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Bryn Mawr Day Trip Guide: How to Spend 24 Hours in Town

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Bryn Mawr, PA, SEPTA Regional Rail Station (MP 10.14) looking west. (Taken a little after midnight.) Wikimedia Commons / Centpacrr

Explore the Main Line town of Bryn Mawr for a day full of shopping, eating and activities for the whole family.

Are you looking to explore the town of Bryn Mawr? We have you covered with a day full of good food, shopping hubs and explorations for the whole family. 

 

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9 a.m. Grab a breakfast sandwich at up-RYES Bagel & Deli 

Start your day with the perfect combination of chewy and crispy bagels at up-RYES Bagel & Deli. Hand-rolled and hearth-baked in small batches, the bagels come in flavors ranging from cinnamon raisin to sesame, with different flavored cream cheeses or even whitefish salad. 

22 N Bryn Mawr Ave

 

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10:30 a.m. Shop around the Bryn Mawr Famers’ Market 

Every Saturday, the Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market hosts over a dozen vendors featuring products like pickles, cheeses and more, changing every week. The market is open year-round from April to December at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Saturday and January to March at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the first, third, and fifth Saturdays, rain or shine.  

The Bryn Mawr Station – Lancaster Ave between N Bryn Mawr Ave and Morris Ave

12:30 p.m. Go shopping in Downtown Bryn Mawr 

The Bryn Mawr Village is full of various shops lining the streets. Find brands like Blue Mercury or check out a small boutique like Fashion Statement. There is something for everyone in the chic downtown area. 

915-925 W Lancaster Ave

 

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2 p.m. Have lunch a Xolo Tacos 

With a 95% gluten-free menu and a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, Xolo Tacos is the perfect spot to grab lunch. Any fan of authentic Mexican food will enjoy this gem, which offers delicious margaritas and beers. 

14 N Merion Ave

 

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3:30 p.m. Bring the kids to Ashbridge Memorial Park 

With or without the kids, Ashbridge Memorial Park has plenty of exploring to offer. From iconic spots like the Ashbridge House to a scenic walking path, there is plenty of open space for a fun day outdoors. 

1301 Montgomery Ave

5 p.m. See a movie at Bryn Mawr Film Institute 

The nonprofit movie theater and film education center is a must when traveling to town. With a wide variety of genres, the theater houses four screens and is open 365 days a year. You may even be able to catch a special event happening while you’re there. 

824 W. Lancaster Ave

 

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7 p.m. Grab dinner at Sontuosa BYOB 

Grab a bottle of wine and head over to Sontuosa BYOB for authentic flavors inspired by Mexico, Italy, France and America. Santuosa is cash only, so be sure to hit the ATM before snagging a table. 

26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave

9 p.m. Head to Garrett Hill Alehouse for a Night Cap 

Garrett Hill Alehouse offers over a dozen beers on tap as well as specialty cocktails and wine selections. The Night Cap cocktail is perfect for a long day of exploring, and features Woodford Reserve, a touch of honey and a fresh lemon wedge. 

157 Garrett Ave

Stay the night at Bryn Mawr Guest Suites 

Located conveniently near the train station, Bryn Mawr Guest Suites offers cozy and convenient fully furnished suites with balconies right in the center of town.  

31 Morton Rd

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