A collection of things in Philadelphia I recommend, whether you’re a local or just passing through – restaurants, places, things to do, and more. Let me know if I left off any “musts"! 

To eat. 
This could be an entire web site of its own, with various categories on what you like to eat and atmosphere choices.  But I’ll just keep it as a simple list of my faves and maybe a few words to tell you what type of occasion it might be good for. 

To see my reviews on all the places I’ve eaten in Philadelphia, check out my Yelp reviews

  • Bibou – perfect date night spot byo French wine
  • Vetri – for fancy occasions only (chef's tasting menu only = $$$$)
  • Dalessandro's – best. cheesesteak. period. 
  • Café Lift – my number one brunch spot (and BYO champagne)
  • Café L’Aube – crepes for breakfast or lunch, not expensive and very affordable
  • Village Whisky – great burgers and small plates and phenomenal drinks
  • Pub & Kitchen – solid food, casual atmosphere
  • Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria – favorite pizza and salad (get any salad with the sautéed chicken) 
  • Han Dynasty – amazingly spicy Chinese food, multiple locations
  • XIX – go for lunch order from the fixed price menu and take in the views
  • Calaca Feliz – Delicious Mexican food and a nice patio
  • Dim Sum Garden – Dirt cheap and ridiculously delicious dim sum

To hang. 
By hang, I mean drink and socialize.

To see and do.
In no particular order, things you might want to do or see while in Philly. Note: Most museums (except Please Touch and Mutter Museum) are located along the Ben Franklin Parkway. 


  1. I found you via resources. I was looking for some ideas for my staycation right in my own backyard and...tada! You have a nice list, all neat and ready to go. Yay! You had me at "to eat" keep up the great work!

  2. I am glad that I finally got a chance to check out this place. Great views The quality of service at event space was great, and the environment were pretty comfortable. slip trip and fall pictures


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