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Huy’s guidebook

Sightseeing
Free really nice sightseeing
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
100 North Horticultural Drive
Free really nice sightseeing
Very cool for the kids but also for adults looking to explore and learn.
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The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
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Very cool for the kids but also for adults looking to explore and learn.
Local boating clubs take great pride in their historic 19th-century boathouses, which line the Schuylkill River just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At night, lights outline one of the city’s loveliest views, aptly named Boathouse Row. Rowers of all ages and skill levels flock to the Schuylkill River to practice, compete, learn and explore the sport of rowing along Boathouse Row, be it a single rower on a peaceful early morning or an exciting weekend regatta with lots of noise, colors and fanfare.
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Boathouse Row
1 Boathouse Row
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Local boating clubs take great pride in their historic 19th-century boathouses, which line the Schuylkill River just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At night, lights outline one of the city’s loveliest views, aptly named Boathouse Row. Rowers of all ages and skill levels flock to the Schuylkill River to practice, compete, learn and explore the sport of rowing along Boathouse Row, be it a single rower on a peaceful early morning or an exciting weekend regatta with lots of noise, colors and fanfare.
Many of the visitors to Independence National Historical Park line up to see the Liberty Bell, one of the park’s — and the country’s — most iconic attractions
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Liberty Bell
North 6th Street
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Many of the visitors to Independence National Historical Park line up to see the Liberty Bell, one of the park’s — and the country’s — most iconic attractions
At the Philadelphia Zoo, visitors discover Zoo360, the world’s first system of see-through mesh trails that cross over pathways, connect habitats and encourage animals to travel and explore throughout the campus. Other wild highlights of America’s first zoo: Key Bank Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve and KidZooU, a wildlife academy of dynamic displays, rare breeds and hands-on experiences.
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Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
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At the Philadelphia Zoo, visitors discover Zoo360, the world’s first system of see-through mesh trails that cross over pathways, connect habitats and encourage animals to travel and explore throughout the campus. Other wild highlights of America’s first zoo: Key Bank Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve and KidZooU, a wildlife academy of dynamic displays, rare breeds and hands-on experiences.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and its the “Rocky Steps” may have been immortalized in the classic Rocky film franchise, but the cultural institution is even more impressive inside. The astounding collection here comprises art from across the globe and through the ages — including Renaissance, American, Asian, impressionist and contemporary masterpieces —to make the museum one of the most important art destinations in the country.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art and its the “Rocky Steps” may have been immortalized in the classic Rocky film franchise, but the cultural institution is even more impressive inside. The astounding collection here comprises art from across the globe and through the ages — including Renaissance, American, Asian, impressionist and contemporary masterpieces —to make the museum one of the most important art destinations in the country.
Another popular spot in Independence National Historical Park is Independence Hall, birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. A national treasure, the building is one of only 24 World Heritage sites in the nation.
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Independence Hall
520 Chestnut Street
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Another popular spot in Independence National Historical Park is Independence Hall, birthplace of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. A national treasure, the building is one of only 24 World Heritage sites in the nation.
Recognized as one of the nation’s top children’s museums, the Please Touch Museum offers children and families play-based learning experiences across more than 60,000 square feet of interactive exhibits in Fairmount Park’s National Historic Landmark Memorial Hall.
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Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
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Recognized as one of the nation’s top children’s museums, the Please Touch Museum offers children and families play-based learning experiences across more than 60,000 square feet of interactive exhibits in Fairmount Park’s National Historic Landmark Memorial Hall.
This former prison introduced Americans to a new form of housing inmates: solitary confinement. Al Capone and Willie Sutton were among the 75,000 inmates who spent time at Eastern State Penitentiary. Self-guided tours and a Halloween haunted house, along with exhibitions and special events, make the massive prison a favorite among those who dare to enter.
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Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
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This former prison introduced Americans to a new form of housing inmates: solitary confinement. Al Capone and Willie Sutton were among the 75,000 inmates who spent time at Eastern State Penitentiary. Self-guided tours and a Halloween haunted house, along with exhibitions and special events, make the massive prison a favorite among those who dare to enter.
