Guidelet: Philly Faves

A travel guide to Philadelphia, PA, United States | Target Market: History buffs, art snobs, beer drinkers | A travel guide by:

A trip to Philadelphia is ph-un whether your with the whole family, on a romantic getaway, or if you feel like just bar hopping with friends. With so many free historical sites to visit, and so much good beer to drink, you'll need to stay longer than you expected in order to take this whole city in.
Philly Faves", a travel guide to Philadelphia, PA, United States

Summary of points of interest in this travel guide to Philadelphia, PA, United States


Carpenters' Hall

Why visit:

Carpenters' Hall has quite the impressive resume. It hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774 and was home to Franklin's Library Company, The American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States. Today, it's a museum. How does your resume compare?

a day,free,just show up option
at 320 Chestnut St


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Carpenters

City Tavern

Why visit:

Where else will your server deliver you a meal inspired by Colonial America, along side your Philly native Yard’s Brewing Company “Ales of the Revolution” sampler, all while dressed in full eighteenth century garb? Yup, the correct answer is, nowhere else.

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 138 S 2nd St


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City Tavern, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Independence Beer Garden

Why visit:

The craft beer list and the rustic atmosphere are a winning combination. The life sized Jenga game is pretty fun too.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 100 Independence Mall West


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Independence Beer Garden, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Betsy Ross House

Why visit:

The house where Betsy Ross sewed the first stars and stripes still stands, and is open for tours. See the birthplace of the American Flag, and even meet Betsy* herself, in person! *Betsy may or may not be an actor, or a ghost.

a day,fixed price,just show up,check option
at 239 Arch St


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Betsy Ross House, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Independence Hall

Why visit:

The spot where both The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution were originally signed and debated. The Hall is a centerpiece of American history. Walk-in admission is free, but since the spot is usually packed with school children, tickets can be sold out as early as noon. For a guaranteed tour, order a ticket ahead for only $1.50.

a day,free,very cheap,just show up,must schedule option
at 520 Chestnut St


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Independence Hall, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Christ Church Burial Ground

Why visit:

This burial ground is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin. It's tradition to throw a penny on his grave. I'm not sure why, Lincoln is on the penny.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 400 Arch St


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Christ Church Burial Ground, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Elfreth's Alley

Why visit:

Philadelphia is home to a lot of America's 'oldest' things, including it's oldest homes. Elfreth's Alley is considered to be the oldest residential neighborhood in the country, consisting of thirty two buildings built between 1728 and 1836. Shh, don't get too noisy on your tour, people still live here!

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 400 Arch St


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Elfreth

Liberty Bell Center

Why visit:

Inscribed with the timeless phrase "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof," this iconic symbol of American Independence is a 1000% must see. Let freedom ring!

a day,free,just show up option
at 526 Market St


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Liberty Bell Center, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

National Constitution Center

Why visit:

213 years to the day after the original Constitution was signed, ground broke for the building of the National Constitution Center. It's an interactive museum and educational center. Exactly the kind of place you'd like to visit to recapture that school field trip feel.

a day,free,just show up option
at 525 Arch St


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National Constitution Center, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The President's House Site

Why visit:

See the site where the first presidents of the United States lived. It gives you an interesting glimpse into the relationship between the founding fathers of a free nation, and the practice of slavery.

a day,free,just show up option
at 6th St


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The President

Schuylkill River Trail

Why visit:

This unfinished, multi-use trail hosts joggers, bikers, dog walkers and so many others on a daily basis. Currently, 60 miles of the trail are active. When the project is complete, the trail will be over 130 miles.

a day,free,just show up option
at 25th & Locust


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Schuylkill River Trail, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Longwood Gardens

Why visit:

Philly might be famous for the annual Flower Show, but it's flower show season all the time at Longwood Gardens. Longwood contains three miles of beautiful trails for you to explore what's in bloom.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 1001 Longwood Rd


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Longwood Gardens, a tour attraction in Kennett Square United States

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Why visit:

