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FIRST LOOK Key sights reveal the depth and breadth of a city that birthed a nation.

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THE OUTSIDERS Sculptures dotting the city build a “museum without walls.” PHOTOS BY ISAAC ARJONILLA

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TIMELESS SPLENDOR With its sprawling grounds and aweinspiring fountains, Longwood Gardens has been drawing nature lovers for generations. BY ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE

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TO MARKET, TO MARKET Historic sites get new lives as hubs of hip restaurants, retail and even art. BY AMY GORDON

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COOKING UP A STORM “Top Chef ” winner Nicholas Elmi chats about his love for his adopted city, finding time to practice Muay Thai and the one country he’s dying to visit. BY ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE

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ALL ABOUT TOWN The character of neighborhoods, from bustling Avenue of the Arts to everyouthful University City

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FIRST LOOK

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Key sights reveal the depth and breadth of a city that birthed a nation.

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Penn’s Landing

In 1682, William Penn alighted on the banks of the Delaware River, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, the waterfront continues to draw visitors from distant shores but locals, too, thanks to a wide range of diversions from restaurants to an ice skating rink in winter, a carnival in summer, and historic ships recalling that early founding, now open throughout the year. 101 N. Columbus Blvd., 215.922.2FUN, delawareriverwaterfront.com

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Morris Arboretum

Franklin Institute

Located off the parkway that shares its name, the country’s first hands-on science museum embodies all that Benjamin Franklin cherished. Permanent displays like “The Giant Heart,” a room-sized vascular organ you can walk through, and splashy internationally recognized temporary exhibitions, like 2006’s “Body Worlds” and 2019’s “Vikings,” invite exploration, fun and, yes, learning. In the rotunda, the national memorial to the country’s first scientist—a 20-foot-tall marble likeness—presides over it all. 222 N. 20th St., 215.448.1200, fi.edu 12

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The official arboretum of the state shelters more than 12,000 plants, among them the “Great Trees” and star, Katsura, a sprawling specimen whose leaves give off the aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar as they fall and decompose. Families spend quality time on exhibits like “Out on a Limb” (pictured), a 450-foot canopy walk 50 feet above ground, while others stroll Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery, the only remaining freestanding Victorian fernery in North America. With its 1899 glass-enclosed canopy, koi ponds and waterfalls, it’s ideal for quiet contemplation. 100 E. Northwestern Ave., 215.247.5777, morrisarboretum.org


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Rodin Museum

With this ode to the great French sculptor, Paris comes to Philly. The elegant Beaux Arts-style building holds a renowned collection—the largest outside the City of Lights—representing every phase of Rodin’s game-changing career, with original casts of “The Gates of Hell” and his famed “The Thinker.” 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.763.8100, rodinmuseum.org

Kimmel Center The crown jewel of the Avenue of the Arts neighborhood presents world-class music, dance and theater on its stages—among them the cello-shaped Verizon Hall and the 650-seat Perelman Theater—all housed under a spectacular 150-foot-vaulted glass canopy. Broad and Spruce streets, 215.893.1999, kimmelcenter.org

Masonic Temple and Masonic Library & Museum

Located across from City Hall, the temple goes toe to toe with its civic counterpart in history and architecture. The gavel used at the ceremony to lay the cornerstone here in 1868 was the same one George Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. The interior awes with seven rooms magnificently decorated in different styles, among them Gothic, Egyptian and Moorish, making for an eye-opening exploration of this hidden gem. 1 N. Broad St., 215.988.1917, pamasonictemple.org WHERE GUEST B OOK

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Independence Hall & Liberty Bell

Inside Independence Hall, America’s Founding Fathers drafted enduring guidelines for a new nation. Across Chestnut Street, in its own Liberty Bell Center, the hall’s cracked tower bell may be silent, but its symbolic message continues to resound across the land and through time. Chestnut St. between Fifth and Sixth sts., Independence Visitor Center 800.537.7676, nps.gov/inde

Lincoln Financial Field

Fans fill more than 68,000 seats to cheer on their hometown NFL team and Super Bowl 52 champs, The Philadelphia Eagles. Inside, the $512 million stadium offers all the bells and whistles of a top-notch sports experience, from huge LED displays to luxury seating areas and, of course, some of the city’s top tastes at more than 300 concession stands. The Linc also scores with PETA, which rates the stadium one of the best for vegetarian options in all of the NFL. 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, 215.463.5500, lincolnfinancialfield.com 14

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Many flock to this elegant 1928 structure to recreate Sylvester Stallone’s run up the front steps in the Oscar-winning film, “Rocky.” But this iconic museum with elements designed by the city’s first African-American architect preserves a world-renowned collection of some 225,000 paintings, sculptures and artifacts, plus whole structures including a model of a 13th-century French cloister complete with bubbling fountain. 26th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.763.8100, philamuseum.org


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When viewed from different angles, Alexander Liberman’s 25-ton “Covenant” changes, creating a dynamic experience.


THE OUTSIDERS Sculptures dotting the city build a “museum without walls.”

