Johnny's Guidebook

Johnny
I am super outgoing and love Philadelphia. I am an animal lover with a thirst for the outdoors. I was once a world traveller teaching English in Seoul, Bangkok and Indonesia and now I am a real est... read more
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Things to do in Philadelphia

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Steven Starr recently converted this exposed brick industrial warehouse into a Beer Garden. Games, including ping pong and jenga, surronding an outdoor fire pit scene which is truly unmatched!

404 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Barnes Exhibit is a must see, but surrounding the art museum are great sights such as Boat House Row and the Philadelphia Water Works. You can also climb the 72 "Rocky Steps" while you are there!

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The oldest zoo in the USA. It is especially known as a breeding facility for animals that are hard to breed in captivity. Today, the zoo covers 42 acres and has more than 1300 animals.

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Located right in the middle of the most popular and lively part of South Street. Have one of Philadelphia's best cheese steaks and then wander East on South Street towards the Delaware River!

210 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Liberty Bell has long stood as a symbol of freedom for many people around the U.S. When you visit the bell, also check out Independence Hall + walk through all the parks surrounding this area.

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

As a kid, this was far and away my FAVORITE place to visit when we would drive into the city. While you are there, think about viewing a cool documentary in their spectacular Tuttleman IMAX!

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One Shot Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
217 West George Street·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fabulous coffee (Stumptown) and outrageous/healthy breakfast sandwiches. Within a 5-7 minute walk from my house! One of my personal Philadelphia favorites.

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Elfreth's Alley

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

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Often considered to be the nation's oldest intact colonial-era residential street and one of the oldest continually occupied streets in the United States. First established in 1702.

140 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An architectural gem and the centerpiece of the downtown area. The tallest building in the city until Liberty Place was built in the 1980s, and larger than the US capital building in Washington DC.

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It was created to encourage the cultivation of science and advancement of useful learning. The history of the academy has a close relationship between the natural world and the people of America.

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Helium Comedy Club is a Philadelphia institution that has gained a reputation as an excellent venue for both regionally- and nationally-known funny men and women. Wednesday through Sunday!

11 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Close to Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Franklin Court, considered to be 1 of the finest remaining examples of 18 century ecclesiastic structure & an excellent example of colonial craftsmanship.

8 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A unique Philadelphia attraction that provides guests with the opportunity to learn fun and interesting facts about early statesman Benjamin Franklin and his family.