Philadelphia City Guide 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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About Philadelphia……………………………………..............................4 Fun Facts........................................................................................................ 4 Philadelphia & Cartier…………....................................................................... 5 Climate........................................................................................................... 6 Philadelphia Neighborhoods……………......................................................... 8 Charities....................................................................................................... 10 Noteworthy Local Businesses...……………………………………….…………...…...11 Local Colleges & Universities……………………………….………….…………...…. 12 Airports & Getting Around Town...............................................14 Where to Stay...............................................................................18 Recommended Dining…..………..…...……………………...……..…….20

Casual Restaurants……………………………………………….……………………….. 20 Trendy Restaurants….……...….………………………………………….…………….. 21 Elegant Restaurants….……....…………………………………………….……………. 22 Bar Seating...………………………………………………………………………………... 24 Good for Large Groups.…….………………………………….……….………………. 25

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Bars, Lounges, & Hot Spots….………..............................…..……..26 Spas, Salons, & Nails……….........……………………………….…..…….28 Recommended Activities.............................................................30 Museums & Arts………...…...….………...………………………………………………….. 32 Outdoor/ Indoor Activities…...…………...……………………………..……………….. 38 Professional Sports………………………………………………………….………………… 46 Seasonal Events...........................................................................52 Autumn: September – November……………………………………………………….. 54 Winter: December - February……….……..………………………….…………..…….. 55 Spring: March - May………….………..…………………………………..…………….….. 56 Summer: June – August……………………………………………………………………… 57 Major Shopping Areas.................................................................58 0

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About Philadelphia

Founded in 1682 by William Penn as a Quaker Colony, the city of Philadelphia played in instrumental role in the birth of the United States of America. Located in this city are 67 National Historic Landmarks helps keep the tourism sector booming, which is the largest economic sector in the city. The nation’s original capital is full of history at every turn and holds the title of being the only UNESCO World Heritage City in the United States. The City of Brotherly Love is a great place to relax or to exercise your brain and your feet while exploring this city full of history.

Fun Facts

• Philadelphia has two well-known nicknames.

• Philadelphia is considered to be one of the

It's the "City of Brotherly Love," and the "Cradle of Liberty.“ • Philadelphia is home to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both • Philadelphia is the home of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the oldest such exchange in the United States of America. It was founded in 1790. signed and adopted.

most haunted cities in the United States of America, and has one of the highest densities of haunted houses. • Philadelphia was where the first American Flag was designed, sewn by Betsy Ross out

of her humble upholstery shop.

• Philadelphia is where ENIAC, the first fully electronic computer in the world, was

designed and built.

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Phi ladelphia & Cartier

Mall Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sun 11:00am – 6:00om

Boutique Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 10:00am – 7:00pm, Thurs-Fri 10:ooam – 8:00pm, Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm

2001: Cartier’s first boutique presence was in 2001, at the King of Prussia Mall.

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Philadelphia Climate

The climate of Philadelphia is considered to be humid and subtropical. This means that the summers are hot and muggy, the spring and fall are typically mild, and winters are cold. However, despite cold temperatures December – March, snowfall is highly variable, and more often than not does not accumulate on the ground. In an average year, Philadelphia receives 41.5 inches of rain, spread over about eight to 12 days per month. When preparing for a trip here, it would be best to expect rain at least once, and light layers are usually advisable.

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Neighborhoods

1 . The Far Northeast 2. The Near 3. Olney Oak Lane 4. Brides-burg Kensington Richemond 5. Upper North 6 . Germantown Chesnut Hills 7. Lower North 8. Manayunk 9. West 10. Center City 11. South 12. South West

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Charities

Komen Philadelphia is one with Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real- time help to those facing the disease.

Help Us Adopt helps hard- working families overcome the financial obstacles of adoption so that children can join loving and permanent homes. Funds are raised primarily through private donations and fundraising events in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

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Noteworthy companies Businesses that call Philadelphia their home.

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Local Colleges

30 minutes

University of Pennsylvania

30 minutes

15 minutes

Haverford College

Villanova University

45 minutes

20 minutes

Temple University

Bryn Mawr College

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nd Universities

30 minutes

Swarthmore College

45 minutes

25 minutes

Drexel University

Ursinus College

10 minutes

20 minutes

Cabrini University

Rosemont College

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Philadelphia Intern

Located about an hour away from the King of Prussia Mall – home to the Cartier King of Prussia boutique – Philadelphia International Airport was once a training ground for the National Guard and Air Force, but is not the largest airport serving the Philadelphia region. An average of 30 million passengers come through this airport each year. The amount of passenger traffic to this airport has become a problem in recent years, due to inability to expand in the surrounding area. As a result, planes are often delayed, and parking at the airport can sometimes be a challenge, but security lines are not reported as being too long.

