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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.
Art Museum
“Imagine listening to music, doing yoga, or enjoying storytime in a world class museum! Locals and tourists alike enjoy Friday evenings at the Art Museum. Check the schedule. It changes weekly!”
  • 449 locals recommend
Market
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“An enclosed public market offering everything from produce, sandwiches, desserts, and honey.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of history's most famous symbols of freedom and justice is a must-see when in the city! Surrounded by other historic monuments and sights which makes it an easy day trip!”
  • 189 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Plaza
“Lots of shops and restaurants sights to see on your walk there and Rittenhouse park ”
  • 214 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Historic Site
“Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It first opened in 1753. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
  • 195 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Art Museum
“This museum is home to one of the world’s most important collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modernist paintings — including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and 7 Van Goghs — and African sculptures, all collected by the late Dr. Albert C. Barnes. They often have rotating exhibits as well.”
  • 253 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Founded in honor of America’s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Great exhibits for children and adults to enjoy!”
  • 142 locals recommend
History Museum
“After the Revolution, Benjamin Franklin began hosting meetings about ways to reform criminals, rather than just punish them. Eastern State Penitentiary was the result. ”
  • 186 locals recommend
Zoo
“The zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Many special events and exhibits year-round.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“The self-proclaimed "inventor of cheesesteak" offers classic versions of Philly's favorite sandwich.”
  • 134 locals recommend
College History Building
“America's finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a nineteenth-century "cabinet museum" setting. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. It is a giant piece of art you can walk through and explore nooks & crannies. It is whimsical & facinating. To date, it is the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. They host fun events, DIY art nights, live music & BYOB. Check the website calender for more information. ”
  • 143 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Park
“Grab a beer and a sandwich and swing on a hammock along the Delaware River! Awesome views of the Ben Franklin Bridge!”
  • 153 locals recommend
Hardware Store
“Gorgeous spit to walk, bike, or run along the Delaware River. The art museum is a nice spot to visit while you are here.”
  • 105 locals recommend
City Hall
“Get tickets for a quick trip up to the top of City Hall’s observation deck! ”
  • 130 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“The self-proclaimed "inventor of cheesesteak" offers classic versions of Philly's favorite sandwich.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Local Fave. So it’s a friendly competition between Pat’s steaks. Their stores literally face each other. So you have to buy a steak from each place and weigh in on this debate. Whose is the best ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The only tourist eatery worth stopping by. Their steaks are talked about for a reason.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bar
“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 135 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Traditional bistro fare is served in a bustling setting that reminds of belle epoque Paris.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This place is a Philly staple! The food is amazing (particularly the Eggs Benedict and the Potato Latke), but you will wait for a while for a table. The wait is worth it! If you are headed here for brunch, pick up a bottle of champagne (or sparkling wine) on your way and order the fresh squeezed orange juice for some BOYB mimosas. Cash only, atm on site. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local bar, with a variety of local beers on tap and a great seasonal menu for such a small venue. Patio seating in the back. Onion rings the side of your fist. ”
  • 86 locals recommend

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