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Guidebook for Philadelphia

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Guidebook for Philadelphia

Essentials
Dry Cleaner, Alterations
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Whole Foods Market
929 South Street
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neighborhood dry cleaners & alterations
Green Village Cleaners
811 S 6th St
neighborhood dry cleaners & alterations
Health food store with buffet & juice bar. Walking distance
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Essene Market & Café
719 South 4th Street
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Health food store with buffet & juice bar. Walking distance
walking distance pharmacy
Rite Aid
704-20 East Passyunk Avenue
walking distance pharmacy
walking distance pharmacy
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CVS
1405 South 10th Street
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walking distance pharmacy
Parks & Nature
troll through the classical English landscape structures and sculpture gardens at Morris Arboretum, a 92-acre Victorian arboretum. Watch for birds as you enjoy the elegant beauty of the 19th-century grounds, complete with a formal rose garden, majestic old trees and unusual plants from North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. And the arboretum’s soaring permanent exhibit let’s you get a bird’s eye view of the forest on a 450-foot-long canopy walk more than 50 feet above ground level.
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Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 East Northwestern Avenue
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troll through the classical English landscape structures and sculpture gardens at Morris Arboretum, a 92-acre Victorian arboretum. Watch for birds as you enjoy the elegant beauty of the 19th-century grounds, complete with a formal rose garden, majestic old trees and unusual plants from North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. And the arboretum’s soaring permanent exhibit let’s you get a bird’s eye view of the forest on a 450-foot-long canopy walk more than 50 feet above ground level.
Hiking trail along the Schuylkill River
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Schuylkill River Park
300 S 25th St
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Hiking trail along the Schuylkill River
Seven miles of serene wilderness along the Wissahickon Creek
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Wissahickon Valley Park
Valley Green Road
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Seven miles of serene wilderness along the Wissahickon Creek
Fairmount Park, a 2,050-acre gem, offers more than 50 miles of designated trails, 43 sculptures, two performing arts centers, the Philadelphia Zoo, Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens, historic mansions, the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse and renowned museums. Tip: Head to Belmont Plateau (above) for unreal skyline views.
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Fairmount Park
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Fairmount Park, a 2,050-acre gem, offers more than 50 miles of designated trails, 43 sculptures, two performing arts centers, the Philadelphia Zoo, Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens, historic mansions, the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse and renowned museums. Tip: Head to Belmont Plateau (above) for unreal skyline views.
Philadelphia's most popular town square. Farmers market on Saturday's mornings
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Rittenhouse Square
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Philadelphia's most popular town square. Farmers market on Saturday's mornings
The quarter-mile stretch of the former Reading Railroad that makes up the first phase of the Rail Park officially debuted in June 2018. The space includes plantings, artwork, seating areas and giant wooden swings.
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The Rail Park
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The quarter-mile stretch of the former Reading Railroad that makes up the first phase of the Rail Park officially debuted in June 2018. The space includes plantings, artwork, seating areas and giant wooden swings.
Relaxing waterfront respite in the heart of the city
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Race Street Pier
Race Street
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Relaxing waterfront respite in the heart of the city
In 2014, City Hall’s western-facing front yard transformed from a concrete sweep to a multi-use park, complete with tree groves, benches, a cafe and areas for outdoor events and performances. A large programmable fountain offers children a place to romp and splash in warm weather. During the winter, an ice rink brings skaters to the park.
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Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street
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In 2014, City Hall’s western-facing front yard transformed from a concrete sweep to a multi-use park, complete with tree groves, benches, a cafe and areas for outdoor events and performances. A large programmable fountain offers children a place to romp and splash in warm weather. During the winter, an ice rink brings skaters to the park.
In winter, riverside pop-up village Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest features Philadelphia’s largest outdoor skating rink, cozy lodge with fireplaces and food from local restaurateurs and festive winter drinks, twinkling lights, outdoor fire pits and arcade games. Come summer, the space transforms into Summerfest, which includes an outdoor roller-skating rink, mini-golf, boardwalk-style rides and games and an air-conditioned lodge outfitted with rocking chairs for relaxing and people watching.
