What to do and see in Narberth, United States: The Best Places and Tips

January 2, 2018 Darleen Reid

Narberth is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is one of many neighborhoods on the historic Pennsylvania Main Line. The population was 4,282 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Narberth

1. The Barnes Foundation

300 N Latches Ln, Merion, PA 19066-1729 +1 215-278-7350
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4.5 based on 203 reviews

The Barnes Foundation

Reviewed By Elisabeth B - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Before summer ends you might want to take a walk through the Barnes Arboretum, a hidden treasure of horticultural rarities spread over 12-acres in suburban Merion, Pa., a short distance from the art filled Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

The Arboretum was Mrs. Barnes’ passion. The Barnses purchased the land in 1922 from an equally devoted horticulturalist who had made it his mission to create a park-like setting that could thrive here for ever. Many of the trees then planted still do. Mrs. Barnes complemented the woods with thousands of rare plant specimens including dogwoods, lilacs, horsetails, medicinal plants, a fern dell, a unique collection of hostas and an extensive herbarium that ultimately encompassed an astounding 2500 species, sub-species, cultivars and hybrids of woody plants and trees.

You might even play a game asking which medicinal plants in the herbarium are intended to cure which illness. Drumstick? Ginger? Papaya? Periwinkle? Suffice it to say that the list of ailments thus cured is long and varied ranging from blood pressure, cholesterol and cancer to digestive disorders, diabetes, arthritis and more. Here is to inexpensive folk medicine!

As for the Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana), it’s a tall evergreen that is native to Chile and Argentina. Monkeys in South America? After discovering this conifer in the early 1800s, the British supposedly gave it this name when a botanical luminary in London suggested that it would be difficult for a monkey to climb such a tree. Unscientific the name may be, but it has stuck as a popular moniker.

Please check for openings and tours at 215.278.7350.
300 N. Latches Lane, Merion Station, Pa. 19066

2. Bryn Mawr Film Institute

824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3228 +1 610-527-9898
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5 based on 101 reviews

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Reviewed By Margaret B - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fans of intelligent, award-winning films will enjoy the offerings at this theater. The staff is knowledgeable and the selected films range from this year’s critically acclaimed films to recent and not-so-recent classics. Check out their website for special screenings.

3. Ardmore Farmers Market

120 Coulter Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2317 +1 610-896-7650
Excellent
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Ardmore Farmers Market

Reviewed By reelwise - Boca Raton, Florida

Not truly a farmers market, Many dishes can be purchased next door at Trader Joes at less than half the price. Dibruno"s Italian deli has taken over half the market and other stands have raised prices to their level. Seafood stand especially good but high priced. This is the Main Line and many don't care about price. Asian stand very good and more sensibly priced. Parking lot difficult to navigate. Two very good bakeries. Produce stand offers freshness on most products. Sushi stand worth a try.

4. Narberth Tennis Club

612 Montgomery Ave, Narberth, PA 19072-2010 +1 610-664-2696
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5 based on 2 reviews

The Narberth Tennis Club offers all the resources you need to learn, play and enjoy tennis. The club features four well-lighted, high-visibility US Open Blue indoor courts, as well as lessons, leagues, clinics and other programs. The pro shop offers a selection of racquets, accessories and onsite stringing.

Reviewed By arv212 - Devon, Pennsylvania

This was a club where Bill Tilden used to play at. Narberth tennis club which is owned and managed by the renowned Julian Krinsky School of tennis. They are a year around tennis facility which has 4 awesome clay courts in the outdoor season and 4 indoor courts in the indoor season. 2 of the indoor courts are bubble structures for the indoor season.
Narberth has world class tennis pro's and they teach players of all ages and of all levels. Mayur is the manager of the club and he will make sure all your needs are met. The tennis program is headed by Gavin Siney, a former Zimbabwe Davis Cup captain and ably assisted by pro's from India, South Africa, Hungary, and Brazil.
Narberth provides several cutting edge programs such as 10 and under classes for the young ones, Clinics for all level juniors, match plays, adult clinics. and Cardio classes.

5. Cynwyd Heritage Trail

398 Trevor Ln, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-2329
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Cynwyd Heritage Trail

Reviewed By Quest50States - Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Nice place if you're looking for a simple walk or bike ride. The trail is relatively flat. Parking is available in various locations. The one at the train station will give you the longest walk/ride, but we also like the lot near Mama's Pizza. You can cross over into Manayunk as well. Safe, clean place.

6. Wissahickon Valley Park

W Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19118 +1 215-247-0417
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5 based on 183 reviews

Wissahickon Valley Park

Reviewed By Stan K

Recently ranked the number one trail in Pennsylvania in 2018, this is a wonderful place to visit in the city. It contains the only covered bridge in an urban area in the United States. It has a few different trails that you can find at different intersections; I usually start at either Valley Green or Bells Mill road .

