Art Museum and Fairmount

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

Top Picks

Philadelphia Art Museum
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Run up the Rocky steps to check out pay-what-you-wish Wednesday, 5-8:45 p.m. You can tour the galleries and participate in activities like yoga in the gallery.

Buena Onda
1901 Callowhill Street
With a name meaning “good vibes” in Baja, this beachy taqueria serves up that promise along with fresh tacos and quesadillas.

Paine’s Park
Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive & Benjamin Franklin
Parkway; franklinspaine.com
Skateboarders, BMXers and spectators are all welcome at this modern urban skate park alongside the Schuylkill River Trail.

Pizzeria Vetri
1939 Callowhill Street
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
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
Prepare to be awestruck at how close you’re standing to famous masterpieces. It has the largest Impressionist collection outside of Paris.

Must Attend Event

Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue; July

Enjoy a French Family Carnival before the storming
of the Bastille re-enactment. Marie Antoinette’s “let
them eat cake” gets a Philly twist as Tastykakes are
thrown from the tower onto the crowd.