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48 Hours in Philadelphia

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The Birthplace of America, Philadelphia, is globally recognized for arts, culture and history, with the most outdoor sculptures and murals in America. Philly is a haven for art enthusiasts, keen to experience artwork at its finest. Get ready for a marvelous two days tour to this enchanting city and discover the city's exquisite attractions.

 City Hall
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An exciting first day tour of Philadelphia!

9 am: Start your day with a good breakfast with honey doughnuts at Federal Donuts. If you crave for something traditional, drop by Artisan Boulanger Patissier in South Philadelphia. Also try its exceptional croissants - in flavors like pain au chocolat, aux almond or savory spinach, mushroom and ricotta.

Federal Donuts
1219 South Second Street, Philadelphia
Phone: 267-687-8258

Artisan Boulanger Patissier
1646 South 12th Street, Philadelphia
Phone: 215-271-4688

11 am: Your coffee cravings will land you to the Last Drop, perhaps the city’s finest coffee shop. Along with casual coffee, they serve awesome sandwiches and desserts. Later you can head to Brew, South Philly’s excellent beer and coffee shop.

2 pm: Relax for lunch at Volver, located in the Kimmel Center and serves really good food. Or slip into Di Bruno Bros, that offers extensive selection of gourmet sandwiches. For something fresh, healthy and delicious food choices, you visit the Pumpkin.

Address: 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States
Phone: 215-670-2302

1713 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 215-545-4448

4 pm: Music will give a soothing touch to your journey. Grap a seat at the Kimmel Center and watch the stunning performance of Philadelphia Orchestra on the Academy of Music.

5 pm: Shopping time now! Shop your way along 13th Street and visit Verde which sells an eclectic mix of charm bracelets, patent leather bags, women’s clothing by international designers, and handcrafted Marcie Blaine chocolates.

108 South 13th Street, Philadelphia
Phone: 215-546-8700

6 pm: For art lovers, visit the Barnes Foundation Museum. The museum brings to you one of the world's most famous art work by Picasso, Modigliani, Matisee and many others. It also hosts concerts on Friday nights, it is suggested that you book your tickets in advance. 

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Phone: 215-278-7000

7 pm: The Rittenhouse Square neighborhood was the home to city's Victorian aristocracy. Here, you can spend good time in the park with attractions like reflecting pool, maple and locusts trees, diagonal walkways and bronze sculptures.

8 pm: In the South Street is located the Magic Gardens. You will get the chance to witness the mosaic masterpiece by artist Isaiah Zagar, which includes inside artwork as well as a mosaic labyrinth in the courtyard.

9 pm: For dinner, stop at Mixto (1141 Pine St, Philadelphia), a lively restaurant that will serve you a blend of flavors of the Cuban, Latin American and Caribbean cuisine. For a Texas inspired scrumptious barbeque, try Percy Street Barbecue at 900 South St, Philadelphia.

11 pm: For some fantastic live music or thrilling dance party, head to the Barbary or Voyeur.

The Barbary

Address: 951 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, United States
Phone: 215-634-7400

Address: 1221 St James St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Phone: 1 215-735-5772

12 am: Craving for some chilled drinks? The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company will woo you with its uber-creative cocktails. Get trapped in its dimly lit surrounds.

Address: 112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Phone: 267-467-3277

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Day 1 Philadelphia tour map guide

Fun loaded Day 2 tour of Philadelphia!

9 am: Take a walk along the Schuylkill Banks, the city’s new 1.2-mile-long waterfront trail.

11 am: Visit the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia's prominent attractions. Here, you will find the concrete statues of those 56 courageous men who were present to sign the Declaration of Independence. While still around, also stop at the Liberty Bell, located just across the square. No fees or charges are incurred to visit these attractions.

National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch St. ,Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 409-6600

1 pm: At this time engage in window shopping or real shopping along Third Street where vintage boutiques will catch your attention. Also a must visit place is the Center for Art in Wood, a gallery and store devoted to wood-centric creativity.
National Mechanics

22 South Third Street, Philadelphia
Phone: 215-701-4883

Center for Art in Wood

141 North Third Street, Philadelphia
 Phone: 215-923-8000

2 pm: Stop for a lunch break at Talula’s Daily, that serves delicious sandwiches, salads, cheeses and other healthy bites. It is great place with both eat-in or take-out options. Or visit Geno's for the Philly's best cheesesteak.


1219 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 389-0659

Talula’s Daily
Address: 208 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Phone: 1 215-592-6555

3pm: Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, US's third-largest museum, with eight centuries of European art plus Asian and American collections.
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone:  215-763-8100
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday and Friday: Main Building open till 8:45 pm
Monday Closed

6 pm: Take home some goodies from Walnut Street and Rittenhouse Row, the awesome shopping spots. These places have designer and mass-market stores. To the further west you will see independent boutiques, jewellery shops and many other charming stores.

9 pm: Its dinner time. You can visit Alma de Cuba at 1623 Walnut Street which gives you a mix of South American influences. You can also head to Midtown Village for modern Greek at Opa at 1311 Sansom Street.

12 am: Night time can be thrilling here. Visit the city's nightlife spots like Monk's cafe, Khyber Pass Pub or The Trestle Inn where you can party all night round.

Monk's cafe
Address: 264 S 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States
Phone: 215-545-7005215-545-700

Khyber Pass Pub
Address: 56 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Phone:  215-238-5888

The Trestle Inn

Address: 339 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Phone: 267-239-0290

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Day 2 Philadelphia tour map guide

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