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Guidebook for Philadelphia

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Guidebook for Philadelphia

Food Scene
This popular four-location restaurant turns out immensely craveable baskets of fried chicken and some of the prettiest artisanal doughnuts in town.
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Federal Donuts
1632 Sansom Street
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This popular four-location restaurant turns out immensely craveable baskets of fried chicken and some of the prettiest artisanal doughnuts in town.
The place to go when you need to break an ice-cream rut. It’s got tons of cool flavors and toppings
Kuriimii
1023 Cherry St
The place to go when you need to break an ice-cream rut. It’s got tons of cool flavors and toppings
This delightful bakery cranks out made-from-scratch, New York-style bagels on the daily. Try their rainbow bagel!
Chestnut Street Philly Bagels
1705 Chestnut St
This delightful bakery cranks out made-from-scratch, New York-style bagels on the daily. Try their rainbow bagel!
Yummy Thai food!
JJ Thai Cuisine
2028 Chestnut St
Yummy Thai food!
Very authentic Italian dessert restaurant in South Philly. Best cannoli ever!
Cafe Crema
1205 S 9th St
Very authentic Italian dessert restaurant in South Philly. Best cannoli ever!
British-inspired pub does brunch
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The Dandelion
124 South 18th Street
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British-inspired pub does brunch
Sustainable ingredients turned into hearty breakfast meals
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Green Eggs Café
212 South 13th Street
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Sustainable ingredients turned into hearty breakfast meals
Top of the hot-ticket brunch list thanks to its selections of intoxicating, egg-topped man’oushe (pizza-like Lebanese flatbreads) and stunningly delicious house-baked French pastries.
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Suraya
1528 Frankford Ave
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Top of the hot-ticket brunch list thanks to its selections of intoxicating, egg-topped man’oushe (pizza-like Lebanese flatbreads) and stunningly delicious house-baked French pastries.
Creative eats and killer pastries
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Hungry Pigeon
743 S 4th St
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Creative eats and killer pastries
Popular spot with famous French toast
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Sabrina's Cafe
227 North 34th Street
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Popular spot with famous French toast
A South Philadelphia mainstay and produce haven since the 19th century
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Italian Market Visitor Center
919 South 9th Street
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A South Philadelphia mainstay and produce haven since the 19th century
Enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak here. It's right next to Geno's Stakes, their rival!
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Pat's King of Steaks
1237 East Passyunk Avenue
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Enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak here. It's right next to Geno's Stakes, their rival!
Enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak. You have to eat one on your first visit to Philadelphia
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Geno's Steaks
1219 South 9th Street
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Enjoy an authentic Philly cheesesteak. You have to eat one on your first visit to Philadelphia
Cozy little cafe with delicious treats, drinks and a purpose! The Monkey and The Elephant Café employs former foster youth who are in need of community and support.
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The Monkey & The Elephant
2831 West Girard Avenue
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Cozy little cafe with delicious treats, drinks and a purpose! The Monkey and The Elephant Café employs former foster youth who are in need of community and support.
Yummy pizza by the slice or pie!
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Pizza Dads
2843 W Girard Ave
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Yummy pizza by the slice or pie!
Pizza Parlor
Karma Pizza
2825 West Girard Avenue
Pizza Parlor
Chinese Takeout
Lee's Kitchen
930 N 29th St
Chinese Takeout
Newly opened food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant
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Spot Gourmet Burgers
2821 W Girard Ave
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Newly opened food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant
Delicious wraps, sandwiches, salads, and large selection of beer.
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Rybrew
2816 West Girard Avenue
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Delicious wraps, sandwiches, salads, and large selection of beer.
More than a cafe, iMunch offers delicious fare, snacks and smoothies! Healthy and convenient.
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iMunch Cafe
1233 North 31st Street
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More than a cafe, iMunch offers delicious fare, snacks and smoothies! Healthy and convenient.
Quaint coffeehouse featuring classic & specialty espresso drinks, plus baked goods & soups.
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Lucky Goat Coffee House
888 North 26th Street
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Quaint coffeehouse featuring classic & specialty espresso drinks, plus baked goods & soups.