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tional Airport (PHL)

*American Airlines operates out of terminals A-West, A-East, B, C & F.

American Eagle

Frontier JetBlue Southwest Spirit

British Airways Icelandair Lufthansa Qatar Airways

Air Canada Alaska Airlines Delta United Airlines Virgin America

Spa’s

Dining Options

- Xpresspa: Terminal C - Xpresspa: Terminal D - Xpresspa: Terminal F

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Getting Around Philadelphia

There are plenty of ways to get around Philadelphia. As the most bike-friendly city in North America, many locals prefer this option to get around, which is easy with bike rental stands at almost every block. In addition, the SEPTA rail and bus system makes it easy and affordable to travel around the city and hit all the major destinations. For those visitors looking for something a little more comfortable, Uber & Lyft are available, as well as rental cars and taxi services.

Options and Estimated Rates

SEPTA : 215-580-7800. $6.50  One way for train; $2.50  One way for bus. Taxi : 215-467-6666 . $28.50 flat-rate PHL  Center City Rental Car: Available at baggage claim areas.  Start at $100/day for standard car. Bike Rental : 844-446-3346.  $4 per half hour Uber & Lyft: Available through the app store. $23 PHL  Center City

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Where

Four Seasons Philadelphia

AKA Rittenhouse Square

40 min.

40 min.

Hotel Palomar

Hotel Monaco

40 min.

35 min.

The Loews Philadelphia

40 min.

Hyatt at the Bellevue

40 min.

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to Stay

Rittenhouse Hotel

Ritz-Carlton

40 min.

35 min.

Sofitel Philadelphia

Sheraton Valley Forge

40 min.

5 min.

The Logan

The Wayne Hotel

30 min.

15 min.

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Casual Restaurants

The Bercy $$$

Vedge $$$

French|American (New)

Vegan|Vegetarian

26 min.

40 min.

A modern take on the classic French brasserie, serving dinner and weekend brunch.

Restaurant serving inventive vegan & vegetarian small plates in a charming old mansion.

Davio’s $$$

Vernick $$$ American (New)

Steakhouses|Italian

5 min.

40 min.

Classy chain branch with sidewalk seating serving grilled meats, seafood & creative Italian dishes.

New American eatery in a Rittenhouse brownstone serving upscale large & small plates plus cocktails.

Full Bar

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Casual

Good for groups

Trendy Restaurants

Morimoto $$$$

Mistral $$$ American

Japanese|Sushi Bars

5 min.

40 min.

Sophisticated, globally inspired small plates in a serene, modern space with a fireplace lounge.

Omakase & other Japanese creations emerge from an Iron Chef in a sleek, color-changing setting.

B2 BlueFin $$$$

Zahav $$$

Sushi Bars|Asian Fusion

Middle Eastern

25 min.

40 min.

Sister restaurant of the renowned BlueFin featuring an exciting selection of premium sushi rolls compliment by creative cocktails.

Casual restaurant where modern techniques elevate a traditional Israeli menu.

Distance from the boutique Able to accommodate GF Gluten Free Options

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Elegant R Morton’s $$$$

Savona $$$

French|Italian|Bars

Steakhouses|American

10 min.

5 min.

Elegant marble bar, wine lounge & outdoor patio for wining & dining on farm-to-table Italian fare.

Upscale chain for aged prime beef, seafood & other traditional steakhouse fare in a clubby space.

Ruth’s Chris $$$

Jean-Georges $$$$ French|American (New)

Steakhouses

5 min.

30 min.

Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting

Elevating Philadelphia's culinary scene, Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten presents a new 59 th -floor destination, located in the Four Seasons Hotel.

Full Bar

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Good for groups

Creed’s $$$ staurants

Laurel $$$$

Steakhouses|Seafood

French|American (New)

10 min.

45 min.

Steaks & seafood served in a comfortable setting with a country-inn ambiance.

An intricate menu of creative French & American fare in a small, stylish BYOB bistro.

Barclay $$$$

Vetri $$$$

Steakhouses

Italian

40 min.

45 min.

High-end steakhouse & lounge from chef Stephen Starr in a contemporary library setting.

Beer or wine can be paired with a gourmet prix fixe dinner in an intimate townhouse setting.

Distance from the boutique Able to accommodate GF Gluten Free Options

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Bar Seating

Mistral $$$ American

Capital Grille $$$ Steakhouses|Seafood

5 min.

10 min.

Sophisticated, globally inspired small plates in a serene, modern space with a fireplace lounge.

Outpost of the upscale steakhouse chain offers classic American fare & a clubby, refined setting.

Davio’s $$$ Steakhouses|Italian

Vernick $$$ American (New)

5 min.

40 min.

Classy chain branch with sidewalk seating serving grilled meats, seafood & creative Italian dishes.

New American eatery in a Rittenhouse brownstone serving upscale large & small plates plus cocktails.

