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Discover the Best Things to Do in Philadelphia

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One of the best parts of visiting a new city is exploring the popular sights, as well as those that are found off the beaten path. Curate your stay at The Logan with some of the best things to do in Philadelphia. By using our guide to Philadelphia’s best neighborhoods, you can explore with ease and Logan like a local.

Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square

One of Philadelphia’s oldest and most luxurious neighborhoods, Rittenhouse Square is Philly’s crown jewel. On any given day you can see well-heeled locals and visitors alike dining alfresco, enjoying an afternoon espresso or glass of champagne while watching the happenings in the square. Take the time to walk through the different paths of the square to stumble upon swing dance lessons, an art show, a proposal or just the casual game of fetch with some friendly neighborhood dog lovers. Local independent galleries and lush retail stores surround the square to make the place to see and be seen.

Logan Square
Logan Square

At the cultural heart of Philadelphia, Logan Square is home to some of the city’s most artistic attractions. Head here to see a diverse selection of art from around the globe in museums such as the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, and be sure to pay a visit to Rocky before you leave or re-create his famous run up the museums. Visit the Franklin Institute, perfect for kids and adults, to learn about everything from the human heart to electricity in a fun and interactive setting. Finally take a stroll down the Ben Franklin Parkway to see how many world flags you can recognize along the border on your way to the neighborhoods corner bars and restaurants.

Midtown Village
Midtown Village

Thanks to its thriving LGBTQ community, Midtown Village has earned itself a playful nickname — the Gayborhood. This central neighborhood is located at the center of Center City, between the historic Old City (where Benjamin Franklin famously flew his kite and key) and the luxurious Rittenhouse Square. Make your way to Midtown Village to find trendy galleries, popular dining on the famed 13th Street corridor, and prominent local theaters.

Old City
Old City

Where it all began. It would be a dishonor to our Founding Fathers if you didn’t spend some time in the Historic District of Old City. Next to Independence Mall, the Constitution Center, Liberty Bell and more, Old City has the traditional cobblestone streets and plenty of 18th century charm to transport you back to the Colonial Times. Hop on a carriage ride to learn the history behind every detail of the city including how our streets got their names or explore some of the oldest bars and restaurants in the city, and sometimes country!

Fishtown
Fishtown

Just north of the city center, Fishtown is Philadelphia’s artistic neighborhood complete with some of the quirkiest shops, bars and restaurants in the city. Fishtown gets its’ name from its’ storied past as the epicenter for commercial fishing. Today, it’s where Philadelphia creatives live and work. With the influx of locals and visitors Fishtown showcases an amazing selection of new bars, music venues, and galleries with a surprise at every turn.

South Philly
South Philly

Encompassing multiple neighborhoods within the wider definition of South Philly, the area is home to old school Philadelphia. A place where being an Eagles fan is a requirement and families have lived on the same block for generations. Also home to a range of immigrants the culinary scene has diversified the neighborhood. Find the hidden gems and you could be having the best Italian, Mexican or Thai food in the city!

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