Philadelphia

Philadelphia Travel Guide

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.

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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.

Since 2004, this Northern Liberties-area art gallery has showcased contemporary artists who incorporate unusual materials — from found objects to 3-D installations — into their works. The bi-level space houses several exhibitions at any given time.

Hauled by steam locomotives, this 45-minute train loops through a pastoral strip of Lancaster County, from Strasburg to Leaman Place Junction and back. Working farms, many of them Amish, make up the bulk of the scenery.

Owned by Iron Chef Jose Garces, Village Whiskey is known for both its extensive whiskey, bourbon, and Scotch menu and its inventive American cuisine.

Recently restored by its new owners, Chick’s maintains the original pressed-tin ceiling and cherry bar, and features great classic-inspired cocktails.

Located between Chestnut and Walnut Streets, this family-run gelato shop uses hormone-free milk from grass-fed cows to make its chilled Italian dessert, which has about half the fat of ice cream.

A more casual sister restaurant to next-door Fork Bistro, this Old City café is part sit-down dining, with the few tables overlooking Market Street, and part carry-out counter. The food at both components focuses on artisanal and health-conscious choices.