A Philadelphian's Sense-ational Guide to Philly



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Philadelphians joke that our city has so much to offer ears, eyes, fingers, noses and tongues that M. Night Shyamalan chose it to film The Sixth Sense. To truly experience Philly, therefore, you’ll need at least a workweek’s worth of days, and sticking to this schedule might even keep a few cents stuck in your pockets.

With live-music venues emanating trendsetting tunes and meditative Quaker meeting houses reminding us why the city’s founders first came, Philly offers sounds emphatic and implicit.

Ubiquitous sculptures and murals, world-class galleries and cityscapes both classic and cutting-edge provide plenty of pleasing views for corneas and cameras.

Whether interacting with exhibits at the Please Touch Museum or sorting through the tourist tsotchkes, apparel and produce at the Italian Market, hands will… .well, have their hands full.

Nostrils will enjoy the flower arrays at Morris Arboretum and the aromatic food stalls at Reading Terminal Market.

Between the cheesesteak joints adorned with autographed photos of international celebrities and the five-star restaurants too busy to seat sitting U.S. presidents, foodies can find something here to delight their taste buds.

But the senses don’t stop there. Independence Hall offers a sense of history. Philadelphia sports fans display a sense of pride unlike anything you’ve probably seen before (visiting fans beware). And engaging the locals in conversation, you’re likely to encounter a distinct (and often ribald) sense of humor.

A smorgasbord of stimulation awaits you in Philadelphia, so get out there and indulge!

Author: Josh Eric Miller


Lorenzo & Son Pizza

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Location:

305 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1518

Contact:

tel: (215) 627-4110


Lucy's Hat Shop

Location:

247 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 413 1433
fax: +1 215 568 0582


Naked Chocolate Cafe

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Location:

1317 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: 215 735 7310


Jim's Steaks

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Location:

400 S Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 215 928 1911 / 877 313 5467


Johnson House

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Location:

6306 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Contact:

tel: +1 215 438 1768
fax: +1 215 438 5510


Barnes Foundation (The)

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Location:

300 N Latch's Lane
Merion, PA 19066

Contact:

tel: 610 667 0290
fax: 610 664 4026


WIssahickon Woods

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Location:

Valley Green Road and Wissahickon Creek
Philadelphia, PA 19128


Citizens Bank Park

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Location:

Citizens Bank Park
One Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Contact:

tel: 215 463 6000 / 215 463 1000
fax: 215 463 9878


Noche

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Location:

1901 Chestnut St, 2nd Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 568-0661


Blue Horizon

Location:

1314 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Contact:

tel: 215 763 0500
fax: 215 763 2202


Omni Hotel at Independence Park

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Location:

401 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: +1 215 925 0000
fax: +1 215 931 1263


Kanella

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Location:

266 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: 215-922-1773


Singapore Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

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Location:

1006 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: +1 215 922 3288
fax: +1 215 922 3288


Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel

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Location:

117 S 17th St
19103 Philadelphia, US


Apple Hostels of Philadelphia

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Location:

32 South Bank Street
Between 2nd and 3rd Sts and Market and Chestnut Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: +1 877 275 1971 (Toll Free) /+1 215 922 0222
fax: +1 215 689 4555


Franklin Institute Science Museum (The)

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Location:

222 North 20th Street
(at Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 448 1200
fax: 215 448 1235


The Gables

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Location:

4520 Chester Avenue
At S 46th St
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Contact:

tel: +1 215 662 1918
fax: 215/662-1918


N 3rd

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Location:

801 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 413-3666


Rittenhouse Square

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Location:

1801 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 636 1666


Ortlieb's Jazzhaus

Location:

847 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 922 1035
fax: 215 922 7367


Kimmel Center

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Location:

260 South Broad Street
Suite 901
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 215 893 1999
fax: 215 790 5801


Philadelphia Orchestra

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Location:

260 South Broad Street
Suite 1600
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 215 772 1230
fax: 215 875 7649


Striped Bass

Location:

1500 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 1 215 732-4444


Clothespin (The)

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Location:

15th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: +1 215 639 0300


Tony Luke's

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Location:

39 E Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148-4109

Contact:

tel: (215) 551-5725


Amada

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Location:

217-19 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 625 2450
fax: 215 625 2470


Day 1 - Philadelphia


1

Mural Tours

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Location:

Visitor Center, 1700 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215-685-0754


2

Italian Market

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Location:

700-1100 South 9th St
(9th Street between Christian and Wharton streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 1 215 334 6008


3

South Street

Location:

South Street
Between 8th Street to Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: +1 215 413 3713


4

Bar Ferdinand

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Location:

1030 N 2nd
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 923 1313


5

Silk City

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Location:

435 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 592 8838


6

Alexander Inn

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Location:

SPRUCE AT 12TH STREET
12th and Spruce Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: +1 215 923 3535 / +1 877 2539 466
fax: +1 215 923 1004


Day 2 - Philadelphia


1

Arch Street Friends Meeting House

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Location:

320 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 627 2667


2

Elfreth's Alley

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Location:

126 Elfreth Alley
Off 2nd St. (toward Front St.), between Arch and Race Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: +1 215 574 0560


3

Penns Landing Festival Pier

Location:

301 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: +1 215 928 8801


4

Penns Landing Festival Pier

Location:

301 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: +1 215 928 8801


5

Chart House Restaurant - Philadelphia

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Location:

555 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 1 215 625-8383


6

Painted Bride Art Center

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Location:

230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 925 9914
fax: +1 215 925 7402


Day 3 - Philadelphia


1

Sabrina's Cafe

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Location:

910 Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3808

Contact:

tel: (215) 574-1599


2

Morris Arboretum

Location:

100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Contact:

tel: +1 215 247 5777
fax: +1 215 248 4439


3

Boathouse Row

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Location:

Kelly Drive
East Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:

tel: 215 769 9693


4

Geno's Steaks

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Location:

1219 S 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 1 215 389 0659
fax: 1 215 389 4166


5

Bob and Barbara's Lounge

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Location:

1509 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Contact:

tel: 215 545-4511


Day 4 - Philadelphia


1

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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expert pick

Location:

26th Street
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:

tel: 215 763 8100


2

Fairmount Park

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Location:

Belmont Ave and Montgomery Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Contact:

tel: 215 686 1776
fax: +1 215 683 0226


3

Mann Center for the Performing Arts (The)

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Location:

5201 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Contact:

tel: 215 546 7900
fax: 215 546 9524 (Tickets)


4

Please Touch Museum

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Location:

4231 Avenue of the Republic
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Contact:

tel: 215 581 3181


5

Reading Terminal Market

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Location:

12th & Arch Sts
12th and Arch sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: 1 215 922 2317
fax: 1 215 922 2040


6

Free Library of Philadelphia

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expert pick

Location:

1901 Vine St
In the Central Library, Logan Circle
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 686 5322


7

City Hall

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Location:

Broad & Market Sts
Broad and Market Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: 215 686 6263


8

Love Park

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Location:

1500 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: +1 215 636 1666


9

Penang

Location:

117 N 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact:

tel: 215 413 2531
fax: 215 413 2510


Day 5 - Philadelphia


1

John's Roast Pork

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Location:

14 East Snyder Avenue
Corner of Weccacoe and Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Contact:

tel: +1 215 463 1951


2

Independence Hall

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expert pick

Location:

500 Chestnut Street
(between 5th & 6th Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 965 7676 / 800 537 7676


3

Academy of Music

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expert pick

Location:

Broad & Locust Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 215 893 1999


4

Pita Pit

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Location:

1601 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215 564-1080


5

World Cafe Live

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Location:

3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact:

tel: 215 222-1400
fax: +1 215 222 1417


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