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How to Have Winter Fun in West Chester

The lazy, hazy days of summer are a distant memory, as West Chester hunkers down for the brutal arrival of Old Man Winter. It may be tempting to hibernate in your Chestnut Square apartment, but with so many awesome winter activities abounding in the area, there are plenty of reasons to get out and about this winter. Here are just a few ways to welcome the cold weather in…

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‘Tis the Season for Giving

  The holidays are upon us, and while tearing open presents to find new clothes and electronics can brighten anyone's day, helping other people share that joy may be just as exciting. Philadelphia is home to thousands of families in need, and thankfully a number of organizations, including several right near your Chestnut Square apartment, have sprung into action to help make their holidays a bit more magical. Here…

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Celebrate the Season in West Chester

Santa Claus comes to town in grand fashion at the annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade! The 38th-annual parade, which travels right in front of your Chestnut Square apartment, is one of West Chester’s biggest annual events, drawing thousands from our town and surrounding areas to enjoy the signs and sounds of the holidays. The Dec. 1 parade features everything from marching bands and musicians to floats and fire…

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After Black Friday, Support Small Business Saturday

After getting their fill on turkey, many holiday shoppers wake up early to fill their shopping carts with holiday deals. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but discounts can also be found at a lesser-known shopping occasion — one that puts your dollars right back into your local neighborhood. The retail scene around your Chestnut Square apartment is booming, and many shops are independently owned,…

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Four Places to Watch an Eagles Game

Even if you’re not a native Philadelphian, if you live near the City of Brotherly Love, as soon as autumn hits, you have to bleed green. Philly football fans take their Eagles seriously, with game day being most locals’ favorite day of the week. When kickoff time comes, you want to be surrounded by fellow fans, food and fun. There are several spots right near your Chestnut Square apartment…

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Halloween Happenings in West Chester

The spookiest season of the year is finally upon us, and you don’t have to be a youngster to enjoy it! Whether you hole up in your Chestnut Square apartment on All Hallows’ Eve and indulge in a “Hocus Pocus” marathon or check out the nightlife scene in town, there are lots of local ways to still enjoy Halloween as an adult. Downtown West Chester will be overrun with…

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Welcome Fall with a New Wardrobe

The change of seasons is a perfect time to sort through your closet and toss some old outfits to make room for new fashions. Luckily, the area near your Chestnut Square apartment is bursting with boutiques that sell all the latest fall fashions, at a variety of price points, for both gals and guys. Take a stroll through downtown for some window-shopping and make sure to check out these…

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Get Fall-Ready at These Local West Chester Shops

Pumpkin spice season is upon us! As you break out your boots, scarves and jackets, why not also dress up your Chestnut Square apartment for fall? Check out these local shops for décor to help you welcome the cooler weather in style:   Giunta’s Furniture — From couch coverings to wall art, Giunta’s, three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, offers a seasonally revolving inventory, so you’re sure to…

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Food and Fun Abound at Restaurant Festival

Feeling like dining out but can't figure out which of West Chester's awesome restaurants to pick from? You're in luck! At the Sept. 17 Chester County Restaurant Festival, you can sample dishes from a staggering 65 restaurants in the area. The popular street festival sets up shop from noon-5:30 p.m. on Gay Street, from Matlack to Darlington, and Market Street, from Darlington to High, less than one block from…

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Five Ice Cream Spots in West Chester

The dog days of summer are upon us! Instead of hibernating in your Chestnut Square apartment with the A/C cranked up (though that sounds fun too!), head out into West Chester for a cool treat from one of these sweet spots.   Tropical Delight — Now in its second year, the shop, about five blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, serves up homemade ice cream that borders on exotic.…

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