Clarion Hotel Philadelphia International Airport
76 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA 19029
Phone: (610) 521-9600
Fax: (610) 521-9388
Home ground to the Philadelphia Union soccer team, the PPL Park is one of the biggest landmarks in the city of Chester. Situated along the the banks of the Delaware River, the stadium is a sight to wonder at, as it was built for economic purposes for the city. There are national as well international matches held here and on special occasions there are cultural events held too. A must visit!
The Hedgerow Theater is located in Rose Valley, about 20 miles (32.18 kilometers) from Philadelphia proper. The popular entertainment venue plays host to several interesting performances throughout the year. While Hedgerow takes pride in its small stature, it is much noted for being an intimate cultural hub where performers and patrons can share enriching experiences. The theater exclusively presents its in-house productions which have been critically acclaimed in the past. One of America's first repertory theaters, The Hedgerow Theater warrants a visit if you're a performing arts connoisseur.
The Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne, built in 1911, is a versatile venue for any type of event. It is a classic cream and brown rectangular structure made in brick and stone. The historic house will add an old-world charm to your occasion and make it worth remembering. It is ideal for a wedding as well as any corporate event and can accommodate from 50 to 175 people. Visit their website for more details.
The Simeone Automotive Museum is neurosurgeon and avid car collector, Dr. Frederick Simeone's labor of love. Set in an old engine manufacturing factory near the Philadelphia International Airport, it is a must visit for all vintage car enthusiasts. Their collection of more than 60 limited racing cars ever made is a connoisseur's pride. These rare beauties are exhibited in dioramas reminiscent of race courses where these automobiles had contended. Their repertoire starts from 1909 and ends through the mid 1970s. These include the Porsche 917, 1938 Alfa Romeo, The American Underslung, 1916 Stutz Bearcat, Mercer Raceabout, 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, 1931 Bentley and Bugatti. Get a glimpse of how racing has evolved since its inception while walking through this fascination place. It is also touted to be the first of its kind in the continent. The museum even has spaces to rent for various events.
IceWorks Skating Complex is a popular ice arena that attracts people for both recreational and sports purposes. Built in 1997, the complex has four skating surfaces, a restaurant, training services and so on. Many tournaments, leagues and championships in ice hockey are held here. If your an amateur, then you register for the training session held here. The arena offers training courses, programs and workshops in skating and ice hockey at junior and senior levels. The place is also open for birthdays, fund raisers, corporate events and so on. Call ahead or visit the website to know more.
This cinema belongs to the Regal Entertainment Group. Its multiple screening halls offer a wide variety of movies to choose from. The venue is wheelchair accessible and listening devices are also available. An eatery and a game center are also on-site. Check the website for more information.
Beautiful acoustics and sometimes overzealous security make this an authentic rock concert hall. An old vaudeville theatre with 3,200 seats, it's a popular hall for big stars on acoustic tours: Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt and others play here "unplugged" if they want to bypass larger venues like the First Union Center. It's also a good place for comedians like Eric Idle or Kids in the Hall.
Danger Danger Gallery is a unique gallery where you can catch an art exhibit or a musical extravaganza on a regular basis. A good place to explore with friends, it is famous for the numerous live acts it hosts the year round. A huge range of genres like pop, big beat, afro-beat, breakbeat, electro, indie, punk among others find expression here. Call for more details on current and upcoming events and exact show times.
What was once a long-standing Methodist Church in Havertown has now been converted into a vibrant performing arts center. Located on the Llandillo Road, the stone-structure dates back to to the late 19th Century and today, the visitors can enjoy a number of live music events that takes place here regularly. Folk and classic concerts organized by the Philadelphia Folksong Society are held here throughout the year. Call ahead to know more.
The Mitten House is a DIY venue that has created a niche amongst punk rock enthusiasts. Tucked away in the basement of a house, only those in the know are aware of its existence. Concerts schedules are mostly spread through word of mouth. Some of their previous listings are Rudimentary Peni, Cock Sparrer, Lemonheads and Avail.
The indoor Marple Sports Arena, located in Broomall, Pennsylvania offers multi-purpose facilities to play sports ranging from open hockey, soccer, skating to offering an on-site fitness center, birthday party space and much more. There is also a pro-shop that features a wide collection of roller hockey equipments, available at low prices. To know more about the arena, do visit the website or call ahead.
Breath a fresh lease of life into your daily routine by signing up for the yoga sessions held at Studio 34. Here the expert trainers will guide you through the aasanas and help you attain ideal postures while practicing the ancient Hindu technique of Yoga. This facility is spread over 5000 square feet (465 square meters), and it also comprises a number of wellness rooms where you are treated for various ailments with massages and treatments like Neuromuscular and Trigger Point therapy. Apart from serving as a health and wellness center, Studio 34 is also host to a plethora of performing arts events. Dance, concerts and plays are regularly held here throughout the year. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.