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PHOTOS BY ISAAC ARJONILLA

Perhaps no other city in the country loves art as much as Philadelphia. Worldclass institutions like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts display timeless classics and envelope-pushing modern works, while galleries lining Old City invite shoppers to own a piece of art history. But this town also encourages explorations beyond walls. Across the city, larger-than-life sculptures with bold colors, gravity-defying angles and whimsical messages turn the urban landscape into a playground. A project of the Association for Public Art, this exhibit illustrating the largest collection of outdoor sculpture in America cements Philly’s place as an enduring hub of creativity and encourages all to seek the unexpected. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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(Clockwise from top left) Arlene Love’s gilded “Face Fragment” (1975); Roxy Paine’s shimmering “Symbiosis” (2011); Jean Dubuffet’s Mummer-like “Milord la Chamarre” (1973); Isamu Noguchi’s “Bolt of Lightning...A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin” (1933).

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For his automotivegrade steel “Iroquois” (1983-1999), Mark di Suvero says he used “the crane as my paintbrush.”


Renee Petropoulis, Roger White and Daniel Martinez’s “Your Move” (1996) symbolizes “our paths through life”; (Opposite) Robert Indiana’s iconic “Love” (1976) has become the symbol of Philadelphia.


TIMELESS SPLENDOR With its sprawling grounds and awe-inspiring fountains, Longwood Gardens has been drawing nature lovers for generations. BY ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE

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The Fountain Terrace in 1950 (opposite page) and in 2017 (this page)

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The Water Lily display in July 2013 (this page) and in July 1957 (opposite page)

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Philadelphia is often called America’s garden capital and for good reason. Within 30 miles of the city, fans of horticulture have no less than 30 public green spaces, plus arboreta and historic landscapes to explore. The state’s horticultural society—one of the country’s most active—is based in the City of Brotherly Love and produces a wildly popular annual flower show. Naturally, one of the most impressive gardens in the United States is found right here. Longwood Gardens had its beginnings in 1700,

when a Quaker named George Peirce purchased 402 acres, once the home of the Lenni Lenape tribe, from city founder William Penn’s commissioners. But it wasn’t until 1907 that Longwood really got going. Under new owner Pierre du Pont—a passionate gardener—Longwood grew into a showpiece of more than 1,000 acres. Since it opened to the public in 1946, the garden has hosted generations of visitors who have strolled through the impeccably maintained grounds, taking in nature’s splendor year round. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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Christmas, crowds from across the country flock to the Chester County spot to take in one of the most spectacular holiday showstoppers, featuring seasonal decorations, a multitude of trees with all the trimmings and 400,000 lights. From May to October, when the sun dips down, visitors gather in the Main Fountain Garden to watch a dancing fountain show that rivals anything in Las Vegas. Here, 1,719 renovated jets shoot water as high as 175 feet in the air, choreographed to music from classical to rock.

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More than 11,000 plant types thrive in areas like Peirce’s Woods, where ornamental specimens fill outdoor “rooms” over seven acres. In the Hillside Garden, colorful flowers line a walkway revealing the Chimes Tower and waterfall, while the Silver Garden shelters metalhued plants found in desert landscapes. Throughout the year, special events and exhibitions gild the lily. In winter, delicate orchids drape over seemingly every surface of the 1921 glass Conservatory, while fall brings thousands of chrysanthemums neatly trained into orbs and spirals. At


The Main Fountain Garden, Upper Canal in 2017 (this page) and in 1934 (opposite page)

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The Bourse’s Beaux Arts style makes a stunning backdrop for digging into some of the city’s best food. Opposite page: The exterior still looks like it did in 1891, when it was the nation’s first commodities exchange building.


TO MARKET, TO MARKET Historic sites get new lives as hubs of hip restaurants, retail and even art.

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BY AMY GORDON

While famous Philly markets like Reading Terminal and the Italian Market have long attracted droves of visitors, two new mixed-use projects serve as modern showcases for the city’s culinary and creative talent. Like Philadelphia itself, The Bourse Food Hall and Cherry Street Pier each blend historic roots with fresh appeal, offering new ways for people to gather and enjoy the City of Brotherly Love. Set in the heart of Old City and dating back to 1891, The Bourse was the nation’s first commodities exchange

and has since gone through iterations as a mall and office building. In November 2018, after a $40-million renovation, the striking Beaux-Arts structure reopened as The Bourse Food Hall, a bustling dining destination serving everything from hand-pinched Chinese dumplings to halal Egyptian cuisine to over-the-top ice cream sundaes. “There are so many different ethnicities and cultures in Philly,” says Charley McGrath, managing director at MRP Realty, one of the project’s principal partners. “I see The WHERE GUEST B OOK

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marks the DRWC’s most recent initiative to revive the city’s eastern shore as an alluring destination for both visitors and residents. “This is a true example of transformation—from a vacant industrial pier to a thriving public space and creative hub,” says Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Today, Cherry Street Pier is home to 14 artist studios created from repurposed shipping containers, food and beverage outlets housed in converted trolley cars and an outdoor garden with sweeping river views. While nearby attractions like Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest operate seasonally, Cherry Street Pier is open year round. The cavernous space hosts programming and events, including workshops, markets and art exhibitions. “The artist studios are the foundational piece of Cherry Street Pier,” says Emma Fried-Cassorla, director of marketing and communications at the DRWC. “The rest of the space was kept open and flexible so that we can do largescale installations.” Visitors can even interact with the artists who work there, breaking down the barriers between the viewing public and Philadelphia’s extraordinary, active creative community. Visual art is a central focus of the project, but Cherry Street Pier also brings to the table a select group of food and beverage vendors. Hungry patrons can dine on elevated comfort dishes at Cooperage, indulge in intriguingly delicious flavors at Little Baby’s Ice Cream, enjoy authentic Indonesian cuisine at Hardena and munch on sweet and savory baked goods from Birdie’s Biscuits. On the beverage side, the space features a rotating selection of offerings from local favorites like Yards Brewing Company, Kurant Cider and Philadelphia Brewing Company. As DRWC President Joe Forkin puts it, Cherry Street Pier is “a reflection of Philadelphia today—creative, diverse, historic, adaptable and inspired.”

