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

Centrally located in the heart of the Main Line, Wayne offers something for everyone. There’s not just one thing that brings visitors to town.

Keystone Marker for Wayne, Pennsylvania. Doug Kerr from Albany, NY, United States, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Between its shopping experiences and delicious eateries, Wayne has plenty to offer as one of the most happening towns around the Main Line.

If you’re a nature lover, shopping guru or foodie, Wayne is the place to spend the day around the Main Line region. Between the many shops downtown and historic sites through the area, Wayne has an abundance to offer for residents and visitors alike.


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9 a.m. – Savor breakfast at Nudys Cafe

This family-owned café offers simple, healthy food to get your day off on the right foot. The extensive breakfast menu features omelets, benedicts, crepes, many pancake and French toast flavors and more than 10 special dishes.

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292 E Conestoga Rd., Wayne

10 a.m. – Stroll through Chanticleer Pleasure Garden

Start your day off right with fresh air and gorgeous blooms. Wind your way through the Serpentine Gardens, immerse yourself in Bell’s Woodland and explore the Ruins Garden, built throughout the ruins of the 1925 Minder House. With more than 10 separate landscaped spaces, there’s plenty of varied natural beauty to be found. Chanticleer offers guided tours as well as several workshops and classes, so be sure to check the website to make the most of your trip. Parking reservations are required in advance.

786 Church Rd., Wayne


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11:30 a.m. – Check out the Wayne Art Center

A staple of the community since 1930, this art center offers internationally recognized exhibitions and galleries. Support the art community as you explore fine arts, craft, music and drama, then stop by the gallery shop for a keepsake. Feeling creative? Check out one of the art programs and education workshops offered.

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

12:30 p.m. – Lunch at Lancaster County Farmers Market

Support local businesses and producers at the Lancaster County Farmers Market. In addition to the fresh produce, meats and baked goods to bring back to your own kitchen, several cafes and vendors are available in the market to make sure everyone gets exactly what they want for a midday munch.

389 Lancaster Ave., Wayne

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2 p.m. – Test your skills at the Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gym

Beat the mid-afternoon slump and get your heart beating with rock climbing at Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gym. Whether you’re an expert climber or you’ve never touched a rock wall before, this gym has something for everyone. Private and group lessons are available in one-hour sessions, as well as belay certification classes, daily specials and kid walls.

175 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor

4 p.m. – Stop by Eagle Village Shops

Whether you’re looking for clothes, fine jewelry, home accessories, health services or just a window-shopping experience, this quaint collection of shops has plenty to offer.

503 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne


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5:30 p.m. – Savor a meal at White Dog Cafe Wayne

Come for the charming dog-centric aesthetic, then stay for the award-winning food and hospitality. As one of three White Dog spots around the Main Line region, this eatery offers contemporary American cuisine served in whimsically beautiful indoor and outdoor dining spaces.

200 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne


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7:30 p.m. – Spend the night at Radnor Hotel

With chic, modern rooms, a lush back patio and a great breakfast spread, this hotel is the perfect way to cap off a busy day in Wayne.

591 Lancaster Ave., Wayne

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