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Things to do in Philadelphia

404 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The museum has a fantastic comprehensive collection of everything from ancient Asian architecture to Impressionism and beyond. Tickets are good for two days, giving you the opportunity to explore t... read more

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A cheesesteak option on South Street (which is a quirky place to check out anyway!)

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Another great brunch place nearby. Again, be warned that if you show up much after 11:00am during a weekend you will probably have to wait, but during the week it is much easier to get in.

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If you want a good brunch, this is a great spot. In addition, it becomes a relaxing (a bit divey) bar at night. Be warned that if you show up much after 11:00am during a weekend you will probably h... read more

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If you're looking to spend a day at the ball game—as long as they are playing at home—you can see the the top rated mascot in all major sports (The Phillie Phanatic). Cheering on the Phillies in pe... read more

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A must see for any visitor to Philadelphia. The Liberty Bell is on view to the public for free, no ticket required, but you may need to wait in line to enter the building if you want to see the fam... read more

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Independence Hall tours are facilitated by the National Park Service and free timed entry tickets are required, so planning ahead is recommended. Tickets are distributed each morning from the Indep... read more

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Enjoy a scenic walk, run, or bike along the river! This recreational path runs along the Schuylkill River from Center City Philadelphia and extends 26.5 miles. Take the trail to the Art Museum and ... read more

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For something completely different and kind of creepy, check out the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mutter Museum. America's finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays it... read more

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After a tiring day of touristing, treat yourself to a ridiculously delicious ice cream sundae from Franklin Fountain. Cash only, and defiantly "old-timey" despite having been founded in 2004, but t... read more

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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is an encompassing mosaicked art environment envisioned and created by Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar in the 1960s. This site, Zagar’s largest public artwork, include... read more

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Perfect for your morning coffee pick-me-up! You can also grab a quick bagel, pastry, or smoothie here.


Pumpkin BYOB

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$$· 1713 South Street·Map·Hours·Website·

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If you’re in town on a Sunday night, we highly recommend treating yourself to their chef’s tasting prix fixe menu. This is an intimate place to have a delicious meal featuring fresh, local ingredie... read more

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For a sweet treat closer to home, try the frozen yogurt at Igloo. Select as many flavors or toppings as you want, and only pay for the weight of the items in your cup. Enjoy at home or at the wonde... read more


Ten Stone

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$$· 2063 South Street·Map·Hours·Website·

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Great neighborhood bar with American pub grub (yummy burgers!) and a solid seasonal draft list along with pool and darts. If you want to hang out and have a low key night, this is a great place.

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The closest sports bar to our place if there’s a big game you want to watch. Lots of TVs and a full menu and beer list. This place can get pretty crowded when the Eagles are playing.

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A Philly Classic since 1969. This dive bar is famous for its cheap beer-&-a-shot special (aka the “Citywide Special”— can of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a shot of Jim Beam). They have live jazz with no c... read more



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$· 534 South 15th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

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The perfect spot if you are looking for Thai food. If you feel like going out in a casual environment, this is a great place, or call ahead for takeout. BYOB.

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Another South Street cheesesteak joint. Oh, and be bold and get "wiz." It's just not quite the same with provolone...


Tony Luke's

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$· 39 East Oregon Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

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We highly recommend you have a cheesesteak while in town. All Philadelphians have a certain maker they swear is the best, and our pick is Tony Luke's. However, getting there is not easy via public ... read more

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Our preferred movie theater, near Penn's campus. Not a bad walk if it's a nice day, or a quick ride away.

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One close option for wine and liquor. For those of you not from Pennsylvania, grocery stores do not sell alcohol. If you are looking for wine and spirits, you must go to a state-run store. Some sto... read more

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About a 7 minute walk away, very similar to Rittenhouse Market.

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Some more free fun! The US Mint in Philadelphia is right in the heart of Historic Old City, so it's a great addition to a day of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Tours are self guided and hi... read more

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Philadelphia is a city of murals; you'll see them just walking from one destination to another, but it's also great to get off the beaten path and visit the heart of the city's neighborhoods away f... read more

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Great pizza place right down the street, closest thing in Philly to a traditional New York Pizza. Ideal for takeout or delivery.

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A bottle shop a quick walk away. They also sell snacks and some grocery items.

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One of our convenient neighborhood markets, great for picking up a few things. It’s about a 10 minute walk from our place.

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Very good nearby take-out/delivery Chinese food for something easy and fast.

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Right around the corner, Southgate is a great upscale Korean/American Bar mix (I know, sounds weird but is delicious). You can either eat inside or outside, but will enjoy either way. Reservations ... read more