Top 10 Things to do in Swarthmore, United States

November 6, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Swarthmore (/ˈswɔːrθmɔːr/, locally [swɑθ-]) is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Swarthmore was originally named "Westdale" in honor of noted painter Benjamin West, who was one of the early residents of the town. The name was changed to "Swarthmore" after the establishment of Swarthmore College. The borough population was 6,194 as of the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Swarthmore

1. Harrah's Philadelphia

777 Harrahs Blvd, Chester, PA 19013-4505 +1 484-490-1800
Excellent
42%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Harrah's Philadelphia

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack is open 24 hours 7 days a week - 365 days a year! Ready for virtually limitless slot action, pulse-pounding horse racing and non-stop thrills? We'll see you at Harrah's Philly! Gambling Problem? Call 1800Gambler.

Reviewed By flyers1130 - Westville, New Jersey

Needs more cleaning of the areas where we eat and get beverages. Staff needs more training to make the experience better.

2. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

500 College Ave, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1306 +1 610-328-8025
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Reviewed By petermcarey - Tampa, Florida

The Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College is a beautiful place to hike, wander, and spend an afternoon. Just great!

3. Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Dry Bar

400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield - Delaware County, PA 19064-2018 +1 610-557-0110
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Dry Bar

Reviewed By DiAlJo - Hockessin, Delaware

We booked a Couples Massage Session. We arrived early for our appointment and these was plenty of parking available around the building even though it was pretty full. We were greeted and lead upstairs to the Spa Area. We filled out the necessary paperwork and then we were led to individual changing areas. We were staged in a preparation area which typically is separated men/women but because there were no other men we were put together. We were met by Steve and Drew and lead to the couples area. Great mood and good massage service - very relaxing. Once we were complete we were able to sit in a calming area before we went back to the dressing rooms. Overall very nice experience together. The cost is pretty pricey with proper tips but was a special event for us.

4. Ridley Creek State Park

1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063-4352
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Ridley Creek State Park

Reviewed By 10sJohn - Cleveland Heights

We had a fun time in the park. There are a lot of things to see here and a good walk in the woods. Our dog loved it too.

5. MacDade Bowl

2105 Macdade Blvd, Holmes, PA 19043-1210 +1 610-532-9044
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

MacDade Bowl

Reviewed By Pam_gardengirl - Norwood, Pennsylvania

Classic old bowling alley, but with some modern features (nighttime glow bowling). They have a great program for kids in the summer, they can bowl free! You can also purchase a family pass for the summer at a really reasonable price.

6. Morton Morton House

111 Leon Ave, Norwood, PA 19074-1616 +1 610-586-5800
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Morton Morton House

Reviewed By Adam C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is where the history of this house begins. Years before William Penn and his Quaker followers set foot on America's shores, Swedish settlers had established a settlement along the Delaware River and Bay. The house is located in a secluded, residential area of Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at the confluence of Darby and Muckinpates Creeks. In fact, the Darby Creek is practically at the front door. The house was built around 1750 by Morton Morton (1701-1781) a great-grandson of Marten Martenson, who settled in what was then called "New Sweden" in 1654. Morton Morton was also a cousin of John Morton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The current president of the Norwood Historical Society, Judy Anastasi, gave an enthusiastic and passionate tour of the house and also explained its (and the family's) importance from pre-Colonial Era to Post-Civil War period. She also explained the apathy in more recent years that led to the eventual abandonment of the building before beginning restoration.

7. Tyler Arboretum

515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063-4424 +1 610-566-9134
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

Tyler Arboretum

Reviewed By 858sharlae - Warminster, Pennsylvania

After seeing several friends post pictures on Facebook of the Big Bugs special exhibit at Tyler, I knew I wanted to take my kids there. After further researching Tyler on its website and seeing the pictures of the tree houses, I got even more excited to take them. It was everything I had expected and hoped for, and more. The Big Bugs were so cool to look at, and it was fun finding them throughout the property. My kids loved the tree houses. Each one was so different, unique, and fun to explore. Searching for bullfrogs in the marshy areas was another of my kids' favorite adventures of the day. There is so much to see in the way of plants, trees and nature and the walking paths are great throughout the property. I enjoyed it so much we bought a family membership. It will be awesome to visit Tyler again in the fall.

8. The Bamboo Spa

428 Baltimore Pike, Springfield - Delaware County, PA 19064-3519 +1 610-328-9080
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Welcome to The Bamboo Spa,a full service spa in Springfield,Pa. We have served men and women since 2008 and have been voted number one for " 1st Placed in The Best of Philly Hot List 2010-2011" At The Bamboo Spa we realize that your appearance,safety and satisfaction are important. You can trust the leading spa in Delaware County to let you relax while we pamper your hard working hand and feet.

Reviewed By Patricia T

I have been going to Bamboo Spa for several years now. What drew me in was the friendliness of everyone in the salon and an absolutely magical spa pedicure. The place is kind of like Cheers where everybody knows your name. I highly recommend the spa pedicure, the massage will put you to sleep. I always request family get me gift certificates here for gift ideas it's a can't miss for me.

9. Talen Energy Stadium

1 Stadium Dr, Chester, PA 19013-1940 +1 610-859-3100
Excellent
47%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Talen Energy Stadium

Reviewed By coachwnh - Bath, Pennsylvania

What a beautiful stadium and fantastic place to watch professional soccer. We have visited several times and always enjoyed ourselves. There are plenty of safe parking lots for tailgating. There aren't any bad seats in the stadium. Food prices are somewhat cheaper than MLB and NFL stadiums, but beer prices are similar. Look forward to going back soon.

10. Swarthmore Farmers Market

121 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1536 +1 610-299-0904
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Swarthmore Farmers Market

Reviewed By Patrick201 - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Every Saturday, May to 1st weekend in December. 20 vendors with at least 5 regional farmers, plus local baked goods, local wine, food trucks, meats and delicacies, artists, a childrens event every week, local not for profits, physical and general well fare exhibits and live local music weekly. Generally a crowd of about 400 between 9:30 and 1:30. Great for singles, families with kids, dogs and is accessible for patrons with a physical limitation. Totally run by volunteers---great way to spend a couple of hours on a bright and sunny Saturday.

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