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  • 1812 Productions

    Setting the stage for comedy in Philadelphia

    1812's annual political satire, This is the Week That Is.

    For nearly two decades, 1812 Productions has provided Philadelphia with a good laugh. The only all-comedy theater company in the city, 1812 is known for their uproarious performances of classic and original comedic productions.

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  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland at The Rosenbach

    Explore hundreds of original documents related to the iconic novel

    Housed in historic rooms on the second floor, the Alice in Wonderland exhibition displays hundreds of original documents related to the iconic novel.

    Through May 15, 2016
    Don’t be late for a whimsical celebration at The Rosenbach in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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  • a.kitchen + a. bar

    Contemporary comfort food and cocktails at AKA Rittenhouse Square Hotel

    The modern stylings of a.kitchen located on the ground floor of the AKA Rittenhouse Square Hotel.

    Part of the chic hotel AKA Rittenhouse Square Hotel, a.kitchen and a.bar offer modern, contemporary dining and cocktails in an intimate space.

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  • AKA Rittenhouse Square

    A luxurious space specializing in extended stays

    AKA Rittenhouse Square

    AKA offers sophisticated, fully- furnished studios, one- and two-bedroom and penthouse suites with full kitchens and gracious hotel-style amenities.

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  • Alma De Cuba

    Stephen Starr tips his hat to chic Cuban cuisine

    Alma De Cuba

    Meet for a few drinks at the popular first floor bar, where classic Cuban cocktails such as mojitos and daiquiris flow freely.

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  • Ants Pants Cafe

    A breakfast, lunch and brunch eatery on South Street West that now also serves dinner

    This Australian-inspired cafe dishes out sumptuous breakfast options (served all day long) as well as a collection of Aussie drinks and sweet potato fries that keep diners raving.

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  • Aqimero at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

    Serving up Latin-American-inspired eats in a modern setting

    Housed in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Aqimero serves up Latin-American-inspired eats and drinks in a chic, modern setting.

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  • Architecture Walking Tours with the Preservation Alliance

    Take an award-winning stroll through Philadelphia

    Group on an Architectural Walking Tour with the Preservation Alliance

    Explore Philadelphia’s architectural past, present and future during an award-winning guided walking tour with the Preservation Alliance.

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  • Art in the Open

    Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River

    Experience art in a variety of mediums and styles during Art in the Open.

    Artists from around the country will showcase their creative process along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Banks during Art in the Open.

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  • Art on City Hall

    Hundreds of sculptures by a single artist

    William Penn stands on top of City Hall

    Today it seems an unimaginable feat. Alexander Milne Calder, the first of the famous Calder family, created not only the statue of William Penn on City Hall Tower, but also most of the other 250-plus sculptures that adorn the massive building.

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  • Audrey Claire

    Simplistic Mediterranean BYOB off Rittenhouse Square

    Audrey Claire

    When Audrey Claire opened on a quiet corner in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood nearly ten years ago, the restaurant was quick to turn heads.

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  • Barclay Prime

    Stephen Starr’s elegant modern steakhouse on Rittenhouse Square

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

    An upscale steakhouse in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, Barclay Prime features traditional favorites and playful creations made with high-quality ingredients like the $120 cheesesteak topped with Wagyu ribeye and truffled cheese whiz.

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  • Billy

    1914 by Albert Laessle

    The Billy Goat in Rittenhouse Square.

    A favorite of children as well as many adults, Billy, the small bronze goat, has graced the square since 1919. Sculptor Albert Laessle was born and trained in Philadelphia, and his bronze Penguins resides at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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  • Bistro La Baia

    An Italian BYOB with popular outdoor seating in warmer months

    The familial service and the lobster ravioli are just two of the many reasons this cozy Italian BYOB has been a neighborhood mainstay for nearly 15 years.

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  • Bloktoberfest

    An epic celebration of food, music and beer in Graduate Hospital every fall

    Celebrate autumn during Bloktoberfest on South Street

    October 14, 2017
    Taking over a stretch of western South Street every autumn, Bloktoberfest brings in big bands and a bevy of craft beer providers to make for a true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend.

