Media, Chadds Ford Rate Among Curbed Philly’s 14 Best Towns Outside of City

The Delaware County Courthouse in Media.

There are plenty of charming small towns scattered within two hours of Philadelphia that make for easy day trips or overnight stays, writes Melissa Romero of Curbed Philly.

Of the 14 towns she gave shout-outs, two are in Delco: Media and Chadds Ford.

“This Delaware County town dates back to the late 17th century during the William Penn era,” Romero said of Media. “So it has strong Quaker roots. That may explain its friendly atmosphere and plethora of community events like Dining Under the Stars. Media Theater is also known to put on some great community theater shows featuring the likes of resident and comedian Wanda Sykes.”

A dozen miles south on Baltimore Pike lies another other Delco treasure.

“This beautiful town just 25 miles west of Philadelphia is a mix of rolling hills dotted with wineries and historic sites like the Brandywine Battlefield,” Romero said of Chadds Ford. “Don’t miss a stroll along the picturesque Brandywine River or a trip to the Brandywine River Museum.”

Click here to read more of the 14 best towns outside of the city in Curbed Philly.

Join Our Community

Never miss a Delaware County story!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.