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Blue Cross RiverRink
101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
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In winter, riverside pop-up village Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest features Philadelphia’s largest outdoor skating rink, cozy lodge with fireplaces and food from local restaurateurs and festive winter drinks, twinkling lights, outdoor fire pits and arcade games. Come summer, the space transforms into Summerfest, which includes an outdoor roller-skating rink, mini-golf, boardwalk-style rides and games and an air-conditioned lodge outfitted with rocking chairs for relaxing and people watching.
Created for and by the Philadelphia community, Cherry Street Pier is a mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River waterfront. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, it is a year-round creative incubator, marketplace, performance venue, and social space for all of Philadelphia to enjoy. Food, Drinks and Artists
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Cherry Street Pier
121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
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Created for and by the Philadelphia community, Cherry Street Pier is a mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River waterfront. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, it is a year-round creative incubator, marketplace, performance venue, and social space for all of Philadelphia to enjoy. Food, Drinks and Artists
Bartram's Garden is a historic Philadelphia garden and arboretum. It is the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America. Located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, it covers 46 acres and includes a historic botanical garden and arboretum.
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Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
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Bartram's Garden is a historic Philadelphia garden and arboretum. It is the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America. Located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, it covers 46 acres and includes a historic botanical garden and arboretum.
Sightseeing
Philadelphia's newest museum. Tells the story of the American Revolutionary War.
Philly's newest museum. Dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution.
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Museum of the American Revolution
101 S 3rd St
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Philly's newest museum. Dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution.
A favorite museum for the History of the constitution
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National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
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A favorite museum for the History of the constitution
Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
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Independence Hall
520 Chestnut Street
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Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.
The country's Oldest, First Penitentiary in U.S.A.
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Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
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The country's Oldest, First Penitentiary in U.S.A.
The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It contains a collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment. The museum is part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S 22nd St
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The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It contains a collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment. The museum is part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Arts & Culture
Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh & More. Make a reservation in advance.
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Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh & More. Make a reservation in advance.
It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment.
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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S 22nd St
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It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Run up the front steps like Rocky!
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Run up the front steps like Rocky!
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts venue located at 300 South Broad Street at the corner of Spruce Street, along the stretch known as the "Avenue of the Arts", in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
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The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts venue located at 300 South Broad Street at the corner of Spruce Street, along the stretch known as the "Avenue of the Arts", in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A museum and art school founded in 1805. The first and oldest art museum and art school in USA.
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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street
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A museum and art school founded in 1805. The first and oldest art museum and art school in USA.
Entertainment & Activities
Cross the Delaware River and explore the New Jersey side. The Camden Aquarium is fun to visit.
The Spruce Street Harbor Park is an urban beach located in Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Open during the summer, the place features a boardwalk along the Delaware River with a beachfront atmosphere.
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Spruce Street Harbor Park
301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
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The Spruce Street Harbor Park is an urban beach located in Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Open during the summer, the place features a boardwalk along the Delaware River with a beachfront atmosphere.
Aside from the great views of the Delaware that you’ll get from Cherry Street Pier, a renovated shipping dock, there are a bunch of food vendors (like Little Baby’s and Hardena) and shipping containers made into pop-up art exhibits. They also do flea markets every few weeks, and movie nights every Monday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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Cherry Street Pier
121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
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Aside from the great views of the Delaware that you’ll get from Cherry Street Pier, a renovated shipping dock, there are a bunch of food vendors (like Little Baby’s and Hardena) and shipping containers made into pop-up art exhibits. They also do flea markets every few weeks, and movie nights every Monday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Shopping
Upscale discount department store for apparel, accessories & cosmetics.
Bloomingdale's Outlet
1625 Chestnut St
Upscale discount department store for apparel, accessories & cosmetics.
good prices on down coats, heattech jeans that generate heat
UNIQLO
1608 Chestnut Street
good prices on down coats, heattech jeans that generate heat
Fabric Row offers small boutique shopping, coffee & bagel shops, fabric shops, galleries and yoga studios.
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ATM Fabric Row
700 S 4th St
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Fabric Row offers small boutique shopping, coffee & bagel shops, fabric shops, galleries and yoga studios.
Cheese shop
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Di Bruno Bros. - Italian Market
930 South 9th Street
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Cheese shop
Gifts
Delicious and beautiful hand crafted chocolates to enjoy in Philly or bring back as gifts.
Sweet Memories Chocolates
951 E Passyunk Ave
Delicious and beautiful hand crafted chocolates to enjoy in Philly or bring back as gifts.