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Chester is a historic town, located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. It lies between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. As of the 2010 census, the population of Chester was 33,972. The town of Chester was first settled in 1641 by Swedes. They first called it Finlandia, and then Upland. By 1642, Chester was the most populous town in the new Province of Pennsylvania. On his first visit to the town, William Penn renamed the settlement for the English city of Chester. The city of Chester is a regional hub with direct access to several major roadways that connect Pennsylvania to the New Jersey Turnpike by way of the Commodore Barry Bridge. It was also known for its naval shipyard that supplied the Union during the Civil War and in other U.S. wars. Two U.S. Navy ships have been named USS Chester in honor of the city. In 2008, a horse racing track opened in the city, which features a specially-constructed bridge that enables the midpoint of races to take place over the Delaware River. Chester is home to the Philadelphia Union, which plays its home games at PPL Park, which is located at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge over the Delaware River. The stadium is located in what is known as Rivertown.

Surrounding areas: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11.9 mi), Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (12.6 mi), Pottstown, Pennsylvania (31.5 mi), Doylestown, Pennsylvania (34.0 mi), Pineville, Pennsylvania (36.0 mi)

Chester Vacation Rentals

Chester Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn53 Industrial HwyEssington, PA3.2 mi.(610) 521-9800
Holiday Inn Philadelphia International Airport45 Industrial HwyEssington, PA3.2 mi.(610) 521-2400
Motel 643 Industrial HwyEssington, PA3.2 mi.(215) 521-6650
Ramada Inn Philadelphia International Airport76 Industrial HwyEssington, PA3.2 mi.(610) 521-9600
Red Roof Inn49 Industrial HwyEssington, PA3.2 mi.(610) 521-5090
Ramada Gibbstown South Jersey299 Swedesboro Ave I-295 Exit 17Gibbstown, NJ4.2 mi.(856) 423-6600
Renaissance Philadelphia Hotel500 Stevens DrPhiladelphia, PA4.7 mi.(610) 521-5900
Raven Motel427 E State StMedia, PA4.9 mi.(610) 891-1560
Mcintosh Inn Of MediaUS Rt 1 & Rt 352 SMedia, PA5.0 mi.(610) 565-5800
Executive Motor Inn675 Baltimore PikeSpringfield, PA5.0 mi.(215) 543-0555
Howard Johnson Inn650 Baltimore PikeSpringfield, PA5.0 mi.(215) 544-4700
Holiday Inn Select630 Naamans RdClaymont, DE5.5 mi.(302) 792-2700
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport8600 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA6.1 mi.(215) 966-1300
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Philadelphia Airport8800 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA6.3 mi.(800) 228-2800
Extended Stay Deluxe8880 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA6.4 mi.(215) 365-4360
Courtyard Philadelphia8900 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA6.5 mi.(215) 365-2200
Microtel Inn8840 Tinicum BlvdPhiladelphia, PA6.5 mi.(215) 492-0700
Philadelphia Airport Courtyard8900 Bartram AvePhiladelphila, PA6.5 mi.(215) 365-2200
Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport9000 Bartram AvePhiladelphia, PA6.6 mi.(215) 365-4500
Hampton Inn Bridgeport2 Pureland DrSwedesboro, NJ7.4 mi.(856) 467-6200
Holiday Inn Select Bridgeport1 Pureland Dr I-295 Exit 10Swedesboro, NJ7.4 mi.(856) 467-3322
Extended Stay America9000 Tinicum BlvdPhiladelphia, PA7.5 mi.(215) 492-6766
Best Western W Deptford Inn101 GRV RdThorofare, NJ8.4 mi.(856) 848-4111
Highway Motel27 Crown PT RdThorofare, NJ8.4 mi.(609) 845-8520
Best Western Concordville HotelRt 322 & Rt 1Concordville, PA9.1 mi.(215) 358-9400
Holiday Inn Express Concordville/Brandywine1110 Baltimore PikeConcordville, PA9.1 mi.(610) 358-1700
Doubletree Hotel-wilmington4727 Concord PikeWilmington, DE10.4 mi.(888) 478-2933
Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine320 Rocky Run PkwyWilmington, DE10.5 mi.(302) 477-9500
Homewood Suites By Hilton350 Rocky Run PkwyWilmington, DE10.5 mi.(302) 479-2000
Inn At Wilmington300 Rocky Run PkwyWilmington, DE10.5 mi.(302) 479-7900
Quality Inn & Suites-Wilmington4000 Concord PikeWilmington, DE10.7 mi.(302) 478-2222
Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn1807 Concord PikeWilmington, DE11.0 mi.(302) 656-9436
Hilton Inn At Penn3600 Sansom StPhiladelphia, PA11.2 mi.(800) 445-8667
Comfort Inn & Suites634 Sodders RdCarneys Point, NJ11.3 mi.(856) 299-8282
Holiday Inn Express506 Pennsville-auburn RdCarneys Point, NJ11.3 mi.(856) 351-9222
Wellesley Inn & Suites517 S Pennsville-Auburn RdCarneys Point, NJ11.3 mi.(609) 299-3800
Fairfield Inn-deptford1160 HurfvilleDeptford, NJ11.4 mi.(856) 686-9050
Comfort Inn & Suites Brandywine Valley1310 Wilmington PikeWest Chester, PA11.6 mi.(610) 399-4600
The Rittenhouse210 W Rittenhouse SQPhiladelphia, PA11.9 mi.(215) 546-9000
Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia1701 Locust StPhiladelphia, PA12.0 mi.(215) 735-6000
Bed & Breakfast
Rittenhouse Square Bed & Breakfast1715 Rittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia, PA12.0 mi.(215) 546-6500
Main Stay Bed & Breakfast45 S Main StMedford, NJ28.4 mi.(609) 654-7528