General George Washington and his troops were forced to spend the harsh winter of 1777–1778 at this former military camp. Starvation, disease, and exposure claimed the lives of over 2,000 soldiers. You should bring a picnic lunch.

a day,free,just show up option
at 1400 N Outer Line Dr


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Valley Forge National Historical Park, a tour attraction in King of Prussia United States

The Dandelion

Why visit:

The London gastropub experience on the opposite side of the Atlantic. Recently voted one of Philly's best restaurants and bars. As a Stephen Starr restaurant, it can get a little expensive. I recommend visiting during restaurant week for awesome discounts.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 124 S 18th St


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The Dandelion, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Jean's Cafe

Why visit:

This little diner is a lifesaver when it comes to quick, cheap and yummy meals. Nothing fancy. Just a standard diner serving generous portions on paper plates.

a lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 1334 Walnut St


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Jean

Walnut St

Why visit:

Walnut Street is just a great place to meander and spend the day shopping. The shops on Walnut street include a Tiffany's, Lush, Barnes and Noble, Channel, The Apple Store, Lululemon and so much more.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at Walnut St


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Walnut St, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Walnut Street Theatre

Why visit:

If you want to take in a show, check out what's playing at the Walnut Street Theatre. The oldest open theatre in the country is an official National Historical Landmark, and they never fail to put on a stellar show. Plus, it's cheaper than Broadway.

a day,night,varies,must schedule option
at 825 Walnut St


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Walnut Street Theatre, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The Wanamaker Organ

Why visit:

Located inside of a Macy's, the Wanamaker Organ is the largest operational pipe organ in the world. It provides an interesting and bellowing soundtrack to your shopping trip.

a day,free,just show up option
at 1300 Market St


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The Wanamaker Organ, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Good Dog Bar & Restaurant

Why visit:

A cozy center city staple. Good beer, good food, and lots and lots of portraits of good dogs.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 224 S 15th St


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Good Dog Bar & Restaurant, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Logan Square

Why visit:

One of the five original planned squares by William Penn, and originally called 'Northwest Square'. The park was used for public executions and burial plots until the early nineteenth century. Now it's a much more pleasant place, I promise.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at Logan Square


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Logan Square, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Why visit:

Sprinting up the famous Rocky steps is fun, but it's definitely not the best the Art Museum has to offer. The galleries contain works by renowned artists, such as van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet; plus some of the most beautiful pieces of early American artwork on this side of the Delaware.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy


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Philadelphia Museum of Art, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The Barnes Foundation

Why visit:

The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” Locals believe the Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings collections here to be even better than the famed Philadelphia Museum of Art.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy


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The Barnes Foundation, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Rodin Museum

Why visit:

A beautiful outdoor gallery, part of the Philadelphia Art Museum. One of the most memorable pieces is The Gates of Hell installation. An important part of visiting the Rodin Museum is experiencing the garden, which recently underwent a three-year rejuvenation effort.

a day,free,just show up option
at Benjamin Franklin Pkwy & N 22nd St


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Rodin Museum, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Free Library

Why visit:

Because books! Free books! It is the tenth-largest public library system in the United States by number of volumes housed.

a day,free,just show up option
at Benjamin Franklin Pkwy & N 22nd St


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Free Library, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Cathedral Basilica Of SS Peter & Paul

Why visit:

This Cathedral is the largest brownstone structure and one of the most architecturally renowned structures in Philly. It's also the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

a day,free,just show up option
at 1723 Race St


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Cathedral Basilica Of SS Peter & Paul, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Boathouse Row

Why visit:

You have to take a walk to down the scenic boathouse row at night. You won't see any rowing clubs practicing, but the houses are lit up like Christmas every night of the year.

a night,free,just show up option
at Kelly Dr


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Boathouse Row, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Eakins Oval

Why visit:

Otherwise known as 'The Oval,' Eakins Oval features interactive games, special events including live music, movie nights, performances and workshops as well as a rotating lineup of food trucks and a beautiful beer garden.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at Eakins Oval


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Eakins Oval, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Monks Belgian Cafe

Why visit:

Monks' slogan is "If you think that you don't like beer, then you have never really tasted quality beer." They take their beer seriously, and want you to as well. Try the mussels!

