the area.

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9 a.m. — Start with breakfast at Em J’s Cafe

Em J’s Cafe has developed a home-away-from-home environment for everyone to enjoy by channeling its love of fine food into something it can share with the community every day. Besides enjoying the welcoming space and amazing staff, make sure you check out the breakfast favorites. Beloved plates like The Elvis or the cinnamon roll pancakes will help you start the day on the right foot.

814 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn

10:30 a.m. — Get a glimpse of the past at the Berwyn Vintage Flea Market

This local treasure is not your typical flea market. Instead, Berwyn Vintage Flea Market features a medley of upscale, antique and vintage merchandise. It is an incredibly fun place to spend time exploring with family and friends. Who knows what you might find?

270 Swedesford Rd., Berwyn 

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11 a.m. — Go for a jaunt along the Chester Valley Trail at the Berwyn access point

Chester Valley Trail is the perfect place to spend time on a beautiful day in Berwyn. Stretching the length of Chester County, this trail is the epitome of the beauty of the Main Line region. This trail is also bustling with people relishing the day by walking dogs, biking and running. Enjoy the opportunity this trail gives to explore the natural side of Berwyn. 

799 Tory Hollow Rd., Berwyn 


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12:30 p.m. — Stop for a pick-me-up at Caffe della Volpe

There’s no need for an international flight to have an idyllic European café experience. Caffè della Volpe offers straightforward comfort cuisine prepared in-house using the finest domestic and foreign ingredients. The majority of the recipes are designed to be eaten as “cicchetti,” or little appetizers that are flavorful in every bite. Don’t forget to stop by for lunch so you can treat yourself to fresh focaccia and rich gelato. 

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312 Swedesford Rd., Berwyn 

2 p.m. — Grab a drink at La Cabra Brewing in Berwyn

Local, homemade, and delicious is what to expect from the menu at La Cabra Brewing. Rotating taps of award-winning brews, enhanced pub bites and an authentically renovated historic building from the 1800s make this a fantastic place for friends, families and bigger parties. Be sure to try out a flight of the fresh-brewed beer when you go. Cheers!

642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn 

3:30 p.m. — Explore the Eagle Village Shops

The Eagle Village Shops are a top spot around the Main Line to shop for the whole family. There is plenty to traverse and something for everybody. During your visit, make a point to check out The Cottage at Valley Forge Flowers. Not only does it stock gorgeous floral arrangements, but it’s also home to exquisite French antiques, home décor, outdoor living accessories and the new Cafe Fleur. Eagle Village Shops is the perfect place to find unique items for yourself and your loved ones, so go ahead and splurge! 

503 Lancaster Ave., Wayne

6 p.m. — Enjoy dinner at Will’s and Bill’s Brewery in Berwyn 

After a long day of exploring Berwyn, Will’s and Bill’s is the perfect place to settle down for a delicious meal. The atmosphere here is unique and welcoming, and you’re sure to have a good time. Start your meal off with the WB’s nachos or the baked artichoke and shishito pepper dip, but make sure you save room for your entrée. Besides the extensive list of seafood options, you have to try the well-loved Bill’s roast beef dip. 

324 Swedesford Rd., Berwyn

8:30 p.m. — Finish off with a sweet treat at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

What better way to end your night than with a delicious ice cream sundae? Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream is a must-visit destination for anyone with a sweet tooth to satisfy their cravings. Handel’s is a Berwyn institution with a wide variety of ice cream and sorbet options, as well as shakes and sundaes. Complete with creative flavor names like Elvis or Graham Central Station, Handel’s is the place to be on a hot summer night. 

573 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn

9:30 p.m. — End the day at the Wayne Hotel

The Wayne Hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for your next trip to Main Line region, offering 40 exquisitely refurbished and restored guest rooms, including two distinctive luxury suites. Not only is the hotel beautiful, but it’s also a testament to the history of the Main Line and the perfect place to rest after a fun-filled day in Berwyn. 

139 Lancaster Ave., Wayne

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