3130 Walnut Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 1923
University of Pennsylvania is considered to be one of the best educational institutions in US, but that doesn't hamper with this University's fun quotient. A perfect proof of that is Class of '23 Ice Rink. Hockey matches to spectacular performances-a venue that hosts spellbinding shows. Inter-University Ice Hockey Tournaments are the most awaited and usually has this place packed. While most of the activities held here are organized by the Campus Board of Activities and only University students are allowed, there are many shows that are open for public.
3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 222 1400
Portland has a claim to fame in the World Cafe Live on Walnut Street. The Cafe has innumerable world class artists and troupes performing every night. Talent from all over the world is showcased on its stage, varying from belly-dancers to fusion musicians and many, many more. World Cafe Live is the best place in Philly to see and be seen. This is also a great place to host private parties the Upstairs level and the lower Mezzanine are available for use separately. Open Monday to Friday 11am onwards and Saturday to Sunday 5pm onwards.
3916 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 386 3916
St. Mary's Church is a beautiful Church located in Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. At this beautiful structure, people are acquainted with the gospel, the words of the bible and the words of Jesus Christ and ways in which one can attain peace through helping others. The main aims of the church are to spread the teachings of Christ and bring joy to those who have none. Events and wedding ceremonies are held here as well. Overall, a beautiful place to visit on a trip to Philadelphia.
3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 4000
This 115-year-old museum keeps on acquiring new collections to keep the avid archaeology or anthropology fan on his toes. The upcoming collection of photographs is 'Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image'. Photography enthusiasts can view images of Iran at the turn of the 20th century-taken by Antoin Sevruguin, one of Iran's most renowned early photographers. The exhibition includes 35 black-and-white photographs made from original glass-plate negatives and vintage prints.
220 South 32nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19195 +1 215 898 6151
The Palestra is the basketball court housed on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. It opened in 1927 and has hosted more games, visiting teams, and NCAA tournaments than any other college facility in the country. It was the site of the first NCAA championship in 1939. It has a capacity of 8,722 and is a short walk from all the attractions of University City.
3519 Lancaster Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 382 0293
This facility is used to teach the ancient art of fencing, or how to attack and defend with a sword. Several national champions practice here. The Academy features instruction for all ages, as well as cardiovascular and human performance training equipment, eight regulation fencing strips, a specially cushioned floor to minimize leg stress, and various other training devices. An emphasis is placed on long-term training, with regular progression from one level of instruction to the next. Students develop physical skills and conditioning, as well as the mental skills and discipline necessary to successfully perform fencing actions.
3401 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 206 1682
Poor Richard's offers walking tours of the city of Philadelphia, led by professional scholars and teachers in the field of history, primarily graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. Their high level of training allows them to offer insight and historical perspective more so than many generic tours. Some of the pre- arranged itineraries include tours of colonial era destinations such as "Walking in George Washington's Footsteps" as well as literary journeys that explore the works of Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine and Edgar Alan Poe. Areas to be covered can be customized to your groups liking.
4431 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 387 8888
The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects features classes on Islamic Obligatory Knowledge, Arabic and Tajwid. The organization is housed in a domed building, built in 1904 and serves as the North American Islamic headquarters. The Association offers children's programs, elementary school, seminars and Friday prayer. Daily classes are available upon request. Visitors are welcome to attend daily prayer. Call for complete schedule of events. There is no admission fee.
2125 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 +1 215 563 3980
The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia was established in 1796 under the supervision of Joseph Priestly, an English scientist and Unitarian minister. It was also the first church in North America to call itself Unitarian. The current building at this location was designed by Frank Furness, a famous architect from Philadelphia, who was able to combine his unique drafting style with the religious tradition of the Church, to create this registered landmark.
118 South 36th Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 +1 215 898 7108
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) can best be described as-a large, square space filled with ideas and beauty. Past shows have included retrospectives of Agnes Martin, Robert Morris, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Thek and Peter Campus. There's no permanent collection, so check ahead about the current schedule. From July 1, 2008 ICA has become free to all visitors.
As the name suggests, this tour takes you through the
stalls and shops of the oldest ethnic market, the Italian Market. Get acquainted with Italian cold cuts like Sopresseta and Prosciutto and sample Italian savories. Guests receive discount cards ...
It's hard to state simply exactly what the Art Alliance
does. There are exhibits of contemporary work, such as the Andy Warhol retrospective, but there are also poetry readings, art and travel lectures, play readings, chamber concerts, and the ...
This remarkable hotel is within walking distance of Philadelphia's top
attractions, including Independence Hall and the Franklin Institute. City Hall and the Pennsylvania Convention Center are four blocks from the hotel and Philadelphia International Airport is just 15 minutes ...