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  • Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Store

    Shop 22,700 square feet of off-price apparel and signature accessories

    Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Store is now open in Center City, marking the first in the Philadelphia area and the 16th in the country.

    The first Bloomingdales, The Outlet Store comes to the area, offering a whole, 22,700-square-foot floor of off-price apparel and signature accessories.

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  • Bloomsday in Philadelphia

    A weeklong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

    On June 16, the world celebrates James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses with a special holiday coined Bloomsday.

    Spring 2017 (TBA)
    Celebrate Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, during the Rosenbach Museum’s Bloomsday celebration.

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  • Bluemercury™ Apothecary and Spa

    Relief on Rittenhouse Square

    Bluemercury Spa

    The ultimate spot for high-end beauty addicts

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  • Bob and Barbara’s

    Where Pabst Blue Ribbon embraces Drag

    If you want the perfect dive bar plus a racially diverse, gay and straight crowd, welcome Bob and Barbara’s.

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  • Boyds

    Offering designer threads for more than 75 years

    Boyds Philadelphia

    An iconic Philadelphia Clothier, Boyds continues to offer the best designer fashion, shoes and accessories for men and women, with impeccable service and free valet parking.

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  • Breakaway Bikes

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  • Butcher & Singer

    Stephen Starr’s 1930s-era steakhouse in Rittenhouse Square

    The dining room at Butcher & Singer

    Step inside Butcher and Singer, the new, 1930s-era steakhouse by renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, and you’ll be swept up in the sophistication of Rittenhouse Square dining at its finest.

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  • Café Lutecia

    A charming neighborhood cafe a block off Fitler Square

    Cafe-goers choose this quaint, French-inspired nook for its substantial soup-and-sandwich combo, pleasant staff and sizable cups of coffee.

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  • Center City District Restaurant Week

    More than 100 restaurants offering three-course meals for $20-35

    Center City District Restaurant Week returns this winter with delicious, conscious meals at 120 different restaurants.

    September 10-19, 2017
    Center City District Restaurant Week welcomes diners with delicious, budget conscious meals at as many as 120 restaurants for $20-35.

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  • Center City District Sips

    Happiest hours all summer long

    Independence Beer Garden is just one of the many bars and restaurants participating in Center City Sips.

    Through August 30, 2017
    Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when dozens and dozens of bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.

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  • Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s best-known chamber orchestra

    Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

    The celebrated ensemble has performed with such guest artists as Sylvia McNair, the Romeros Guitar Quartet and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

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  • Chez Colette

    A chic Parisian brasserie at the Sofitel

    Chez Colette

    Step into Chez Colette, a charming French brasserie on the first floor of the Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, and you might very well forget you’re not in Paris.

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  • Christmas Tree Lighting in Rittenhouse Square

    Illuminating Rittenhouse Square for the holidays

    Over 5,000 holiday lights and Philadelphia's largest Christmas Tree turn Rittenhouse Square into one of Center City's most festive public spaces for the holidays.

    December 1, 2016
    Over 5,000 holiday lights and Philadelphia’s largest Christmas Tree turn Rittenhouse Square into one of Center City’s most festive public spaces for the holidays.

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  • City Hall

    The largest municipal building in the country and the finest example of the Second Empire style

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

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  • Clothespin

    1976 by Claes Oldenburg

    Oldenburg’s Clothespin outside City Hall

    Philadelphia’s City Hall has inspired many reactions, but perhaps none quirkier than Claes Oldenburg’s. City Hall is formal, ornate late 19th century. Oldenburg’s 45-foot steel Clothespin, directly across 15th Street, is sleek, ultramodern, whimsical. Everyone has an opinion about the Clothespin. What’s yours?

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  • ComedySportz

    Philly’s longest-running comedy show

    ComedySportz is a totally improvised and interactive show with fans shouting out suggestions and even joining the players on the field.

    ComedySportz, Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show, is improv comedy played as a sport, an interactive show with fans shouting out suggestions and even joining the “players” on the “field.”

