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Table of Contents

Aquariums & Zoos

Adventure Aquarium (including the famous "Shark Bridge" and "Shark Tunnel")

Elmwood Park Zoo

Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Philadephia Zoo

Arts and Museums


Franklin Fountain (ice cream)

The Igloo (ice cream)

Pat's King of Steaks and Geno's Steaks (the two rival cheesesteak places, open 24/7/365)

Philly Pretzel Factory (see Philadelphia's famous pretzels being made)

Reading Terminal Market (large indoor market with hundreds of food stalls)

Shane Confectionary (America's oldest candy store)

Ultimo Coffee (award-winning local coffee roasters)

The Tasty (vegan diner)

Young American Hard Cider (cidery, restaurant, and tasting room)

Historical Sites

Christ Church ("America's Steeple" is one of the oldest structures from the Colonial Era and the burial grounds include sites of many historical figures)

Elfreth's Alley (one of the oldest continuously inhabited streets in the U.S.)

Liberty Bell Pavilion

Independence Hall

Other Important Historical Sites

Sports & Activities (including city parks)


Craft Hall

Dilworth Park at City Hall (splash park and outdoor roller rink)

Logan Square Fountain & Sister Cities Park (splash park)

Mann Music Center (for outdoor concerts)

North Bowl, South Bowl, & PEP Bowl

Philadelphia Phillies v. New York Mets (August 19-21)

Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park

Wharton Square Park (tennis and splash park)