Philadelphia

Philadelphia Travel Guide

Anthony's, a wooden storefront located in Philadelphia's Ninth Street Italian Market, opened in the 1930s. The environment is Old World, with small, marble-topped tables, dark-wood wainscoting, and tall, wooden shelves stocked with sacks of coffee and baskets of cellophane-wrapped candies.

Housed inside the Reading Terminal Market, this gourmet food and souvenir shop specializes in locally made sweets, snacks, and crafts, all of which are available individually and in elaborate gift baskets.

Climb through “Nature’s Castles,” three large-scale treehouses designed to bring back your childhood memories and built among (although not attached to) large tulip poplars at Longwood Gardens, eight miles north in Kennett Square.

Two-story design studio carrying everything from coffee-table books to club chairs.

Although a lounge by name, Liberté—inside the Hotel Sofitel—serves more than cocktails. The all-day menu has an eclectic variety of international dishes with a distinct French influence. The Center City restaurant's interiors include wingback chairs, red tones, and soft lighting.

The walk-through, pulsing model of the human heart at this well-heeled science emporium is macabre enough to enchant children. Other exhibits include a replica space research station and a working steam locomotive.

Though the ladies behind this Center City gift and housewares shop may be better known for their popular Philly restaurants (which include Lolita, Barbuzzo, and Grocery), Open House was actually their first joint venture.

Cutting-edge women’s boutique that helped jumpstart Old City’s fashion renaissance.

Insider Clout: Berghaier, a wildlife specialist before becoming a travel consultant, has been following the Great Migration for more than three decades. He'll examine your travel dates and budget to book you the best possible camp for seeing it.

Shadowy second-floor cloister

Inspired by European coffee culture, this Philadelphia-based coffeehouse is now an international chain with locations in New York, Chicago, and Seoul.

This venus has closed.

Menswear shop with the latest street styles.

Stylish industrial space. In addition to great cocktails, Twenty Manning serves Black Angus burgers that are among the best in Philadelphia.

The Liberty Bell is exhibited at Independence National Historic Park inside Liberty Bell Center. The pavilion that houses it has interpretive exhibits, including an X-ray that reveals the bell's famous crack and a film documenting how it became a symbol of liberty.