When the hustle and bustle of Center City gets overwhelming, you may daydream about a place of peace and quiet. Look no further — Conshohocken, located just 15 miles from Center City, is the perfect escape. Known as “Conshy” by the locals, this borough of 8,000 people offers everything you need to escape the big city and regroup; from a wide variety of restaurants and specialty shops to sprawling trails, Conshohocken is your perfect weekend getaway.
We’ve all been there; occasionally everyone needs to break away from the city air and head to greener pastures. Luckily for us, the Schuylkill River Trail runs right through Conshohocken. Stretching for miles along the banks of the Schuylkill River, the trail offers idyllic views and activities for everyone, ranging from bike paths to walking trails. Have a green thumb? Head nearby to the The Barnes Arboretum and explore the nearly 12 acres of manicured gardens and greenery. It’s the perfect place to pack a lunch and explore the great outdoors.
Regardless of your mood, Conshohocken has enough restaurants to please even the most picky eaters. At the top of the list is Conshohocken Brewing Company. With a wide variety of craft beers and enough pub food to go around, this lively environment offers plenty of beers to test. Just looking to grab a burger and beer? Baggataway Tavern, located on Front Street, charms visitors with a small-town vibe and of course, a place to catch the game. In the mood for a gourmet meal? Check out The Stone Rose, Conshohocken’s #1 restaurant. Offering specialty small plates and an ever-changing menu, this local favorite offers lunch, dinner, and even Sunday brunch, making it the perfect choice for your weekend getaway. The diet can start Monday, right?
On the Sweeter Side
No weekend getaway is complete without some sweets. Luckily, Conshohocken has plenty of specialty options to explore. One can’t-miss stop is Edwards-Freeman Nut Co. A throwback to candy shops of yesteryear, Edwards-Freeman offers delicious nuts, dried fruit, and speciality candies, making it the perfect place to please that sweet tooth. Interested in something more substantial? Conshohocken Italian Bakery, a top-rated bakery for over 40 years, offers an assortment of pies, pastries, cookies, and gourmet breads. Make sure you stop by and grab some goodies on your way back to the city!
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