Duration: Two days and two nights
Despite its legendary history and colonial overtones, Philadelphia's cosmopolitan taste precedes all. Marathon shopping is kind of a big deal in Philadelphia and for good reason. You'll find it all, from chic boutiques to high-end mega malls, from the see-and-be-seen streets, to the out-of-the-way treasure troves. Plus, three magical words: tax-free shopping (with world-class BYOBs and boutique hotels thrown in for good measure).
Philadelphia's wine, cheese and beer bar. Catch a seat outside and people watch while you sample the ever changing menu of this Philly hot-spot. Cabernet and Carmignano? Don't worry, the friendly staff will help guide you through a memorable wine, cheese and beer experience.Read More >
This chic brasserie offers traditional bistro fare in a charming and comfortable space. Located in Rittenhouse Square, Parc pays tribute to French cafÃ© culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Enjoy classic onion soup, escargots, steak frites and pleateus de fruits de mer.Read More >
Since 1930, Pat’s King of Steaks has been offering the classic Philadelphia Cheesesteak. Located in South Philly, visitors can enjoy a sandwich from the original founder of the cheesesteak.Read More >
Since 1966 Geno’s Steaks has been a leading competitor for the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Enjoy a thinly sliced rib-eye steak, melted cheese, oven-fresh bread along with Joe’s choice of hot sauce for a mouth-watering lunch.Read More >
Located on a small quiet street in the very heart of Philadelphia's most fashionable district, it's also within walking distance to many of the city's world-class restaurants, cafes, museums and of course unique boutique shopping.Read More >
This find dining experience focuses on seafood and steaks. With an ever evolving wine list and a menu to match it's a great place to relax after a long day of shopping. The best time to enjoy Creed's is on Fridays or Saturdays for live entertainment at the piano bar.Read More >
Hungry? Try dining and drinking in history at the Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant. The transformed mill now features sushi, stone-oven pizza and of course, premium crafts created in the new state-of-the-art brew house. Pick from multiple dining rooms and bars ready to cater to your every whim.Read More >
Spend a restful night in Valley Forge with a name you know and trust. Just think — you in the lap of luxury, just a musket shot away from where George Washington had his troops munching on Pepperpot stew.Read More >
Philadelphia Magic Gardens
To experience the eclectic flavor of the infamous South Street, hop on over to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Not your traditional masterpiece, the gardens take the shape of artist’s Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic sculpture. It spans half a block and is full of hand-made tiles, glittering mirrors, bicycle wheels and folk art statues - a work of art you won’t want to miss. Mosey back to Old City afterwards for a chance to warm up.
Walnut Street Theatre
First opened in 1809, the Walnut Street Theatre is the oldest in the country. Stars from every era of American theatre have graced its stage including the Marx Brothers, Marlon Brando, and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner. Become a subscriber to join more than 55,000 season ticket holders and watch a performance at the most subscribed theatre company in the world!
Blue Cross RiverRink
Philadelphia’s only outdoor ice rink provides a beautiful backdrop to one of winter’s favorite pastimes. With spectacular views of the Delaware River waterfront and the Ben Franklin Bridge, ice skaters will enjoy making laps around this rink. If you get a little too chilly, head in to the clubhouse for pizza, hot chocolate and arcade games.
Betsy Ross House
To get an inside peek into the woman who created our Stars and Stripes, meander over to the Betsy Ross House a few blocks away. This historic home is full of artifacts and stories interpreting the life of Betsy Ross. Don’t duck out before you get a full audio tour or a chance to witness an 18th century musical performance.