1. Reading Terminal Market
Even if you’ve never been to Philadelphia before I’m also sure you’ve heard about Reading Terminal Market as it’s been featured in almost everything TV Cooking shows and channels. It’s Philadelphia’s oldest and largest indoor market that has some of the most delicious food you can imagine from all over the world and the city. And when I say the oldest I’m talking over 127 years old!!! Now that’s OLD! 🙂
The 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. Find it all here at Philadelphia’s historic public market!
Website – https://readingterminalmarket.org/
Might as well stick to the food theme for this post lol, a lot of the places we love the most involve food so if that’s you too then keep on reading. One of the many benefits of living in or near a major city is the diversity in it’s culture and food scene. And here in Philadelphia we are lucky enough to have an amazing section of the city that has some of the most amazing food around and that is our beloved Chinatown section of the city. Everything from hand draw noodles, dim sum, Pho and so many varieties of food that it will blow your socks off! Asian street food is some of our favorite things to eat along with Ramen so this is one of our go to area’s of Philadelphia when it comes to food. And off forgot to mention the prices are great here, lots of options.
We can’t talk about food and not at least mention the famous Philadelphia cheesesteak, yes we know everyone has something to say about which place has the best one. Philadelphia is best known for Geno’s Steaks and Pat’s Steaks both located in the famous South Philadelphia right across the street from one another. Here is our tip to you, get one of each from both places, and try for yourselves which one best. And definitely order the “Wiz With”. South Philly is also known for the famous Italian market along with a TON of ethnic food all-around along with some of the best tacos around.
3. The Philadelphia Art Museum
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The main museum building was completed in 1928 on Fairmount, a hill located at the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval. This is a great place to bring the family, go on dates, or just spend time alone or with friends checking out all the exhibits. Philadelphia has a thriving art scene along with something called “first Fridays” which happens on the first Friday of each month. All of the art galleries hold open houses along with maybe some food and drinks and people go from art gallery to art gallery. It’s pretty popular in the famous Old City district of Philadelphia. If you love art galleries well Philadelphia has you covered.
Website – https://www.philamuseum.org/
4. Xfinity Live
If you know anything about Philadelphia it’s 100% a sports town. Also located in South Philadelphia are all of our sports stadiums including Citizens Ballpark and Lincoln Financial Field home of the Philadelphia Super Bowl Eagles BABY!!!! Sorry, had to get that out! My daughter was even born on the day they won Feb 4th. Will never forget both! 🙂
Ok, back to Xfinity live which hosts over a dozen different places to eat and features both a massive inside and outside dining experience. It’s a great place to come if you’re going to any of the games or even if your not. Great place to grab some great food and have some drinks with friends while watching all the sports action. The best part is it’s walking distance to all of the stadiums in the area and very close to all major highways and public transportation. Nothing beats going to either the Phillies or Eagles game on a gorgeous day.
Website – https://xfinitylive.com/
5. Wissahickon Valley Park
If you love the great outdoors and mother nature then your gonna love the Wissahickon Vally Park and Trail. Just pull up to one of the many entrances and you have miles and miles of trails. Wissahickon Valley Park contains 2,042 acres of parkland in Northwest Philadelphia, including the Wissahickon Creek from its confluence with the Schuylkill River to the northwestern boundary of the city with eastern Montgomery County. You’ll see people here walking, running, biking, and even on horseback in certain areas. In the summertime, you’ll finally see people swimming in the waters as well and lots of people fishing. Pennsylvania in general is very beautiful and has lots of parks and green spaces so its nice to be able to have something like this just outside the city area. Besides after all the eating, you gonna be doing it will be good for you to get outside and move your body and get some nice fresh air.
Website – https://fow.org/
We hope you’ve enjoyed this piece on just some of our favorite places all around the city. Of course, we couldn’t mention all of our favorite places but this is a good start. Once again remember were born and raised in the city of Brotherly Love and we take pride in helping our neighbors and friends out all over the great city of Philadelphia. Be sure to check out our Google reviews, you’ll see why we are Philadelphia’s most trusted and rated #1 house buying company. If you’re saying “I need to sell my house fast in Philadelphia” we’d love to make you a fairoffer today.