Things To Do

When we say there is something for everyone here, we really mean it.
Each neighborhood has its own vibe; there are museums galore, covering multiple cultures and oddities you would never think could exist in such mass quantities. The music scene is always hoppin’; everyone wants to play here. Sports? Well, our teams are some of the most talked about…for a variety of reasons. And the food. You’ll never eat as good as when you’re in Philly—Mexican, Indian, Italian, Chinese, plus local favorites such as cheesesteaks, water ice and pretzels.
Use your time here to explore and experience everything you can. Trust us—at the end of four years, you’ll want more time.

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Free Time Frenzy | History, Oddities, and a Writer’s Abode

With museums known for medical artifacts and jails that housed Al Capone, Philly has some unusual hidden gems. As long as you can handle some peculiar sights and sounds, you should visit these attractions during your free time in the city! Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Avenue The Penitentiary is definitely less frightening when Terror […]


College Night Itinerary: Opening Night of “Elixir of Love”

Before heading to the Academy of Music for the opening night of Opera Philadelphia’s Elixir of Love on Friday, April 29th, you should take advantage of all of the delicious food options in the city. We have selected a few places to grab a bite to eat before the show and some desserts to end the night […]


Behind the Scenes: “Twelfth Night” at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater

By Logan Beck, Temple ’16 I had the opportunity to preview Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the final dress rehearsal, and I can tell you firsthand that it’s a must-see! You can see it for yourself this Wednesday, April 20th at the Open Arts’ College Night.  Pssst…if you’re an Open Arts member, you can get exclusive tickets for only […]


Hand your papers in and go pamper yourself!

As the semester is gradually coming to a close and finals are beginning, we must not forget to treat ourselves! Take a few steps to pamper yourself and make the most of all of the personal care opportunities in the city. Pull out the cucumber slices and face masks and soothe your soul. Lush 1525 […]