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Originally constructed in 1919, Municipal Pier No. 9 now houses restaurants, artist studios and retailers. Opposite page: Signs of new life at Cherry Street Pier

Bourse as a place where everyone can come together no matter their age or background. It’s like a communal table for the city.” As The Bourse is a member of the National Register of Historic Places, preserving the integrity of this heritage location was vital to executing the project. “The renovation was very complex and a massive risk,” says McGrath. The team peeled back decades of changes to the building, letting the original architecture shine while adding contemporary lighting and other features to bring the design into modern day. The result is an inviting space that draws inspiration from multipurpose food halls like Chelsea Market in New York City and the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco. The Bourse Food Hall features a curated lineup of 30 vendors, some local to Philly, others from outside of the region. Diners can feast on options like from-scratch street tacos at DC-based Rebel Taco, fast-casual Indian food at South Philly’s Chaat and Chai, grain-to-glass spirits at Bluebird Distilling or gourmet sweet treats from Barry’s Buns. Visitors can also shop at purveyors like Penzeys Spices, florist Bonatsos at The Bourse and Kari’s Tea Bar. “The goal was to try to represent everything that the city has to offer under one roof,” says McGrath. While The Bourse offers an outlet for the city’s most creative culinary talent, another newly reinvented site nearby highlights Philly’s visual artists. Originally constructed in 1919, Pier 9 at Cherry Street and the Delaware River was once vital to the city’s economy. At the time, the 55,000-square-foot facility was the largest municipal pier in Philadelphia, functioning as a marinerailroad terminal for transporting cargo into and out of port. However, as the role of the waterfront in the city’s trade industry declined, the pier sat unused for decades. In October 2018, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) reopened the space as Cherry Street Pier, a center for art, dining and community. The $5-million project


Q&A

COOKING UP A STORM “Top Chef” winner Nicholas Elmi chats about his love for his adopted city, finding time to practice Muay Thai and the one country he’s dying to visit. INTERVIEW BY ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE

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How did “Top Chef” change you

How would you describe Phila-

What are some locals-in-the-

as a chef?

delphia’s food scene to someone

know spots you would recom-

Being on and winning “Top Chef ” just made me trust myself a little bit more and gave me the confidence to open my own restaurants—not continue working for someone else.

new to it?

mend to people visiting Philadel-

Beyond the diversity of the city and the food, it would have to be the quality of the chefs who live and work here. Some of the best chefs in the country live here, whether they’re originally from Philly or a transplant.

phia for the first time?

Who are your culinary heroes and what lessons from them con-

Palizzi Social Club has the best Italian/American food in the city. But you have to be a member! What’s your favorite place in the world to visit? What makes it so special to you?

tinue to keep you going?

What are your favorite local

Guy Savoy. Marc Vetri. Eric Ripert. Sustained excellence is really important to me, and these guys continue to be on the top of their game year after year.

restaurants, and what do you usually order there?

The pig ear salad at Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House, skewers at Saté Kampar, robiola francobolli at Osteria.

Why did you choose to make

My wife and I love to go to Tensing Pen Hotel in Negril, Jamaica. It’s quiet, and there’s literally nothing to do there except relax and be together. What’s one thing you can never travel without?

Philadelphia your home and the

How do you like to spend your

place for your first restaurant?

down time around town?

I moved to Philadelphia when I was 19 and fell in love with the city immediately. I tried leaving several times. I lived in NYC, Paris and Atlantic City for God’s sake! I just kept getting drawn back to Philly. It’s such a real city. I love the honesty of the people here.

I like to spend it walking around the city on a Sunday with the family. We never have an agenda but always end up doing something fun. Candy in Old City, light festival in Chinatown, ice skating at the pier. There’s always something fun going on in Philadelphia.

Workout gear. I usually travel with my Muay Thai gear and try to find different gyms to train in when I’m traveling. If you could wake up tomorrow anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you be?

Japan. I’d love to explore the future and the food.

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“Top Chef” Season 11 winner Nicholas Elmi was born and raised in Massachusetts, but his Philly roots go deep. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he moved to Philadelphia to work with Georges Perrier, who would become his mentor. From there, Elmi staged at illustrious kitchens from Daniel in New York to Guy Savoy in Paris. But the City of Brotherly Love captured his heart, and he eventually settled here as chef de cuisine at Perrier’s famous Le Bec-Fin. These days, Elmi keeps busy at his acclaimed fine-dining spot, Laurel, intimate In the Valley, and his ode to the classic tavern, Royal Boucherie, where a fun-loving crowd digs into hearty fare like braised lamb shank to a soundtrack that veers from Ella Fitzgerald to Arcade Fire. Recently, Elmi took a few moments to talk with Where Traveler about his adopted home, the culinary world and travel.


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Philly’s top chef Nicholas Elmi at his Old City restaurant, Royal Boucherie.

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LOOK BOOK Philadelphia boasts a vibrant shopping scene, ranging from high-fashion retailers in Rittenhouse Row to cutting-edge boutiques of Old City. Read on for highlights from some of the city’s premier shops, featuring gorgeous goods to bring home.

