Your Destination Guide to Philadelphia

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Philadelphia and its various precincts differ dramatically in personality on a block-by-block basis. From the eastern waterfront through "trendy" Old City into the heart of Center City with its esteemed shopping and dining establishments, westbound through University City's multiple campuses into the suburbs, the Philly neighborhoods all share that common flair of city pride. Southbound through Philly, you'll be confronted by the pierced and tattooed youth, through the Italian market district full of former immigrant families and outdoor markets, past the famous Pat's and Geno's Cheesesteak corner, and into the Sports Arena locale where Eagles fans chant adorned with green face paint and Phillies fans heckle opponents with foam fingers.

Philadelphia | Areas

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 Hill, Germantown, Mt. Airy
Manayunk and Roxborough
Near and Far Northeast Philadelphia
North Philadelphia
  • North Philadelphia
  • A large area of the city north of Center City and south of Olney-Oak Lane, North Philadelphia is often broken into Upper North and Lower North. In Upper North Philadelphia are the areas of Allegheny West, Franklinville, Glenwood, Hunting Park, and Nicetown-Tioga.
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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 caf├ęs whose umbrella-ed tables clutter sidewalks and street corners during the spring and summer months.
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Penn's Landing
  • Penn's Landing
  • Named after Pennsylvania's founder William Penn, the Penn's Landing area is a bustling waterfront region of the city that is best enjoyed during the warm weather seasons.
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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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