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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    The series celebrates 24 years in 2014

    Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.

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  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

    The luxury steakhouse family makes a big impression on Philly

    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

    The acclaimed steakhoues family has opened its seventh national restaurant in Philadelph, located in Center City’s 1920s-era Grande Building

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  • Di Bruno Bros.

    A glistening specialty food emporium providing a veritable feast for the senses

    Cheesecave at the Chestnut Street Di Bruno Bros.

    The Di Bruno Bros. specialty store on Chestnut Street is an absolute must-see if you appreciate food. At all. Seriously. This place is very close to a boutique foodies heaven.

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  • Dilworth Park

    One of the city’s newest green public spaces

    Rendering of the renovated Dilworth Plaza, opening in 2014.

    Now open
    Located at the foot of City Hall, Dilworth Park has undergone a major — and awesome — transformation into a modern and welcoming outdoor space with new plantings, lawns, a programmable fountain, a cafe with outdoor seating and two iconic glass entrances to the underground concourse.

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  • Doobie’s

    A legendary old-school dive bar that serves up local beer and board games

    Many Philly bars and restaurants have great beer selections, but Doobie’s sets itself apart with its killer jukebox, dog-friendly policy, vegan food and board games.

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  • Duck Girl

    1911 by Paul Manship

    Duck Girl in Rittenhouse Square Park

    A young woman, classically draped (with a bit of strategic undraping), strides gracefully with a duck in one hand. No known symbolism invests this work; it’s just pleasant to look at. This is an early sculpture by Paul Manship, best known for his Prometheus in New York’s Rockefeller Center.

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  • First Unitarian Church

    Frank Furness (1885-86)

    The First Unitarian Church

    While Frank Furness designed a number of churches, First Unitarian was a project that was especially dear to him.

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  • Govinda’s

    A true institution for Philly vegetarians

    Featuring both a fast food-ish takeout area and a sit-down restaurant, Govinda’s is a true institution for Philly vegetarians.

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  • Hello World

    The quintessential neighborhood gift shop

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  • Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat

    Breakfast and lunch comfort fare comes to Graduate Hosptial

    Honey's Sit 'n Eat

    This Honey’s is the second Honey’s location. The original location opened in Northern Liberties in 2005, and has basically been overflowing for breakfast and lunch service at 4th and Brown ever since.

    The new location has pretty much the same menu as the original — look out for delicious favorites like Challah French Toast, Brisket Soft Tacos, Fried Green Tomatoes, Country Fried Steak, Patty Melts, Milkshakes and a lot more — but the new location is larger than the original, so we’re hoping the waits on weekends won’t be as long.

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  • Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

    A Kimpton Hotel near Rittenhouse Square

    Hotel Palomar Philadelphia by Kimpton, the first LEED-registered hotel in Philadelphia

    The hotel’s 230 guest rooms are each uniquely equipped with luxurious, stylish touches. Art Deco details reflect the building’s origins while custom furnishings, Frette linens and superb amenities celebrate contemporary luxury. Soft, neutral earth tones are enlivened by tasteful splashes of color and original artwork.

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  • Howl at the Moon

    A high-energy, live music bar in Center City

    Audience participation is highly encouraged at Howl at the Moon.

    Warm up your vocal cords and prepare for a night singing along with your favorite songs at Howl at the Moon in Center City.

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  • Hyatt at The Bellevue

    Located in the center of downtown Philadelphia

    Hyatt at The Bellevue

    Luxury abounds high atop this beloved Philadelphia landmark. The top seven floors of the historic Bellevue house large guestrooms full of stylish finishes and lush amenities.

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  • Indian Restaurant

    Graduate Hospital’s go-to restaurant for delicious Indian fare

    This BYOB delivers what its name promises. The staff is attentive; the menu is fresh, healthy and vegetarian-friendly; and the portions are perfect for leftovers.