Chester Weather & Climate

Southeast Pennsylvania has a humid subtropical climate. It falls in the northern periphery of this climate zone. Summers are hot and humid, winters are cold with variable snowfall. Spring and autumn are mild. Some winters see only light snowfall, while other times it can be heavy, although generally it falls somewhere in-between. Rainfall is spread fairly evenly throughout the rest of the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month. October is the driest month of the year, January the coldest and July the warmest. Heat waves in summer are often accompanied by humidity, which makes it feel even warmer. Severe weather such as tornadoes or blizzards are rare.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 27°F 2.92 in. -
February 42°F 29°F 2.75 in. -
March 51°F 36°F 3.63 in. -
April 63°F 45°F 3.27 in. -
May 73°F 55°F 4.16 in. -
June 83°F 64°F 3.20 in. -
July 87°F 69°F 4.01 in. -
August 85°F 68°F 3.32 in. -
September 77°F 61°F 4.23 in. -
October 65°F 50°F 2.84 in. -
November 54°F 41°F 3.21 in. -
December 44°F 32°F 3.12 in. -

Chester Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located about 6 miles east of Chester in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the New Castle County airport (ILG) located approximately 17 miles southwest of Chester in Wilmington, Delaware, the Northeast Philadelphia airport (PNE) located roughly 24 miles northeast of Chester in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and finally the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located around 49 miles southeast of Chester in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Chester Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE17.1 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ19.9 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ20.7 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ26.6 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA32.1 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ50.9 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ51.5 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA52.0 mi.
Dorney ParkAllentownPA52.9 mi.
Blackbeard's CaveBayvilleNJ56.5 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ57.4 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ57.4 mi.
Bushkill ParkEastonPA58.4 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ59.9 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ59.9 mi.
Fantasy Island Amusement ParkBeach HavenNJ62.4 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ65.9 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ65.9 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ65.9 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ65.9 mi.
Water Parks
Mountain CreekVernonNJ17.5 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA21.2 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA32.1 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA52.9 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ57.4 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE59.3 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ62.4 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ65.9 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA82.3 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD102.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Springfield Country ClubSpringfieldPA5.3 mi.
Paxon Hollow Golf ClubMediaPA7.6 mi.
Beckett Golf ClubSwedesboroNJ8.0 mi.
Clayton Park Golf CourseGlen MillsPA8.3 mi.
Golf Course At Glen MillsGlen MillsPA8.3 mi.
Spring Lake Recreation CenterGlen MillsPA8.3 mi.
RiverWinds Golf ClubThorofareNJ8.8 mi.
Bob Thatchers Old Masters Golf ClubNewtown SquarePA9.3 mi.
Oakmont East Golf CourseOakmontPA9.5 mi.
Westwood Golf ClubWoodburyNJ11.0 mi.
Delcastle Golf CourseWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Ed Oliver Golf ClubWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Rock Manor Golf ClubWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Three Little Bakers Country Club & Dinner TheatreWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
Cobbs Creek Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA12.5 mi.
Franklin D Roosevelt Golf CoursePhiladelphiaPA12.5 mi.
Island Green Country ClubPhiladelphiaPA12.5 mi.
Juniata Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA12.5 mi.
Philadelphia Quartet Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA12.5 mi.
