Elkins Park is a great destination to get away from the hustle of the city but yet still surrounded by diversity downtown Philly has to offer. Only a thirty minute drive to Center City or fifteen minute train ride. Elkins Park has attractions to satisfy the thrill for people of all ages. Come visit where so much history has taken place and new history is being made. Elkins Park is where leaders are born or call home, such as, singer Pink, comedian Bill Cosby, NFL player Marvin Harrison, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, and many many more.
There are many ways to get to Elkins Park from various cities of the Pennsylvania or even other parts of the country. Easy roads are available, national highways, a train station, bus stops, and a close by airport.
If traveling by plane, the airport to land in is Philadelphia International Airport. It is only a thirty minute drive to Elkins Park. Trains from and to the airport are available at the Elkins Park train station.
The Elkins Park train station has trains that stop twice every hour.
There are bus stops conveniently scattered throughout the town.
Personal cars are an easy way of transportation as well, finding parking spots is not an issue.
Beth Sholom Synagogue, 8231 Old York Rd. The only synagogue designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is listed in the National Register of Historic places.edit
Lynnewood Hall, 920 Spring Avenue. It is a 110 room mansion and is considered the largest surviving Gilded Age mansion in the Philadelphia area. Although entering the premises is prohibited, looking at the building is magnificent. edit
Richard C. Wall House Museum, 1 Wall Park Drive. Sunday 1PM-4PM. The house was built by Richard Wall, a founding father of Cheltenham Township. It is four floors and displays what a house and life was like during the beginning of Cheltenham.edit
The diverse range of people that inhabit Elkins Park also makes available eateries from around the world. The broad range of restaurants serves to satisfy all taste buds. Come and enjoy distinct and authentic foods from all over the globe. Be adventurous or satisfy your cravings.
Cheltenham Korean Noodle House, 401 West Cheltenham Ave. Features various Korean dishes.edit
CJ Seafood and Sushi, 7909 High School Road. Great selection of seafood and sushi.edit
Dessert Studio, 8351 Cadwalader Avenue. The mouth watering treats will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.edit
Sprinkles Ice Cream Parlor, 915 Township Line Road. Step back into the fifties and enjoy homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt in an "old school" ice cream parlor.edit
Marco Polo, 8080 Old York Road. Enjoy Italian food as well as seafood.edit
Max & Davids, 8120 Old York Road. Specializes in Eastern European and Mediterranian foods.edit
Szechuan Mandarin, 8080 Old York Road. Authentic Chinese food which will spice up anyones taste buds.edit