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Philadelphia is a great place to visit if you know where the gems of the city are located and find the places that are 'where the locals go'. I lived here for 28 years and have visited every year since I left (over 20 years ago), so I know this City well.

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  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

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10 Places

Jim's Steaks South St.

Restaurants

Rouge

Restaurants

The Rittenhouse Hotel

Hotels

Penn's Landing

Parks

Termini Brothers Bakery

Restaurants

City Hall

Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Rittenhouse Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Reading Terminal Market

Restaurants

Downey's Pub

Restaurants

Liberty Bell Center

Monuments & Statues, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

STEBAY711's City Tips

  • The Food in this City is Unique and Delicious if you like certain food items. Taxis are everywhere and relatively inexpensive as compared to other towns like NYC or Boston
  • Jim's Steaks South St.
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Regardless of what you see on the news in terms of the best Cheese Steak in Philadelphia, this place is tops and much better than other places in my opinion and experience

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get Real Cheese vs. the Cheese in the Can
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #80 of 3 017 restaurants in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best in Philly 11/12/2018
    • Best cheese steaks in Philadelphia 02/12/2018
    • Jim's Steaks South St.
    Address:
    400 South St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
    Phone:
    +1 215-928-1911
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 01:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 01:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 03:00
    Other:
  • Rouge
    Restaurants (American)
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Eclectic Happy Hour or later night drink place. Definitely a place for singles (old or young) to meet and more...

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Dress to Impress Here
    From the community
    Ranked #183 of 3 017 restaurants in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great staff; medium food. 11/12/2018
    • Lovely experience in a delightful location. 07/12/2018
    • Rouge
    Address:
    205 S 18th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900
    Phone:
    +1 215-732-6622
    Price range:
    US$31 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 22:00
    Mon - Tue
    11:30 - 22:00
    Wed - Thu
    11:30 - 23:00
    Fri
    11:30 - 00:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • The Rittenhouse Hotel
    Hotels
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    The best and most comfortable hotel in town in my experience and opinion. A bit pricey for sure, but well worth the extra $$. Rates vary highly, so you can actually stay here at times at semi-reasonable rates

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 89 Hotels in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great get away 11/12/2018
    • Simply wonderful 11/12/2018
    • The Rittenhouse Hotel
    Address:
    210 West Rittenhouse Square
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone:
    +1 855-225-4142
    Other:
  • Penn's Landing
    Parks
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Great place to walk around in the summer months. Many events are held here right on the Delaware River.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Casual place to 'hang out'
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #71 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
    • beautiful 11/12/2018
    • OK, but needs work 01/10/2018
    • Penn's Landing
    Address:
    On the Delaware River from Market St. to Lombard St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone:
    +1 215-922-2386
    Other:
  • Termini Brothers Bakery
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Authentic Italian Bakery - been here for 75+ years. Pastries to die for!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Long lines before most holidays (Easter, Christmas). Cannolis are amazing!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 3 017 restaurants in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best cannoli you will ever have in your life. 17/11/2018
    • If you are on a diet, do not even walk by this bakery. 12/11/2018
    • Termini Brothers Bakery
    Address:
    1523 S 8th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147-6401
    Phone:
    +1 215-334-1816
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    07:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Thu
    08:00 - 19:00
    Fri
    08:00 - 19:30
    Sat
    07:00 - 19:30
    Other:
  • City Hall
    Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Take the trip to the top of City Hall Tower for a great view of the city

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Lines are likely
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • City Hall Docent Tour 11/12/2018
    • great architecture 11/12/2018
    • City Hall
    Phone:
    +1 267-514-4757
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Rittenhouse Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Nice place to walk around, shop, crowd watch, relax.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Casual Place
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very beautiful neighborhood 09/12/2018
    • Beautiful park in the hearth of Philadelpia's action 03/12/2018
    • Rittenhouse Square
    Address:
    18th and Walnut Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone:
    +1 215-636-1666
    Other:
  • Reading Terminal Market
    Restaurants (Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, American, Indian, German, Irish, Caribbean, Dutch, Southwestern, Seafood, Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish, Asian, Thai, Greek, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Jamaican, International)
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    If you can't find the food item here, it doesn't exist ! Foods from all over the world, things you might not have ever seen before.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Fun to Crowd Watch here
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 3 017 restaurants in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sunday Brunch 12/12/2018
    • My favorite new lunch spot 11/12/2018
    • Reading Terminal Market
    Address:
    12th and Arch Sts.
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone:
    +1 215-922-2317
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Downey's Pub
    Restaurants (American, Seafood)
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Nice place for cocktails, crowd watching, meeting new people.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Casual Place
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • THIS IS OUT OF BUSINESS AND WENT BANKRUPT 22/11/2016
    • What a letdown 26/10/2015
    • Downey's Pub
    Address:
    526 S Front St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147-1797
    Phone:
    +1 215-625-9500
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 02:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 02:00
  • Liberty Bell Center
    Monuments & Statues, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    STEBAY711 Says:

    Nice touristy thing to do. The history and story you hear when visiting is more interesting than just seeing the bell.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell go hand and hand if you are in this area
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Super helpful 11/12/2018
    • More than The Bell 10/12/2018
    • Liberty Bell Center
    Address:
    6th Street
    Between Market and Chestnut Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone:
    +1 215-965-2305
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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