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Explore Philadelphia: Welcome to Our New City

Frontdesk welcomes you to one of our newest cities: Philadelphia, PA! Philadelphia is the 6th most populated city in the US and is known for its several historic landmarks including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art- made famous by the film Rocky. There is so much to see and explore in this bustling city!

Neighborhoods

Old City

Old City is a tourist hotspot because it’s home to many of the biggest Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Elfreth’s Alley and the Betsy Ross House. This neighborhood is known as one of the most historic neighborhoods in America.

Northern Liberties

This hip neighborhood attracts artists, foodies, and craft beer fans. The former manufacturing district is now a favorite Philly dining neighborhood. Northern Liberties also hosts food festivals and other events regularly.

South Philadelphia

South Philly is the place for sports fans! This neighborhood is home to several stadiums including Citizens Bank Park with its skyline view. It’s also where you’ll find the Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

What To Do

Photo Courtesy of Liberty Bell Center Facebook Page

Visit the Historic Sites

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love all of the history Philadelphia has to offer. You can visit the Liberty Bell and tour the small museum for free. Grab a ticket and head over to Independence Hall to see where the Declaration of Independence was signed. You can also make a stop at the Betsey Ross House, which is where the American Flag was born.

Reading Terminal Market

This unique market is set below a former railroad terminal and is popular among tourists and locals. As one of America’s oldest farmer’s markets, Reading Terminal Market is a great source for fresh produce, seafood, meats and cheese, but also has public space for open seating where customers can enjoy meals from dozens of restaurants.

Photo Courtesy of Reading Terminal Market Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Philadelphia's Magic Gardens Facebook Page

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Garden is made from handmade tiles, bottles, bicycle wheels, mirrors, and international folk art creating incredible mosaics. This non-profit museum is made up of two indoor galleries and a bi-level outdoor sculpture garden.

Eats

Breakfast/Brunch

With so many brunch options in Philadelphia, it’s hard to pick a favorite! One we recommend is Cafe Lift. They serve brunch 7 days a week from 8am to 3pm. Cafe Lift offers coffee drinks and a menu that evolves seasonally with ingredients sourced from responsible growers and locally sourced when possible.

Lunch

It wouldn’t be a trip to Philadelphia without trying a Philly Cheesesteak and Oh Brother Philly is the place to try it! This casual, counter-service restaurant is the perfect stop for classic cheesesteaks, burgers, creative sides & shakes.

Dinner

For a nice dinner, we recommend Talula’s Garden. Driven by local ingredients, Talula’s Garden crafts American dishes with a farm-to-table theme. Their food is served in a chic, cozy farmhouse setting with a gorgeous patio.

Drinks

There is no shortage of places to find a drink in Philadelphia! If you’re a beer drinker, we recommend Yards Brewing Company. Do you enjoy wine? Check out Tria Cafe Rittenhouse. Looking for a place to grab a cocktail? R&D Cocktail Bar is a chic bar serving creative cocktails.

Best Way to Get Around

There are many ways to get around in Philadelphia. If you are looking for a healthier way to explore the city, Philadelphia is rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. In addition, they have 750 miles of bike trails in the works with over 300 miles of it already completed.The city has a bike rental service, Indego, starting at $4 per ride. Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop is a bus that connects all of the city’s top attractions. The city is also home to SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) which offers buses, trains, underground subway trains and trolleys. These options will get you almost anywhere you need to go in the city and even into some suburbs. Rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft are also available and make for a convenient way to get around the city.

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