Wayne is an unincorporated community in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is located on the Main Line, a number of affluent Philadelphia suburbs along the railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It is one of the wealthiest areas in the country. The center of Wayne is designated as the Downtown Wayne Historic District. A part of it is beautiful Chanticleer Garden, botanical garden on the grounds of the Rosengarten estate. Lancaster County Farmers Market is an indoor market that features fresh fruits and vegetables from local area farms, fresh baked goods, meats, cheeses and prepared food. When it was established in 1930, Wayne Art Center was the first art center in the Main Line area. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
Chanticleer Garden is a forty-eight-acre botanical garden on the grounds of the Rosengarten estate in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Visitors are welcome to tour the estate from April through October and the garden is a popular spot for relaxation, walking, and picnics. The estate was built in 1912 for Christine Penrose and Adolph G. Rosengarten, Sr. as their summer cottage. After he inherited the estate, their son, Adolph G. Rosengarten, Jr. established a foundation for developing Chanticleer as a public garden. Chanticleer is a mix of open lawns and large trees, with a number of different garden sections that include Asian Woods, with a variety of species native to Korea, Japan, and China, Pond Garden, a large circular pond with the trees arround it, Teacup Garden, a small-scale garden at the entrance courtyard to the property and others.
786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087, Phone: 610-687-4163
2.Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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When it was established in 1930, Wayne Art Center was the first art center in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wayne Art Center’s first exhibition featured work by its young students, and was meant mostly to show parents their children’s art. The Center has state-of-the art studios and airy and welcoming gallery spaces. The center offers instruction for all ages in the visual arts, crafts, music, culinary arts, and drama. It is located in a bright and modern facility surrounded by award-winning gardens. More than 6,000 students take advantage of what center offers every year and more than 30,000 visitors come each year. .
413 Maplewood Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, Phone: 610-688-3553
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3.Lancaster County Farmers Market, Wayne, PA
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Lancaster County Farmers Market is an indoor market in Wayne, Pennsylvania, that features fresh fruits and vegetables from local area farms, fresh pastas, smoked meats and cheeses, baked goods, prepared foods, flowers, and much, much more. There is the Rittenhouse Farm poultry, Waver’s fresh lunch meats and cheeses, Head Nut for coffee…Market is the place to stock up for the coming week, whether you plan on cooking or just want to pick up a few ready-made, freshly cooked meals. It is also the place to meet friends for a coffee or one of their great pretzels. The market is held year around, every Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays year round.
Wayne, PA 19087
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4.Radnor Trail, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Known among local nature lovers as a tranquil escape from the surrounding urban world of
northwest Philadelphia, the 2.4-mile Radnor Trail runs through shady wooded areas of Encke Park at Radnor-Chester Road to Sugartown Road and Route 30. It follows along the former Philadelphia and Western Railway Company corridor founded in 1902 as part of a planned intercontinental electric railway. The line was in use until 1956. In 2005 the corridor was transformed into the popular multi-purpose Radnor Trail. There is a number of historical markers along the trail, which tell the story of the region’s past. The plan is to extend the route to connect the trail with the Chester Valley Trail, Valley Forge and the Heinz Reserve.
520 Conestoga Rd, Wayne, PA 19087, Phone: 610-688-5600
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5.White Dog Cafe, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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White Dog Café is known for award-winning contemporary American Cuisine in their three neighborhood locations in Philadelphia and the Main Line. Most of their ingredients are bought from local farms, their seasonal menus feature only the best ingredients from trusted farms including pasture-fed animals, humanely treated livestock, and sustainably harvested fish and seafood. They serve American wines and local craft beers. As their other locations, their Wayne spot is a quirky, warm and cozy and shows the love for dogs in everything, from the cushions on the banquettes to large dog portraits on the walls. The food is American contemporary. Chef Merick Devine's menus change monthly to ensure the freshest local and seasonal ingredients available.
200 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, Phone: 610-225-3700
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6.Christopher's A Neighborhood Place, Wayne, PA
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Opened in 2001, Christopher’s is a family-owned and run neighborhood restaurant in Wayne, Pennsylvania, with another location in Malvern. It is a spacious, trendy spot with high ceilings, comfortable banquettes along one wall, exposed brick and large original paintings on the wall. Christopher’s supports organic and local producers and uses fresh farm produce from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative during the growing season. The menu is American, offering everyone’s favorites with touches of international flavors. You can find your favorite meatloaf but also Scottish salmon and mahi mahi tacos. There is a full bar and their Sunday brunch is a popular local event.