LAGOS

Discover Lagos’ must-have collections including Smart Caviar, the fine jewelry bracelet designed exclusively for the Apple Watch®. Best known for its signature Caviar designs, LAGOS brings texture to sterling silver and 18K gold, transforming these metals into iconic jewelry that is as captivating as it is wearable. Find the style that is uniquely yours – MY LAGOS MY WAY. 1735 Walnut Street, 215.567.0770, LAGOS.com. Founded by die-hard Philly sports fans in 2013, Shibe Vintage Sports stands out for not only carrying respected nationally licensed brands like ‘47 Brand and Red Jacket, but also unique shirts created by Philly artists and printed by Philly screenprinters. For sports fans and non-fans alike! 137 South 13th Street, Phila, PA 215.566.2511. Shibesports.com At Bus Stop you will find a curated selection of women’s designer shoes from all over the world. BUS STOP X is a limited edition, exclusive shoe brand designed by London-born Elena Brennan, the owner of BUS STOP. This newest collection named “Afar Forever” comprises 29 stylish handcrafted couture pumps, kitten heels, boots, sneakers and oxfords (with a twist). These designs are inspired by travels afar, the culture and experiences in exotic faraway lands. Each shoe incorporates leathers, colours & design details reminiscent of Elena’s worldly travels. Follow us on Instagram as we journey through the collection #BusStopX #AfarBsx #AfarForever 727 South 4th Street, 215.627.2357, www.busstopboutique.com. The Print Center is a Philadelphia landmark gallery located in the exclusive Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Since 1915 it has showcased the best in contemporary prints and photographs. Its Gallery Store features a wide selection of exceptional prints, photographs, books and more – and is a great spot to see the finest from Philadelphia’s artists, so be sure to treat yourself to a visit. Pictured (left to right): artwork by Jesse Burke, Edna Andrade and Purgatory Pie Press. Hours: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Tuesday – Saturday, 1614 Latimer Street, 215.735.6090, www.printcenter.org. 34

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BLOKES BARBERSHOP & GENTLEMAN’S EMPORIUM

Blokes Barbershop & Gentleman’s Emporium is Philadelphia’s premiere grooming, gift and accessory establishment for men. We offer a full-service barber experience with haircuts, hot lather shaves, beard trims and shaping. More than just a barbershop, we offer a wide range of hair & skin care and grooming products. Our gift selection includes candles, wallets, toiletry & travel bags, flasks, hats and an extensive collection of quirky, exciting socks and much more. If you are looking for the very best in traditional and modern gentleman’s grooming, we are the barbershop for you. Book online anytime. www.blokesbarbershop.com 267.314.5557 Maryanne S. Ritter Jewelers, in the heart of historic Jeweler’s Row, carries a wide selection of custom designs in fine colored gemstones and diamonds such as these 18kt white gold 4ct Ceylon sapphire ring with half moon diamonds, 18kt white gold 2ct Natural Green Tourmaline ring accented with 1.42ct baguette diamonds, a 10.68ct trillion cut Natural Pink Sapphire bracelet spaced with .25ct in diamonds, and Sterling Plique`a jour blue topaz dragonfly pin/pendant. 704 Sansom Street, 215.922.4923, www.maryannesritterjewelers.com

MARYANNE S. RITTER JEWELERS

A quick drive or regional rail ride from Center, Gravers Lane Gallery is located in historic Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia’s Garden District. Representing museum quality contemporary art in all medium including jewelry, painting, sculpture, studio glass, ceramics and specializing in textile and fiber art. Find that special one of a kind piece of jewelry or unique work of art to remember your visit to Philadelphia. 8405 Germantown. 215.247.1603, graverslanegallery.com. Image: Petra Class diamonds & 22k GRAVERS LANE GALLERY

SIMEONE FOUNDATION MUSEUM

Simeone Foundation Museum, The Spirit of Competition book by Frederick A. Simeone, M.D. This is the story behind the Simeone Museum, the creation of Dr. Simeone, who began acquiring the cars in the collection five decades ago. The narrative shows how production cars, racing to show superiority, evolved in a few short decades to purpose-built platforms. In the process, this competitive spirit gave birth to engineering advancements that everyone takes for granted today. 6825 Norwitch Drive, 215.365.7233, www.simeonemuseum.org. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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ALL ABOUT TOWN The character of neighborhoods, from bustling Avenue of the Arts to ever-youthful University City

Neighborhoods

GRADUATE HOSPITAL A large medical institution once occupied this area south of Rittenhouse Square, giving the enclave its name. Today, the zone bustles with restaurants and nightlife, plus the Schuylkill River Trail—26.5 miles of pathways revealing views of the river.

AVENUE OF THE ARTS The American Planning Association

CEDAR PARK & SPRUCE HILL West Philadelphia’s Cedar Park is a tightly knit enclave known for its bohemian vibe and mom-and-pop businesses. Nearby, Spruce Hill is a multicultural zone home to Clark Park, a public green space filled with artists and musicians. Every year, both host the Baltimore Avenue Dollar stroll, the city’s most affordable festival.

MARKET EAST This area located just off Center City is gearing up to become a commercial hot zone, with new developments popping up alongside iconic Reading Terminal Market and City Hall. Market East also claims Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, which offers a look at the city’s storied past. MIDTOWN VILLAGE & “GAYBORHOOD” Thirteenth Street from Chestnut to Locust streets is the thriving hub for the city’s vibrant gay community, lovingly referred to as the “Gayborhood.” Here, sidewalks brim with some of the best restaurants and nightlife spots around.

