United Sports in Downingtown, PA is a 127,000 square-foot indoor and 60-acre outdoor sports complex that hosts amateur tournaments of nearly every variety, including baseball, softball, soccer, cheer and dance, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, tennis, football, and more. United Sports is located about 30 miles west of Philadelphia in Chester County, an area rich in American history. If you are traveling to this area to play at United Sports, here are some suggestions of things to do and places to eat whenever you’re not competing.


Things to Do

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Downingtown Rock Gym

Equipped with more than 10,000 square feet of climbing walls, the Downingtown Rock Gym resides in a truly unique location. Formerly part of the Pepperidge Farm campus, the building used to be home to the factory’s flour silos. This is why it has such high ceilings compared to other surrounding structures. The walls are designed for climbers of all levels so that beginners can have just as much fun as kids with lots of experience. Scramble up indoor structures, complete with boulders, overhangs, caves, chimneys, and more. Plus, the gym’s convenient downtown location makes it an easy place to visit without having to drive far. 462 Acorn Ln, Downingtown, PA 19335


American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

10 miles southeast of Downingtown and United Sports in the borough of West Chester, the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center is specifically geared toward younger visitors, who can learn all about the history of helicopters and how they work. In addition to checking out several helicopters that are always on display and others that are being restored, kids can also partake in educational programs that give them the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of an interactive helicopter and find out how the controls work to make these massive machines fly. 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380


Urban Air

Another thing to do near United Sports is  have some fun at Urban Air, an indoor amusement center that features a variety of attractions, including wall-to-wall trampoline beds. The 25,000-square-foot facility is far better than your average bounce house, offering foam pits, airbags, trampoline dodgeball, and more. Urban Air has 75 trampolines and a four-lane obstacle course with 18 obstacles, as well as two large dodgeball arenas, foam pit, elevated battle beam, two 42-foot-long runways, and the Running Wall. 981 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335


Treehouse World

Far more complex than the average backyard treehouse, the activities at Treehouse World in West Chester definitely push the envelope when it comes to arboreal adventures. Multilevel structures complete with swings, bridges, netting, and more, the treehouses here let kids spend hours climbing high above the ground. In addition to a collection of aerial playgrounds that continue to grow each year, the facility also offers activities like rock climbing on trees, zip-lining, trampolines, archery tag, and more. 1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380


United Sports  - Travel - Hotels4TeamsValley Forge National Historical Park

One of the best ways to make history interesting for kids is to visit the places where important events actually transpired. Valley Forge National Historical Park is located about 15 miles northeast of Downingtown, and it is dedicated to the memory of George Washington and his troops, who camped and trained here for six months during the height of the Revolutionary War. Narrated trolley tours take visitors around the park and bring the history of the place to life. Costumed experts also abound to tell stories about the encampment and illustrate how it helped shape the eventual outcome of the war. 1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406


Riverfront Wilmington

It may technically be another state but Wilmington, Delaware, is actually the closest big city to Downingtown and United Sports. Set on the banks of the Christina River, an offshoot of the major Delaware River, Riverfront Wilmington is home to some of the city’s best attractions and landmarks. Visitors can check out the Delaware Children’s Museum, the DuPont Environmental Education Center, the Horizon Services Riverfront Rink, or Riverwalk Mini Golf. The area is a popular cultural hub, and it also frequently hosts live music and street festivals. 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801


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Places to Eat

Green Street Grill

Located in the heart of Downingtown right near United Sports, the Green Street Grill is well-known among locals for its menu of exceptional breakfast fare. Omelets, Eggs Benedict, and pancakes have customers clamoring to return. The lunch menu puts a unique spin on diner cuisine with its selection of specialty sandwiches, gyros, Reubens, and more. Plus, the restaurant is located near two of Downingtown’s most massive parks, which provide great opportunities to run and play after a great meal. 150 E Pennsylvania Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335


Pomodoro Pizza & Italian Restaurant

A spacious location that’s great for large groups is only one of the many reasons why Pomodoro Pizza & Italian Restaurant is a favorite lunch and dinner spot in Downingtown. The restaurant offers authentic pizza made from family recipes that have been passed down through multiple generations. The staff is also happy to accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions and other special requests. 200 Chestnut St, Downingtown, PA 19335


Taco Maya Mexican Grill

Taco Maya Mexican Grill in nearby Exton claims to have the best tacos and burritos on this side of the Mexican border. They serve authentic, homemade Mexican food using only fresh ingredients. Whether it’s quesadillas, burritos, tacos, nachos, or any of your other favorite Mexican dishes, you will find everything at Taco Maya to be to your liking. 221 Eagleview Blvd, Exton, PA 19341


Chester Springs Creamery

United Sports  - Travel - Hotels4TeamsEasily one of the best places around for groups who want a truly unique food experience, Chester Springs Creamery is located on the grounds of Milky Way Farm, about five miles northeast of United Sports. Their ice cream is the freshest you will ever try, having been made from milk provided by cows located on the premises. The proprietors make more than 40 different flavors of ice cream, ranging from age-old classics to entirely original concoctions. The atmosphere of the creamery can’t be beat, and visitors are encouraged to tour the farm after enjoying their sweet treats. 521 E Uwchlan Ave, Chester Springs, PA 19425


The quaint borough of Downingtown gives tourists the opportunity to experience life in the country, while still enjoying plenty of creature comforts. Your team will have a great time exploring and experiencing all the attractions this area has to offer when you visit United Sports.