BYOB serving Thai-Asian
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Trio BYOB
2601 Pennsylvania Avenue
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BYOB serving Thai-Asian
America's oldest farmers' market – famous indoor food paradise that’s a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and delicious sandwiches to artisanal cheeses and desserts.
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Reading Terminal Market
51 North 12th Street
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America's oldest farmers' market – famous indoor food paradise that’s a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and delicious sandwiches to artisanal cheeses and desserts.
Drinks & Nightlife
Popular concert venue close by
The Dell Music Center
2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr
Popular concert venue close by
Bar and restaurant with Tuesday night dinner specials
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2637brew
2637 W Girard Ave
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Bar and restaurant with Tuesday night dinner specials
Ethiopian Bar and Restaurant!
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ERA
2743 Poplar Street
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Ethiopian Bar and Restaurant!
Cool microbrewery
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Crime and Punishment Brewing Co.
2711 West Girard Avenue
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Cool microbrewery
Sightseeing
This abandoned cement pier has become an outdoor museum of sorts, thanks to graffiti artists who have colored its walls with vibrant tags. Instagram potential is rife!
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Graffiti Pier
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This abandoned cement pier has become an outdoor museum of sorts, thanks to graffiti artists who have colored its walls with vibrant tags. Instagram potential is rife!
A top-notch spot for sky-high views of Philadelphia and the surrounding region
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One Liberty Observation Deck
1650 Market St
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A top-notch spot for sky-high views of Philadelphia and the surrounding region
This is Philadelphia’s most artistic mile. Some of the city’s most important cultural institutions are housed here, including the Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Rodin Museum, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building and the crowning Philadelphia Museum of Art. No Philly experience is complete without a dip into the city’s cultural offerings.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
This is Philadelphia’s most artistic mile. Some of the city’s most important cultural institutions are housed here, including the Barnes Foundation, The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Rodin Museum, the Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building and the crowning Philadelphia Museum of Art. No Philly experience is complete without a dip into the city’s cultural offerings.
Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
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Independence Hall
520 Chestnut Street
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Birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
The birthplace of American democracy
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Independence National Historical Park
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The birthplace of American democracy
Rocky Statue —a larger-than-life boxer — and the “Rocky Steps” are undeniably two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia.
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Rocky Statue
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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Rocky Statue —a larger-than-life boxer — and the “Rocky Steps” are undeniably two of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia.
An iconic Philly sight along the Schuylkill Expressway. Look out for the lights at night!
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Boathouse Row
1 Boathouse Row
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An iconic Philly sight along the Schuylkill Expressway. Look out for the lights at night!
Once the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.
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Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
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Once the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.
Parks & Nature
This awesome park is a quarter-mile stretch of the former Reading Railroad. The space includes plantings, artwork, seating areas and giant wooden swings.
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The Rail Park
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This awesome park is a quarter-mile stretch of the former Reading Railroad. The space includes plantings, artwork, seating areas and giant wooden swings.
An eight-acre pop-up park, which occupies Eakins Oval.
The Oval+
An eight-acre pop-up park, which occupies Eakins Oval.
City Hall's own multi-use park, complete with tree groves, benches, a cafe and areas for outdoor events and performances.
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Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street
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City Hall's own multi-use park, complete with tree groves, benches, a cafe and areas for outdoor events and performances.
Relaxing waterfront respite in the heart of the city
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Race Street Pier
Race Street
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Relaxing waterfront respite in the heart of the city
Fun family park featuring an 18-hole, Philly-themed miniature golf course, restored marble fountain, large playground and old-fashioned carousel starring some famous Philly animals.
Franklin Square
Fun family park featuring an 18-hole, Philly-themed miniature golf course, restored marble fountain, large playground and old-fashioned carousel starring some famous Philly animals.
This spring-into-fall destination attracts impressive crowds with bocce and lawn games, tree-slung hammocks and colorful lights, floating barges with over-the-water seating, a boardwalk with a variety of food options and a beer garden serving craft beers, draft cocktails and frozen beverages.
