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We Found the Ultimate Family Holiday Hangout Spot


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Your extended family’s here, your kids are screaming, the dog is barking and it’s way too cramped inside the house. It’s official—the cabin fever has set in and before someone cracks, you need a game plan.

It just so happens that a short ride outside of the city, you’ll find the suburban shopping center of your dreams—Suburban Square. Shop, eat, stretch your legs and clear the cobwebs out of your cooped-up family members’ brains. There’s no better way to spend a day together and get everyone into the spirit of the season. Here’s the perks of planning at day at Suburban Square.


One of the biggest perks of a day trip to Suburban Square? Completely free and plentiful parking. When it comes to getting grandma and grandpa in-and-out of the car, you’ll be grateful to skip the city garages. Instead drop them off at the door, hit up a handicap spot or leisurely stroll to your shops from one of the hundreds of available lot spaces.

Accessible by Train

Not only is Suburban Square easy to explore by car, it’s less than a five-minute walk from the Ardmore train station. You can hop on a SEPTA regional rail train from just about anywhere in the Delaware Valley to get your retail therapy fix. Plus, Ardmore is an adorable town to explore before or after your shopping expedition.

Eats for Everyone

One of the best ways to celebrate the season together is over a good meal, and Suburban Square’s restaurant selection does not disappoint. Whether you want a salad or a spicy Mexican meal, there’s something for everyone onsite. Swing by Sweetgreen to get your leafy green lunch, Besito to satisfy your taco craving or opt for the newest addition, Oath Pizza for creative gourmet takes on everyone’s favorite food. As for dessert, don’t miss the Peppermint Mocha Shake over at Ruby’s Diner.

So Many Shops

Nothing says family bonding like a little retail therapy and with more than 60 retail spots, the Main Line retail mecca has everything you need to get your shopping spree started off right. There’s Ten Thousand Villages, Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, west elm, Bluemercury and Apple just to name a few. So, securing the perfect gift for everyone on your list will be a total cinch.

Relax and Regroup Spots

When you’re ready to take a break, check your lists and recharge, head to the patio. Sit and share stories with your nearest and dearest on the cozy couches with heated umbrellas, or let the kids romp on the green lawn while you enjoy an energizing smoothie from Robeks. You’ll also find some surprise guests—Mr. and Mrs. Claus—spreading cheer throughout the square on December 22nd from 10AM-1PM.


Gather with family and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Suburban Square.