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The City of Brotherly Love

July 28, 2010

I want to know my home city like the back of my hand. If I’ve forgotten any tourist OR local must-dos, let me know!

*Updated with new items, thanks to two Philly blogs I found today: Scenes from Philadelphia and Picture Philly.

{Done}

Tourist Spots:

  1. City Hall
  2. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  3. Logan Circle
  4. The Franklin Institute
  5. Academy of Natural Sciences
  6. Rodin Museum
  7. Eastern State Penitentiary
  8. PA Academy of the Fine Arts
  9. Reading Terminal Market
  10. South Street
  11. Penn’s Landing
  12. Chinese Friendship Arch/Chinatown
  13. National Constitution Center
  14. Liberty Bell
  15. Elfreth’s Alley
  16. Mummer Museum
  17. Betsy Ross House
  18. Christ Church & Burial Grounds
  19. Philadelphia Mint
  20. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  21. Smith Memorial Arch
  22. Atwater Kent Museum
  23. Boathouse Row
  24. Rittenhouse Square
  25. Civil War Museum
  26. Edgar Allan Poe House
  27. Declaration House
  28. Masonic Temple
  29. Philadelphia Zoo
  30. Laurel Hill Cemetery
  31. Shofuso
  32. Gloria Dei Church
  33. Bartram’s Garden
  34. Morris Arboretum
  35. Wyck House
  36. Strawberry Mansion

Food:

  1. Sarcone’s Deli
  2. Jim’s Steaks
  3. Pat’s Steaks
  4. Tony Luke’s
  5. Dmitri’s
  6. Geno’s Steaks
  7. Buddakan
  8. Chickie’s and Pete’s
  9. Silk City
  10. City Tavern
  11. John’s Roast Pork
  12. Nick’s Roast Beef (Thanks Lora!)
  13. Water Works
  14. Moshulu
  15. Fork
  16. Melrose Diner
  17. Franklin Fountain
  18. The Continental (Old City and Midtown)
  19. DiBruno Bros.
  20. Cocktails at APO (formerly Apothecary)

Must See/Do:

  1. Italian Market
  2. Mummer’s Parade
  3. Franklin Square
  4. 30th Street Station
  5. Mural Tour
  6. Games at Citizen’s Bank Park, the Wachovia Center and Lincoln Financial Field
  7. Helium Comedy Club
  8. Flower Show
  9. Concert on the Parkway
  10. LOVE Park
  11. Independent Movie at the Ritz
  12. Piazza at Schmidts
  13. Schuylkill River Park
  14. Franklin Field
  15. Show at World Café Live
  16. Kelly Drive
  17. Spirit of Philadelphia
  18. Magic Garden on South Street
  19. Ice Cream Festival
  20. Comcast Center
  21. Running of the Santas
  22. Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  23. Skate at the River Rink
  24. Macy’s Center City
  25. Herr’s Snack Factory Tour
  26. Dragon Boat Festival
  27. Dad Vail
  28. The Gallery
  29. Shops at Liberty Place
  30. North Bowl
  31. Ride the trolley
  32. Chamounix Equestrian Center
  33. Rittenhouse Square
  34. Art Star Craft Bazaar
  35. Eagles Training Camp
  36. Kangaroo sculptures
  37. Rocky statue

The Surrounding Area:

  1. The Poconos
  2. Germantown
  3. Valley Forge National Historical Park
  4. Washington’s Crossing
  5. Chestnut Hill
  6. Manayunk
  7. Peddler’s Village
  8. Buck’s County Audubon Society
  9. Tubing down the Delaware River
  10. Fort Mifflin
  11. Chaddsford Winery
  12. Chanticleer
  13. French Creek State Park
  14. Nockamixon State Park
  15. Devon Horse Show
  16. Adventure Aquarium
  17. Va La Vineyards
  18. Linvilla Orchards
  19. Longwood Gardens
  20. Ringing Rocks Park
  21. Battleship New Jersey
  22. Walt Whitman House
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