Jarrett's Guidebook

Jarrett
I'm a humanitarian who has moved back to the US and east coast this year for a new job that still involves plenty of global adventure. I grew up in the area but am new to Philly, so am having a gr... read more
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Things to do in Philadelphia

156 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fun area to walk through - produce stalls, small restaurants, other shops, the visitor's center on 9th offers a cool walking tour.

211 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great art museum, thoughtful exhibits, the Rodin Museum (with the Thinker statue outside) is next door).

240 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Giant indoor market with mostly small cafes and some shops. Tons of different options and PA products, can be a little overwhelming but it's also a great place to pop in for a quick meal or take s... read more

404 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great museum, originally spot for the Rocky statue at the top of the steps (he's moved just down these on Ben Franklin Avenue if you want to get your iconic Rocky pose pictures).

206 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The nicest area of Center City with tons of restaurants, coffee and shopping near the park/square. Parc is right on the square, is great French fare for brunch and has nice views. Nearby I like V... read more

210 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Free, entrance is across from Independence Visitors Center, nice set of short exhibits leading up to viewing some history.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gastropub with good brunch, great 4-6 happy hour M-F (half priced local beers and appetizers - two nicely sized wild boar tacos for $5-6 is pretty great. Also has a good bar area.

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gastropub with great outdoor seating in the neighborhood, one of the closest places to me. Popular spot in the area, has sandwiches, etc.

184 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Free tickets required - you can get them the day of from the Visitors Center (which also has a pricey but nice gift shop that is worth visiting, helpful information and staff, and some really terri... read more

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is amazing. It's quite popular so best to go when it opens at 5, or earlier for weekend brunch. Sort of dim sum fusion, which sounds like something I might pass on, but it all works so... read more

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is really amazing and creepy at times - indoor and outdoor self guided tour (courtesy of a headset and Steve Buscemi's voice) of a former prison, with thoughtful exhibits and Al Capone's... read more

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

7-8 minute walk, good coffee, has a bottle shop with lots of good and local beers co-located, located across the street from the South Philadelphia Tap Room.

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Well rated Mediterranean, popular, seating is tight, food is great.

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Interactive science museum. Jurassic Park exhibit going on this year, good for kids but not the youngest set.

123 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Along the west bank of the Schuylkill River there is a trail that starts at South Street bridge (will extend soon to Christian street) and has a raised esplanade along the river and then the trail ... read more

119 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super creepy museum with exhibits of medical oddities. Has a wall of skulls, and slides of Einstein's brain.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Small more divey venue with local music shows and food.

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good ramen place in Center City. Small so can be a wait at peak times.

27 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good coffee, across from On Point, run by the realty/development company that works in the area a lot.

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Pick up or delivery Thai - super good.

#21

Benna's West

Food SceneCafes or Coffee Shops
$· 1444 South Broad Street·Map·Hours·

17 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Up one block from Broad Street subway (Tasker/Morris stop), healthy cafe with good coffee and treats, sandwiches, etc. Has some outdoor seating.

#22

Hardena

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1754 South Hicks Street·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Casual, cafeteria style Indonesian - delicious.

#23

Elfreth's Alley

Arts & CultureMuseums
124-126 Elfreth's Alley·Map·Hours·Website·

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Most iconic historical Philadelphia street with original homes.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Good sports bar option on South Street.

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are tons of things in this area, which is a 12-15 minute walk from me. Highly rated restaurants like Brigantessa (Italian), Laurel (French) and the more casual cocktail/shared plates ITV nex... read more

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great walking trails, very picturesque.

#27

Please Touch Museum

Arts & CultureMuseums
4231 Avenue of the Republic·Map·Hours·Website·

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Interactive and hands on center for kids - I've brought my nephews anywhere from age 3 to 8. Is pretty large so doesn't feel like absolutely crazy all the time, but is popular.

#28

Tasty Toast

Food SceneRestaurants
$· 1320 Point Breeze Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Breakfast basics! Well priced, a bit deeper into Point Breeze Avenue, the ladies who run it are super nice and welcoming.

#29

ACME Markets

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 1400 E Passyunk Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

61 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are unfortunately no grocery stores right in my neighborhood, but this is one of the closer ones (also Fresh Grocer on Grey's Ferry Avenue, Trader Joes on 22nd and Market, Shop Rite down on O... read more

4 local Airbnb hosts recommend

About 30 minutes away, local brewery with food and nice space.