Best things to do in Philadelphia

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
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1. Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Ave
132local recommendations
Jenna
Jenna says “Frankford Hall is a Philly-style Beer Garden that is fun for groups and families. There are games fo...” ·
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2. Pat's King of Steaks
1237 E Passyunk Ave
115local recommendations
Richard
Richard says “Pat's or Gino's? Get both and you decide! (Shhhh, don't tell anyone but Pat's is WAAAAY better!) Bew...” ·
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3. Italian Market Visitor Center
919 S 9th St
156local recommendations
Nan
Nan says “This place is infamous and you must take a walk through. There are specialty food concession stands ...” ·
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4. Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
211local recommendations
Karl & Antonio
Karl & Antonio says “From Wiki: The collection includes 181 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 69 by Paul Cézanne, 59 b...” ·
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5. Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th St
240local recommendations
Jessica
Jessica says “What can't you find at Reading Terminal Market?!? So many food vendors all in one spot. It can get...” ·
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6. Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
404local recommendations
Joshua
Joshua says “The Philadelphia Museum of Art is great. There is wonderful art inside and across the street at the ...” ·
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7. Johnny Brenda's
1201 Frankford Ave
105local recommendations
Bobby
Bobby says “Johnny Brendas has two floors, one is a bar with great drink and beer selections and the upper level...” ·
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8. Geno’s Steaks
1219 S 9th St
90local recommendations
Denise
Denise says “It's considered to be one of the best cheesesteak joints in Philly. They have an ongoing rivalry wi...” ·
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9. La Colombe Coffee Roasters
1335 Frankford Ave
83local recommendations
Julia
Julia says “This local coffee company has recently gone national. This is their flagship location. It is ultra y...” ·
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10. Rittenhouse Square
206local recommendations
Joe & Steve
Joe & Steve says “Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn and his surv...” ·
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11. Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W Girard Ave
80local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “The zoo has come a long way, I just went again recently. Although it always is hard for me to see an...” ·
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12. Cantina Los Caballitos
1651 E Passyunk Ave
77local recommendations
Jenna
Jenna says “Modern twists on Mexican dishes, such as vegan fajitas and mahi mahi tacos—fare that washes down per...” ·
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13. Dock Street Brewing Co
701 S 50th St
79local recommendations
Gavin
Gavin says “Complementing the handcrafted brews is impressive lineup of hand-tossed, wood fired pizza, char-gril...” ·
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14. Jim's Steaks
400 South St
74local recommendations
Johnny
Johnny says “Located right in the middle of the most popular and lively part of South Street. Have one of Philade...” ·
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15. Honey's Sit 'N Eat
2101 South St
68local recommendations
Christopher
Christopher says “One of Philly's favorite brunch spots. Long lines on weekends, but the big portions and laid back a...” ·
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16. University of Pennsylvania
82local recommendations
Anna & Vlad
Anna & Vlad says “Walk the campus of one of the oldest Ivy League schools in United States. Make sure to see The Quadr...” ·
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17. Fette Sau
1208 Frankford Ave
67local recommendations
Chris & Darlene
Chris & Darlene says “Stephen Starr Restaurant that is take out BBQ with picnic table settings and beer and drinks you can...” ·
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18. The Sidecar Bar & Grille
2201 Christian St
65local recommendations
David
David says “If you want a good brunch, this is a great spot. In addition, it becomes a relaxing (a bit divey) ba...” ·
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19. Sabrina's Cafe
910 Christian St
65local recommendations
Michael-Andrew
Michael-Andrew says “THE place to have breaky in Philly. On the Italian Market, early birds are rewarded with quick seat...” ·
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20. Parc
227 S 18th St
65local recommendations
Patty
Patty says “Imagine sitting across from a park enjoying fresh baked bread and enjoying a glass of wine. Add chee...” ·
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21. King of Prussia
160 N Gulph Rd
58local recommendations
Corey
Corey says “Third biggest mall in the world, second biggest in the United States! If you go by retail space squa...” ·
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22. Barcade
1114 Frankford Ave
55local recommendations
Derian
Derian says “Do you enjoy vintage arcade games and alcohol? Then you're gonna love this place. Grab a handful of ...” ·
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23. Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
58local recommendations
David
David says “If you're looking to spend a day at the ball game—as long as they are playing at home—you can see th...” ·
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24. La Colombe Coffee Roasters
130 S 19th St
52local recommendations
Chris
Chris says “Hands down best espresso in the city for me. Besides the fact that they are an institution here in P...” ·
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25. Local 44
4333 Spruce St
57local recommendations
Lee
Lee says “This corner bar and restaurant is a Spruce Hill gem, but the real treat is the attached bottle shop ...” ·
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26. Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Ave
59local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “Pizza Brain and the Museum of Pizza Culture offers excellent gourmet style pizza. Large slices avail...” ·
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27. Liberty Bell
210local recommendations
Gary
Gary says “From Signal to Symbol The State House bell, now known as the Liberty Bell, rang in the tower of the...” ·
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28. South Philadelphia Tap Room
1509 Mifflin St
54local recommendations
Jarrett
Jarrett says “Gastropub with good brunch, great 4-6 happy hour M-F (half priced local beers and appetizers - two n...” ·
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29. Green Line Cafe
4239 Baltimore Ave
54local recommendations
Carol
Carol says “Coffee shop. Equal exchange coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Locally made simple food- bagels, sandwic...” ·
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30. American Sardine Bar
1800 Federal St
74local recommendations
Kyle
Kyle says “This is our local watering hole. They have a decent happy hour, with local brews on tap and good foo...” ·