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Manayunk, Philadelphia

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A Ziptrip to Manayunk

Shopping, dining, and scenic views along the Schuylkill River

Say Manayunk and three words come to mind. Very. Steep. Hills. What was once one of the city’s hottest industrial centers is now not only one of its hottest neighborhoods, but also an international destination for cyclists who want the challenge of 17% inclines that make the annual Philly Cycling Classic one of the best bike races in the world. Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal and Tow Path, the commercial district is lined with renovated Victorian storefronts and mill buildings giving you an urban experience with small town charm.

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Getting to Manayunk

By train

Take SEPTA bus routes 35 or 61 or the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line to the Manayunk stop. It's a quick 25-minute train ride from Center City Philadelphia.

By car

Driving just 15 minutes from Center City along Kelly Drive or I-76, will land you in Manayunk. Metered street parking is available, but many merchants validate parking at several private parking lots and valet parking is offered. Public lots available on Main Street at Lock, Levering and Cotton Streets. For an easy way to get there, consider Zipcar, with more than 350 vehicles in more than 115 locations in the greater Philadelphia area and a considerable presence in Center City.
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Dining in Manayunk

With 30+ dining options and more than a dozen international ethnic cuisines, Manayunk has something to satisfy every craving. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite at a casual café like Winnie's LeBus or a three course meal at a fine dining establishment, such as Jake’s and Cooper’s Wine Bar, you can enjoy the flavors of Philly all along one walkable street.

Sushi? There’s Yanako. Mexican? Try Cactus Cantina. And Manayunk’s famous al fresco dining scene, along Main Street or overlooking the river, is the perfect place to catch up with friends and passersby, especially as you compare notes on the many boutique shops.
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