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Philadelphia Activities & Attractions

Some of our Favorite Center City Philadelphia Destinations

A historic city rich with traditions and culture, Philadelphia is known for its deep political roots, thriving business scene, innovative artists, world-renowned academics, and fervently competitive sports teams. Your stay is incomplete if you don’t make a little time to explore the hundreds of Philly attractions that surround The Rittenhouse. Take a look at the activities we have listed, all easily accessible from our central location on Rittenhouse Square.

Parks & Squares

Serving as a verdant refuge for locals and visitors alike, green spaces are an integral part of Philadelphia life. Spread throughout the four quadrants of the city, these pristine urban oases are pleasing on both intellectual and aesthetic levels, intertwining, history, art and foliage.

  • 1 DILWORTH PLAZA
    Market Street & Broad Street
  • 2 FAIRMOUNT / KELLY DRIVE
    2600 Kelly Drive
  • 3 FRANKLIN SQUARE
    6th Street & Race Street
  • 4 LOGAN SQUARE
    19th Street & Race Street
  • 5 LOVE PARK
    16th Street & John F Kennedy Boulevard
  • 6 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE
    18th Street & Walnut Street
  • 7 WASHINGTON SQUARE
    6th Street & Walnut Street
Culture & Museums

Home to world renowned music and fine arts institutions, extraordinary museums and historic libraries, Philadelphia has always been recognized for its intellectual depth and cultural reach. Since their revolutionary beginning, Philadelphians have embraced a culture of tradition blended with innovation.

  • 8 ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
    118 North Broad Street
    T (215) 972-7600
  • 9 ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
    T (215) 299-1000
  • 10 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
    240 South Broad Street
    T (215) 893-1999
  • 11 THE BARNES FOUNDATION
    2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
    barnesfoundation.org
    T (215) 278-7200
  • 12 CHRIST CHURCH BURIAL GROUND 
    SE corner of 5th and Arch St
    christchurchphila.org
  • 13 HISTORIC CHRIST CHURCH
    20 North American Street
    christchurchphila.org
    T (215) 922-1695
  • 14 COLLEGE OF THE PHYSICIANS / MUTTER MUSEUM
    19 South 22nd Street
    collegeofphysicians.org
    T (215) 563-3737
Culture & Museums (cont.)
  • 15 ELFRETH’S ALLEY
    126 Elfreth’s Alley
    elfrethsalley.org
  • 16 THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
    222 North 20th Street
    fi.edu T (215) 448-1200
  • 17 INDEPENDENCE HALL & LIBERTY BELL CENTER
    520 Chestnut Street
    nps.gov/inde
    T (215) 965-2305
  • 18 INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
    118 South 36th Street
    icaphila.org
    T (215) 898-5911
  • 19 MASONIC TEMPLE
    1 North Broad Street
    T (215) 988-1917
  • 20 NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
    525 Arch Street
    constitutioncenter.org
    T (215) 409-6600
  • 21 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF JEWISH HISTORY
    101 South Independence Mall East
    nmajh.org
    T (215) 923-3811
  • 22 PHILADELPHIA HISTORY MUSEUM
    15 South 7th Street
    philadelphiahistory.org
    T (215) 685-4830
  • 23 THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
    2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
    philamuseum.org
    T (215) 763-8100
  • 24 READING TERMINAL MARKET
    51 North 12th Street
    readingterminalmarket.org
    T (215) 922-2317
  • 25 RODIN MUSEUM
    2154 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
    rodinmuseum.org
    T (215) 763-8100
  • 26 ROSENBACH MUSEUM
    2008 Delancey Place
    rosenbach.org
    T (215) 732-1600
  • 27 UNITED STATES MINT
    151 North Independence Mall East
    usmint.gov
    T (215) 408-0114
  • 28 UNIVERSITY OF PENN MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
    3260 South Street
    penn.museum
    T (215) 898-4000