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    • Tria123 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Tria
      4
      Great wine bar in Center City. Watch the pickpockets though. For some reason, this place attracts them.
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    • Fairmount ParkBelmont Avenue and Montgomery D, Philadelphia, PA 19131
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Fairmount Park
      4
      There's a great kids' play centre in the middle of Fairmount Park. Also terrific for cycling and running.
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      Area north of it is a bit dodgy, but fine in daylight.

    • El Vez121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
      Elvira Vanag recommended El Vez
      4
      I like El Vez! It’s a fun place; it has an interesting interior and good food. I don’t even mind that it’s a bit too noisy and can get crowded. My favorite dishes are guacamole, cactus and crab salsa, ... read more
      mahi-mahi tacos and Mexican chopped salad… Oh… make sure you visit their restroom downstairs. And one more thing - don’t forget to get your picture taken inside of a photo booth!
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    • Philadelphia City & County: Mural Arts1729 Mount Vernon St, Philadelphia, PA
      Elvira Vanag recommended Philadelphia City & County: Mural Arts
      4
      There are more than 3,000 murals in Philadelphia - making the city an outdoor art museum. The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program started in 1984 as a component of the anti-graffiti campaign. It has been ... read more
      very successful and earned Philadelphia international praise as the “City of Murals.” Each mural tells a story and gives you a glance into history and culture. Various tours are offered by the Mural Arts Program (http://muralarts.org/tour/tours-offered) – trolley tours, self-guided walking tour, tours with a private guide, bike tours, theme tours…
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    • Elvira Vanag recommended Museum Without Walls
      4
      Here is a wonderful idea to spend a couple of hours outdoors exploring Philadelphia while looking at sculptures and learning about history and art. It’s called Museum Without Walls. It takes you for a ... read more
      walk along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive. Go to their website (http://museumwithoutwallsaudio.org/) and print a map and download audio to your personal device (or you can just call from your cell phone from each stop to hear a little story). You will learn about the golden sculpture of Joan of Arc, and popular among tourists Rocky sculpture in front of the Museum of Art, and Rodin’s Thinker, and iconic LOVE sculpture, and amazing terraces of Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial…
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    • Elvira Vanag recommended Zahav
      5
      This restaurant is fantastic! If you are looking for something unusual and hip (and great food… and fabulous atmosphere… and nice service…) – this is the place. It’s very popular, so make a ... read more
      reservation (can use OpenTable). We usually combine our visit there with a movie next door at the Ritz. You can order a bunch of small plates and get to taste a lot of different dishes. Some of my favorites are crispy haloumi cheese, house-baked laffa bread, fried kibbe and eggplant dishes. It could get expensive if you lose track of how many different things you ordered – most of them sound so delicious and interesting that you want to try them all.
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    • Reading Terminal MarketN 12th St & Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
      Elvira Vanag recommended Reading Terminal Market
      5
      Reading Terminal Market is incredible. Right in the middle of the city, this indoor market has tons of businesses and food stands. You can buy your meat, fish, fruits, veggies and lots more and take ... read more
      it home. Or you can have lunch here, but be aware that it’s hard to choose where and what to eat. It could get very crowded – but it makes it more exciting to be there.
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      Jim Barton recommended Reading Terminal Market
      5
      The place to go if you do not know what you feel like eating at the moment. Plenty of places to choose from an a favorite hangout for locals at lunchtime.
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    • Kimmel Center for The Perfoming Arts300 S Broad St Ste 901, Philadelphia
      Elvira Vanag recommended Kimmel Center for The Perfoming Arts
      5
      The Kimmel Center is the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra (Philadelphia Orchestra is considered to be one of the top five orchestras in the country). Besides hosting the orchestra performances, it ... read more
      also includes a variety of other performances – jazz, dance, pop music. The Kimmel Center contains two performance halls under one roof – the roof itself is an architectural wonder, being made of glass, and creating an amazing effect when sun is shining above and reflecting on a beautiful curvy wooden panels. You can go into the Kimmel Center even when there are no performances and take a tour of this stunning building (don’t miss the Roof Garden). The main auditorium is so beautiful – you feel like you are inside of a cello or a violin made of red mahogany. It’s always feels like a holiday when you go there.
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    • Talula's Garden210 W Washington Sq, Philadelphia, PA
      Elvira Vanag recommended Talula's Garden
      5
      After dining at the Talula’s Garden I knew that I got new favorite restaurant in Philly. I wish I could give more than 5 stars to this place – for food, service, menu selections, ambiance… Yes, it’s ... read more
      kind of expensive but well worth it. The owner’s love for artisan cheese translates into fantastic selection offered as several collections with intriguing names like Cheeses with Status, Rare and Ridiculous Cheese. The cheese is served on a slate board and the accompaniments include chutneys, candied nuts, honey, fresh and dried fruit. Since we took our time reading the menu, our waiter suggested ordering some cheese to start. We picked his favorite selection without thinking too much about it. But about 10 minutes later we read that it mostly includes goat cheese which I don’t eat. We were about to change our order to a different selection when he brought the cheese. With embarrassment, we told him about our problem with goat cheese. Without hesitation he said he’ll switch to another selection, assuring us that this is not a problem. This alone got a very high checkpoint on our list. Even though we could’ve ordered just entrees after the cheese plate, we wanted to try some appetizers. We ordered Mushroom Pate and Smoked Sturgeon – both were excellent and beautifully presented. Our entrees were Seared Scallops and Roasted Hangar Steak, plus we got a side of Roasted Mushrooms. We enjoyed every bite. Overall, we had a fantastic experience; everything felt right and tasted delicious. I can’t wait to go back.
