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Center City

Yael Eiben, Bryn Mawr College ’23 | @yaeleiben

I love how walkable Center City is! I take SEPTA Regional Rail to Suburban Station, and it’s so easy to get around. Rittenhouse Square is one of my favorite spots to visit in the city. I love going to the farmer’s market there on Saturday mornings. Stopping for coffee at Shakespeare & Co. is also a must—it’s a gem of a bookstore-slash-coffee-spot on Walnut Street.

Skyline views are the best from Center City, with the South Street Bridge (go at sunset!) and the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk just a short distance away. One Liberty Observation Deck is another great spot, and is exactly what it sounds like: a space to overlook Philadelphia! It offers a panoramic view of both Center City and University City, and it’s a very cool way to scope out the city.

In the winter, visiting Christmas Village in Love Park and Dilworth Park (also the spot of CollegeFest every year!) was a perfect break from studying for finals.

Don't Miss These Events

Center City Restaurant Week September & January
Bloktoberfest October
Tree Lighting in Rittenhouse Square Late November



Featured Discounts

The Philadelphia Orchestra

One South Broad Street 14th Floor

Annual FREE concert with valid ID

Rosenbach Museum & Library

2008 Delancey Place

$5 admission

Opera Philadelphia

240 S. Broad Street

$24.99 Season Pass for the Opera Philadelphia Channel