Anna & Vlad's Guidebook

Anna & Vlad
Hello! We are Anna and Vlad, a well traveled couple that is looking forward accommodating fellow travelers in our house. We are long term residents of Philadelphia, PA with extensive knowledge of l... read more

Things to do in Philadelphia

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

German bar with great food done in the new concept. Definitely one of the favorite spots of many Philadelphians ! (Norther Liberties/Fishtown)

211 local Airbnb hosts recommend

World class Impressionist and Modernist collection of art. Reserve in advance.

240 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Philadelphia’s historic farmers market with an exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants.

404 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the best art museums in North America. This is where the Rocky steps are.

206 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Most beloved park of all Philadelphians. (Center City)

82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walk the campus of one of the oldest Ivy League schools in United States. Make sure to see The Quadrangle at 36th and Spruce. (University City)

210 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The birthplace of the nation.

50 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The most well known performing arts venue in Philadelphia, the architecture of the building is mind blowing. (South Broad Street)

#9

Amada

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 217-219 Chestnut Street·Map·Hours·Website·

38 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Philadelphia's premier Spanish restaurant, on the pricey side. (Old City)

153 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.(Fairmount)

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

All-American fare, BYOB ( bring your own bottle of alcohol). Could be problematic to get table for weekend brunch.

54 local Airbnb hosts recommend

is a road that winds for 4 miles along the Schuylkill River from Eakins Oval before the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is a nice relaxing walk, great views of the river and the city.

119 local Airbnb hosts recommend

America's finest museum of medical history, displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th century "cabinet museum" setting.

#14

The Belgian Cafe

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 601 North 21st Street·Map·Hours·Website·

31 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Awesome food, great selection of beers, nice neighborhood, do we need to say more ? (Fairmount)

108 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Definitely one of our favorite places in Philly. Don't miss this fully-mosaicked gallery spaces and labyrinth sculpture garden.

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Explore the Chinatown, have some bubble tea, Hong Kong waffles or authentic dumplings. Chinatown also has some interesting stores. Don't miss the Friendship Gate at 10th and Arch.

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Authentic Ethiopian restaurant, eat with your hands if you wish ! (University City)

#18

R2L Restaurant

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 50 South 16th Street·Map·Hours·Website·

21 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The only sky bar in Philadelphia, a bit pricey but worth the view ! (Center City)

#19

Zorba's Tavern

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 2230 Fairmount Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

23 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best Greek restaurant in Philly, the Eastern State Penitentiary is near by. (Fairmount)

#20

Rodin Museum

Arts & CultureMuseums
2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway·Map·Hours·Website·

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the most famous Rodin's works can be found here.

#21

Kite & Key

Food SceneRestaurants
$$· 1836 Callowhill Street·Map·Hours·Website·

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Neighborhood bar with very good beers and great food selection.

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beautiful cathedral, inside and out , worth visiting.

16 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food, awesome beers at this local's favorite hangout !

#24

Elfreth's Alley

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

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oldest surviving street in United States. (Old City)

14 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cosmopolitan bar/restaurant with great martinis and awesome menu. (Old City)

140 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tallest masonry building in the world, has observation deck $5. (Center City)

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The Betsy Ross House may be where Betsy Ross lived when she may have made the first American Flag. By 1876, several surviving family members said this was the location. (Old City)

12 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Innumerable selection of beers, the best mussels in town. (Old City)

10 local Airbnb hosts recommend

“Amazing” live jazz and “perfectly shaken martinis” in a “speakeasy” atmosphere are one way to win over a “date” at this “chill”, midpriced joint off the Avenue of the Arts;

#30

Whole Foods Market

EssentialsGrocery Stores
$$· 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue·Map·Hours·

89 local Airbnb hosts recommend

High quality groceries shop, has seat-in caffee. (Fairmount/Franklintown)