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 264 S 16th St


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Monks Belgian Cafe, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

La Colombe Torrefaction

Why visit:

Caffeine addicts, this is your spot. La Colombe is the undisputed champion of local coffee. Todd Carmichael, the founder of the La Colombe company, is also the subject of the reality series 'Dangerous Grounds,' where you can watch Carmichael trek the globe in search of the perfect beans for his coffee shops.

a lunch,varies,just show up option
at 1414 S Penn Sq


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La Colombe Torrefaction, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Philadelphia City Hall

Why visit:

The Curse of Billy Penn. In 1987, the construction of the One Liberty Place skyscraper succeeded the height of the William Penn statue atop City Hall, thus casting a curse of failure upon all of Philadelphia's professional sports teams. Luckily, the curse was broken with the Phillies winning the 2008 World Series-- only four months after a statue of Billy Penn was placed atop the Comcast Building, currently highest point in the city.

a day,free,just show up option
at 1 Penn Sq


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Philadelphia City Hall, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Benjamin Franklin, Craftsman statue

Why visit:

This center city statue depicts one of America's founding father's as a young man, hard at work. It's a nice reminder that Franklin and the other founding fathers weren't always the politicians our school teachers taught us about.

a day,free,just show up option
at S Broad St


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Benjamin Franklin, Craftsman statue, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors

Why visit:

A moving piece. One of the many monuments for those who have fought and lost their lives in service to their country.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 20th St


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All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Frank Rizzo (restoration)

Why visit:

Francis Lazarro "Frank" Rizzo, Sr. served as Philadelphia police commissioner from 1968 to 1971 and mayor of Philadelphia from 1972 to 1980. Just try and give his statue a high five. I dare you.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 20th St


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Frank Rizzo (restoration), a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Escape The Room Philadelphia

Why visit:

You have to like problem solving and puzzles for this one. Escape the Room is a challenge game. You and your friends are locked in a room and must escape. It's that simple. Or is it?

a day,night,fixed price,must schedule option
at 1528 Walnut St


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Escape The Room Philadelphia, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Village Whiskey

Why visit:

Two words: Whiskey and burgers. What else is there to say? Other than, delicious, delicious burgers.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 118 S 20th St


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Village Whiskey, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Philadelphia Zoo

Why visit:

Lions, tigers, bears, otters, cheetahs, elephants, kangaroos, peacocks, and camels, oh my! For a fee you can take a ride on a camel, or even a hot air balloon.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 3400 W Girard Ave


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Philadelphia Zoo, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Insectitarium

Why visit:

You have to like bugs. Or your kids have to like bugs. It's a fun and educational place, but seriously, if you're freaked out by insects, this might not be the place for you.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 3400 W Girard Ave


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Insectitarium, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Barcade

Why visit:

You can't go wrong with vintage video games and a massive selection of craft beer on tap. Barcade is the best place in the city where you can perfectly blend your outer adult and inner child. And the games are still only a quarter!

a lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 1114 Frankford Ave


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Barcade, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Sabrina's Cafe

Why visit:

Sabrina's is truly the most perfect brunch spot in the city. They don't take reservations, but the wait for the most glorious stuffed French toast you've ever tasted is so worth it.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 910 Christian St


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Sabrina

Santucci's Square Pizza

Why visit:

Alright, so it's not 'New York' pizza. But Santucci's square, sauce on top pies are my favorites in town. There are multiple Santucci's locations, but this one is just one block from where the pizzeria's founders, Joseph and Philomena Santucci, owned their first home.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 901 S 10th St


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Santucci

Italian Market

Why visit:

The Italian Market, also known Philadelphia's 9th Street Market, is the oldest and largest working outdoor marketplace in the United States. Make a quick stop at one of the many coffee shops for an authentic cappuccino. Or, spend the afternoon at the many fresh produce stalls and butcher shops to collect all the ingredients for fine meal at home.

a day,lunch,very cheap,just show up option
at 900 S 9th St


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Italian Market, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Tres Jalapeños

Why visit:

