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Cultural Activities

Cultural Activities
Cultural Activities

© Paul J Everett

Graced with cultural icons such as the impressive Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as the new and modern Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia offers visitors as well as residents continual and never-ending opportunities to explore culture. But don't stop with the majestic – culture is in the streets just about everywhere you go. Check out the Italian Market for more color than you'll find in any rainbow, and Boathouse Row where Victorian boathouses along the Schuylkill create a 19th century bucolic atmosphere.

Philadelphia | Cultural Activities

Avenue of the Arts
  • Avenue of the Arts
  • The Avenue of the Arts is a recently designated area that acknowledges Philadelphia's artistic and cultural center stretching more than four-and-a-half miles along Broad Street in Philadelphia.
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Boathouse Row
  • Boathouse Row
  • Fittingly historical and unique in the world is Philadelphia's Boathouse Row on the east bank of the Schuylkill River along Kelly Drive.
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Center City
  • Center City
  • Most of the large businesses in the city are in Center City which also serves as the financial district of Philadelphia, drawing many workers from suburban areas.
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Chestnut Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • The Eastbound sister street that runs parallel to Walnut St., Chestnut St. runs through the entire length of Philadelphia from the West end through University City, Center City, and Old City districts to the Penn's Landing waterfront area. In its Old City segment, Walnut St.
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Elfreth's Alley
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • For a charming and fascinating introduction to life in Philadelphia 300 years ago, visit Elfreth's Alley in the heart of Historic Philadelphia. The Alley was opened in 1702 and was home to the 18th century artisans and tradespeople who were the backbone of colonial Philadelphia.
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Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Imagine designing a 350-ton train, casually strolling through the complex atriums and ventricles of the human heart, or having the infinite world of outer space right at your fingertips. The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia offers such opportunities.
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Independence National Historic Mall
  • Independence National Historic Mall
  • The home of two of the country's most revered symbols of freedom, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the Independence National Historical Mall is "the most historic mile" in United States.
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Kelly Drive
  • Kelly Drive
  • This four mile long road, also known as East River Drive, serves as an alternate route to the Schuylkill Expressway when traveling between the Art Museum District and Main Street Manayunk, Philly's mini "college town" sector.
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Old City
  • Old City
  • The Old City sector of Philadelphia is a nest of nightclubs, restaurants (with either valet parking or overpriced garages), high-end hotels, historical attractions, and cafés whose umbrella-ed tables clutter sidewalks and street corners during the spring and summer months.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The stunning Philadelphia Museum of Art stands at the end of the grand broad boulevard Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where it houses over 225,000 works of art and presides over a continuous and rich...
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Polish American Cultural Center
Society Hill
  • Society Hill
  • Often likened to Boston's Beacon Hill because of its Federal-style rowhouses and historic buildings, Philadelphia's Society Hill possesses an authentic colonial charm.
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South Street
  • South Street
  • People from all professions and persuasions mesh along the sidewalks of Philly's colorful South Street. The street draws a multitude of strollers, shoppers, diners, artists and bohemians with its variety of offerings.
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Walnut Street
  • Walnut Street
  • Running West through the entire city of Philadelphia, from the Penn's Landing waterfront past the University of Pennsylvania's campus and all the way to S. 63rd St at Cobbs Creek Park, Walnut Street is one of the essential infrastructures of the City of Brotherly Love.
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