West Philly and University City

KNOWN FOR: International House • World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Clark Park & Baltimore Avenue • Honest Mom’s Taco Shop

Top Picks

Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard; spring through fall
In warmer seasons, enjoy free kayak and rowboat rides every Saturday from the new Community Boathouse, cruise the Schuylkill aboard Patriot Harbor Lines and have a grand time at the annual Riverfest & Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade each June.

International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Through fi lms, tasting parties, concerts and more, IHP celebrates the world’s cultural diversity while exploring issues from an international perspective.

Sabrina’s Cafe
227 North 34th Street
Set in an old Victorian house, Sabrina’s serves big portions with an even bigger flavor. Pro-tip: Order the Barking Chihuahua or stuffed challah French toast.


40th & Chestnut Street
Travel to University City to experience the culture of Mexico City. One of local chef Jose Garces’ brilliant creations, enjoy Mexican-style cuisine in this modern, bright quirky restaurant.

Institute of Contemporary Art
118 South 36th Street
This isn’t your typical art museum; ICA is known to showcase work that is defined as provocative. Admission is free!

Clark Park
43rd & Baltimore Avenue
Spend a relaxing time at this West Philly park that features farm stands, food trucks and flea markets on Thursdays and Saturdays! Surrounded by great restaurants and coffee shops, make a day out of this park!

Must Attend Event

40th Street Summer Series
201 South 40th Street; May to September

What’s that behind the Walnut Street Library? Oh, the 40th Street Summer Series! Check out monthly performances and free events, including dance, live theater, music and a few surprises.

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
43rd to 52nd Streets on Baltimore Avenue; June & September

Walk the avenue for $1 bargains and favorite neighborhood food from signature restaurants. The event also showcases businesses along the constantly evolving street.