I'm a guacamole enthusiast, and this seemingly sleepy restaurant makes my favorite in the city. They've got a drink special for every night of the week, including Corona-rita pitchers the size of soccer balls.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 901 S 8th St


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Tres Jalapeños, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Mummers Museum

Why visit:

Ever have the desire to watch middle aged white men parade around in sparkly costumes? Well here you'll get a glimpse into what it takes to 'strut' through the annual New Year's Mummers Parade.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 1100 S 2nd St


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Mummers Museum, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

For Pete's Sake

Why visit:

A super casual, super friendly bar. A nice selection of beers and small plates. Two dollar Yuenglings every time the Phillies play at home.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 900 S Front St


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For Pete

South Street

Why visit:

Food, drink, boutiques, thrift shops, head shops, music venues, galleries, and a place called Condom Kingdom. South Street is home to a whole lot of awesome nightlife in a trademark 'Philly' atmosphere.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 900 S Front St


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South Street, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The Legendary Dobbs

Why visit:

A South Street bar that features live music on a nightly basis. Walk-ins welcome for local bands and open mic nights that play till two in the morning. Tickets needed for when bigger names roll through.

a night,very cheap,just show up,must schedule option
at 304 South St


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The Legendary Dobbs, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Nail Polish Bar Spa

Why visit:

A full service bar and a spa all in one place. Your bachelorette party planning is officially covered. You're welcome.

a day,varies,must schedule option
at 519 S 2nd St


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Nail Polish Bar Spa, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Why visit:

A walk through gallery composed entirely of recycled materials. This garden is truly a magical place. Oh, and look at for all the images of the three armed naked man. Those are the artist's self portraits.

a day,very cheap,just show up option
at 1020 South St


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Philadelphia

Jim's Steaks

Why visit:

Jim's Steaks are the best in the city. Thinly sliced, sautéed ribeye and cheese whiz on a crusty roll. Ask for your steak with fried peppers and onions, you won’t regret it.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,very cheap,just show up option
at 431 N 62nd St


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Jim

Brauhaus Schmitz

Why visit:

It's probably safe to say that Brauhaus is the most authentic, and only, German Beer Hall in Philly. They serve German beer and food with pride. And only German beer and food.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 718 South St


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Brauhaus Schmitz, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Percy Street Barbecue

Why visit:

Bring your friends, and eat The Lockhart. It's a generous serving of brisket, ribs and barbecue chicken, complete with cole slaw, baked beans, collard greens and potato salad. Must definitely the best BBQ you'll get in the north.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 900 South St


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Percy Street Barbecue, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Penn Museum

Why visit:

Bring your bullwhip and uncover the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, commonly known as the Penn Museum. Time to get your Indiana Jones on!

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 3260 South St


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Penn Museum, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Please Touch Museum

Why visit:

The only museum where you'll never have to worry about your child touching the exhibit. The Please Touch Museum encourages children to learn through play. A top notch family fun experience.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave


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Please Touch Museum, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Mütter Museum

Why visit:

Are you interested in seeing a collection of 139 human skulls, among other oddities? Good. This museum of medical and anatomical anomalies is also home to the world's largest colon.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 19 S 22nd St


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Mütter Museum, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

South Philadelphia Tap Room

Why visit:

An American gastropub and one of the best bars in Philly, according to the locals. Their unique kitchen creations include a gizzards and snails dish, as well as wild boar tacos.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1509 Mifflin St


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South Philadelphia Tap Room, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Philadelphia Chocolate Tours

Why visit:

I know what you must be thinking: this city contains so much chocolatey goodness, how am I ever going to taste it all in one day?! Prepare your sweet tooth for these guided walking and tasting tours of Philly's best artisan chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes!

a day,fixed price,must schedule option
at 1221 Filbert St.


