1010 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 215 500 9774
Every weekend and on some weekdays, famed restaurateur Joseph Poon, known as Chinatown's unofficial mayor, leads a tour in which he weaves a four course meal and cooking demonstrations at the restaurant that bears his name, into the neighborhood's larger cultural context. The tour includes stops at a Chinese bakery, Asian grocery, a Temple, bookstore for a Chinese calligraphy demonstration, and a fortune cookie factory, all while enjoying Poon's lively and engaging personality. Credit Cards Accepted online only (Visa and Mastercard only). Cash or check on day of tour.
810 Race Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 625 5243
This homage to footwear would even make Imelda Marcos jealous. A collection of over 500 types of shoes for various uses and from various cultures is on display such as burial sandals, eskimo snowshoes and European jester boots, for instance. See shoes worn by famous sports figures and celebrities include Billie Jean King, Jack Nicklaus, Reggie Jackson, Ringo Starr, Nancy Reagan and more. The museum is located close to Independence Mall, at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
North 7th Street and Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 800 537 7676
In June of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was part of a Virginia delegation that planned to ask the Second Continental Congress to sever its ties from Great Britain. Jefferson decided to rent a room in the three-story, Georgian home of well-known bricklayer Jacob Graff, where he drafted The Declaration of Independence in three weeks. Unfortunately the original Graff House structure was torn down in 1883. It was recreated by the National Park Service in 1975. The only authentic item known to have survived is a key to a desk in the bedroom.
4522 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143 +1 215 387 3434
Breath a fresh lease of life into your daily routine by signing up for the yoga sessions held at Studio 34. Here the expert trainers will guide you through the aasanas and help you attain ideal postures while practicing the ancient Hindu technique of Yoga. This facility is spread over 5000 square feet (465 square meters), and it also comprises a number of wellness rooms where you are treated for various ailments with massages and treatments like Neuromuscular and Trigger Point therapy. Apart from serving as a health and wellness center, Studio 34 is also host to a plethora of performing arts events. Dance, concerts and plays are regularly held here throughout the year. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
5013 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143 +1 267 291 4919
Danger Danger Gallery is a unique gallery where you can catch an art exhibit or a musical extravaganza on a regular basis. A good place to explore with friends, it is famous for the numerous live acts it hosts the year round. A huge range of genres like pop, big beat, afro-beat, breakbeat, electro, indie, punk among others find expression here. Call for more details on current and upcoming events and exact show times.
Pine Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 +1 215 592 0481
Louis I. Kahn Park occupies what was formerly the site of the Greystone Luxury Hotel. Redesigned in 1983, this public space is dedicated to the memory of world-renowned architect and Philadelphia resident, Louis I. Kahn. Its landscape sprawls across less than an acre, and is replete with lush flora and fountains to create a natural oasis. This park is the venue for concerts in the summer, as well as the city's annual antique and craft fair.
1020 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 +1 215 733 0390
Philadelphia's South Street is home to one of the most remarkable creations of art in the city. Known as the Magic Gardens, this work by artist Isaiah Zagar spans almost an entire block and engulfs everything in sight including the pathways and building walls. The continuously evolving work is a colorful riot and incorporates tiles, bottles, bicycle tires, spokes; pretty much anything you could think of. With this stunning landscape and installations, the artist draws you into his world for a peek into his mind. This one is not to be missed.
This is the place where William Penn and the Native Americans met and exchanged land and friendship, if we go by the legend. Today, on this site, we have the Penn Treaty Park. Overlooking the river and set against the backdrop of the city, this park is an ideal spot to enjoy serenity. It also has special playground for kids, walking trails for joggers and so forth. For more details, simply email the Friends of Penn Treaty Park.
Underground Arts is a vibrant entertainment venue in Philly. This 12,000 square-foot (1,114 square-meter) space is dedicated to visual and performing arts, and showcases an array of events throughout the year. From theater productions, live music, comedy and dance, it features an eclectic line-up. This place is a great platform for emerging and local talent.
20 North 3rd Street Unit 201 Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1 267 712 9512
Free Tours by Foot is pleased to present a free, name-your-own-price Philadelphia walking tours. These unique and entertaining tours will take you through many of Philly's most interesting neighborhoods.
The Penn's View Inn is the ultimate place for those
seeking a cozy and intimate form of accommodation. The guestrooms are noted for their classic wooden furnishings and impeccable décor, some with a view of the Delaware River. The ...
New Hall Military Museum has two floors of exhibits commemorating
the Army, Navy and Marines in early American history. A permanent display called "Marines in the Revolution" documents the role of leathernecks from the years 1775 1781. Also in ...
This meeting house of the Quakers has been in existence
since 1693. Built on the land Philadelphia founder William Penn gave to the devout Christian denomination, today it educates visitors about the history and beliefs of the Quakers. Guides ...