Full Bar

Trendy

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Good for groups

Good for Large Groups

Vedge $$$

Fogo de Chao $$$$ Brazilian|Steakhouses

Vegan|Vegetarian

5 min.

40 min.

Restaurant serving inventive vegan & vegetarian small plates in a charming old mansion.

Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar.

Vernick $$$ American (New)

Capital Grille $$$ Steakhouses|Seafood

10 min.

40 min.

New American eatery in a Rittenhouse brownstone serving upscale large & small plates plus cocktails.

Outpost of the upscale steakhouse chain offers classic American fare & a clubby, refined setting.

Elegant

Distance from the boutique Able to accommodate GF Gluten Free Options

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Bars, Lounges,

Assembly Rooftop

Bank & Bourbon

30 min.

40 min.

Bar XIX

Liberte Lounge

40 min.

40 min.

Scarpetta

Bok

Bar 210

40 min.

45 min.

40 min.

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In a Hotel (Hotel’s website linked) Rooftop bar

and Hot Spots

Stratus Lounge

R2L

40 min.

40 min.

Ranstead Room

Franklin Mortgage Co

40 min.

45 min.

Rouge

WM Mulherin’s 40 min.

Library Bar

45 min.

35 min.

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Spas, Salo

2 B Groomed Studio

Adolf Biecker Salon & Spa

50 min.

45 min.

Blokes Barbershop

Hair by Paul Labreque

45 min.

40 min.

Immersion Spa

Lacquer Lounge

85 min.

45 min.

SPA Nail bar

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Hairdresser

s and Nails

Rescue Spa

LUSH Spa

45 min.

45 min.

Laurentius Salon

Oggi Salon & Spa

50 min.

45 min.

Rittenhouse Spa

Salon Vanity

40 min.

40 min.

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Barber

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d Activities

1. Rodin Museum

2. Barnes Foundation

3. Philadelphia Museum of Art

4. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

5. Valley Forge National Historical Park

6. Philadelphia Zoo

7. The Old City

8. Eastern State Penitentiary

9. One Liberty Observation Deck

10. Professional Sports

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The Boutique

MUSEU

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Rodin Museum

Opened in 1929, the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia is the largest collection of work by sculptor Auguste Rodin outside of Paris. The grounds feature the museum itself along with a garden, all providing incredible backdrops for these sculptures.

10:00am – 5:00pm Wed. – Mon. 35 minutes Pay what you wish 215-763-8100

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Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation is an educational institute designed to promote an appreciation for art and horticulture. This institute, which relocated to its current home in 2012, displays the personal collection of Dr. Albert Barnes, as well as featuring some traveling exhibits as well. In addition to art, the Barnes Foundation features a number of events and educational opportunities for all visitors.

10:00am – 5:00pm Wed. – Mon. 40 minutes $25.00 General Admission 215-278-7000

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Originally chartered in 1876 as part of a Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art contains over 240,000 works in European, American, and Asian art. In addition to the main building of this museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art operates the Rodin Museum and the Perelman Building. With works of art spanning over 2000 years, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a great place to visit for art lovers.

10:00am – 5:00pm 30 minutes $20.00 for adults 215-763-8100

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Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is where Broadway meets Philadelphia. Located on the “Avenue of the Arts”, the Kimmel Center is the mainstage for the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the “big five” symphony orchestras. Additionally, the Kimmel Center produces a number of Broadway plays and musicals.

Varies per event 40 minutes Varies per event 215-893-1999

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Valley Forge National Monument

For anyone with an interest in American history, this national park is a place to check out. This historical park is a preserved site of the third winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War that features historical buildings, recreated encampment structures, memorials and museums. Guests can choose to either walk the park themselves, or participate in guided trolley or walking tours to get the full history.

9:00am – 5:00pm 10 minutes

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Philadelphia Zoo

Opened in 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo is considered the first proper zoo in the world. The zoo currently houses over 1300 animals, is known for their world-class breeding program and their handful of interactive and educational activities.

9:30am – 5:00pm 30 minutes $23.00 Adult General Admission 215-243-1100

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The Old City District

The Old City District is the area people most think about when they think of Philadelphia. This historic area is home to Independence Hall, National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell, and so much more. In addition to these attractions, the Old City District has a number of shops, restaurants, and events throughout the year to keep guests occupied and learning about history their entire time to this area.

Varies per attraction 40 minutes Varies per attraction 215-965-2305

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Eastern State Penitentiary

What was once the most expensive prison in the world, home to none other than Al Capone, is now nothing but ruins. However, this penitentiary is one of the most popular attraction in the Philadelphia area. While here, guests can take a guided tour during daytime hours, or experience the “terror behind the walls” in a haunted house during Halloween.

