This book has some good ideas for activities in the Philadelphia and Lancaster County areas:
Welcome to Phoenixville!
SO… WHAT IS THERE TO DO AROUND HERE?
Phoenixville is a great area to be during your college years! The town is small enough not to be overwhelming, and busy enough to have choices of what to do.
You are close enough to drive into Philadelphia for the night, or take a day trip to Lancaster County. New York City, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. are all only a few hours away. The surrounding area has something for everyone, whether you are interested in the outdoors, history, cultural events, art, or shopping.
We hope you can use this guide as a way to get the most out of your time here. Here's what's in it:
Outdoor Recreation - If you like the outdoors, here are a whole bunch of parks and trails for you to explore
Arts and Entertainment - Here you'll find lists of theaters, art museums, beautiful gardens, and shopping
Historic Sites and Museums - The area is full of history, so check out some of the local sites and museums
Family Friendly Fun - Here are some places that will appeal to people of all ages
Seasonal Events - Every couple months a new list of events will be published here, so make sure you check back to see what new things will be happening in the area!
Check this guide out, go visit some of the places, have fun, and let us know what you think!