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    • The Barnes Foundation2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
      Elvira Vanag recommended The Barnes Foundation
      5
      The Barnes Foundation has an amazing art collection. Where else would you see in one place 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses and 46 Picassos? Besides these priceless works, the collection includes ... read more
      art works by other European and American artists, plus African and ancient artworks from other cultures. One interesting feature of this collection is how the artworks are displayed – they are grouped together to demonstrate a certain aspect of art comparison or study, combining works of different styles and time periods in one space. After a controversial and much debated move from Merion, Pa to downtown Philadelphia, new location makes this collection more accessible. In order to keep Albert Barnes’ wishes, the original galleries were completely replicated. The new home has better natural lighting which improves the overall experience. The building with galleries is set inside of a larger building that provides modern and specious amenities. You need to reserve your timed ticket ahead of time, even if you are a member and have free unlimited access.
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    • Jamonera105 S 13th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Elvira Vanag recommended Jamonera
      5
      Berenjenas, Crispy Fried Oyster Sliders, Pulpo A La Parilla, Calamari En Su Tinto, Gambas Al Ajillo… If these menu items don’t sound like a personal invitation to visit Jamonera then maybe this place ... read more
      is not for you. OK, let’s give you a second chance… Are you willing to try some interesting Spanish tapas and taste a variety of Spanish wines? Or maybe you will find the selection of Sherry/Jerez irresistible? Then you definitely need to make a reservation at Jamonera. To us, it sounded perfect just reading the menu. The reviews of this place made it even more desirable. We weren’t disappointed – we loved our food, wine, sherry tasting and service. Can’t wait to go back! Update: We have been back here several times and it was always great. A few days ago we came to Jamonera for special seafood tapas tasting dinner. It was fantastic! It consisted of 3 courses; each course included 3-4 small plates (most of them weren’t really that small). Each dish was creative, delicious and had its distinct flavor. We loved it!
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    • Tony Luke's Old Philly Style Sandwiches39 E. Oregon Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148
      Pro 2014
      Sara Benson recommended Tony Luke's Old Philly Style Sandwiches
      4
      Although not as well known as some other cheesesteak shops (hey, Pat's, I'm talkin' boutcha), this one just tastes better, I've found, as along as you get the roast pork with sharp provolone and ... read more
      broccoli rabe instead of more traditional chopped steak. It's not too far from the airport either, so make this your first and/or last meal in Philly.
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    • Pat's King of Steaks1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
      Becky Mahan recommended Pat's King of Steaks
      4
      Geno's or Pat's? That is the age-old question for visitors (and residents) to the City of Brotherly Love. When I visited the first time, I tried both cheesesteaks - and came to the conclusion that ... read more
      while Pat's was more tasty, Geno's was far friendlier in service. However, that was 6 years ago. On my last outing, in 2008, I preferred Geno's steaks over Pat's. So who will ever win? Perhaps we will never know.
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      Alice Xu recommended Pat's King of Steaks
      4
      definitely try pat's philly cheesesteaks, one of the best in philly. there is usually a line, but the wait is not bad (they are moving rather quickly).
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    • Geno's Steaks1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
      Becky Mahan recommended Geno's Steaks
      4
      Geno's or Pat's? That is the age-old question for visitors (and residents) to the City of Brotherly Love. When I visited the first time, I tried both cheesesteaks - and came to the conclusion that ... read more
      while Pat's was more tasty, Geno's was far friendlier in service. However, that was 6 years ago. On my last outing, in 2008, I preferred Geno's steaks over Pat's. So who will ever win? Perhaps we will never know.
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      Christopher Jones thanked Becky Mahan for this recommendation.
    • Villa Di Roma936 S 9th St, #36, Philadelphia, PA 19147
      Jim Barton recommended Villa Di Roma
      5
      Right in the heart of the Italian Market and the best Italian restaurant in the city. The staff are no nonsense but the meatballs are out of this world knock your socks off! Been going there for 30 ... read more
      years and the food has not changed because it doesn't need to.
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    • Elvira Vanag recommended Philadelphia
      5
      Philadelphia is one of the American cities that are full of history and character, with a long list of interesting and unique historical and cultural sites. As they say, America started here... George ... read more
      Washington, Benjamin Franklin, American Constitution, Declaration of Independence… the list goes on… To top it all, Philadelphia is a walkable city, filled with parks and gardens, lots of cultural sites and activities, huge number of gourmet restaurants featuring the best in international and local cuisine. There are many interesting sites within an hour or so of driving from Philadelphia – Longwood Gardens, Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton, Atlantic City, New Jersey beaches. Philadelphia is only a couple of hours (give or take) away from New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. – it’s a great central location to explore the best of the East Coast.
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      Elvira Vanag

