CRF2016 Things To Do

October 5th, 2015 by Cory MacDonald

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Below you will find a listing of restaurants, historic sites and interesting places you may want to visit during your stay in Philadelphia. Our thanks to the Philadelphia locals who helped to compile this listing!


Dinner Buffet
Ralph’s Italian Restaurant– 760 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
• Oldest family owned restaurant in the country, located in the Italian market
Victor’s Café– 1303 Dickinson St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
• Filmed Rocky 6 here/Italian opera singers play while eating fun atmosphere
El Vez– 121 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
• Best Mexican food in the city
Ting Wong– 138 N 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
• Best Chinese Food in the city
Vic Sushi Bar– 2035 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
• Highly rated sushi bar
Reading Terminal Market– 12th and Arch St
• Great Pub Food
Independence Beer Garden– 100 S Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106
• Near Liberty Bell, American food & 40+ regional craft beers on tap.
Geno’s Steaks & Pat’s King of Steaks-1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA
• Who was first? Who is better? Try them both & decide for yourself!
Prohibition Taproom– 501 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA
Sampan– 124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
• Center City neighborhood, fine Asian cuisine
Frankford Hall– 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
• Beer garden specializing in German food & craft beer

Historical Sites

Independence Visitor Center– 6th Ave & Market St, Philadelphia, PA
• Information on everything in the area
Independence National Historical Park– 1 N Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106
• National Park, near Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, etc.
Independence Hall– 520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Liberty Bell– 6th St & Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Betsy Ross House– 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
• American Flag house & Betsy Ross Memorial
Philadelphia Mint– 151 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106
• Daily tours
Eastern State Penitentiary– 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
• Daily tours


Philadelphia Zoo– 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
• One of the top in the country, great to take the kids
Citizens Bank Park– 6th St & Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
• Phillies Games
Lincoln Financial Field– 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA
• Eagles Games
Xfinity Live– 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
• Fun night life
• Daily tours
Love Park– 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 1910
Boat House Row– 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Rocky Balboa Statue– 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
The Bourse– 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA
• Food Court & Specialty Shops
Franklin Square– 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA
• Carousel, Mini-Golf, SquareBurger
Fright Factory– 38 Jackson St, Philadelphia, PA
• Haunted House Attraction
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens– 1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA
• Mosaic Gallery & Community Arts Center
Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tours of Philadelphia– 325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Outside of Mrs. K’s Koffee Shop)
• Haunted History & Folklore. Audio Tours available.
Yards Brewing Company– 901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA
• Sat-Sun Tours, 12-4, Tasting Room open 7 days
Lucky Strike Philadelphia– 1336 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
• Bowling, bar & food

Please Touch Museum– 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA
• Great for kids
The Barnes Foundation– 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia,PA
• Post-Impressionist Art
The Franklin Institute– 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA
• Science Museum
The Mutter Museum– 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA
• Medical History, anatomical samples, instruments, etc.
National Constitution Center– 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
• U.S. Constitution, rare artifacts, theater
Philadelphia Museum of Art– 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
• One of the largest art museums in the U.S., over 227,000 ojects
Rodin Museum– Franklin Pkwy @ 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA
• Beaux-Arts architecture museum & formal French Garden featuring Auguste Rodin Sculptures