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  • Inn at the Union League

    Stylish and sophisticated lodging on the Avenue of the Arts

    A sitting room at the Inn at the Union League

    Stylish and sophisticated lodging on the Avenue of the Arts

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  • Irish Pub

    Classic pub experience in Center City

    Grab a pint at Irish Pub in Midtown Village.

    With locations on Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Square and Midtown Village, Irish Pub is a convenient and comfortable spot for locals and visitors alike.

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  • Jamaican Jerk Hut

    Delicious Carribean food accompanied by equally delightful outdoor dining

    Jamaican Jerk Hut

    The Jamaican Jerk Hut is an extremely friendly BYOB restaurant specializing in authentic Caribbean food.

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  • Jet Wine Bar

    A popular wine bar on South Street West

    Wine connoisseurs feel right at home at Jet Wine Bar, which features vino from around the globe along with a revolving menu of small plates of meats, cheeses and sandwiches.

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  • Joan Shepp

    Bringing the runway to Philly for more than four decades

    The eponymous boutique of local fashion doyenne Joan Shepp brings the catwalk to Chestnut Street by offering clientele the latest from a who’s who of international fashion designers.

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  • Joseph Fox Bookshop

    Small but mighty, this Rittenhouse Square mainstay packs a literary punch

    Joseph Fox Bookshop

    Small but mighty, this Rittenhouse Square mainstay packs a literary punch

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  • Kimberly Boutique

    Kimberly Boutique

    Designer brands with affordable tags

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  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    One-stop multi-culture on the Avenue of the Arts

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    The brightest light on the Avenue of the Arts is the dazzling regional performing arts center, whose discreet brick exterior rises to a bold 150-foot glass vaulted rooftop for startling views of the city.

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  • Knit Wit

    Upscale boutique off Rittenhouse Square

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  • Koresh Dance Company

    Beautiful professional performances and dance education for all ages

    Viewers can catch the nationally recognized Koresh Dance Company at an array of annual performances in Philadelphia each year.

    Koresh Dance Company offers both breathtaking performance-viewing opportunities of its professional dance troupe, as well as interactive classes catered to all styles and levels at its School of Dance.

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  • La.Va Cafe

    A neighborhood cafe anchoring the corner of 21st and South

    Coffee shop by day, BYOB by night, this comfortable venue serves Israeli-style treats along with pastries and coffees.

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  • Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

    Enjoy a meal to remember at Lacroix, one of Philadelphia’s most distinguished restaurants

    Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

    Located on the second floor of The Rittenhouse, Lacroix features an elegant décor and a broad view of Rittenhouse Square

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  • LAGOS Rittenhouse Square

    Flagship store for signature jewelry designer

    LAGOS' flagship store in Rittenhouse Square.

    Discover the handcrafted elegance of internationally-recognized LAGOS jewelry at their flagship store in Rittenhouse Square.

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  • Lazaro’s Pizzeria & Grill

    The secret is in the sauce

    With monstrous single slices and pizza pies that range from 14 to 26 inches, Lazaro’s does thin-crust pizza right. But the other menu options, including 18-inch cheesesteaks, are worth a taste too.

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  • Lion Crushing a Serpent

    1832 by Antoine-Louis Barye

    Lion Crushing a Serpent in Rittenhouse Square.

    French sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye helped establish a 19th-century school known as the animaliers, artists who focused on animal subjects, frequently as stand-ins for human emotions. Barye’s portrayal of a lion subduing a serpent illustrates his fondness for dramatic animal battles.

    The lion, however, is not an ordinary beast. It represents the French monarchy, and the serpent is a universal symbol of evil. Hence this sculpture convinced the French king to name Barye to the Legion of Honor.

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  • Lisa M. Reisman et Cie

    A touch of Paris in Rittenhouse Square

    Fin de Siècle posters and assorted French accessories at Lisa Reisman & Cie

    Transport to the Champs-Elysées at this French-inspired boutique

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  • Loop

    An awesome yarn shop on South Street West

    A one-stop shop for all-things yarn, Loop began as an online store before expanding to a South Street retail shop. Patrons looking to hone their hand-knitting craft can join a group class or sign up for a private lesson.