CHINATOWN The elaborately decorated Friendship Gate marks the spot where Cantonese immigrants settled in the mid-19th century. Today, Fujianese, Taiwanese, Thai and Burmese residents contribute to a colorful patchwork of culture and culinary treasures. The Asian Arts Initiative highlights exhibitions and performances that speak to the Asian American experience. 36

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NORTHERN LIBERTIES & FISHTOWN Once a manufacturing and industrial sector, “NoLibs” and Fishtown in recent years have become lively communities complete with residential lofts, hip restaurants and only-in-Philly boutiques, though some sections preserve the area’s edgier vibe.

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deemed this hub of art, culture and history one of the “Great Places of America.” Along Broad Street, find The Wilma Theater, the Merriam Theater, the Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Kimmel Center.


OLD CITY America’s most historic square mile preserves the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest inhabited street in the country. It’s also home to more than 55 art galleries and museums, including Smithsonian affiliate The National Museum of Jewish American History and the National Constitution Center.

(From left) Vernick Food & Drink in Rittenhouse; Spruce Street Harbor Park in Penn’s Landing; (Opposite page) Elfreth’s Alley in Old City

RITTENHOUSE ROW Rittenhouse Square Park, one of the original parks William Penn planned in the 17th century, anchors this bustling zone of luxury shopping, upscale restaurants and swanky hotels.

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PARKWAY DISTRICT & FAIRMOUNT The pulse of the city’s culture beats along this majestic gateway inspired by Paris’ Champs-Élysées. The flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway is flanked by world-class museums and green spaces. Kelly Drive winds along the Schuylkill River, where crew teams ply the water, and charming Fairmount is home to cozy cafes and the gothic-style Eastern State Penitentiary.

PENNSPORT Located along the banks of the Delaware River in South Philly, this neighborhood is the home of the Mummers, locals who have been dressing in elaborate costumes and parading down the street on New Year’s Day for a century, and the Mummers Museum. Moyamensing Avenue is lined with beautiful architecture and historic churches.

SOUTH PHILLY & ITALIAN MARKET This quintessential Philly zone has some of the best cheesesteaks and the open-air Italian Market. On East Passyunk Avenue, first-rate restaurants create a foodie destination, while farther south, the MLB’s Phillies batter up at Citizens Bank Park and the NFL’s Super Bowl LII champs, the Eagles, hit the gridiron at Lincoln Financial Field.

America’s most historic square mile, Old City’s past is ingrained in its cobblestone streets, making it popular with history buffs.

SOUTH STREET & QUEEN VILLAGE This area emits a low-key “It” factor with retail treasures along historic Fabric Row, picturesque Headhouse Square, top restaurants and cafes and unusual spots like Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens and The Theatre of the Living Arts. South Street is also home to some of the city’s most popular cheesesteak spots. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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area draws its character from its many academic institutions—five, including the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Because of this, the neighborhood exudes a youthful energy with an array of dining and entertainment options to match. Also worth seeking out: the Penn Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Art and the historic railway hub, 30th Street Station, which now features The Porch at 30th Street, an outdoor oasis with food, seating (including swings) and live performances.

(From left) City Hall in Downtown; World Cafe Live in University City

historic mansion and covered bridges. In Doylestown, the Mercer Museum houses 40,000 artifacts from early America, while the James A. Michener Museum holds an excellent collection of Pennsylvanian impressionist paintings. In artsy New Hope, take a ride on the 1925 Ivyland Railroad and explore Main Street’s charming shops.

CHESTNUT HILL Just outside downtown, this charming subWASHINGTON SQUARE This district includes Jewelers’ Row, the oldest diamond zone in the country, and historic Antique Row. The oldest continuously operating theater in the country, Walnut Street Theatre, hosts musicals, comedies and dramas. In Washington Square, visitors view the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, or head to the Curtis Center, the former headquarters of the Ladies Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, which houses The Dream Garden, a glass mosaic based on a landscape painting by Philly’s own Maxfield Parrish.

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urb is known for its boutique district along Germantown Avenue, cobblestone streets, a large farmers market, Morris Arboretum and the Woodmere Art Museum. For outdoorsy types, Wissahickon Valley Park offers 1,800 acres for exploring, while Pastorius Park makes an ideal backdrop for picnics and summertime concerts.

MANAYUNK A 15-minute train or bus ride (take the Manayunk Norristown Regional Rail line to the Manayunk stop or bus route 35 or 61) drops you in the center of this bustling area of the city. Small-town charm is the appeal here, but upscale shops also attract urbanites looking for an easy day trip.

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KEATING’S ROPE & ANCHOR, BAR + KITCHEN Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen is a social eatery where friends gather over waterfront views, toast to milestones and retreat to savor a taste of culinary craftsmanship. A riverside respite located inside the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing Hotel, Rope & Anchor serves up contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable seafood, locally sourced ingredients and hand crafted cocktails. Our refined menu pairs perfectly with magnificent views, live entertainment and nautical flair. With weathered textures, maritime influences and bold spaces – Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen embraces the heritage of Penn’s Landing in a artistically curated way. You’re invited to step out of the bustling city and into our urban oasis along the Delaware River. 201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

