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

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Between the breweries, shops and restaurants, there’s barely enough time to fit all the fun of Phoenixville into one day.

Settled nearly 300 years ago, Phoenixville has a rich history that makes it a great place to spend a day with family or friends. A former mill town that’s now revitalized by breweries, restaurants and distilleries, Phoenixville offers so many attractions that it can be hard to decide what to do first. Luckily, our day trip guide is here to help, with recommendations to cover you from the early a.m. through the evening hours.

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9 a.m. – Have breakfast at Your Mom’s Place (no, not that one)

324 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 933-7481

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This downtown Phoenixville eatery boasts friendly service, hearty breakfasts and fun décor. Try the classic cheese omelet or French toast, or opt for something more adventurous like the Mexicali breakfast bowl (house chili over potatoes topped with two eggs, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and grilled corn bread).

10 a.m. – Explore the Phoenixville Farmers’ Market

200 Mill St., Phoenixville

Phoenixville’s fresh and colorful farmers’ market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Browse everything from locally grown produce to eggs from pasture raised hens and warm bread fresh from the oven all while listening to live music.

11:30 a.m. – Squeeze in a round at Markie’s Mini Golf

360 Schuylkill Rd., Phoenixville

Open from spring through fall, Markie’s Mini Golf has a 26,000-sq-ft course with 18 holes. For $9, you play as many times as you like. After you’re done, take a break and grab a treat in the air-conditioned snack bar and catch up on the Phillies game.

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1 p.m. – Kick back with lunch at Bistro on Bridge

212 Bridge St., Phoenixville


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It’s not often the centerpiece of a restaurant is a full-size car, let alone a 1973 Volkswagen Bus. This analog bar room brings a vintage vibe to the town. Popular dishes include the Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese and Dijon mustard, poke wonton crisps, classic barbecue pulled pork sandwich and double onion cheddar burger.

2:30 p.m. Catch a movie at the Colonial Theatre

227 Bridge St., Phoenixville

A mid-day movie will give you the chance to sit back and relax after a long day of walking. The Colonial Theater is located in downtown Phoenixville and is a premier destination for entertainment. This early 20th-century theater carries plenty of history with it and featured prominently in the classic 1958 B-movie horror flick, The Blob.

5 p.m. – Kick off happy hour at Vintner’s Table

135 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 408-6147


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At Vintner’s Table, you can taste a wide variety of award-winning wine from nearby Folino Estate while simultaneously enjoying a number of appetizers. Cheese fanatics can order the caprese board with their wine or, if you’re not into cheese, go for any of the delicious salads and flatbread options instead.

6:30 p.m. Dig into dinner at Black Lab Bistro

248 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 935-5988

As the day comes to a close, there’s no better place to finish than with a dinner at Black Lab Bistro for steaks and seafood. Not only are the entrees some of the best in the area, but the desserts are highly delicious in their own right.

9 p.m. – Hunker down at Residence Inn

500 Campus Dr., Collegeville

Snuggle under the covers in comfortable, cozy rooms by Marriott. Enjoy free breakfast, Wi-Fi and the pool in the morning before you head home after a busy day.

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