KNOWN FOR: Ben Franklin Parkway • Rocky Steps • Sister Cities Park Philadelphia Museum of Art • Franklin Institute

Top Picks

 
Pizzeria Vetri
1939 Callowhill Street; www.pizzeriavetri.com

This pizza joint won’t disappoint. Don’t miss out on the rotolo and the pizza al taglio if you are looking for a real taste bud experience.

 
Mugshots Coffeehouse
1925 Fairmount Avenue; www.mugshotscoffeehouse.com

Get your coffee fix. Stop by this local spot, offering fair-trade organic coffee plus smoothies & sandwiches featuring local ingredients & vegan options.

 
Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway; www.barnesfoundation.org

Prepare to be awestruck at how close you’re standing to famous masterpieces. It has the largest Impressionist collection outside of Paris. Join us there for our Open Arts College Night on November 18; more on page 26.
 

Must Attend Event

 
Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind the Walls
22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue; September
to November; www.easternstate.org/halloween

This is the first thing that comes to mind when we think Halloween. Each fall this historic prison is transformed into the nation’s largest and top-rated haunted attraction. Look for student or group rates!