215.521.6509 ropeandanchorkitchen.com

ROYAL BOUCHERIE Drop into this lively brasserie in the heart of historic Old City from Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi — open from lunch through late night. Enjoy the popular second-floor deck in warmer months, or watch the world go by through the antique French doors on Second Street. Stop in for lunch and indulge in one of Royal Boucherie’s famous top-shelf $2 martinis. Insider tip: Philadelphia Inquirer’s food critic Craig LaBan called Royal Boucherie’s burger the best in the city, and Philadelphia Magazine awarded it with the best charcuterie in town. Come for dinner and dive into a menu of hearty classics, including classic country paté, foie gras terrine, house-made pasta and steak au poivre. Hold court at the vintage bar, known for one of the city’s best beverage programs or watch oysters shucked in live action with their raw bar selection. Enjoy a Bloody Mary with inspired brunch classics every Saturday and Sunday. Whatever you’re craving, Royal Boucherie is a must visit. 52 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA

267.606.6313

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MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA TOURS Welcome to the mural capital of the world. Can we show you around? See firsthand how Mural Arts has turned Philadelphia into a city of murals. Whether by foot, by wheels, or by train, the stories behind the world’s largest outdoor art gallery are just a tour away. Check out one or more of our many exciting routes throughout the city, or share a group mural painting experience with your friends, family, or colleagues. Book your unforgettable public or private tour today to see how art ignites change! Follow along with us on social @muralarts and #muralarts! Mural Arts Philadelphia @ The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

215.925.3633 muralarts.org/tours

MARYANNE S. RITTER JEWELERS

A staple on Philadelphia’s historic Jewelers’ Row for more than a century, Maryanne Ritter and her talented staff of expert jewelers continue the fine tradition of handcrafting jewelry to offer custom designs and heirloom restoration for the discerning buyer. Find carefully handcrafted necklaces, rings, earrings and more featuring fine diamonds and color gemstones set in platinum and gold or sterling silver. Home to one of the largest selections of cultured freshwater and saltwater pearls in the area, this store is dedicated to offering high-quality jewelry at affordable prices. The staff at Maryanne S. Ritter Jewelers specializes in current and antique jewelry restoration, allowing you to create something brand new or repair a special item that you already love. Customers across the country have come to know and trust their expertise. Maryanne S. Ritter Jewelers --- large enough to serve you well and small enough to know you personally 704 Sansom Street

215.922.4923 www.maryannesritterjewelers.com

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LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is where families with children aged 3 to 10 can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground. With features including local landmarks made from over a million LEGO® bricks in MINILAND®, a fun and exciting LEGO®-themed ride and a 4D cinema where your favorite LEGO® characters come to life. Get hands-on with thousands of LEGO® bricks in themed build and play areas where kid’s imaginations can run wild with the endless possibilities that LEGO® offers. LEGOLAND® is located about 30+ minutes outside of Center City in the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Open daily at 10am. Visit their website for best admission offers and more information about what’s inside. 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

267.245.9696 Philadelphia.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com

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CHART HOUSE Spectacular waterfront dining, fresh fish specialties and slow-roasted prime rib are what make Chart House famous. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Delaware River while you relax at your waterside table. The menu features a daily selection of fresh fish and seasonal seafood specialties such as Wicked Tuna, Mac Nut Mahi, Stuffed Flounder, Savory Shrimp Pasta and the acclaimed Chart House Salad Bar. Chart House also offers award-winning craft cocktails as well as an expansive wine list. For dessert, share a mouth-watering Hot Chocolate Lava Cake, a guest favorite. Join Chart House at the bar for an amazing happy hour, Monday-Friday, 4:30 to 7pm with delectable delights & cocktails starting at $4. Experience the breathtaking views and unparalleled cuisine that make Chart House legendary. Complimentary valet parking. 555 South Columbus Boulevard

215.625.8383 chart-house.com

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

Morton’s The Steakhouse is the premier steakhouse famous for its USDA prime-aged beef, fresh fish & seafood, hand-picked produce and of course its exceptional service. Morton’s sets the standard for steakhouse dining in the Philadelphia area. Featuring a rich and modern interior, trademark exhibition kitchen, classic bar area and exceptional private dining rooms, Morton’s can accommodate any desire whether business or pleasure, casual or special occasion. Call and reserve your table today.

Center City, Philadelphia 1411 Walnut Street

215.557.0724 The Pavilion at King of Prussia Mall 640 West Dekalb Pike

610.491.1900 www.mortons.com

SEAFOOD UNLIMITED Nestled in the heart of Rittenhouse Square is Philadelphia’s oldest seafood restaurant. Seafood Unlimited has been serving the neighborhood as well as out-of-town guests in a casual setting for 45 years. Fish, seafood and live lobsters are shipped in on a daily basis guaranteeing freshness. Daily offerings include wild salmon, succulent day boat scallops, sea bass, jumbo shrimp, ahi tuna, crab cakes, lobster, and arctic char. Seafood Unlimited is known for its homemade desserts, like key lime pie, chocolate mousse and crème brûlée, so save room! Happy hour is all night at the bar with specialty cocktails and small plates, like fish tacos, ahi tuna lollipops and buffalo shrimp. Cash only. 270 South 20th Street

215.732.3663

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BLOKES BARBERSHOP & GENTLEMAN’S EMPORIUM BLOKES BARBERSHOP & GENTLEMAN’S EMPORIUM is Philadelphia’s premiere grooming, gift and accessory establishment for men. We offer a full-service barber experience with haircuts, hot lather shaves, shampoos, beard trims, shaping and finishing products. More than just a barbershop, we sell a full range of hair & skin care products, grooming tools, cufflinks, ties and all the finishing touches. Our gift section includes candles, wallets, toiletry & travel bags, flasks, hats, and an extensive collection of quirky, exciting socks. If you are looking for the very best in traditional and modern gentlemen’s grooming, BLOKES BARBERSHOP & GENTLEMAN’S EMPORIUM is the place for you. Book online anytime.

