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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.

Shopping Centre
“Largest shopping mall in America Bloomingdales, Nordstrom's, Macys, Lord & Taylor, etc. plus Four Food Courts.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Park
“My favorite place in our city. A 10 minute walk gives you access to scores of miles of trails. Walk, hike, run, bike, wander, horseback ride and forget your are even in a city.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Museum
“The perfect place to take your children. The name of the museum speaks for itself.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“Definitely a must for history buffs. Will need a car or be willing to take a long bus to go see, but definitely worth it if you are interested in the revolutionary war.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fairmount Park, a 2,050-acre gem, offers more than 50 miles of designated trails, 43 sculptures, two performing arts centers, the Philadelphia Zoo, Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens, historic mansions, the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse and renowned museums. Tip: Head to Belmont Plateau (above) for unreal skyline views.”
  • 63 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.”
  • 45 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
Pizza Place
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“A really solid slice of pizza culture and fresh pizza! Holds the Guinness Book of World Record for most pizza memorabilia. Also a pizza museum!”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bar
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“Family friendly dining as well as adults. In summer they have outdoor dining option. Offers classic pub grub as well as unique offerings. Nice selection of craft beers”
  • 47 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Off the wall ice cream flavors that will make you scratch your head as you ask for seconds!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
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“The trendy Neighborhood of Manayunk hugs the Schuylkill River banks, and provides direct access to the Wissahickon Park! 15 mins from Center City, this area has a small-town vibe with traditional Philadelphia charm. Galleries and boutiques line Main Street, while its trendy eateries and boisterous bars evoke the area's Lenape name, "the place to drink.””
  • 29 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Slightly west of the city, but Manayunk offers tons of entertainment day and night!”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Plan for a morning Sunday Hike on one of the many trails in Wissahickon followed by brunch at this spot! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“LOVE the park! Great for picnics, hiking, biking, bird watching, playgrounds, serenity!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Afternoon destination drawing nature-lovers with its collection of flora on a 19th-century estate.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“This is the best place in the city for a cheesesteak hands down! They are worth the wait! Please don’t go to the tourist traps in south Philly!! ”
  • 23 locals recommend