      Christopher - what are you interested to see? Museums? Historical places? Outdoors? There is so much to do in Philly. And there are lots of great restaurants. What kind of places do you like?

    • Buddakan325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
      Katie Pierce recommended Buddakan
      4
      Fun restaurant with great food and an equally impressive menu! When I went we did family style dishes, which was a great way to try a bit of everything (it was pretty hard to decide as a lot of dishes ... read more
      piqued my interest).
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      Katie Pierce

      Buddakan is a great spot, if you're looking for a nice/fancier meal out.

    • Mütter Museum19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3001
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Mütter Museum
      4
      See the wild, grotesque and simply fascinating. Medical curiosities and medical history blend together in this ecclectic museum.
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    • Vetri1312 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Vetri
      5
      Unquestionably Philadelphia's very best restaurant. Mark Vetri is the man, and he's trained most of the most promising restauranteers in town. It is maybe the best Italian restaurant in North America. ... read more
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    • La Boheme246 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended La Boheme
      4
      Great neighborhood restaurant. Scene of many romantic evenings. Great steak frites - best of Philly!
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    • Audrey Claire276 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Audrey Claire
      4
      I thought this place had closed. It's reinvented itself several times and each time I've been pleased. Good but not really fine dining.
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    • Fork306 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Fork
      4
      Remains one of my Philly favourites. Great food, great atmosphere, decently priced. Olde City's finest eatery.
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    • Philadelphia Museum of ArtBenjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19130
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Philadelphia Museum of Art
      3
      Good but not great art museum. Couple key works like 'Prometheus Bound' by Rubens which is worth it in itself. But I never bought a membership in all the time I lived in Philly.
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      D'Maris Coffman

      The building itself is worth a look for the Rocky steps and the route along the river.

    • Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center6th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center
      4
      Sure it's touristy, but especially with kids it's a must-do. Rather good guides and informational tours.
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    • Rittenhouse Square1801 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4727
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Rittenhouse Square
      4
      Hub of Center City, Philadelphia, with all the best shopping, restaurants and bars.
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      D'Maris Coffman

      Beautiful park in its own right too.

    • Philadelphia Magic Gardens1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
    • GermantownPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Franklin Institute222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    • Liberty Bell500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    • Aloft Philadelphia Airport4301 Island Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153
    • Academy of Natural Sciences1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1101
    • Independence Hall500 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    • Philadelphia International Airport8800 Essington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19153