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Spruce Street Harbor Park
301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
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This spring-into-fall destination attracts impressive crowds with bocce and lawn games, tree-slung hammocks and colorful lights, floating barges with over-the-water seating, a boardwalk with a variety of food options and a beer garden serving craft beers, draft cocktails and frozen beverages.
Spanning eight miles of riverfront winding through the heart of Philadelphia, Schuylkill Banks is open year-round for walking, jogging, cycling, picnics and dog-walking.
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Schuylkill River Trail
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Spanning eight miles of riverfront winding through the heart of Philadelphia, Schuylkill Banks is open year-round for walking, jogging, cycling, picnics and dog-walking.
The location of the LOVE sculpture and the entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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Love Park
Arch Street
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The location of the LOVE sculpture and the entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia’s most popular town square
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Rittenhouse Square
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Philadelphia’s most popular town square
A traditional-style Japanese house and nationally ranked garden reflect the history of Japanese culture in the city.
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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr
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A traditional-style Japanese house and nationally ranked garden reflect the history of Japanese culture in the city.
One of the world’s largest city park systems
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Fairmount Park
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One of the world’s largest city park systems
Arts & Culture
So instagram-able! Visit to learn about the wonderful story behind the mosaic murals.
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
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So instagram-able! Visit to learn about the wonderful story behind the mosaic murals.
One of America’s finest museums of medical history. Its “disturbingly informative” displays and special events help the public understand the mysteries of the human body and to appreciate the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
College of Physicians and Surgeons
54 Independence Ave
One of America’s finest museums of medical history. Its “disturbingly informative” displays and special events help the public understand the mysteries of the human body and to appreciate the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The birthplace of the American flag.
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Betsy Ross House
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The birthplace of the American flag.
Takes a fresh and bold look at the stories of African-Americans and their role in the founding of the nation.
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The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
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Takes a fresh and bold look at the stories of African-Americans and their role in the founding of the nation.
Houses one of the largest public collections of the master’s works outside of Paris. The collection includes bronze casts of The Thinker and The Gates of Hell, a stunning marble copy of The Kiss and a cast of The Burghers of Calais.
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Museo Rodin
2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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Houses one of the largest public collections of the master’s works outside of Paris. The collection includes bronze casts of The Thinker and The Gates of Hell, a stunning marble copy of The Kiss and a cast of The Burghers of Calais.
Created exclusively for kids up to age seven to learn through play.
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Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
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Created exclusively for kids up to age seven to learn through play.
One of the oldest and most beloved science museums in the country
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The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
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One of the oldest and most beloved science museums in the country
An expansive collection of art and artifacts from the nation’s Revolutionary Period
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Museum of the American Revolution
101 S 3rd St
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An expansive collection of art and artifacts from the nation’s Revolutionary Period
The largest municipal building in the United States, Philadelphia’s City Hall is an architectural treasure inside and out that’s served as the home for Philadelphia’s government for over 100 years. You’ll find one of the best perspectives of City Hall from South Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts.
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Ayuntamiento de Filadelfia
1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard
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The largest municipal building in the United States, Philadelphia’s City Hall is an architectural treasure inside and out that’s served as the home for Philadelphia’s government for over 100 years. You’ll find one of the best perspectives of City Hall from South Broad Street on the Avenue of the Arts.
One of the largest art museums in the country and a must-see attraction.
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Museo de Arte de Filadelfia
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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One of the largest art museums in the country and a must-see attraction.
Shopping
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Target
2001 Pennsylvania Ave
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King of Prussia
160 North Gulph Road
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The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut Street
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Shops, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bars and more
Rittenhouse Row
Shops, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bars and more
The largest premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in downtown Philadelphia. Whether you want to shop, dine, play or explore, you can do it all in the District.
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Fashion District Philadelphia
901 Market St
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The largest premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in downtown Philadelphia. Whether you want to shop, dine, play or explore, you can do it all in the District.
Essentials
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Trader Joe's
2121 Market Street
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Whole Foods Market
2101 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Brother to Trader Joes. Perfect European style, budget friendly grocery store.
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ALDI
3101 W Girard Ave
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Brother to Trader Joes. Perfect European style, budget friendly grocery store.