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Things to do in Philadelphia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Plaza
“Beyond the colorful Chinatown Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch streets lies Philly's vibrant Asian enclave”
  • 54 locals recommend
History Museum
“The National Constitution Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the United States Constitution.”
  • 53 locals recommend
University
“The University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is one of the nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence and the first institution of higher learning in the United States to refer to itself as a university.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Park
“If you are into great scenery, long walks and free attractions then take a walk on Penn's landing. Breathtaking view and fun for the entire family”
  • 69 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Honey's is one of my favorites for brunch. It is very common for there to be a line over the weekends. I would recommend getting their early. But it is worth the wait. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Fairmount Park has many historical homes and does an amazing holiday home tour. In the spring there's a beautiful cherry blossom festival.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“I love this place. if u like cherry tree u have to go there and see. much better than DC. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great margaritas, especially the frozen blood orange. Food is fine. The patio in the summer is a great way to spend an afternoon.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar+vintage arcade cabinet games= great, but sadly they don’t welcome kids unless its a special event. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Home of the minor league team ... our Iron Pigs. Fireworks each Friday night game. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“German style barbecue with picnic table seating. Good for families but can be crowded with long lines for food and drink on weekend nights. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great bar about a 7 minute walk up the street. Always plenty of people around, outdoor seating in the summer. Good happy hour specials as well.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Outdoor market with restaurants and cafes famous for movies such as “Rocky” and “The Irishman””
  • 70 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Casual Mexican with a fun low-key vibe. Get the Nachos de Kenzo and a margarita. Cash only, no reservations.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Israeli Restaurant
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“How could I not recommend our very own Zahav! BEST RESTAURANT IN THE COUNTRY!!! Now...that being said. Typically they are booked out months in advance. But...have no fear!!! I will give you a most valuable secret to ensure you an experience to dine there. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Park
“One of the original five squares in William Penn’s plan for the city, Franklin Square, which drew more than 815,000 visitors in 2018, is now a modern and fun family park, with a Philly-themed miniature golf course, a dazzling fountain, playgrounds and an old-fashioned carousel featuring famous Philly horses. When hunger strikes, SquareBurger (open seasonally) delivers with awesome burgers, fries and shakes — including the Cake Shake, made with Philadelphia’s own Tastykakes.”
  • 41 locals recommend