Wayne is definitely one of my favorite places to visit on one of my rare, lazy days. Located about five minutes away from campus, Wayne offers a variety of restaurants, cafes, and local shops, all of which are affordable to college students. Here are just a few fun places to visit on your next trip to Wayne!
1. Playa Bowls
This surf-themed cafe offers a fresh and fruity menu filled with a variety of smoothie bowls, smoothies, and juices. Although it is a bit pricey, with each bowl averaging about $10, the quality and taste is definitely worth it. This is one of my go-to places to eat when I visit Wayne with my friends. It is a great way to experience summer all year round.
2. Real Cinemas Anthony Wayne Theater
If you're looking to go out for the night or make the most of a rainy day, then I recommend heading over to the Wayne Theater. On top of being convenient, this theater has a vintage feel and offers customers the same movies as bigger more expensive cinemas are showing. You can find showtimes on their website and can even buy $6 student tickets at the door when you show your Cabrini ID.
3. The Wayne Bar
If you're looking for an affordable, sweet treat then The Wayne Bar is the place to go. This cute, old-fashioned ice cream shop provides homemade ice cream sourced from several different local creameries and dairy farms. The menu changes weekly depending on where the ice cream comes from and the flavors are always amazing. The prices are affordable, the portions are great, and sprinkles are always free!
4. Spring Mill Bread Co.
The Spring Mill Bread Co. is a delicious bakery that offers a multitude of different breads and pastries. Whether you're in the mood for a whole loaf, or just a free slice when you walk in the door, Spring Mill is a delicious option.
5. Radnor Fall Festival
Although this year's has already passed, the Radnor Fall Festival is a great opportunity to really get to know Wayne and its small business owners. It is an annual event that falls on the third Sunday in September and focuses on bringing together the Radnor community to celebrate the beginning of the fall season. At the festival, there are a number of different vendors that sell everything from food to handmade jewelry to dog treats. The festival also features live music and performances by local dance companies, so bring your friends next year for a fun-filled Sunday before the Monday blues set in.
Whether you are new to Cabrini or not, I highly encourage you to visit Wayne during your free time. Not only is it a beautiful town, but it is also a great way to immerse yourself in the Cabrini environment. You'll be able to experience the Main Line, while also enjoying some of Wayne's more old-fashioned and humble environments.