Pennsylvania Journals

Inexpensive PA Day Trips on AMTRAK

A June 2005 trip to Pennsylvania by Suzanne715

Suburban Square Photo, Pennsylvania, United States More Photos
Quote: Looking for something different and FUN to do? Treat your loved ones to a ride on Amtrak and moments full of awesome surprises! Read my journals for historic sights, eateries, shops, and places to play, as well as important information and helpful hints.

Suburban Square

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Attraction | "Suburban Square-On the Main Line"

Suburban Square Photo, Pennsylvania, United States
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Suburban Square, a cheerful, upscale shopping park with over 65 stores and restaurants, is celebrating its 75th anniversary! So, how come I only learned of this cool place this spring? Suburban Square is The Rodeo Drive of Pennsylvania. Okay, so I live a sheltered life. Wanting to do something fun with my daughter and her friend, who is visiting from Chicago, I bought train tickets from Middletown to Ardmore ($32 adult and $16 child- round trip). We spent the day looking for "deals." Our favorite store is Lilly Pulitzer because of the bright colors and cool designs. The store screams "Tennis Anyone (?)" and "Let’s meet at the Country Club." We look at the price tags and decide maybe a few ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2005

Suburban Square
6 Coulter Avenue
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003
(610) 896-7560

Penn's Square

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Attraction | "Penn's Square - The Heart of Lancaster"

Penn's Square Photo, Pennsylvania, United States
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When you arrive at the Lancaster Amtrak Station go up the stairs, through the lobby, and down the main staircase. Just outside the front doors the Red Rose Trolley drives by about very fifteen minutes. Give the driver a little wave and he’ll stop for you. TIP: Try to have the correct change for the trolley fare, they don’t give change ($1.15 each way, per person). Just ask the driver to drop you off at Penn’s Square, a short ride. You will recognize Penn’s Square when you see a Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the center. The trolley passes the statue, then stops. Catch the trolley back to the station ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2005

Penn's Square
Queen and King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania