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The Philadelphia Official Visitors GuideTM can be viewed in the following formats:



Get to know the “City of Brotherly Love” aboard the iconic Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses. Philadelphia is a city rich in history and culture and these fun and flexible tours provide a great way to see the attractions. Hop off to see the Liberty Bell or run up the “Rocky Steps”; you’ll find plenty to see in fantastic Philly! We offer a great range of hop-on, hop-off options including attraction passes which offer a hop-on, hop-off tour as part of the package.

Greater Philadelphia is the proud home of the Circuit Trails, a vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails that is growing in size each year. The Circuit connects our local communities, providing endless opportunities for recreating and commuting. "From Center City, I recommend the Schuylkill River Trail." – HFES member and Philadelphia resident Keith Karn



See the room where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed at Independence Hall. Timed entry tickets are required. There is a handling fee of $1.50 per ticket for advance reservations.

520 Chestnut Street  |  Daily: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 



The Liberty Bell Center is located at 6th and Market Streets. Entrance doors are located on the north end of the building, near the President's House Site. Visitors exit from the south end of the building, near Chestnut Street.

526 Market Street  |  Daily: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Admission is free; no tickets are required.



Explore Franklin's life and character in the Benjamin Franklin Museum. The museum features artifacts, computer animations, and interactive displays. The exhibits are geared toward visitors of all ages, with displays that are educational, challenging, and fun.

317 Chestnut Street  |  Daily: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
$5 for adults. $2for children ages 4 through 16.




The Museum of the American Revolution is an essential repository of artifacts and an absolute treat for American history buffs.

Encompassing 118,000 square feet, the space holds an expansive collection of art, manuscripts and printed works from the nation’s Revolutionary Period. It also displays a range of objects gathered from and pertaining to the Revolutionary War, including British, French and American weapons used in battle and personal diaries written in camp.

101 South Third Street  |  Daily: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
$19 for adults. $12 for children ages 6 through 17.



Discover works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country, the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Find beauty, enchantment, and the unexpected among artistic and architectural achievements from the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday: Main building open until 8:45 p.m.
Closed Monday, October 1, but open on Columbus Day (October 8), 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
$20 for adults. $18 for seniors (65 & over). $14 for students (with vaild ID) and youth (ages 13–18). Pay What You Wish Admission: First Sunday of the month and every Wednesday evening 5:00–8:45 p.m.



One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, Reading Terminal Market offers an incredible selection of locally grown & exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections. You’ll find everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks to table linens to kitchenware to fresh-cut flowers, and more. Plus the widest variety of restaurants under one roof.

51 N 12th Street  |  Daily: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.



The Shops at Liberty Place takes pride in presenting unique-to-the-market shops such as Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Store, J. Crew, LOFT and Jos. A. Bank, just to name a few, plus timeless favorites such as Express, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria's Secret. Philadelphia’s newest attraction, the One Liberty Observation Deck welcomes you to see Philly from the top with beautiful 360 degree views.

Clothing and shoe purchases in Philadelphia are tax-free.

1625 Chestnut Street 
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Monday–Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Restaurant hours may vary.

Restaurants and Cafés


"Everyone has their favorite. Check out these top spots. I agree with the reviewer and like the rolls at John's Roast Pork." – HFES member and Philadelphia resident Keith Karn

John's Roast Pork
14 East Snyder Avenue  |  215.463.1951
Sunday–Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.



13 welcomes you with innovative flavors and an inviting ambiance, whether you are meeting clients in the dining room, relaxing at happy hour with colleagues on the patio or watching the big game on our many TVs. Be sure to stop by and sample the delectable American breakfast buffet. – Located in the Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street  |  215.625.2900
Daily: 6:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.


Enjoy signature cocktails and a menu full of light snacks and tasty appetizers at Circ. – Located in the Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street  |  215.625.2900
Daily: 5:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.


An award-winning collaboration with chef Douglas Rodriguez, Alma de Cuba embodies the soul of Cuban cuisine, bringing the unmistakable cooking of the island into the 21st century. It’s the closest you’ll get to Havana without buying a plane ticket — a Caribbean oasis in the heart of Philadelphia.

1623 Walnut Street  |  215.988.1799
Monday–Thursday: 4:00–11:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 4:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Happy Hour: Monday–Friday: 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00–10:00 p.m.


A smart revamp of the conventional steakhouse, Barclay Prime's menu is built around subtle twists that never skimp on luxury. Meat and seafood programs unmatched in quality jive with highly personalized touches, like the curated selection of steak knives presented to diners prior to their entrees. No high-minded rules or stuffy service here — just contemporary fine dining with a distinct twist.

237 South 18th Street  |  215.732.7560
Sunday–Thursday: 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 5:00–11:00 p.m.
Happy Hour: Monday–Friday: 4:30–6:30 p.m.


Capogriro Gelato strictly adheres to the rules of “artigianale” as defined by the Italians, which dictates that everything must be made in-house, the bases as well as all the flavorings. There are no shortcuts. Italian tradition, made in Philadelphia. Named #1 ice cream shop In the world by National Geographic. – Local HFES member favorite

117 South 20th Street  |  215.636.9250
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.–1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m.


Guests can choose from Rodizio and salad bar or salad bar only (includes grilled fish). Chima also offers a selection of great wines and champagnes from across the world and a full liquor bar. Come visit us to experience an authentic Brazilian churrascaria and share a one-of-a-kind experience with your friends and family.

1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd  |  215.525.3233
Monday–Thursday: 5:30–9:30 p.m. (last seating)
Friday: 5:30–10:00 p.m. (last seating)
Saturday: 4:30–10:00 p.m. (last seating)
Sunday: 4:00–9:00 p.m. (last seating)
Happy Hour: Monday–Saturday: 5:00–7:00 p.m.


City Tavern is a historic site built in the 18th century and is an award winning Philadelphia restaurant. It is ideal for any event with seven dining rooms, three wine cellars, and a beautiful garden.

138 South 2nd Street  |  215.413.1443
Daily: 11:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday)


Charlie was a sinner is an all vegan bar.

131 South 13th Street  |  267.758.5372
Daily: 4:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Sinner served until 11:00 p.m. Sunday–Thursday; 12:00 a.m. ​Friday–Saturday
Happy Hour: Monday–Thursday: 4:00–7:00 p.m.; Friday: 4:00–6:00 p.m.



Crisp Kitchen was created to bring delicious meals to those seeking great food and natural ingredients. We prepare everything fresh daily; meaning your food starts in the field, comes to our kitchens, and goes straight into your hands. – Local HFES member favorite

1900 Market Street Ste 100  |  267.861.0682
Monday–Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: Closed


A sophisticated homage to the British pub, The Dandelion serves updated seasonal takes on U.K. cuisine. – Local HFES member favorite

124 South 18th Street  |  215.558.2500

Monday–Thursday: 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.


The original DiNic's at the Reading Terminal Market, winner of the Travel Channel's "Best Sandwich in America." – Local HFES member favorite

Reading Terminal Market  |  215.923.6175
Monday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Dizengoff is an authentic Israeli-style hummusiya. Super vegan/vegetarian friendly with meat options, too. – Local HFES member favorite

1625 Sansom Street  |  215.867.8181
Daily: 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.


Double Knot is a charming coffee shop with a secret izakaya in the basement offering sushi & robatayaki meats. "Upstairs has great lunch specials. More up-scale evening dining downstairs." – HFES member and Philadelphia resident Keith Karn – Local HFES member favorite

120 South 13th Street  |  215.631.3868

Café Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–Close
Saturday–Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–Close

Downstairs Hours

Monday–Sunday: 5:00 p.m.–Close



The flashy, frenetic Latin decor of El Vez features high-backed velvet Hollywood booths and an eye-popping low-rider bike elevated above the dining room and creates the perfect conditions for memorable food and drink. Unexpected interpretations of Mexican classics join traditional cooking on the expansive menu, complemented by a bar that boasts one of the biggest tequila selections — and the best margaritas — in the city.

121 South 13th Street  |  215.928.9800
Monday–Thursday: 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. (Brunch 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)


At Erawan Thai Cuisine, you will experience the liveliness and excitement of our exhibition kitchen. Our extraordinary fast and friendly wait staff wishes to make your visit to us an unforgettable event. – Local HFES member favorite

123 South 23rd Street  |  215.567.2542
Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Thursday: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.;
4:00–9:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; 4:00–10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00–10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00–3:00 p.m.; 4:00–9:30 p.m.


Federal Donuts has perfected the combination of Korean-style fried chicken and delectable donuts, selling out regularly. "Right across the street from Dizengoff." – HFES member and Philadelphia resident Keith Karn – Local HFES member favorite

1632 Sansom Street  |  215.665.1101
Daily: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Chicken at 11:00 a.m.


Roman born Chef Gianluca Demontis 
creates fresh memorable dishes in his Melograno kitchen in Rittenhouse Square. – Local HFES member favorite

2012 Sansom Street  |  215.875.8116
Tuesday–Saturday: 5:30–10:00 p.m. Sunday: 5:00–9:00 p.m.


Mercato infuses slow cooking traditions of Old World Italy with an experimental style and bold take on new Italian-American cuisine, placing primary importance on using ingredients that are at their peak that day. – Local HFES member favorite

1216 Spruce Street  |  215.985.2962
Monday–Thursday: 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00–11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00–11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00–10:00 p.m.


Since 1993, Metropolitan Bakery has been tempting Philadelphians with handmade breads, pastries, snacks and our famous granola. – Local HFES member favorite

Reading Terminal Market  |  215.829.9020
Monday–Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.


"Try the mussels and enjoy the great beer selection. at Monk's Café."– HFES member and Philadelphia resident Keith Karn – Local HFES member favorite

264 South 16th Street  |  215.545.7005 

Daily: 11:30 a.m.–2:00 a.m.
Full menu served until 1:00 a.m. 


Masaharu Morimoto’s flagship restaurant serves as a showcase for the world-renowned chef’s exhilarating cuisine. Drawing inspiration from both Japanese tradition and Western culinary techniques, Morimoto unlocks hidden layers of flavor on every plate.

723 Chestnut Street  |  215.413.9070
Monday–Thursday: 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; 5–10:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Happy Hour: Monday–Friday: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Sunday: 5:00–10:00 p.m.




Old City Coffee is a one 100% Philadelphia-metro operated business with dedicated, knowledgeable staff to help you choose varieties, roasts, and brewing techniques. We roast only high-grade Arabica high grown coffee. – Local HFES member favorite

221 Church Street
Monday–Friday: 6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

READING TERMINAL (coffee drinks and beans)
51 North 12th Street
Monday–Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
READING TERMINAL (coffee drinks only)
1136 Arch Street
Monday–Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.





A dark, fragrant style of Sherry, Oloroso is a perfect accompaniment to our wood oven tapas at Philadelphia's newest Spanish restaurant! – Local HFES member favorite

1121 Walnut Street  |  267.324.3014
Daily: 5:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.


Visit Oyster House for New England-style seafood served family style. – Local HFES member favorite

1516 Sansom Street  |  215.567.7683
Monday–Thursday: 11:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Happy Hour: Monday–Thursday: 5:00–7:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00–11:00 p.m.


                   Penang Restaurant


Penang offers Malaysian cuisine that combines the flavors of Chinese, Indian, and Thai cooking. – Local HFES member favorite

117 North 10th Street  |  215.413.2531
Daily: 11:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.




Pub & Kitchen serves a menu featuring elevated farm-to- table offerings alongside a thoughtful and innovative bar program specializing in wine, local beers, and craft cocktails. – Local HFES member favorite

1946 Lombard Street  |  215.545.0350
Monday–Friday: 4:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.




Sampan is an oasis of contemporary Asian small plates located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia's hot Midtown Village neighborhood. Tucked into the rear of the restaurant on a private 30-seat open-air patio, Graffiti Bar debuted in April 2010. Serving the same acclaimed Asian food and drinks by Chef Schulson that have made Sampan instantly popular, it's also a haven for sports fans, equipped with TVs behind the bar, and home to our daily Happy Hour.

124 South 13th Street  |  215.732.3501
Monday–Tuesday: 4:00–10:00 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday: 4:00–11:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday: 4:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Sunday: 4:00–9:00 p.m.




Located in a renovated East Passyunk row home, Chef Townsend Wentz's elegant French menu at Townsend follows the seasons.

1623 East Passyunk Avenue  |  267.639.3203
Wednesday–Monday: 5:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Dinner (Weekdays): 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Dinner (Friday – Saturday): 5:00–11:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesday




Tria Café was created as a place for people to relax with friends while enjoying great wine, cheese and beer. No televisions, karaoke, entertainment or other modern diversions. Talk, sip, bite, repeat.

123 South 18th Street  |  215.972.8742
Daily: 12:00 p.m. to late night