There’s a large running and biking trail that most people use but if you’re able to go and find the orange or white trail that’s where the hiking takes place. Stop at the Valley Green Inn if you want to have a nice lunch or romantic dinner. If you have children, bring some leftover bread so you can feed the ducks with them. Make sure you get a chance to see the secretive Indian statue on the white trail. It’s worth the hike!

Make sure you bring a lot of water, as water fountains are scarce. Also cell phone service is pretty nonexistent.

7. Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2302 +1 215-763-8100
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Set within a lively urban neighborhood, commanding a spectacular view of Fairmount Park, and just across the street from the main Museum building, the Perelman Building galleries and study centers showcase some of the Museum's most comprehensive, colorful, and cutting-edge collections. The new spaces offer a variety of other wonderful new amenities. Among them are a library open to the public and offering a wealth of resources, including ever-changing displays of rare books, precious documents, and graphic arts; a café overlooking a landscaped terrace; a new bookstore; a soaring skylit walkway; and a succession of other spaces in which to stroll, linger, and explore the visual arts.

Reviewed By Kirk E - Santa Fe, New Mexico

One of America’s oldest and largest, yet paradoxically least-known museums, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is testament to the city’s long support and boosterism of art and artists. The physical space, a soaring glass and steel construction that spans three expansive floors, is a work of art in itself, and offers ample display space for rotating selections from the museum’s 54,000-strong collection. The galleries devoted to European and American art are both quite extensive and revelatory, but the true highlights are upstairs, in the Asian and African art wings. Exquisite Chinese ceramics, some dating back more than a millenium, reveal an unparalleled mastery of craft, while the elaborate masks, ceremonial paraphernalia and extraordinarily rich carvings from African tribespeople are uncannny in the way they suggest and anticipate similar displays in the New World. Beyond the museum proper, the grounds and gardens are well worth a stroll in good weather, especially in the spring.

8. The Ardmore Music Hall

23 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2319 +1 610-649-8389
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

The Ardmore Music Hall

Reviewed By cfpsu1 - Mifflintown, PA

We caught two shows at the AMH on a Friday and Saturday night recently and were very impressed with the venue. I believe the positive tone was set by the doormen and staff working the ticket counter. A nice balance between professionalism and a sense of humor was greatly appreciated. These staff members made us feel like they were glad we were there, which is not the common attitude we usually receive in many places in NYC. So kudos to the AMH staff!

The overall venue is great for listening/viewing live music. The sound system is great and the way the floor plan is laid out enables one to find a spot based on the level of the crowd. A bonus is the upstairs, which was less crowded than the first floor, provided a good view of the show, had a set of restrooms (decent), and also had a bar. The second bar alleviated the need to walk down to the first floor for drinks and also reduced wait time for being served. The re

There is plenty of free parking close by and the train stop is right behind the building. Overall a great place to catch live music!

9. The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130-3602 +1 215-278-7000
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists that is unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution, the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum.

Reviewed By UnrepentantFoodie - Bellingham, Washington

It's almost had to fathom the drive (or wallet) of a man like Dr. Barnes who collected all this in a single lifetime. In fact, he was on his way to close another art deal when he was killed in an automobile accident, though at 84 I believe it was you can't say he hadn't already lived a full life.

This collection includes the largest single holding of Renoir paintings in the world--181 I was told. Impressive (though many looked alike--lots of comely young females wearing bonnets), but on a dynamic basis the 60 or 80 Matisses and Picassos might be the most compelling. The collection also includes Monet, Seurat and some lesser known suspects.

Possibly the most impressive thing is the way his entire show space was meticulously duplicated, even down to the ugly ochre-yellow paint, of the spaces he himself displayed them at his home (well, an extra building to his home built expressly for this purpose). There's also the quirky element of all the antique hinges he also collected interspersed throughout.

In all, an inestimable treasure.

10. Suburban Square

Ardmore, PA (Main Line of Philadelphia), Ardmore, PA
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4 based on 12 reviews

Suburban Square

Reviewed By TommyBoy94 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actually Suburban Square in Ardmore has some historic appeal. It is a "mall" in name only...but is in fact an outdoor shopping mecca with some old buildings (And new ones). Unlike the huge enclosed malls like King of Prussia, Oxford, Neshaminy, Mall of America etc., this is a place that breathes in the fresh air and is more like a neighborhood than a cloister. Suburban Square is one of those early "malls". Great kitchenware stores, ok restaurants and all manner of clothing places. A department store there is worth a visit and there are, as one reviewer put it, numerous upscale chains. I disagree with the reviewer who said it "makes you feel like you are in a downtown shopping district but it is just a mall". In fact, I think it is a downtown shopping district that is more than just a mall. Anyway, I agree its worth a visit,

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