At more than 200 years old, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum. Those of all ages can get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies, meet live animals and see three continents of wildlife in their natural habitats.
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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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At more than 200 years old, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum. Those of all ages can get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies, meet live animals and see three continents of wildlife in their natural habitats.
Mosaics bloom at this fantasy-like art showplace, presenting and preserving the work of artist Isaiah Zagar. Visitors can take a tour or attend a mosaic workshop led by the artist himself, a player in the South Street community since the 1960s.
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Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
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Mosaics bloom at this fantasy-like art showplace, presenting and preserving the work of artist Isaiah Zagar. Visitors can take a tour or attend a mosaic workshop led by the artist himself, a player in the South Street community since the 1960s.
Food scene
This Mediterranean bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot is known along the Baltimore Avenue corridor for its vegetable tajines, Lebanese lemon chicken and shrimp, Greek lamb chops and tapas. Also on offer: a kids’ menu and weekend brunches of sweet corn griddlecakes, Turkish scrambled eggs, shakshuka and Monte Cristo sandwiches.
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Aksum
4630 Baltimore Avenue
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This Mediterranean bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot is known along the Baltimore Avenue corridor for its vegetable tajines, Lebanese lemon chicken and shrimp, Greek lamb chops and tapas. Also on offer: a kids’ menu and weekend brunches of sweet corn griddlecakes, Turkish scrambled eggs, shakshuka and Monte Cristo sandwiches.
Local restaurateur Saba Tedla’s neighborhood endeavor has quickly become known for its vast whiskey bar and comfort food menu featuring mac and cheese, stuffed meatloaf and brick chicken.
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Booker's Restaurant & Bar
5021 Baltimore Ave
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Local restaurateur Saba Tedla’s neighborhood endeavor has quickly become known for its vast whiskey bar and comfort food menu featuring mac and cheese, stuffed meatloaf and brick chicken.
Located across the street from West Philly’s expansive Clark Park, this aptly named neighborhood bar and restaurant from the folks behind Local 44 offers intriguing pizza like the Potato Pie (Yukon gold potatoes, cream, smoked mozzarella, red onion), shareable plates like warm cauliflower salad and ricotta-stuffed peppadews, and a stellar selection of beers and wines on draft.
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Clarkville
4301 Baltimore Ave
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Located across the street from West Philly’s expansive Clark Park, this aptly named neighborhood bar and restaurant from the folks behind Local 44 offers intriguing pizza like the Potato Pie (Yukon gold potatoes, cream, smoked mozzarella, red onion), shareable plates like warm cauliflower salad and ricotta-stuffed peppadews, and a stellar selection of beers and wines on draft.
For more than 30 years, international food enthusiasts have enjoyed family-style Ethiopian and Eritrean food in the cozy atmosphere inside or on the patio at Dahlak, where diners eat with their hands. With more than 40 beers to choose from and lively music (including karaoke and DJs), patrons get their fill of more than just food.
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Dahlak
4708 Baltimore Avenue
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For more than 30 years, international food enthusiasts have enjoyed family-style Ethiopian and Eritrean food in the cozy atmosphere inside or on the patio at Dahlak, where diners eat with their hands. With more than 40 beers to choose from and lively music (including karaoke and DJs), patrons get their fill of more than just food.
Founded in 1985, this award-winning brewery has called West Philadelphia home since 2007, when it opened its newest brewpub in a century-old firehouse on Baltimore Avenue. Since then, it’s been serving gourmet wood-fired pizzas, char-grilled sandwiches, salads and a half-dozen unfiltered draft selections, brewed just steps from the bar in a classic German copper brewhouse. Beer lovers know to come here for select rotating taps and takeout bottles and cans. Stop by the cannery and tasting lounge — opened next door to the brewpub in 2017 — for beers, draft wine, cocktails and more.
