Around Philly

Things to See & Do in the City of Brotherly Love

Sights & Sounds

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Discover works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country. Find beauty, enchantment, and the unexpected among artistic and architectural achievements from the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Learn More

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Independence Hall echoes these words. Nearby the old cracked Bell proclaims liberty. The spirit of Franklin is alive in his adopted city. Become part of America’s journey in discovering its past. Learn More

Mutter Museum

Mutter Museum

America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting. The goal of the Museum is to help the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body while appreciating the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. Learn More


Penn’s Landing

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. DRWC acts as the steward of the Delaware River waterfront to provide a benefit to all of the citizens and visitors of the City. Learn More


XPoNential Music Festival

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, now in its 10th year at Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront, regularly features an eclectic lineup of established stars and emerging artists on two stages over three days.  Learn More


Manayunk Arts Festival

The Manayunk Development Corporation and is pleased to announce the 2014 25th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This year we invite you to share in the tradition of excellence at the tri-state’s largest outdoor, juried arts festival.  Learn More


First Friday

Want proof of Philadelphia’s happening art scene? On the first Friday evening of every month the streets fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries, most of them open from 5 until 9 p.m.  Learn More

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prisons in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.  Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone. Learn More

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The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The Barnes holds one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. Learn More

Good Eats


Reading Terminal Market

Mouth-​watering aromas. Locally grown and exotic produce. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Handmade confections and baked goods straight from the oven. Everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks, to table linens, to kitchen ware, to fresh cut flowers, and more.  Learn More


Italian Market

Welcome to Philadelphia’s Italian market, the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the United States. Still predominantly Italian it has the best of many cultures and cuisines to offer the shoppers. Gourmet cooks and tourist alike can explore and discover the depth and breath of the multitude of products available here. Learn More


The Food Trust: Farmer’s Markets

The Food Trust’s mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we’ve developed a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. Learn More

Parks & Recreation


Fairmount Park

At 2,050 acres, East (650 acres) and West (1400 acres) Fairmount Park is the undisputed heart of Philadelphia’s park system.  Conceived as a watershed park in the mid-19th century, the park has been developed on an ad hoc basis over the intervening 157 years. Learn More


Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation and honors the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. Learn More


Longwood Gardens

Explore more than three miles of trails as you discover open, undulating fields, lush wetlands, and diverse habitats for flora and fauna in our new Meadow Garden. Learn More


Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia’s leading family attraction with over 1.2 million visitors last year. Learn More


Manayunk Sport and Social Club

Welcome to Philadelphia’s own Manayunk Sport and Social Club’s home on the web, where there is something for everyone! You have stumbled upon the best place to stay active all year in both athletics and the Philadelphia –Manayunk social scene. Learn More


Schuylkill River Trail

With the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its spine, our Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions. Learn More

Philadelphia Sport and Social

Philadelphia Sport and Social

Welcome to Philly’s original and most popular co-ed adult sport and social club! At Philly Sport & Social, we like to say “it is all fun and games!” More than 25,000 recent college grads and young professionals team up to socialize and play recreational sports with us year round. Form your own co-ed team or register as an individual “free agent” and we’ll place you on a team. We’re big on socializing too with post-game happy hours, themed bar crawls, Cornhole tournaments, Phillies outings, and much more! Learn More

Philadelphia City Park

Philadelphia City Parks

Philadelphia is filled with places to go from parks and trails to sculptures and places to eat. We have all of the ideas you need for a fun filled day.  Learn More

Higher Learning


Temple University

Temple is home to a talented and diverse student community. If you’re serious about academics and driven to turn opportunities into success, we want to hear from you. Learn More


University of Pennsylvania

Welcome to Penn, a place to pursue knowledge beyond traditional boundaries. You’ll encounter that attitude all around our campus, in education, in scholarship, and in research. Learn More



We’re a different kind of school, and one way we prove that is through the success of our graduates. Look below to learn how investing in a Drexel education provides a solid return, both right out of college and in the years to come. Learn More


St. Joseph’s University

For 160 years, Saint Joseph’s University has advanced the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a rigorous Jesuit education – one that demands high achievement, expands knowledge, deepens understanding, stresses effective reasoning and communication, develops moral and spiritual character, and imparts enduring pride. Learn More

Community College of Philadelphia

With degree and certificate programs that lead to in-demand careers, multiple locations, online courses and degrees, affordable tuition and transfer partnerships, we are the smart path to your future degree or career. Learn More


Philadelphia University

By blending the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, interdisciplinary learning, and collaborations in and out of the classroom, students learn to thrive in diverse and challenging environments. Learn More


University of the Arts

At the University of the Arts, creativity in all its forms overlaps and converges — like colors combining to form more vibrant hues. Musicians collaborate with media makers. Photographers work with designers, writers with performers. Learn More


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Through the rare combination of our spectacular galleries, our internationally known school of fine arts, and our public programs, PAFA strives to provide students and visitors alike with a unique and thrilling experience. Learn More


LaSalle University

La Salle University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.Named for St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, the university was founded in 1863 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Learn More

Getting Around



The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is a metropolitan transportation authority that operates various forms of public transit bus, subway and elevated rail, commuter rail, light rail, and electric trolleybus that serves 3.9 million people in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Learn More

Amtrak Philadephia


Amtrak operates 374 trains each day on 31,474 miles (51,000 km) of track with select segments having civil operating speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and connecting 896 destinations in 46 statesin addition to three Canadian provinces. Learn More


Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is the only major airport serving the 6th largest metropolitan area in the United States. PHL and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), PHL’s general aviation reliever airport, are owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. Learn More


Riverlink Ferry

The RiverLink Ferry will offer express service during Susquehanna Bank Center events occurring. Express service is available 30 minutes after an events end. Cruise duration: approximately 10 minute’s point-to-point. Learn More

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