Venue: Outdoor Visit time: 2-4 hours Highlights: Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America.It's a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, and the gardeners lead the design.It is an experience of pleasure and learning filled with art, ideas, and beauty.Inside tip: There's no food service but on-site picnicking is allowed.Summer Picnic Specials occur every Sunday at noon through September 17, 2017.Inside tip: West Chester Railroad offers many different special events, check out their website for details. Since its founding, CCAA has retained its mission as a community-minded organization but has grown tremendously to include an astonishing range of activities and programs.
Shopping and Dining West Chester is your perfect option for spending the day sightseeing and shopping in over 60 boutiques for items you won't see at the mall.- - - - - - - - - - - See "West Chester, PA: The Center of the Televised Shopping Universe and Other Surprises" by Malerie Yolen-Cohen, Huffington Insiders Parking Tip Your best option for worry-free parking in downtown West Chester are the centrally located municipal parking garages.Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting an overtime parking ticket. Home to West Chester University Within a few blocks of downtown, West Chester University serves the educational needs to 14,000 students.Pick up your downtown guide for shopping and restaurant opportunities. Knauer Performing Arts Center WEBSITE Location: 226 N High St; across the street Open: Performance times Venue: Indoor Visit time: Performance times Highlights: The 100-year-old West Chester Armory has been converted to a performing arts center with live events appearing on three stages providing a variety of musical theater, speaker series, dance, comedy, drama, and childrens events.Inside tip: See RTC's production of Spamalot with NYC actors March 31 thru April 16, 2017.