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Dock Street Brewery West
701 South 50th Street
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Founded in 1985, this award-winning brewery has called West Philadelphia home since 2007, when it opened its newest brewpub in a century-old firehouse on Baltimore Avenue. Since then, it’s been serving gourmet wood-fired pizzas, char-grilled sandwiches, salads and a half-dozen unfiltered draft selections, brewed just steps from the bar in a classic German copper brewhouse. Beer lovers know to come here for select rotating taps and takeout bottles and cans. Stop by the cannery and tasting lounge — opened next door to the brewpub in 2017 — for beers, draft wine, cocktails and more.
This isn’t your average doughnut shop. It’s not even your average vegan doughnut shop. The coconut milk-based baked goods at Dottie’s come in flavors like apple fritter, Boston cream and birthday cake.
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Dottie's Donuts
4529 Springfield Ave
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This isn’t your average doughnut shop. It’s not even your average vegan doughnut shop. The coconut milk-based baked goods at Dottie’s come in flavors like apple fritter, Boston cream and birthday cake.
This popular L.A.-inspired taqueria deals in trendy to traditional street fare and tequilas on a cash-only basis from a bright Cedar Park storefront.
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Loco Pez
4631 Baltimore Ave
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This popular L.A.-inspired taqueria deals in trendy to traditional street fare and tequilas on a cash-only basis from a bright Cedar Park storefront.
University City’s version of Chinatown’s popular Vietnam Restaurant is an inviting cafe with sleek décor, Vietnamese fare, warm atmosphere and friendly service. Those waiting for a table can migrate to the glossy wooden bar to watch mixologists craft potent tropical cocktails.
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Vietnam Café
816 South 47th Street
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University City’s version of Chinatown’s popular Vietnam Restaurant is an inviting cafe with sleek décor, Vietnamese fare, warm atmosphere and friendly service. Those waiting for a table can migrate to the glossy wooden bar to watch mixologists craft potent tropical cocktails.
One-stop-shop
The most visited attraction in Philadelphia? Reading Terminal Market, the city’s famous indoor food paradise that’s a one-stop shop for local produce, delicious sandwiches, fresh-baked pastries and artisanal cheeses available from dozens of vendors. More than 7.7 million people visited the market in 2018, and for good reason — it’s amazing
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Reading Terminal Market
51 North 12th Street
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The most visited attraction in Philadelphia? Reading Terminal Market, the city’s famous indoor food paradise that’s a one-stop shop for local produce, delicious sandwiches, fresh-baked pastries and artisanal cheeses available from dozens of vendors. More than 7.7 million people visited the market in 2018, and for good reason — it’s amazing
One of the original five squares in William Penn’s plan for the city, Franklin Square, which drew more than 815,000 visitors in 2018, is now a modern and fun family park, with a Philly-themed miniature golf course, a dazzling fountain, playgrounds and an old-fashioned carousel featuring famous Philly horses. When hunger strikes, SquareBurger (open seasonally) delivers with awesome burgers, fries and shakes — including the Cake Shake, made with Philadelphia’s own Tastykakes.
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Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
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One of the original five squares in William Penn’s plan for the city, Franklin Square, which drew more than 815,000 visitors in 2018, is now a modern and fun family park, with a Philly-themed miniature golf course, a dazzling fountain, playgrounds and an old-fashioned carousel featuring famous Philly horses. When hunger strikes, SquareBurger (open seasonally) delivers with awesome burgers, fries and shakes — including the Cake Shake, made with Philadelphia’s own Tastykakes.
Casino
This popular casino on the Delaware River waterfront has 1,891 slots, over 100 table games, a 28-table poker room, seven restaurants and bars, a multipurpose event space and a seven-story parking garage. The attraction stands out as one of Philadelphia’s premier entertainment destinations.
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SugarHouse Casino
1001 North Delaware Avenue
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This popular casino on the Delaware River waterfront has 1,891 slots, over 100 table games, a 28-table poker room, seven restaurants and bars, a multipurpose event space and a seven-story parking garage. The attraction stands out as one of Philadelphia’s premier entertainment destinations.