10:00am – 5:00pm 40 minutes $14.00 for adults 215-236-3300

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One Liberty Observation Deck

One Liberty Observation Deck, also called Philly from the Top, is an 883 foot tall observation deck that opened in 2015. Located on the 57 th floor, this deck provides 360 degree views of Philadelphia that is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

10:00am – 8:00pm 40 minutes $14.00 for adult 215-561-3325

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Wells Fargo Center

The Wells Fargo Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. This arena is home stadium for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia 76ers. In addition to sports, the Wells Fargo Center has hosted two political conventions, and regularly hosts WWE events. Billy Joel, Ray Charles, and Bruce Springsteen are among the artists that have performed here.

Varies per event 30 minutes Varies per event 800-298-4200

Philadelphia 76ers Team Season: October - April

Philadelphia Flyers Team Season: October - April

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Philadelphia Phillies Team Season: April - October

Citizens Bank Park

Opened in 2004 in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, Citizens Bank Park is a baseball park that serves as the home field for the Philadelphia Phillies. Besides baseball, this park has hosted the 2012 NHL Winter Classic, as well Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, and the Police concerts. In addition, Citizens Bank Park offers tours of the stadium when it’s not in use.

Varies per event 30 minutes Varies per event 212-218-5100

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Lincoln Financial Field

The Lincoln Financial Field is the home stadium for the Philadelphia Eagles, and is the final stadium located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. Besides NFL football, this stadium has hosted a number of high profile soccer games, as well as featuring concerts from performers such as Bruce Springsteen, U2, and Beyoncé. The stadium also provides guided tours when the stadium isn’t in use.

Varies per event 30 minutes Varies per event 215-463-5500

Philadelphia Eagles Team Season: September - January

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Talen Energy Stadium

Located along the banks of the Delaware River, the Talen Energy Stadium is a soccer-specific arena that is home to the Philadelphia Union. Besides soccer, many Rugby games have been played here with teams from England and New Zealand.

Varies per event 30 minutes Varies per event 877-218-6466

Philadelphia Union Team Season: March – October

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SEASON

Autumn Winter

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Philadelphia Marathon

The Philadelphia Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Philadelphia on the third Sunday of November each year since 1954. It ranks among the top ten in the nations largest marathons with over 30,000 runners, 60.000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers. The marathon raises money each year for a different charity. This year, they have partnered with the American Association for Cancer Research.

33 minutes Free if attending 215-683-2122 November 22-24, 2019

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Blue Cross River Rink

Although the Blue Cross River Rink operates throughout the whole year now, the best time to go is during the Winter when it transforms into a ice skating rink for Winterfest. With great views from the river, guests can ice skate or huddle around fire pits and enjoy hot food and beverages. A great place to spend time with the family to get into the holiday spirit.

5:00pm – 9:00pm Mon. – Thurs. 5:00pm – 11:00pm Fri. 11:00am – 11:00pm Sat. 11:00am – 9:00pm Sun. 50 minutes $13.00 including skate rental 215-925-7465 November - February

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Flower Show

Hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia Flower show has been going for over 184 years. This is the largest indoor flower show in the world, and attracts over 250,000 visitors annually who come to the city specifically to view the incredible displays shaped out of nature. This event features live entertainment, culinary events, and workshops as well.

Varies per day 40 minutes $30.00 for adults 215-988-8800 March

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Welcome America Concert

Wawa Welcome America is a multi-day festival with FREE multicultural and multigenerational events celebrating America’s birthday in America’s birthplace – Philadelphia. The citywide festival is jam packed with multiple fireworks displays, free concerts, free museum days, community events, free outdoor movie screenings, block parties and more! The festival schedule will be released in May 2020.

Varies per day 40 minutes Free information@welcomeamerica.com July

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King of Prussia Mall

Located about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia, King of Prussia serves the Greater Philadelphia region including Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties, and is the premiere shopping destination of the East Coast. Cartier is located in this shopping mall on the Upper Level.

Mon-Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm

1 minute 215-683-2122

Notable Retailers

• Bloomingdales • Bonobos • Bottega Veneta • Burberry

• Bulgari • Cartier

• Christian Louboutin • Ermenegildo Zenga

• Fendi • Gucci • Hermes

• Jimmy Choo • Longchamp • Louis Vuitton • Mont Blanc • Neiman Marcus • Omega

• Philipp Plein • Rag & Bone • Saint Laurent • Salvatore Ferragamo • Ted Baker • Tiffany & Co. • Vince.

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South Street

With over 400 businesses in the area, the South Street district is a premier Philadelphia shopping destination. Shop the independent fashion boutiques, shoe stores, and vintage clothing stores. Make an appointment at one of the local hair and nail salons, or go for something a little more daring (and permanent) at one of the numerous tattoo and body piercing studios. Peruse our many record stores, comic shops, and used book stores 24 hours 30 minutes 215-413-3713

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