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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Another must see! This is a double whammy. Not only do you get the museum itself but as your entering, you are walking up the famous Rocky steps! The statue is there as well. “Hey Adrian!!””
  • 457 locals recommend
Zoo
“The zoo is all lit up these year for the holiday season at night! Make sure to check it out! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Comprised of 15 homes and situated on Kelly Drive at The Schuylkill River, each house on Boathouse Row has its own rich history and is named after Philadelphia oarsman John B. Kelly Jr. who won the national singles championship eight times and was once president of the United States Olympic Committee. And it also looks simply magical all lit up at night with the lights reflected in the water.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Museum
“Looking for a place to let the children unwind and run and explore all that the please touch has to offer ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fairmount Park has many historical homes and does an amazing holiday home tour. In the spring there's a beautiful cherry blossom festival.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“One of the largest urban green spaces in the country, Philadelphia's Fairmount Park consists of more than 9200 acres of trails, woodlands and wetlands.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Route
“Kelly drive is one of the most popular running/jogging/walking/biking trails in Philly. It follows along the Schuylkill River and takes you past some of the city's most famous sights including the Art Museum and Boat House Row. Great for families, a romantic date, or working out.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Take a trip to see the tree at the top of the steps and get a great view of the city!”
  • 41 locals recommend
University
“We are an easy walk from Drexel, as well as UPenn, so stopping by to check out the university can't get any easier”
  • 29 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Craft beer bar serving sandwiches and salads in cozy bar with outdoor seating”
  • 32 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“La Callaca Feliz is a Mexican restaurant with great margaritas, including a house specialty and various options. They also have great house made guacamole and chips and fish tacos and other food is all great! There are a few outdoor seats on Fairmount and seating at the bar or in the back or a indoor/ outdoor courtyard as well. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place for coffee / breakfast, with wifi and comfortable to spend time working, studying, or reading.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“If you're driving past the art museum you'll see the line of people at the base of the steps waiting to take a picture with the Rocky Statue. Check out one of the world's best museums while you're see and the boat house row.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“With multiple spots throughout the area, they must be doing something right! Often have unique breakfast options. Located in a beautiful victorian house on a tree-lined street.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“Plaza in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring the large Washington Monument fountain.”
  • 14 locals recommend
General Travel
“The famous Rocky Statue and Rocky Steps at the foot of the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“Craft beer bar serving sandwiches and salads in cozy bar with outdoor seating”
  • 32 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“La Callaca Feliz is a Mexican restaurant with great margaritas, including a house specialty and various options. They also have great house made guacamole and chips and fish tacos and other food is all great! There are a few outdoor seats on Fairmount and seating at the bar or in the back or a indoor/ outdoor courtyard as well. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“With multiple spots throughout the area, they must be doing something right! Often have unique breakfast options. Located in a beautiful victorian house on a tree-lined street.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Mexican bites & potent margaritas flavor this hip, modern cantina with pink walls & a karaoke room.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Restaurant with al fresco dining on the banks of the Schuykill River serving pizza from a wood-fired oven, house made pasta and antipasti.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Offers delivery and is a more standard pizzeria with burgers, Stromboli, baked wraps, and cheesesteaks together with pizzas. unclenickspizzaphilly.com ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Cozy corner bar/restaurant with delicious food and drinks. Dining room fireplace makes for a great place to spend a cold night.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Szechuan Restaurant
“Great Chinese food with a spice scale of 1-10. We go here often to get the Dan Dan Noodles at a spice of 8, with white rice”
  • 15 locals recommend

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