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Things To Do In Philadelphia

Standing at the corner of Ninth and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia for two hundred years, Walnut Street Theatre's National Historic Landmark structure has housed two centuries' worth of American popular entertainment. Most noteworthy American actors of the 19th century and many from the 20th century have appeared on stage at the Walnut. Over the years audiences have clapped and cheered for circus, opera, vaudeville, lectures, music, dance, motion pictures, and of course, the live theatre productions for which it is best known today.

825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-574-3550

Get the most out of your trip to Philadelphia! Enjoy FREE admission or discounts to over 30 of Philadelphia's top attractions and destinations. So whether you prefer museums or malls, zoos or gardens, sports events or shopping excursions, with The Philadelphia Pass, there really is something for everyone!

CityPass is the best deal in the City of Brotherly Love, giving you discounted admission to many of Philadelphia's premier attractions.

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia takes you on a walking journey through America's most historic area - the birthplace of America's nation. Step back in time to see where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were created. This 75 minute walking adventure includes more than 20 historic sites in the Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

Dare to visit more than 15 of Philly's frights and sights on a ghoulish outdoor walking adventure. Walk the cobblestone streets of historic Philadelphia and catch the Spirits of '76 come alive.

Share in the spirit of imagination with your kids at Sesame Place - where you can experience Sesame Street together through whirling rides, water slides, colorful shows and furry friends. And where you'll discover that sometimes, the best part of their childhood is rediscovering yours!

Grab your friends or that special someone and get ready for three hours of fun on the waters of Philadelphia! This dinner cruise includes live entertainment, an amazing DJ and views of the magnificent skyline. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner as you gaze upon a beautiful view of Philadelphia's twinkling lights.

A single ticket takes you to an exciting exploration of more than 30 attractions in the extraordinary city of Philadelphia! See the National Constitution Center, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Arts, Eastern State Penitentiary, and more.

Gain insight into America's colonial history on this small-group walking tour of Philadelphia, founded in the 17th century by William Penn as a haven for persecuted Quakers. Visit Powell House, which entertained guests like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin; St Peter's Church, where the Founding Fathers worshiped; and Independence Hall, the original home of the Liberty Bell. Your guide will tell you about the events and ideologies that set the stage for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.

Get a taste for Philadelphia's local craft brewery culture on this small-group walking tour during happy hour! Soak up the lively atmosphere as you walk to three bars tailored to the group's vibe. Sample a full-sized beer at each place, enjoy a delicious snack and learn all about the local bar scene from your friendly guide.

Experience the best of US history with a modern twist on this tour of Philadelphia. See where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, take a photo of the Liberty Bell, see where past presidents like George Washington lived, and learn about William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder. Discover the lively neighborhood culture as you pass art galleries and cafes, and top of your tour with a refreshing drink at a local pub.

Explore Philadelphia on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit 20 top Philadelphia attractions including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House while touring the city in a fun, fast and scenic way. Choose from a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket to ride on an open-top, double-decker bus, with live commentary from your onboard guide.

Food & Drink In Philadelphia

Meme is a small, casual, ingredient driven restaurant with a great active vibe and rustic new American food. The name Meme (may-may) is what chef/owner David Katz called his Moroccan grandmother Fibi and the restaurant has that "homey" feeling for sure. Meme focuses on quality local produce, wild fish, and all natural meats.

2201 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-735-4900

Stimulate your mind and palate as you taste creative new flavors and savor the familiar. Lacroix reinvents fine dining as they blend ingredients from around the globe in unique preparations to create Progressive International cuisine, overlooking historic Rittenhouse Square. Lacroix is a luxurious dining destination hailed by food critic Craig LaBan for offering "Philly's most sophisticated contemporary cooking."

210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-790-2533

Fond is a contemporary American BYOB, with eclectic flavors and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Run by three friends, guests can expect to feel welcome and relaxed. They are located on bustling East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia.

1617 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 215-551-5000

Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse serving a traditional yet modern menu in a comfortable and contemporary setting.

237 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-732-7560

A rustic thirteen table dining room located in Center City Philadelphia, Vetri specializes in authentic Northern Italian dining featuring homemade pasta. A la carte as well as a tasting menu are available.

1312 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-732-3478

Morimoto is a cutting-edge restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Chef Masaharu Morimoto of Iron Chef fame prepares traditional dishes with a modern flair.

723 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-413-9070

The Sena family tradition of culinary excellence dates back to early 1947 when Carlo "Papa" Sena began to cook in postwar Naples. The family carried this experience across the Atlantic and opened La Famiglia in 1976 in the shell of a Colonial tea warehouse. Today, La Famiglia stands as the finest Italian restaurant in Philadelphia and a major landmark on the city's vibrant restaurant scene.

8 South Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-922-2803

Stephen Starr's stylish new addition to Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French cafe culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, ideal for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining "en plein air." Reservations are not accepted for outdoor tables.

227 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-545-2262

Behind the wrought iron gate, past the herbaceous patio and through the atrium is Talula's Garden, the warm and elegant Washington Square eatery from Aimee Olexy and Starr Restaurants. The modern menu, prepared with carefully-sourced ingredients and a light European touch, changes with the seasons. The artful cuisine, hospitable staff, sustainable spirits, and a focus on cheese make the dining experience here incredibly memorable.

210 W Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-592-7787

Mica Restaurant, owned and operated by Chip Roman (Blackfish Restaurant), offers a progressive American cuisine. Prefix and tasting menus are featured in a cozy and intimate environment with the Chef's table available every night by reservation only. General Manager/Sommelier Mickael Decoker will pair the finest wines and liquors from an international selection. Mica restaurant is dedicated to providing guests with a premier level of food quality, service, and social environment resulting in an exceptional guest experience.

8609 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 267-335-3912

Bibou is a small French restaurant located in Bella Vista. Exclusively using fresh products, Chef Pierre Calmels offers dishes such as "Pieds de Porc" (pigs' feet), escargots, as well as many other traditional French dishes.

1009 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: 215-965-8290

With Kids In Philadelphia

Lincoln Financial Field is the home stadium of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles. The construction of Lincoln Financial Field began on May 7, 2001. A little less than 28 months later, the stadium hosted its first event, a soccer match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona, in 2003. The "Inaugural Game" at Lincoln Financial Field, on Monday, September 8, featured the Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-336-2000

Citizens Bank Park is a 43,302-seat baseball-only stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that opened on April 3, 2004 and hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 12. It was built to replace the now-demolished Veterans Stadium (a football/baseball facility) and is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team. The ballpark features a natural grass and dirt playing field and boasts many Philadelphia style food stands, including cheesesteaks, hoagies, and other regional specialties.

1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: 215-463-1000

Ride through historic Old City, by City Hall and the Museum District. See Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Carpenter's Hall, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, Franklin's Grave, Chinatown, City Hall, Rodin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Declaration House, and more. Splashdown into the Schuylkill River for a fun cruise. See America's first Water Works, Boat House Row, and the city skyline. Ride The Ducks tour is on a portion of the scenic Schuylkill River that is free of large commercial traffic. Your Captain is U.S. Coast Guard certified and an expert on Philadelphia history.

Nightlife In Philadelphia

Electric Factory, one of the nation's leading indoor music venues, tops the charts in Philadelphia as the city's most celebrated location for live music. For over 40 years Electric Factory has been a fan favorite for an array of musical tastes as it hosts the top names in entertainment from all musical genres.

421 North 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-627-1332