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Philadelphia Chocolate Tours, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Fork

Why visit:

Fork offers you innovative and sophisticated dining, without being overly fussy. If you're having trouble deciding on a main course, you could always try the special House Tasting Menu.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 306 Market St


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Fork, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Reading Terminal Market

Why visit:

Reading Terminal is always busy, and for good reason. It's an amazing and well priced indoors farmers' market, stocked by mostly local produce. The lunch counters are a delicious mid-afternoon getaway. Plus, it's the only place in town where you can buy a chocolate covered onion.

a day,lunch,varies,just show up option
at 51 N 12th St


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Reading Terminal Market, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Why visit:

Located in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park, the Mann Center is one of the largest live music venues in the city. The theater has the capacity of 14,000 patrons, including 4,500 under cover.

a day,night,varies,must schedule option
at 5201 Parkside Ave


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Mann Center for the Performing Arts, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Why visit:

Moment of truth: in order to enjoy the convention center, you have to be interested in one of its conventions. The center hosts a myriad of events throughout the year. The Philadelphia Flower Show, Comic-con, Tattoo Convention and even an Adult Expo.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 1101 Arch St


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Pennsylvania Convention Center, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Fort Mifflin

Why visit:

For nearly six weeks in the fall of 1777, American troops in Fort Mifflin and Fort Mercer frustrated British naval attempts to re-supply their occupying forces in Philadelphia. Eventually, the British brought a rain of cannon fire upon Fort Mifflin, creating the largest bombardment of the Revolutionary War. Another of Philly's many haunted historical sites.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 4600 Hog Island Road


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Fort Mifflin, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Citizens Bank Park

Why visit:

Baseball and hotdogs. You don't have to be a Phillies fan to enjoy a game here, but it certainly helps.

a day,night,varies,must schedule option
at 1 Citizens Bank Way


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Citizens Bank Park, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Why visit:

The Academy is the oldest natural science research institution operating on the American continents. But the cool parts are the tours of the butterfly room, and the extensive collection of dinosaur bones and fossils.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy


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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The Franklin Institute

Why visit:

Named in honor of American scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin, the mission of this museum is to inspire a passion for science, technology and education. Although the model heart might be a tad too small for the tallest members of your party.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 222 N 20th St


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The Franklin Institute, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Christmas Village

Why visit:

Visit during the most wonderful time of the year, and Love Park transforms into a cozy, German inspired Christmas Village. Philadelphia's very own Christmas tree is housed here each year, surrounded by stalls selling local art, tasty treats and handmade gifts.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 1450 John F Kennedy Boulevard


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Christmas Village, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

JFK Plaza / Love Park

Why visit:

Despite a strict 'no skateboarding' policy, the unique design of this concrete plaza has made it an international skating landmark. In fact, it was love for Love Park that brought the 2001/02 X-Games to Philadelphia. So bring your board, I won't tell anybody.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 1501 John F Kennedy Blvd


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JFK Plaza / Love Park, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Mr Bar Stool

Why visit:

Whether you're furnishing an entire restaurant, or just a quiet nook at home, Mr. Bar Stool is the place.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 167 N 2nd St


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Mr Bar Stool, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The Bourse

Why visit:

As a commodities house, The Bourse motto was "Buy, Sell, Ship via Philadelphia." Now its motto should be "We have a darn cool food court and movie theater in Philadelphia."

a day,lunch,dinner,night,free,just show up option
at 111 S Independence Mall E


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The Bourse, a tour attraction in Pennsylvania United States

Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Why visit:

Philadelphia loves art. Paradigm has been voted as one of the best independent galleries in the city. Every 'First Friday' of the month, Paradigm and many other galleries open their doors free of charge.

a day,night,fixed price,just show up option
at 746 S 4th St


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Paradigm Gallery + Studio, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Cavanaugh's Headhouse

Why visit:

A bar specializing in traditional Irish and American foods. Order the Macho Nachos for the whole table, because you won't be able to eat a whole roasting pan of nachos by yourself.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 421 S 2nd St


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Cavanaugh

Ritz at the Bourse

Why visit:

If you're up for seeing an obscure art house film, marathoning all the Oscar nominations, or catching a retro screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, well then this is the place. The Ritz theaters may not host summer blockbusters, but they will host a wide collection of foreign and critically acclaimed features, if you're in the mood for something a little more sophisticated...or snobbish.