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  • Mütter Museum

    Medical wonders in an architectural gem

    The Mutter Museum

    The Mütter Museum is a riveting storehouse for the anatomically strange. The Museum’s display of 20,000 provocative items is designed to give a beneath-the-surface perspective of what physicians study.

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  • Magpie Artisan Pie Bakery & Boutique

    Pie in the sky

    Baker Holly Ricciardi shares her skill for sweets with South Street at this quaint pie boutique, where her flavors rotate by the season.

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  • Matyson (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

    A delightful American BYOB off Rittenhouse Square

    Matyson got its name when the owners combined the first syllable from each of their names, Matthew and Sonjia. Matthew is the head chef while Sonja is the pastry chef. Together, they turn out contemporary American cuisine that is consistently rated as some of the best in Center City.

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  • McCormick and Schmick’s

    A great location serving some of the freshest fish in the city

    McCormick & Schmick's

    This intimate, yet unpretentious, 290-seat establishment prides itself on serving the freshest selection of seafood in town.

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  • Merriam Theater

    Broadway touring shows in Philadelphia’s Center City

    Merriam Theater

    The Merriam Theater keeps with the Broadway touring tradition by importing recent hits and long running musicals for runs of varying length in Philadelphia.

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  • Monk’s

    Philadelphia’s Belgian beer authority

    Monk's

    Try one of Monk’s many hard-to-find brews on tap or search through their “Beer Bible,” which catalogues their extensive list of beer and gives a short description of the texture and taste of each.

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  • Mr. Gay Philadelphia

    Frank Decaro hosts Mr. Gay Philadelphia

    On Saturday, April 18th, 2009, Bruce Yelk and Nightlifegay.com, present a star-studded group of LGBT celebrities for the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Mr. Gay contest at Pure Nightclub.

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  • Mushmina

    Beautiful and unique hand-crafted clothing and accessories from Morocco

    The flagship location of a global brand, Mushmina offers beautiful and unique hand-crafted clothing and accessories from Morocco.

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  • My Thai

    The neighborhood’s go-to Thai spot in Graduate Hospital

    This lovingly decorated eatery has everything people expect of a Pad Thai restaurant: big portions, budget-friendly prices, friendly service and—be careful—very spicy dishes.

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  • Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

    Delicious craft brews and food hidden away upstairs

    Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

    Nodding Head brews its own beers to go along with its excellent, gastro-pub fare.

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  • Novita Bistro

    A cozy BYOB serving Italian dishes with Moroccan and Mediterranean hints

    A romantic, 40-seat dining spot with exposed brick walls, the snug Novita Bistro BYOB serves Italian dishes with Moroccan and Mediterranean hints.

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  • Ocean Prime

    Seafood, steak and more at a modern American supper club

    Located in Center City, Ocean Prime is a modern American supper club committed to serving the highest quality seafood, steak, hand-crafted cocktails and award-winning wines.

    Located in Center City, Ocean Prime is a modern American supper club committed to serving the highest quality seafood, steak, hand-crafted cocktails and award-winning wines.

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  • OCF Coffee House

    A neighborhood coffee house operated by a real estate company

    Owned and operated by neighboring real estate firm OCF Realty, the coffee shop offers 15 loose-leaf tea selections, French press coffee and seasonal beverages.

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  • Omoi

    A touch of Japanese clothing and culture — and a little punk, too

    Japanese-inspired clothing and accessories at Omoi

    A touch of Japanese clothing and culture — and a little punk, too

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  • One Liberty Observation Deck

    A top notch spot for sky-high views of Philadelphia and the surrounding region

    From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city.

    From high atop the 57th floor of Liberty Place, visitors to the One Liberty Observation Deck will be gobsmacked by the 360° landscapes that stretch for miles while also hearing tidbits of Philadelphia’s past and its evolution into a major American city.

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  • Opera Philadelphia

    Major works in the country’s most historic opera house

    Opera Philadelphia presents the East Coast Premiere of <em>Cold Mountain</em> from February 5-14, 2016.

