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Explore Spring Garden

Great food and fun on the other side of the Parkway

A community garden in Philadelphia's Spring Garden neighborhood. Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC

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Those itching to get out of their Center City comfort zone can easily orchestrate an all-day visit to Spring Garden, featuring a bevy of great restaurants all within walking distance of the city’s fantastic art museums and attractions along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Sister Cities Park

Outdoor oasis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sister Cities Park

Located on Logan Square in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Sister Cities Park is a welcoming space featuring a brand new café, boat pond, educational garden and commemorative fountain.

18th Street and Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19102
1-800-537-7676
 

Alla Spina

Italian for beer

The delicious burger at Alla Spina.

Negronis on tap, rare Italian craft beers and innovative bar food done up how only Marc Vetri can (mortadella hot dogs! veal milanese hoagies!) are just part of what to expect from one of Philly’s best beer-centric restaurants.

1410 Mt. Vernon St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 600-0017
 
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Cafe L’Aube

Crepe escape

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Whether you like your crepes sweet or savory, L’Aube (“the dawn”) will griddle their way into your Gallic heart. The coffee, which they roast themselves, doesn’t hurt either.

1631 Wallace St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 235-2720
 

St. Stephen’s Green

Relaxing pub atmosphere on Green Street

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The owners of The Black Sheep and The Bishop’s Collar teamed up to open this neighborhood spot, featuring an extensive beer list. Executive chef David Shuman adds the “gastro” to the pub experience.

1701 Green Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 769-5000
 

Philly Flavors

Your friendly, neighborhood ice cream shop

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Hugely popular with Fairmount kids of all ages (that definitely includes adults), Philly Flavors serves a huge variety of ice cream treats and award-winning water ice made from scratch.

2005 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 232-7748
 

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