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Inspired by the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, the Philadelphia Hope Fence was built and dedicated to the city of Philadelphia, by Dan and Sarah Keating. Dan, Hilton Penn’s Landing owner and developer, engineered the fence to specifically accommodate the weight of locks. The Hope Fence is located at the Penn’s Landing Promenade along the exterior of The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. The fence was built to create hope and provide a place for people to honor special life moments. Visitors can use their own lock, or one can be purchased at the Hilton. Come back and visit your special lock often Tell us your story on social media by tagging @philadelphiahopefence and using our hashtag #philadelphiahopefence.

Escape to Pennsylvania Wine Land, home to 270+ wineries and 14,000+ acres of vineyards. PA Wines are as diverse as the wineries that produce them. Historically, Pennsylvania was known for its sweeter varieties, and while they are still present and popular, they have been joined by a growing number of award-winning drier varieties. The Philadelphia region features more than 40 PA wineries, tasting rooms, and vineyards within an hour of Center City. Plan your PA Wine Land journey at www.PennsylvaniaWine.com/SouthEast. pennsylvaniawine.com

philadelphiahopefence.com 151 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

267.314.5557

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JIM’S SOUTH ST. Five-time winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” award, Jim’s is your ‘must-have’ cheesesteak when only the BEST will do. With well over 200 years of cheesesteak-making know-how, our staff will make you glad you stopped in every time you visit. You’ll find us on what’s known as the “Hippest Street in Town,” serving up the finest cheesesteaks and hoagies from the heart of the city that made them famous. Whether you’re a conventioneer or touring the city’s incredible history and museums, you’ll know you’re getting the real Philly cheesesteak experience when you walk through our door.

FOX & SON FANCY CORN DOGS Located in the historic Reading Terminal Market, Fox & Son Fancy Corn Dogs is a 100% gluten free, fair-themed restaurant famous for its fluffy berry and whipped cream topped funnel cakes, hand cut Kennebec fries, crispy fried cheddar cheese curds, and hand dipped corn dogs. All of Fox and Son’s batters and sauces are made on site, including options for vegans and vegetarians. This winner of a coveted Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly title is open every day. For more information, please visit foxandsonphilly.com.

400 South Street

215.928.1911

www.jimssteakssouthst.com

THE TWISTED TAIL The Twisted Tail is a stylish Southern-inspired contemporary American restaurant, bar and live music venue located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Headhouse Square district — set between the bustling South Street district and the historic and elegant Society Hill neighborhoods. With an eclectic array of bourbons and a menu of charcoal-grilled fare, you will feel the southern hospitality as soon as you enter this lively spot. Octopus, shrimp, quail and shishito peppers are stars of the charcoal grill. Shrimp and grits, fried chicken and aged country ham bring the taste of the South straight to Philly. Dine in or out at the rustic wooden tables then head upstairs to hear some live music.

51 N 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-372-7935 foxandsonphilly.com

509 South 2nd Street

215.558.2471

www.thetwistedtail.com

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Gravers Lane Gallery 8405 Germantown Ave. 215.247.1603 graverslanegallery.com

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Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates 1727-29 Mt. Vernon St. 215.685.0750 muralarts.org

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The Print Center 1614 Latimer St. 215.735.6090 printcenter.org/100/

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Legoland Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 267.245.9696 philadelphia.legolanddiscovery center.com

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One Liberty Observation Deck 1650 Market St., #5700 215.561.3325 phillyfromthetop.com

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Pennsylvania Winery Association 411 Walnut St., Harrisburg, Pa., 717.234.1844 pennsylvaniawine.com

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Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825-31 Norwitch Dr. 215.365.7233 simeonemuseum.org Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Bureau 1000 First Avenue, Suite 101, King of Prussia, Pa. 610.834.1550 valleyforge.org Visit Philly 30 S. 17th St., Suite 2010 215.599.0776 visitphilly.com

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El Fuego 723 Walnut St. 215.592.1931 elfuegophilly.com

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Fox and Son 51 N. 12th St. 215.372.7935 foxandsonphilly.com

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Aroma Ristorante 1120 Pine St. 215.314.5315 ristorantearomaphilly.com 09

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Chart House 555 S. Columbus Blvd. 215.625.8383 chart-house.com/locations/ philadelphia/

IndeBlue 205 S. 13th St. 215.545.4633 indebluerestaurant.com Jim’s South Street 400 South St. 215.928.1911 jimssouthstreet.com Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. 215.521.6509 ropeandanchorkitchen.com McCormick & Schmick’s 1 S. Broad St. 215.568.6888 mccormickandschmicks.com

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Metropolitan Bakery 262 S. 19th St.; 12th & Arch Sts.; 4013 Walnut St. 215.545.6655 (Rittenhouse); 215.829.9020 (RTM); 215.222.1492 (University City) metropolitanbakery.com Morton’s The Steakhouse 1411 Walnut St. 215.557.0724 mortons.com

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Artisan on the Avenue 8440 Germantown Ave. 215.381.2582 artisanontheavenue.com

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Blokes Barbershop & Gentleman’s Emporium 151 N. 3rd St. 267.341.5557 blokesbarbershop.com

