Philadelphia & Bucks County

Where would you like to go today? Cairn students are only a few hours away from hitting the beach, skiing the Pocono Mountains, or exploring a major city.

Cairn University is located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Easily accessible via car or public transportation, Philadelphia offers a wide range of cultural and athletic events, outdoor recreation, and historical landmarks. Cairn students enjoy the comforts of a suburban campus partnered with the exciting opportunities that a major metropolitan area offers.

Bucks County is filled with historical sites, beautiful countryside, and other unique experiences. Take in a show at the Bristol Riverside Theater, shop Peddler’s Village, enjoy the flowers at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, or grab breakfast with some friends at the Langhorne Coffee House.

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12 things near Cairn that you really should check out

Independence Hall and Old City

Independence Hall

Walk through history and visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where our country’s constitution was adopted.

Philly Cheesesteaks

A Philadelphia staple. Whether it’s Pat’s, Gino’s, Jim’s, or a hundred other neighborhood joints, you’ll have to decide for yourself who has the best cheesesteak.

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway

An iconic stretch from the “Rocky Steps” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to Love Park, with a dozen other museums and attractions in between.Rocky Art Museum


The County seat has something for everyone–shopping, museums, cafés, restaurants, and entertainment. Independent and classic film fans will love the historic County Theater.

Philadelphia Sports Complex

Cairn Phillies Night

Home to the Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, and Flyers.

Washington Crossing and Tyler State Parks

Offering hiking, biking, canoeing, and picnicking – these area parks are a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors. Check out Tyler’s great disc golf course, or if you’re more of a history buff, mark your calendar for the annual reenactment of General Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River.

Shady Brook Farm

Pick-your-own crops, family events, seasonal festivals, Farm Market, and an ice cream shop featuring Uncle Dave’s homemade ice cream.

Sesame Place

Because you’re never too old to dance with a Muppet.
Sesame Place Logo

New Hope and Peddler’s Village

Just a short drive from each other, New Hope and Peddler’s Village are two of Bucks County’s premier locations for quaint specialty shops, restaurants, and seasonal festivities.

Philadelphia Zoo

America’s first zoo!
Philadelphia Zoo

Kelly Drive

A beautiful section of Fairmount Park (one of the world’s largest city park systems), this scenic trail stretches along the Schuylkill River and is home to the famous Boat House Row. A popular destination for runners and bikers.

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