Jenkintown

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Jenkintown is a small town located within Montgomery County, Pennsylvania which is just north of Philadelphia. Jenkintown runs along route 611 and is approximately .58 of a square mile and is home to 4,500 residents.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

SEPTA Regional Rail Connects Philadelphia to Montgomery County. See Schedules.

By car[edit]

From Philadelphia: I-76 West, I-95 North.

From Allentown: I-476

By plane[edit]

Philadelphia International Airport Fly in from any major airport. Approximately 30 minute drive from Philadelphia.

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Beth Sholom
  • Beth Sholom. Frank Lloyd Wright, the renowned American architect designed Beth Sholom Synagogue. It was the only synagogue ever designed by him and the last project that he completed before his death. Beth Sholom Synagogue is a National Historic Landmark as designated by the National Parks Service and the Secretary of the Interior in the Spring of 2007. This distinction makes it one of only 4 synagogues nationwide to be considered an important national treasure.

Do[edit]

  • Alverthorpe Park. Alverthorpe Park offers par-three golf, tennis, basketball, and swimming, as well as

areas run, hike, or bike. The playground is open year-round and the preschool area has a wading pool for little ones. An adorable 18-hole miniature golf course. Camping season begins in April and runs through December. Reservations can be made at the Control Building in Alverthorpe Park. The fee is $5 per site, per night. Registration for fishing season in Alverthorpe Lake begins in May. You must have a fishing tag for which the cost is $1.75 for residents for the season, and $2.75 daily for non-residents. Youth programs include USA Team Tennis Ralleyball designed to allow kids of all ages to play the game of tennis in an easy and fun way. Six-player teams are formed in several age divisions, from first grade through eighth grade-aged kids. Racquets are free for use during the season and participants receive a t-shirt uniform. The cost is $59 per player(resident); $65(non-resident). The preschool area is available for groups to utilize for a minimum fee of $30. The picnic shelter can also be rented for private function.

  • Abington Art Center. Founded in 1939, the Old York Road Art Guild is known today as Abington Art Center. Located on 27 acres in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, just 10 miles from Center City Philadelphia, the Art Center hosts rotating exhibitions for today’s artists, workshops and classes for students of all ages and presents programming and events designed to make art a part of your world. At Abington Art Center, you won’t just observe art. You’ll touch it, feel it, create it and be a part of it.
  • Heaven SpaThe Pavilion - 261 Old York Road +1 215 576 7000. A sanctuary for the mind, body, and soul. Indulge, relax and refresh at this award-winning spa offering massages, facials, waxing, manicure/pedicures and more.

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Eat[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  • Drake Tavern. The Drake Tavern is a cozy and fun spot for a quick meal located on route 611 in Jenkintown. It is very popular with the younger crowd. The burgers are very good and they have a great selection of beer on tap. Good atmosphere in charming Jenkintown.

Splurge[edit]

  • Dessert. Sprinkles. This mom-and-pop ice cream parlor serves homemade ice cream.
  • Mirna's. In the mood for something different? Try Mirnas Café located in the heart of Jenkintown. Mirna's serves Mediterranean style dishes. For dinner, try the snapper, served over spinach with a garlic, olive oil and lemon sauce, or the grilled mahi mahi over baby greens and roasted potato with a tomato scallion tahini sesame sauce and crabmeat.

Drink[edit]

  • Vintage Bar and Grill. Authentic sports bar with a great Philadelphia atmosphere with great pub food.

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