Angela's Guidebook

Angela
I am an interior designer with a desire to travel as often as possible and connect with people across the globe. I love to learn about other cultures, try new foods, and I always savor a good glas... read more

Things to do in Philadelphia

211 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the largest private collections of Impressionist art in the world, housed in a brand new stunning museum.

404 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you are an Art Lover, this is a MUST! Also take some time to take a leisurely stroll or run down the banks of the river after you finish at the museum.

206 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of our favorite activities is to walk from our home through the university campus and then cross the bridge to enter Rittenhouse Square, always lots of activity and beautiful things to see.

79 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great portrait of Philadelphia's local beer scene and amazing wood fired pizza. They serve brunch-style pizzas as well and you often see families here in the daytime.

82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful and historic campus with many museums and world-class events.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Always a popular place for coffee and WiFi, owned by locals in the neighborhood.

#7

Vedge

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$$$· 1221 Locust St·Map·Hours·Website·

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An upscale vegan restaurant that will wow even the most serious of carnivores. Make a reservation- this place is very popular- or go and ask for a spot at the bar which offers the full menu.

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite weekend brunch spot. Nice outdoor seating in good weather.

25 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A speak-easy style late night bar. Go into the secret door, put your name on the list and hang at another bar nearby until the hostess calls your number- we love this secret place.

#10

Aksum

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 4630 Baltimore Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful Mediterranean cuisine. It is BYOB. This is where I always take visiting family or friends for a nice, chill dinner.

#11

Distrito

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 3945 Chestnut Street·Map·Hours·Website·

18 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Owned by Jose Garces, our favorite chef and restaurant owner in Philadelphia. Great for an upscale and fun dinner. Really lively decor- you can even sit in a swing if you prefer over a regular ch... read more

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is our favorite movie theater that plays independent and foreign films. There are two other Ritz theaters within a few blocks of this theater- the Ritz Five & the Ritz Bourse so compare shows... read more

#13

White Dog Cafe

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$$· 3420 Sansom Street·Map·Hours·Website·

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cozy and whimsical dog-themed decor with organic, local menu.

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local farmers market every weekend, theater performances, and space for children and pets to play.

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like some crazy fun dancing, dive bars and eccentric local people- this is where you go for a good night. Usually a cover charge of about $5-10 to get in. Make sure you take Uber or Lyft t... read more

15 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ranked by National Geographic as the best place to have ice cream in the world!! And believe us, it is delicious.

#17

VIX Emporium

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5009 Baltimore Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local crafts and artful gifts. If you want something that says "West Philly" on it- this is the place.

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best quiet place off the beaten path of the tourist district for a wonderful brunch or amazing cheese & charcuterie plate. Make sure you ask to sit in the back patio when the weather is nice. Paul... read more

13 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Opera, Broadway, Ballet. Local secret: Two hours before a show, head over to the ticket box office in person while you are around center city. Ask if they have any rush tickets available (these ... read more

#20

City Tavern

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$$$· 138 South 2nd Street·Map·Hours·Website·

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

When you are headed down to Old City to take in the historic sites, stop here for a rest by the fireplace and sample beers of our founding fathers. All the staff dresses in historic clothing as well.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A local favorite bookstore, filled with used and new.

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you really want to feel like you are away from the city and hike for a few hours, this is the place. 13 miles of hiking/ biking along the Wissahickon Creek. Park at the Valley Green Inn Restau... read more

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best museums in Philadelphia, although not many people realize the incredible treasures it holds including ancient Egyptian pieces.

#24

Renata's Kitchen

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$$· 4533 Baltimore Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is our favorite cozy restaurant in the neighborhood. We go here for brunch almost 3 times a month, but they are good anytime of day. Mediterranean style dishes, but also many classic America... read more

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A cabaret/ bar/ dance club that is on the 2nd floor of a romantic French creperie restaurant. Perfect if you want to book a dinner reservation first (the restaurant is called Beau Monde) and then ... read more

#26

Marigold Kitchen

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$$$· 501 South 45th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Ranked #2 on the Philadelphia Magazine 50 Best Restaurant List...fine dining in a historic home in West Philadelphia. This is why I love the Philadelphia food culture. It is a set menu with rough... read more

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The closest movie theater in walking distance with box office hits for a rainy day (and a bar- you can order a beer to take to your movie!)

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our local food co-op where you can buy most groceries within walking distance.

#29

Clarkville

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 4301 Baltimore Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

7 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very convenient location to our home. They offer pizza as their main food item, but my favorites are their Fried Chicken with pickles and Spaghetti. Also many good beers on tap. In the summer yo... read more

#30

Sitar India

Food SceneRestaurants
60 South 38th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

9 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want a cheap, delicious meal, my favorite Indian buffet in the city.