Daniel Gonzalez, University of Pennsylvania ’20 | @extraordinary_dan
When you visit Old City, there’s so much history to see. Stroll through cobblestone streets and see the historic homes along Elfreth’s Alley, visit the Liberty Bell and the Betsy Ross House, or spend a day exploring the Museum of the American Revolution, where you can get a discount with your student ID!
Though you can always check everything out on an Indego Bike, the 2nd & Market Street SEPTA Station puts you right in the heart of Old City. Try Big Ass Slices for the largest pizza slices you’ve ever eaten, or head to Cuba Libre for the best guacamole. Franklin Fountain is a must for dessert—it’s a really old-timey, popular ice cream parlor in the area.
I love checking out places with old books, records, and artwork, so I always visit The Book Trader, one of the neighborhood’s hidden gems. Plus, every Friday is First Friday in Old City, where restaurants, galleries, and shops open their doors to the public, which means it’s a great time to explore!