KNOWN FOR: The Piazza, North Bowl, Edgar Allen Poe House, Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

Top Picks

Go Vertical

850 North Penn Street
Looking up different ways to exercise? Try climbing at the East Coast’s largest indoor rock-climbing facility with 250+ routes.

The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop

713 North 4th Street
Enjoy a special cup of tea, read a book, hang with friends or catch a live performance or art show at this cozy, eclectic space.

Union Transfer

1026 Spring Garden Street
Whatever your music taste, you can catch a great show at this cool venue. Be sure to check out the photo-worthy murals attached to the property.

Street Side

165 West Girard Avenue
A modern BYO with a tasty Vietnamese menu. They are known for their dumplings, but also try the edamame with chili salt or the garlic shrimp net roll.

Fillmore Philadelphia

1100 Canal Street
A former metal factory back in the day, this new music venue is sure to set the mood to rock out any artist that comes through their doors. Visit their website to see the lineup of amazing artists they host!

Pizza Brain

2313 Frankford Avenue
Grab a slice of ʼza from the world’s first pizza museum. It’s also home to the world’s largest collection of pizza memorabilia (as certified by Guinness Records). Get dessert right next door at Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters.

Must Attend Event

River City Festival

Penn Treaty Park; October
Celebrate fall on the scenic Delaware River. This annual neighborhood event is a free celebration of local music, food and businesses in Fishtown.

2nd Street Festival

Street between Germantown Avenue & Spring Garden Street; August
Every year, a lively a crowd flocks to 2nd Street to hear live bands play across three stages and check out more than 150 food, drink and merchandise vendors.