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Explore University City

Get educated with a walkable, outdoor excursion in West Philadelphia

Penn Park in University City Credit: J. Fusco for GPTMC

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One of Philly’s most stunning and uniquely situated areas, University City possesses an aesthetic personality that simply can’t be duplicated.

If you’re lucky enough to visit on a beautiful, clear day, be sure to walk around and take in everything the neighborhood has to offer.

Starting just outside of Center City and traveling westward, it’s easy to piece together a walkable or bikeable tour through University City.

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The Porch at 30th Street Station

Fresh air and fresh fare

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A new initiative spearheaded by the University City District, the Porch at 30th Street Station attracts both travelers and locals with food trucks, farmers markets and live entertainment.

2955 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 243-0555
 

Franklin Field

Historic home of Penn football

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Operational since the turn of the 20th century, Franklin Field is a nearly 53,000-seat stadium best-known as the home of Penn football and the host of the annual international Penn Relays gathering.

235 S. 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-6151
 

JG Domestic

Garces goes homegrown

J.G. Domestic in the Cira Centre

Though Jose Garces’ wheelhouse is Latin cuisine, he takes a decidedly American approach at the aptly named JG Domestic, his creative, whimsical eatery in Cira Centre. Check out happy hour for nice drink deals and occasional live music.

2929 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-2363
 

Institute of Contemporary Art

Museum introducing provocative contemporary artists for more than 40 years

An installation at the ICA

Ever since Andy Warhol and his entourage caused a near-riot here in 1965, the ICA has been shaking up the city with shows revealing the hottest and coolest trends in contemporary art.

118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-5911
 

Han Dynasty

Popular for fiery flavors and traditional Schezuan dishes

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Rated one of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in America by CNN, built its reputation on its tasting menu and bold combinations. The menu helpfully assigns a spice level to each entrée, which can be altered to patrons’ tastes.

3711 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-3711
 

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