Walnut Lane Golf ClubPhiladelphiaPA12.5 mi.
Maple Ridge Golf ClubSewellNJ13.0 mi.
Pitman Golf CourseSewellNJ13.0 mi.
Tattersall Golf ClubWest ChesterPA15.0 mi.
Valley Forge Golf ClubKing of PrussiaPA16.0 mi.
Valleybrook Golf ClubBlackwoodNJ16.1 mi.
Washington Township Municipal Golf CourseTurnersvilleNJ17.1 mi.
Wedgwood Country ClubTurnersvilleNJ17.1 mi.
Pennsauken Country ClubPennsaukenNJ17.6 mi.
Freeway Golf CourseSicklervilleNJ18.4 mi.
Westover Golf ClubNorristownPA18.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ17.5 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ17.5 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA17.8 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA47.2 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA82.3 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA83.3 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA93.6 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ95.8 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA107.8 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY110.4 mi.
State Parks
Ridley Creek State ParkPA8.6 mi. 
Bellevue State ParkDE9.0 mi. 
Brandywine Battlefield State ParkPA11.4 mi. 
Brandywine Creek State ParkDE11.9 mi. 
Independence Mall State ParkPA13.4 mi. 
Brandywine Springs State ParkDE16.9 mi. 
Garden State ParkNJ17.9 mi. 
Fort Washington State ParkPA19.2 mi. 
Fort Mott State ParkNJ20.1 mi. 
Fort Washington State ParkPA20.9 mi. 
Fort Delaware State ParkDE21.2 mi. 
Evansburg State ParkPA23.6 mi. 
Walter S Carpenter State ParkDE24.0 mi. 
Marsh Creek State ParkPA24.6 mi. 
Evansburg State ParkPA24.9 mi. 
Mount Laurel State ParkNJ25.3 mi. 
Parvin State ParkNJ25.9 mi. 
Graeme State ParkPA27.2 mi. 
Neshaminy State ParkPA27.2 mi. 
Lums Pond State ParkDE28.3 mi. 
Friendship Fire Company MuseumWoodburyNJ10.8 mi.(History)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(History)
Rockwood MuseumWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.(History)
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and AnthroplogyPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(History)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Rosenbach Museum & LibraryPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SitePhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Winterthur MeseumWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Mutter MuseumPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Science)
Paley Design CenterPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Technology)
La Salle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Art)
LaSalle University Art MuseumPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Art)
Paley/Levy Galleries at Moore College of Art and DesignPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Art)
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(Art)
American Swedish Historical MuseumPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(History)
Balch Institute for Ethnic StudiesPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.(History)
Delaware History CenterWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.(History)
Hagley MuseumWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.(History)
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordPA12.6 mi.(History)
The Condiment Packet GalleryWest ChesterPA15.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA12.4 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE12.4 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ13.6 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ67.6 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA74.8 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD77.3 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD77.3 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY80.9 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY92.3 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY92.3 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY92.9 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ101.3 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY102.8 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD103.7 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY104.5 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC111.4 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA118.9 mi.

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