    Philadelphia’s only producer of grand opera, Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors.

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  • Parc

    Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris

    Parc on Rittenhouse Square

    With Parc, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Rittenhouse Square. Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, fully equipped with a chic Parisian ambiance and gorgeous sidewalk seating overlooking the Square.

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet

    More than 50 years of breathtaking performances

    Company Member Caralin Curcio in Jorma Elo’s Pulcinella.

    Captivating and inspiring, The Pennsylvania Ballet ranks as one of America’s foremost regional ballet companies. Each new season brings a combination of classical performances, world premieres and timeless traditions, including the beloved holiday performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet Presents
    George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

    Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet

    Pennsylvania Ballet dancers perform

    December 9-31, 2016
    This holiday season, celebrate one of Philadelphia’s greatest family traditions with the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music.

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  • Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

    Great artists; up close and affordable

    Internationally acclaimed pianists, singers, jazz trios, string quartets and innovative projects make up the Chamber Music Society’s incredible 60-concert season.

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  • Philadelphia International
    Festival of the Arts (PIFA)

    A celebration of innovation, collaboration and creativity

    The citywide Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns in 2016 to showcase this city’s phenomenal performing and visual arts scene.

    April 8-23, 2016
    A large-scale fire-and-sand performance, a circus built on a foundation of yarn, a traveling symphony performed in water fountains and a sprawling street fair can only mean one thing: the return of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Art.

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  • Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Sports Museum

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

    Saluting the accomplishments of the city’s Jewish athletes

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  • Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame

    More than 100 bronze plaques pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area

    Legendary Philly hip-hop group The Roots are just one of more than 100 artists featured on Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

    Take a walk down Broad Street and view over 100 bronze plaques that pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area.

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  • Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country

    Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Thursday, November 23, 2017
    Now in its 98th year, the 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition.

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  • Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Presenting premieres of major works by contemporary playwrights

    Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

    Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) courts “open-minded theatergoers” who are interested in new American dramas by modern playwrights.

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  • Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular

    More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season

    Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with the gorgeous sounds of the Philly Pops  during the annual Christmas Spectacular.

    December 2-18, 2016 (select dates)
    Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.

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  • Phoebe’s Bar-B-Q

    A take-out spot serving Oklahoma-style barbecue on South Street West

    BBQ lovers can indulge in Oklahoma-style barbecue food without hopping on a plane. For almost 20 years, Graduate Hospital residents have flocked to the South Street outpost of Phoebe’s for its ribs, sandwiches, candied yams and mac and cheese.

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  • PHS Pop Up Garden

    Two temporary outdoor escapes with food, beer and more

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's annual Pop Up Garden returns for its fourth year, transforming a forgotten outdoor area into a gorgeous, landscaped community space.

    Through October 2017
    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Pop Up Gardens are back, transforming two outdoor areas into a gorgeous, landscaped community spaces.

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  • PIFA Street Fair

    Live entertainment, performers, food and more in the middle of Broad Street

    The PIFA Street Fair opens up Broad Street for a day-long celebration packed with festive events and public performances.

    April 23, 2016
    As the culminating event of the 15-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2016 PIFA Street Fair brings a day-long celebration to the heart of Philadelphia.

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  • Plage Tahiti

    Trend setting boutique in Center City

    Plage Tahiti offers stylish separates with original angle and flair.

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  • Plays and Players Theater

    100 years of theater in Philadelphia

    Plays and Players Theater has been performing in Philadelphia for more than 100 years.

    For more than a century, Plays & Players has been devoted to bringing quality theater experiences to Philadelphia audiences.

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  • Plazapalooza 2016

    Graduate Hospital alfresco festival returns with food, beer, live music and family fun

    Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital's alfresco festival, returns to Grays Ferry Triangle on May 16 with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.

    May 14, 2016
    Plazapalooza, Graduate Hospital’s alfresco festival, returns to Grays Ferry Triangle on April 30 with beer, live music, family fun, food and more.

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  • Prince Theater

    Contemporary performance space for live entertainment and film

    The sign outside Prince Theater in Philadelphia.

