A sampling of Philly's art and culture



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Get a taste of what Philadelphia is known for: its neighborhoods, its art, and its unique cuisine. On this trip, you'll stay in the chic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, but you'll get to visit Society Hill (the historic district), South Philly (for some authentic cheesesteaks), and the Art Museum area, as well as several other neighborhoods on a trolley tour of Philadelphia's murals.

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Day 1 - Philadelphia


Start your day in Philadelphia's historic district with a cup of some of Philly's finest coffee. Take a cozy carriage ride around the neighborhood with 76 Carriage Company to get a feel for the places you might want to see, and then you'll be ready to head out on foot. Stroll around Independence National Historical Park and Independence Hall. After all this, you'll be ready for a good beer and meal at Eulogy Belgian Tavern. Once you've refueled, check out the Liberty Museum, the Liberty Bell, and the Betsy Ross House. Then head back to the Rittenhouse area for dinner at the upscale Devon Seafood Grill right on the Square. Finally, catch a performance at the beautiful Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.


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Independence National Historical Park

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Location:

145 S 3rd St
One North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 965 2305
fax: 215 597 1548


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Independence Hall

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Location:

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

Contact:

tel: 215 965 7676 / 800 537 7676


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Betsy Ross House

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Location:

239 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 686 1252
fax: +1 215 686 1256


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Liberty Museum

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Location:

321 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 215 925 2800
fax: 215 925 3800


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Liberty Bell

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Location:

500 Market Street
(corner Fifth and Sixth streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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tel: 215/965-2305


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Rittenhouse 1715

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Location:

1715 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: +1 215 546 9000
fax: +1 215 732 3364


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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


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Devon Seafood Grill - Philadelphia

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Location:

225 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 1 215 546-5940


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Eulogy Belgian Tavern

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Location:

136 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:

tel: 1 215 413-1918


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76 Carriage Company

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Location:

Philadelphia Trolley Works
1119 N Bodine St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Contact:

tel: 215 925 8687
fax: 215 923 8517


Day 2 - Philadelphia


After a full day yesterday, take this morning slow with some coffee from La Colombe Torrefaction, right off of Rittenhouse Square. If the weather is nice, sit in the Square for awhile, people watching and squirrel-watching. Then make your way up to Fairmount for a mural tour with the Mural Arts Program (make sure you get information and schedule it in advance). This tour takes you around the city to see different murals, so you'll see a lot of neighborhoods that tourists don't normally go to. After the tour, you can have lunch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's cafe, then take a few hours to explore the museum. For dinner it's back to the Rittenhouse area; Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant is a casual but excellent restaurant and microbrewery. The day ends with some wonderful jazz music at Chris' Jazz Cafe, a noted local establishment for many years.


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Rittenhouse Square

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Location:

1801 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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tel: 215 636 1666


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Mural Tours

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Location:

Visitor Center, 1700 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact:

tel: 215-685-0754


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Museum Restaurant

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Location:

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 26th Street
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:

tel: 215 684 7990 / 215 763 8100 (Museum)
fax: 215 236 4465


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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Location:

26th Street
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact:

tel: 215 763 8100


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Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant

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Location:

1516 Sansom St
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 215 569 9525
fax: 215 569 9526


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Chris' Jazz Café

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Location:

1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 215 568 3131


Day 3 - Philadelphia


It's the flavors-of-Philly day! Have a breakfast of bagels and lox at the Famous 4th Street Deli, and then head a few blocks south and west to the Italian Market, which will be bustling with people. Here you can take a tour of the Market, getting a taste of Philadelphia's historic Italian community. If you're hungry after that, you're only a few blocks away from the famous Pat's and Geno's steaks, the perfect places (choose one) to taste an authentic Philly cheesesteak. Then make your way back to center city to see the famous Macy's holiday light show in the old Wanamaker building. This won't take long (unless you get caught up shopping!), so you'll have time to visit the exhibits at PAFA on Broad Street after that. When it's time for dinner, try Divan for truly authentic Turkish food. And no Rittenhouse Square stay would be complete without spending some time sipping martinis and people-watching at Rouge, the chic restaurant on the Square.


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Famous 4th Street Delicatessen

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Location:

700 S 4th St
At Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Contact:

tel: 1 215 922 3274 / 1 215 922 3535
fax: 1 215 923 6121


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Chef's Tour of the Italian Market

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Location:

1817 Addison Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Contact:

tel: 215 772 0739
fax: 215 772 0739


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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


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Divan Turkish Kitchen

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Location:

918 South 22nd Street, corner of Carpenter & 22nd Street
Graduate Hospital area
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Contact:

tel: 1 215 545 5790
fax: 1 215 545 5796


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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Location:

118-128 North Broad Street
At Cherry St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact:

tel: 215 972 7600
fax: +1 215 569 0153


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