The Prime Rib 1701 Locust St. 215.772.1701 theprimerib.com R2L 50 S. 16th St. 215.564.5337 r2lrestaurant.com

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Seafood Unlimited 270 S. 20th St. 215.732.3663 seafoodunlimited.com

The Twisted Tail 509 S. Second St. 215.558.2471 thetwistedtail.com

Bus Stop Boutique 727 S. 4th St. 215.627.2357 busstopboutique.com City Hydration 1315 Walnut St. 215.416.0709 cityhydration.com Contessa’s French Linens Reading Terminal Market, 12th St. 610.306.4507 contessafrenchlinens.com

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Lagos 1735 Walnut St. 215.567.0770 lagos.com

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Maryanne S. Ritter Jewelers 704 Sansom St. 215.701.6255 maryannesritterjewelers.com

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The Pleasure Chest 2039 Walnut St. 215.561.7480 pleasurechestphilly.com

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Reading Terminal Market 12th & Arch Streets 215.922.2317 readingterminalmarket.org

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Shibe Vintage Sports 137 S. 13th St. 215.566.2511 shibevintagesports.com

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The Shops at Liberty Place 1625 Chestnut St. 215.851.9055 shopsatliberty.com

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BUS STOP BOUTIQUE

London-born Elena Brennan carries designer shoes from around the world and her exclusive BUS STOP X shoe collection. Open seven days a week. Voted Best Shoes by Philadelphia Magazine, Best Shoe Boutique in the USA by Footwear Plus Magazine, and featured in The New York Times, 36 Hours in Philadelphia. 727 South 4th Street

CONTESSA’S FRENCH LINENS At Contessa’s French Linens, you will find an array of imported french linens from southern France to fit any decor as well as unique gifts for the food lovers and entertainers in your life, Open daily Monday through Sunday. 12 & Arch Streets, 3rd Ave., Row B

610.306.4507

contessasfrenchlinens.com

215.627.2357

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GRAVERS LANE GALLERY

PLEASURE CHEST

8405 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA. 19118

2039 Walnut Street

A rare gallery experience, Gravers Lane Gallery represents museum quality Contemporary art with an emphasis on Textile & Fiber Art, Art Jewelry, Studio Glass and Ceramics, Painting and Sculpture. Located in Philadelphia’s Historic Chestnut Hill neighborhood, a quick ride from center city via car or regional rail. Email us at bhoffman@graverslane.com.

215.247.1603

Tickle any fancy with erotic treasures for adult pleasure for both men and women at The Pleasure Chest. This adult boutique, located off Rittenhouse Square, has been the best resource for quality products and knowledge since 1974. Featuring such brands as We-Vibe, Lelo, Liberator, Fleshlights, Tantus and many more for all your intimate needs.

215.561.7480

www.pleasurechestphilly.com

www.graverslanegallery.com

SHIBE VINTAGE SPORTS Owned and operated by Philadelphians, with shirt designs done by Philly artists, Shibe Sports on 13th and Walnut is where to shop if you want to bring home something authentic from the City of Brotherly Love. Mention “Where Mag” for 15% off. 137 South 13th Street

215.566.2511

www.shibesports.com

SIMEONE FOUNDATION MUSEUM One of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars! Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history & evolution of these machines. Tuesday through Sunday, we offer many types of events such as our renowned Demo Days. Mention this ad for $2 off entry! 6825 Norwitch Drive

215.365.7233

www.simeonemuseum.org

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ARTISAN ON AVENUE

Our chef brings his passion for food from his homeland to our tables, and is proud to share specialties from all regions of Italy. We’ve been described as a quaint, authentic Italian BYOB with amazing food and superb service. Enjoy homemade pasta, cheese, bread and more.

A short train or Uber ride from Center City in historic Chestnut Hill, Artisans on the Avenue offers clothing from casual to cocktails. A curated selection of jewelry, scarves, purses and gifts for every occasion provide a terrific shopping experience.

1120 Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

267.314.5315

8440 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

215.381.0582

artisansontheavenue.com

ristorantearomaphilly.com

EL FUEGO Specializing in California-style burritos, this intimate dinery is highlighted by affordable prices, sumptuous portions, fresh ingredients, a friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere that has quickly made El Fuego one of Center City’s premier culinary destinations. Stop by for lunch or a quick bite before a night on the town. BYOB 723 Walnut Street

215.592.1931

www.elfuegophilly.com

ONE LIBERTY OBSERVATION DECK Philadelphia’s tallest enclosed observation deck is conveniently located on stops along major hop-on hop-off tour routes and one block from public transportation. One Liberty Observation Deck provides 360° views, 365 days a year! 1650 Market St #5700, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215.561.3325

METROPOLITAN BAKERY Since 1993, Metropolitan Bakery has been tempting Philadelphians with freshly baked breads and pastries. Its new addition, Metropolitan Pizza & Cafe, is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring made-to-order pizzas and more. Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban says, “… One of Philly’s best bakeries now makes one of its best pizzas.”

267.990.8055

www.metropolitanbakery.com

THE PRIME RIB Just a block from fashionable Rittenhouse Square, The Prime Rib garners top honors including “Best Steak” from Philadelphia Magazine. The Philadelphia Inquirer invites its readers to “step back into the era of the supper club, where leopardprint carpeting, live jazz, stiff cocktails and comfy leather chairs offer the ideal retro setting.” 1701 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

215.772.1701

www.theprimerib.com

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