Encouraged by the presence of several high-profile chefs and restauranteurs, Philadelphia has evolved into a foodie mecca, offering creative cuisine of every nationality in venues ranging from roving gourmet food trucks to former bank vaults.
Walnut Street and Liberty Place offer designer wares, jewelers and upscale boutiques. For edgy clothing, retro and designer furniture, try Old City. Architectural antiques? Northern Liberties and Kensington. And, nearby Pine Street yields an eclectic mix of antiques, gifts and toys. For serious jewelry, Sansom Street shines.
Philadelphia is on of the country’s most historically rich cities and provides the visitor with dozens of opportunities to visit the sites of some of American’s most significant events.
Arts & Culture Around Town
In academic circles, Philadelphia has always been recognized for its intellectual sweep and depth. In addition to world-renowned music and fine arts institutions, extraordinary museums, libraries, international arts festivals, the city boasts seven universities, twelve teaching hospitals and, ever since its revolutionary beginning, a tradition of passionate social debate and innovation.
Things to See Around town