Montgomery County's Main Streets
The heart and soul of Montgomery County lie in its downtowns, which are home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, unbeatable shopping, incredible attractions, and more. We invite you to explore our towns and discover the one-of-a-kind experiences Montco offers.
Enjoy the Best Local Dining Establishments
Conshohocken is one of the top dining destinations in Montco. Here you can stroll down Fayette Street and enjoy a delicious meal at one of Conshohocken’s many locally-owned restaurants, from Southern Cross Kitchen serving an array of comfort food to classic Italian cuisine at Pepperoncini Restaurant & Bar.
For more fantastic dining options, visit towns like Ambler, which features a walkable downtown lined with top-rated restaurants serving a variety of ethnic cuisines, including Indian, Italian, and Mexican, and Jenkintown, where you can find plenty of restaurants near the picturesque town square.
Montco is also home to several up-and-coming dining destinations, such as Lansdale, home of Round Guys Brewing Company, and Royersford, which offers an array of hidden culinary gems, including popular breakfast spot Annamarie’s.
Visit World-Class Shopping Destinations
Many Montco towns are first-rate shopping destinations, offering everything from expansive shopping malls to specialty shops along cobblestone streets.
If you’re visiting Valley Forge and King of Prussia, stop by the King of Prussia Mall, the largest retail shopping mall in the United States. Here you’ll find seven department stores, luxury retailers, and some of the best KOP restaurants all in one place. Willow Grove is also famous for its shopping, especially at the Willow Grove Park Mall.
Explore Historic Landmarks & Local Attractions
Montco’s towns are also famous for their attractions, parks, and historical landmarks.
In Fort Washington, visitors can follow in the footsteps of George Washington while taking in the beautiful scenery at Fort Washington State Park. Nature lovers will also enjoy Green Lane, where you can experience incredible outdoor adventures at its Green Lane Park.
And if you love traditional architecture, visit the Bryn Athyn Historic District, where you can step inside stunning buildings like the Bryn Athyn Cathedral.
Want to learn more about Montco’s towns? You can find more information about each Montco destination below or by reviewing our guide to small-town Montco. And to learn about surrounding destinations, check out towns outside of Montco.
Ambler, Pa., is one of Montgomery County's most walkable downtowns, and one of its busiest. Butler Ave and the surrounding streets are home to globally inspired restaurants and some of the area's top cultural attractions.
Ardmore was named after its train stop on its Main Line commuter connection with Philadelphia. The main street is Lancaster Avenue; its specialty shops and quirky retailers make it a shopping destination in the Philly suburbs with a fast-growing dining scene that features award-winning restaurants and breweries.
The borough of Bryn Athyn is best known for the the Bryn Athyn Historic District, a group of awe-inspiring buildings that include the Glencairn Museum, Cairnwood Estate and the towering Bryn Athyn Cathedral.
Conshohocken has earned a reputation as one of the best dining destinations in all of Philadelphia's suburbs, with unique, independent restaurants lining Fayette Street. The town also has a busy events calendar, highlighted by the July 4 Soap Box Derby and the annual Conshohocken Brewfest.
Before Valley Forge, there was Whitemarsh. It was here that George Washington set up camp for a month before the move to his more famous residence. Today, the area takes the name of its most famous resident while maintaining much of the area's rich history.
Green Lane has become a destination for outdoor adventure in Montgomery County. Its namesake park offers some of the best fishing, hiking and trails, as well stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and boating. The nearby towns of East Greenville, Green Lane, Pennsburg and Red Hill are small-town America at its finest.
Made famous by ABC's the Goldbergs, Jenkintown is more than a setting for a TV show. The borough in eastern Montgomery County features excellent dining and in and around the town square. The neighboring communities of Glenside and Abington only add to Jenkintown's appeal.
Like many of Montgomery County's historic downtowns, Lansdale is a community on the rise. It's dining scene continues to grow with award-winning restaurants dotting its main street. First Fridays are a great time to discover this hidden gem near the center of Montco.
The county seat of Montgomery County, Norristown is home to one of the area's most beloved attractions, the Elmwood Park Zoo. When it comes to dining, Norristown is known for the Zep, a unique take on the traditional hoagie being made at the downtown sandwich spots.
Pottstown is one of Montco's fastest-growing tourism destinations. The southern end of the Colebrookdale Railroad features historic homes, kid-friendly attractions and one of the country's most storied ballrooms.
Royersford, a town originally for the farming community. Overtime, the borough grew into a small iron and manufacturing center. Today, the borough has become a charming town between the Schuylkill River and Rte. 422. This bedroom community offers hidden gems on the food, shopping, and nightlife scene. From Main Street Cafe to Annamarie's- there is something for everyone!
Skippack Village is a truly unique destination. It's a downtown of shopping and dining without a single chain restaurant or store to be found. When you're finished strolling through town, be sure to visit the nearby Evansburg State Park, an outdoor haven for hiking and horseback riding.
Souderton is a charming and walkable town accented by public art, independent boutiques, and creative dining. Home to over 140 businesses, including eateries, art galleries, theaters, retail stores, and community parks, Souderton is the perfect main street to explore. Stay overnight and explore all that Souderton has to offer.
VALLEY FORGE / KING OF PRUSSIA
Anchored by Valley Forge National Historical Park and the King of Prussia Mall, the area known as King of Prussia is the ultimate shopping and dining destination. The mall is home to more than 450 stores and restaurants with so much more located along DeKalb Pike and in the King of Prussia Town Center.
Once the site of a grand amusement park, Willow Grove is now anchored by the Willow Grove Park Mall. The area was also named among CityDescribed.com's Top 16 Small Cities in Pennsylvania.