3315, 108 N Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, Phone: 610-687-6558
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7.Jules Thin Crust, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Jules Thin Crust is a small chain of Pennsylvania pizzerias known for organic thin crust pies served in modern, bright family-friendly spaces. Hot, thin, crispy crust, loaded with locally sourced, organic filling. Slightly quirky, very fresh and healthy. JULES thin crust is much lower in fat than a conventional pizza. The ingredients are seasonal, locally sourced whenever possible, and organic. They use a special Hi Gluten flour (there is a Gluten free version) that makes delicious crispy thin crust. They use the best quality mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Their tomato sauce is made fresh every day from the finest organic tomatoes. There are plenty of gourmet toppings such as roasted eggplant, portabella mushrooms, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and fresh arugula It starts with basics - Marguerite or Brooklyn style, and goes from there into more adventurous pies.
114 Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, Phone: 484-580-8003
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7 Best Things to Do in Wayne, Pennsylvania
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- Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Photo: Wayne Art Center
- Lancaster County Farmers Market, Wayne, PA, Photo: Lancaster County Farmers Market
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More Ideas: Wayne Bed and Breakfast
Located on a quiet street near the heart of the historic village of Wayne, the Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn is an award-winning boutique hotel that offers a tranquil Pennsylvania getaway. Based in an elegant 1885 home that was built at the turn of the century in the Arts & Crafts Victorian style, the Wayne Bed & Breakfast features luxurious accommodations, modern amenities and gracious hospitality.
Distinctive and personal, the charming inn offers five beautifully appointed guest rooms with the charm and character of a bygone era with elegant country-style décor and period furnishings, private bathrooms and modern in-room conveniences. A complimentary home-cooked ‘made to order’ breakfast is served in the formal dining room every morning, and the Inn is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and grounds with a swimming pool, and gazebo where guests can relax and soak up the serene ambiance. The Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn is ideally located for exploring the area and all that the historic village of Wayne has to offer.
The Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn features five beautifully appointed guest rooms with distinct characters, elegant country-style décor and period furnishings. Three guest rooms are located on the third floor of the Inn, while two luxury suites are located on the second floor and boast stunning views over the gardens.
The Pennsylvania Room features a king-sized antique post bed dressed in high-thread-count linens and luxurious down comforters, and en-suite bathroom with a shower/bath combination, and a single vanity, plush towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products. The room also has a built-in desk area and chair, an overhead ceiling fan, and large windows that flood the room with natural light. Modern in-room amenities include air-conditioning and complimentary wireless Internet.
The Mainline Room features a three-piece king-sized bed dressed in high-thread-count linens and luxurious down comforters, an adjoining en-suite bathroom with a shower and a sink, plush towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products. The room also boasts an antique fold-down top desk and chair, two dressers in dark green and an overhead ceiling fan.
The Valley Forge Room has a wrought iron four-post king-size bed dressed in high-thread-count linens and luxurious down comforters, a mid-19th-century antique wardrobe, and en-suite bathroom with a bath and a separate walk-in shower, a single vanity, plush towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products. The room also features an antique desk and chair.
The Stafford Suite features a hand-carved four-post king-size bed dressed in high-thread-count linens and luxurious down comforters, an antique New England blanket box, mid-19th-century bureau, Empire table and two monastery chairs. An adjoining private bathroom boasts marble tiles, an over-sized whirlpool tub and separate walk-in shower with brass swan-ornamental fixtures, and a single vanity.
The Wayne Wicker Suite offers a king-sized bed dressed in high-thread-count linens and luxurious down comforters, a large dresser and wicker couch, and a legal-style bookcase with a unique book collection, and a small kitchenette with an antique metal table and three chairs. A private bathroom has a double vanity, a walk-in shower, and plush towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products.
A complimentary breakfast is served every morning and includes freshly baked bread and pastries, seasonal fruit, cereals and yogurt, and freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices.
Amenities and Recreation
The Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn offers an array of amenities, including beautifully manicured gardens and grounds with a swimming pool, and gazebo where guests can relax, and a complimentary breakfast every morning.
The Wayne Bed & Breakfast Inn offers a selection of packages and exclusive extras, such as fresh flowers, Champagne on ice and massage services, which can be arranged on request.
Known as the ‘Jewel of the Main Line’ the historic village of Wayne has an array of attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy, ranging from shopping and dining out to sightseeing, and exploring art galleries and museums. Attractions include the Chanticleer Gardens, the Wayne Art Center, the historic Valley Forge National Park with its miles of walking and biking paths, and the King of Prussia Mall. Slightly further afield are the Brandywine Valley attractions such as the Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, the Brandywine River Museum, the Nemours Mansion, all the Brandywine Valley wineries, the Hagley, the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, and the Tyler and Scott Arboretums.
211 Strafford Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087, Phone: 610-715-2224
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