a day,night,fixed price,just show up option
at 400 Ranstead St


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Ritz at the Bourse, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

Why visit:

If you're a soccer, sorry, football fan, this is the place to watch the matches. The Irish fare is delicious, but I can't resist the French fries. Order them with a side of peppercorn sauce.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1500 Locust St


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Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Independence Seaport Museum

Why visit:

The Independence Seaport Museum is a museum dedicated to the maritime history of Philadelphia and other major urban ports along the Delaware River. Its many exhibits include tours of the warship USS Olympia and the submarine USS Becuna.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 211 S Columbus Blvd


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Independence Seaport Museum, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Penn's Landing

Why visit:

Among the many festivities hosted at the Delaware River Waterfront, the outdoor movie screenings and summer concert series are some of the most popular. Show schedules can be found at visitphilly.com.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at S Columbus Blvd


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Penn

Blue Cross River Rink

Why visit:

In the winter, it's ice skating. In the summer, roller skating. Skate rentals are available at the park. So really, there's no excuse not to visit no matter the time of year.

a day,free,just show up option
at Penn's Landing


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Blue Cross River Rink, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Why visit:

Who says you have to go all the way to the Jersey Shore to experience the boardwalk? By day, the harbor park is a peaceful picnic spot complete with hammocks and boardwalk style arcades. At night, it becomes a lit up beer garden. The best seats are on the floating beer barge, where you enjoy the riverside breeze as you lounge in oversized adirondack chairs.

a day,night,free,varies,just show up option
at Spruce St


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Spruce Street Harbor Park, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Moshulu

Why visit:

Built in 1904, the world's largest windjammer ship still afloat is now a swanky restaurant. According to local lore, the Moshulu is both the tastiest and most haunted brunch destination in town.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 401 S Columbus Blvd


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Moshulu, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Academy Of Music

Why visit:

The Academy of Music is an antique concert and theatre venue, owned and operated by the Kimmel Center. The University of the Arts their commencement ceremony here each spring.

a night,varies,must schedule option
at 401 S Columbus Blvd


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Academy Of Music, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

José Pistola's

Why visit:

Mexican fusion cuisine, craft beer on tap, and margarita pitcher happy hours. Jose's is continuously voted as one of the best bars in Philly. Two words: tuna ceviche.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 263 S 15th St


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José Pistola

PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden

Why visit:

Every summer, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society creates a number of pop-up beer gardens. Many never reemerge on the same street twice. The beer selections aren't overly impressive, but the rustic atmosphere created from up-cycled materials make these spots memorable.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1442 South St


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PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Parc Brasserie

Why visit:

A delicious French restaurant on Rittenhouse Square. In good weather, the restaurant's entire front opens up to be the perfect venue for people watching in the park.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 227 S 18th St


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Parc Brasserie, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Rittenhouse Square

Why visit:

Officially, it's Rittenhouse. Unofficially, it's dog walk capital of the city. It really is a great spot to spend a sunny afternoon. Go on Saturday to visit the local farmer's market, or plan your visit around one of the many traveling art exhibitions or flea markets that pass through.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at on Walnut St


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Rittenhouse Square, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Why visit:

Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, regarded as one of the best in the world. If you don't want to sit through an orchestra, visit during the day to check out the sculptures hidden around the building, and the garden on the top floor.

a day,night,varies,must schedule option
at 400 S Broad St


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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Chinatown

Why visit:

It may not have big trouble lurking about, but Philly's Chinatown does host a wide variety of tasty restaurants and unique Asian-American centered shops. The Chinatown Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch Street is a symbol of cultural exchange and friendship between Philadelphia and its Chinese sister city of Tianjin.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 400 S Broad St


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Chinatown, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

Why visit:

Did you know there's a walking path across the Ben Franklin Bridge? From the middle, you get a breathtaking view of the Philly skyline sparkling off the Delaware. And an okay view of Camden on the other side, I guess.

a day,free,just show up option
at Interstate 676


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Benjamin Franklin Bridge, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Neshaminy Creek Brewing

Why visit:

If there is any place out there that could tell you the definition of the Philly colloquial term 'Jawn,' it's Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company. Of course, to them it means 'Juicy Ale With Nugget'.

a day,varies,must schedule option
at 909 Ray Ave


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Neshaminy Creek Brewing, a tour attraction in Croydon United States

Yards Brewing Company

Why visit:

Tours of this Philly native brewing company are free and open to the public on weekends. You can also book private parties, or just hang out at the brew pub. If you love the City of Brotherly Love, you'll love the Love Stout.

a day,lunch,free,just show up option
at 901 N Delaware Ave


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Yards Brewing Company, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Philadelphia Brewing Company

Why visit:

If you're visiting Philly, then you have to visit the brewery named after it. It's the oldest and largest brewing facility in Philadelphia.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 2439 Amber St


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Philadelphia Brewing Company, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

State Penitentiary

Why visit:

This historical prison once housed famed gangster Al Capone. Some may say Capone's still there, along with the hundreds of ghosts of other inmates, spooking unsuspecting tourists.

a day,night,fixed price,just show up option
at 2439 Amber St


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State Penitentiary, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

McFadden's 3rd Street

Why visit:

Do you want an endless open bar? Do you want to dance? Do you want to dance on the bar? Go ahead at McFadden's.

a dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 461 N 3rd St


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McFadden

Insomnia Cookies

Why visit:

Who you gonna call when your sugar craving kicks in at 3am? Insomnia Cookies. These huge, gooey cookies will be delivered to you warm at any time of night. Or stop into one of the many Insomnia shops for a cookie ice cream sundae.

a night,varies,just show up option
at 135 S 13th St


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Insomnia Cookies, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

National Museum of American Jewish History

Why visit:

This museum hosts exhibits important to the commitment of religious freedom in the United States.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 101 S Independence Mall E


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National Museum of American Jewish History, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

African American Museum

Why visit:

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first museum funded and built by a municipality to help preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. It's a must see for history buffs.

a day,fixed price,just show up option
at 701 Arch St


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African American Museum, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Franklin Square

Why visit:

Franklin Square is one of the five original parks planned by William Penn when he laid out the city of Philadelphia. Although he probably didn't imagine the miniature golf course, burger restaurant or the Holiday light show.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 200 N 6th St


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Franklin Square, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

The Franklin Fountain

Why visit:

A good old fashioned ice cream parlor, where sprinkles are always called 'jimmies' and Oreos are still referred to as Hydrox. They can be a bit pricy and there's always wait, but the sundaes are as a big as your face and infinitely more delicious.

a day,night,varies,just show up option
at 116 Market St


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The Franklin Fountain, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Morgan's Pier

Why visit:

Morgan's Pier is 'Philadelphia’s Backyard Beer Garden.' Enjoy a tasty beverage and some casual eats on the banks of the Delaware, in the shadow of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,varies,just show up option
at 221 N Columbus Blvd


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Morgan

Washington Square

Why visit:

A spacious, shady, and quiet park. It's not as bustling as Rittenhouse. Visit the monument to the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier while there.

a day,night,free,just show up option
at 210 W Washington Sq


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Washington Square, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Pennsylvania Hospital

Why visit:

America's first teaching hospital is home to a supposedly lively statue of its founder, Benjamin Franklin. When no one is watching, the statue likes to leave its perch to take a stroll around the Physic Gardens. A good choice, the gardens are a tranquil place filled with herbs and plants once used in making medicines.

a day,free,just show up option
at 800 Spruce St


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Pennsylvania Hospital, a tour attraction in Philadelphia United States

Pat's King of Steaks

Why visit:

That should be, the disputed King of Steaks. Pat's and his long time rival Geno's will probably never settle their ware over who serves the best cheesesteaks. So you should try them both.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1237 E Passyunk Ave


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Pat

Geno's Steaks

Why visit:

Are these the greatest cheesesteaks in Philly? Geno's and his long time rival Pat's will probably never settle their ware over who serves the best cheesesteaks. So you should try them both.

a lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 1219 S 9th St


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Geno

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