Life Around VLS
When you first arrive in Villanova, you will discover that just minutes away is the bustling city of Philadelphia. Although the town’s picturesque suburban setting makes it seem like your new law school is a world away from city life, there is a variety of options both in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Villanova and surrounding neighborhoods give students the best of both worlds. It offers the quiet and tranquility of a suburban town, as well a the excitement and nightlife of a college town. Furthermore, with Philadelphia being less than 25 minutes away, the benefits of a big city are within arm's reach.
Walk to the train station adjacent to the law school, and you will find yourself in Center City after a short train ride, where a wealth of dining, shopping, and culture await you. Looking for something a little closer? The Main Line also boasts Zagat-rated restaurants and world-class shopping . The King of Prussia Mall, located right in our backyard, is the second largest shopping mall in the country, and also contains a plethora of dining options to suit every budget. Manayunk and Conshohocken are two nearby neighborhoods that also offer a wide variety of bars, restaurants and places to live, and are both a short drive from Villanova's campus. As any Philadelphian will tell you, there are cheesesteaks beyond Pat's and Geno's, and we've come up with a list that rivals and even bests their famous counterparts.
So go ahead, experience life around Villanova. We have a feeling you won’t be disappointed…
Featured Thing to Do
The City of Brotherly Love is home to one of the loveliest and largest urban parks in the country. At Fairmount Park you can rollerblade, run, bike, or play a game of disc golf (Frisbee) in the second oldest disc golf course in the country. The park is also home to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and to the world renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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Featured Place to Eat
In the mood for casual dining and hanging out with friends? Let us suggest Kelly’s Pub, a Villanova students’ favorite. This informal eatery is just a short walk from campus and is also a great place to catch a Villanova Basketball game.
1107 E. Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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On the first Friday of every month, the art galleries in Old City Philadelphia host open houses where you can experience Philly’s world class art scene. First Friday is a creative and inexpensive way to explore the Old City District.
Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC
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