Take a Tour around One of the Country’s Most Historical Cities, West Chester
Get around Comfortably from Museums, Landmark Locations, Parks and Gardens with US Coachways
At the mention of West Chester, PA, the few things that will automatically come to mind would be historical landmarks like Brandywine Battlefield, Marsh Creek State Park, Longwood Gardens and the Christian C. Sanderson Museum. But that would be merely touching the tip of the iceberg.
There are many unexplored parts of the city that it not related to the country’s history and they include the likes of theaters, quaint malls, unique retail outlets selling a myriad of atypical gifts, gorgeous gardens and fun family-friendly festivals like the West Chester Restaurant week for visitors to enjoy. The city was also home for some of the most popular Americans like Bruce Larkin (author), Kyle Gallner (Actor), Tom Bostelle (painter and sculptor), Samuel Barber (composer) and Phil Margera (TV personality).
West Chester, Pennsylvania, is also a popular choice for gatherings, promotional events, tours, weddings, parties and corporate functions. Its beautiful historic sites, be it indoors or outdoors, have been used for various events, big or small. US Coachways is a reputable charter bus rental company that provides affordable charter bus rental services in PA cities like West Chester, Erie, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, York, Allentown, Harrisburg and most major cities all around the country. Give us a call to find out how we can help bring you the best charter bus, coach charter, sleeper coach, mini bus, school bus, bus rental service or limousine rental in West Chester that suits your specific and individual needs and preferences.
Make your Trip to West Chester One that You Will Not Easily Forget
Time is of essence if you are planning to visit as many attractions and points of interest in West Chester. Using a charter bus, you can get around easily and comfortably around some of the attractions that we have listed below.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Located slightly off of West Chester by approximately 3 miles is QVC Studio Park which offers an insight into a world of television and multimedia retailing. The 25,000 square foot studio is a wonderful place to bring kids for a budget-friendly day out during the weekends. Be sure to get a charter bus for the outing. The park offers general and walking tours around their premise and is popular with West Chester families.
- Art & Cultural — Visiting the American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center is going to be a blast if you have little boys with you during your trip. Get the charter bus driver to bring you to American Boulevard where the tour will start with an overview idea about what to expect. Within the museum, visitors will get to pretend to pilot aircraft and helicopters. Although the museum and educational center is not very big when compared to other museums, it is fun to spend a few hours at the center learning all about the development of these amazing flying machines. As with history of flight, learning about the city’s railroad history will definitely be another highlight of your trip. Bring the charter bus around to West Chester Railroad on E. Market Street for a 90-minute ride on an old railroad to various locations around the city. It promises to be nostalgic trip for people who have grown up around the beautiful Chester Creek Valley. The organization puts together various events and special tours all around the year so, check their website for more information regarding these tours and its schedule before heading over. The route was a part of the old Pennsylvania Railroad central division which takes visitors from the West Chester branch to the Phoenixville branch. Visitors will also pass many historic locations along the way which includes Westtown Station, Westtown Township Park, Cheyney Station, Locksley Station, an old African American University, iron slitting mills and the picturesque village of Glen Mills.
- Restaurant & Shopping — The city boasts of many historical landmarks which naturally makes it a great place for tourists and vacationers visiting with a charter bus. Hence, there are countless locations and unique outlets to find that perfect memorabilia or gift for your loved ones back home. You can find historical products at places like CCHS Museum Shop, Coins of Chester County, Great Crafts Work or Lamb Tavern Antiques and The Gold Standard. You can find clothes at outlets like Mainline Custom Clothiers, May 23 Clothing and Accessories, Stay Chic or WCU Ram Shop. As far as restaurants and fine dining options are concerned, local, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Japanese and many other types of delicacies can be found in restaurants and cafes in the West Chester downtown metropolis.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Pennsylvania, in itself, is an extremely historical state in the country and if you are looking for a place where you can learn about the city’s history, there is no better place than Chester County Historical Society. Here, you will get to learn all about the city’s historical events and their collected artifacts with your very own eyes, as opposed to reading about them in books and magazines. This attraction features a large collection of photos, artworks, galleries and literature. It is still worth visiting even if you have been to the museum before because the society likes to keep things fresh with new temporary or ‘visiting’ exhibits. Be sure to check them out if you are a history buff. Sandy Hollow on Birmingham Road is more than just a walking trail. It is the historical site because it was the battleground for the country’s independence - Battle of Brandywine. The tour takes visitors around various locations around the 40 acres historic park. Other similar sites to visit during your tour are Birmingham Hill, Birmingham Friends Meeting House and Brandywine Battlefield State Park. Birmingham Hill is a nice National Landmark Park that is dedicated to our country’s revolutionary war. It is in close proximity to other landmarks like Metting House and Lafayette Monument.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — For those who are looking for a nice outdoor space to spend with your kids, bring them over to Everhart Park which is located a little south of the main West Chester downtown area. All you need is good sunny weather, food, drinks and maybe a frisbee and you are ready to have a great afternoon or evening away from the city buzz. Marshall Park is another great park for families. It is fiercely protected and worked on by Friends of Marshall Park. Come enjoy the wonderful arboretum, hardscape and some historical structures maintained by volunteers and supporters of this beautiful community park. With the use of a charter bus, you have the option of taking the 20 minute drive for a day out at Longwood Gardens located on Route 1 in Kennett Square. It is also a historic site as well as a popular garden. The park and garden offer guided tours around its 1,000 acre premise; this is where visitors will get to explore more than 20 different well-maintained gardens in its conservatory area.
- Other Points of Interest — Some have speculated that the West Chester Restaurant week is a festival aimed at foreign tourist but some of our charter bus rental customers who have joined in on the week-long fun in West Chester said that it was a fun way to meet the locals and enjoy sampling different types of food available throughout the city. A celebration involving food, some say, is how you get to know another culture. So, if your trip to this awesome city coincides with this fun food fest, do not hesitate to join in.
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