    Home to the Philadelphia Film Society, the Prince Theater is a contemporary performing arts venue in the heart of Center City featuring live performances and film screenings.

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  • Pub & Kitchen

    Quality pub fare and cold craft beers since 2008

    Pub & Kitchen

    For more than six years, Pub & Kitchen one of Philadelphia’s quintessential restaurants for quality dishes, craft beers and elevated brunch offerings.

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  • Pumpkin

    One of the best BYOBs in the neighborhood

    Local and seasonal ingredients play a major role in Pumpkin’s cuisine, so it’s no surprise the menu of this relaxed New American establishment changes constantly — all without compromising value.

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  • Pumpkin Market

    A small neighborhood market serving delicious sandwiches alongside locally sourced produce, cheese and breads

    Down the street from its restaurant counterpart, Pumpkin Market offers an assortment of sandwiches, smoothies and soups and sources much of its meat, produce and dairy from local farms and families.

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  • Quick Fixx

    Flatbreads, pasta, salads and more on South Street West

    The name says it all — Quick Fixx is your go-to when you want a quality salad, sandwich, pasta or flatbread and you want it fast.

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  • R2L Restaurant and Lounge

    Fine dining in the skyline

    Enjoy amazing views from R2L Restaurant and Lounge.

    A sleek, sophisticated restaurant and private event space, R2L sits 500 feet above the city on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place and features wall-to-wall unobstructed, breathtaking panoramic views that span for over 40 miles.

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  • Randazzo’s Pizzeria

    Another pizzeria on South Street West that has a lot of loyal fans

    A dozen thin-crust gourmet pizzas are just the beginning at this neighborhood pizzeria, which serves cheesesteaks, burgers, wings, wraps, salads, pasta and even milkshakes.

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  • Rex 1516

    Down-south, on South

    From the owners of Jet Wine Bar across the street comes Rex, a small and swanky haunt where American Southern food and drink is the focus.

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  • Rittenhouse 1715, A Boutique Hotel

    An elegant retreat in the heart of the city

    Rittenhouse 1715

    Located on a small, quiet street in the heart of Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, this hotel sits just steps away from many of the city’s top restaurants and cafes, museums and shops. With just 23 rooms and suites, each decorated with charm and sophistication, guests here will feel as if they are staying in an exclusive home.

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  • Rittenhouse Fine Craft Fair

    From common objects come masterpieces of artistic expression

    Each spring and fall, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen presents the Rittenhouse Fine Craft Fair.

    October 13-15, 2017
    Presented by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, the biannual Rittenhouse Fine Craft Fair celebrates the work of innovative craftspeople who take everyday items and transform them into masterpieces of useful artistic expressions.

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  • Rittenhouse Row

    Shops, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bars and more

    Rittenhouse Row

    Shops, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, bars and more

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  • Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

    Celebrate spring at Philadelphia’s poshest spring festival

    Wander among the crowd at the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival.

    May 20, 2017
    One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.

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  • Rittenhouse Square

    Philadelphia’s most popular town square

    In the picturesque, tree-lined streets surrounding Rittenhouse Park, you will find charming townhomes, luxurious spas, amazing eateries, jewelry stores and the highest of high-end fashion boutiques.

    Rittenhouse Square is as popular with residents as it is with visitors. In the picturesque, tree-lined streets surrounding the park, you will find charming townhomes, luxurious spas, amazing eateries, jewelry stores and the highest of high-end fashion boutiques.

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  • Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

    “Circle the Square” with fine art

    The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show welcomes more than 100 artists from the Philadelphia area and beyond.

    September 15-17, 2016
    Now in its 90th year, the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show has the long-running distinction of being the nation’s oldest outdoor original artwork show.

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  • ROOST Apartment Hotel, Philadelphia – Midtown

    Make your extended stay even nicer with sleek, apartment-style living

    The apartment hotel caters to stays greater than 30 days, with minimum length of stay between seven and 10 days.

    ROOST is Philadelphia’s newest accommodation designed specifically for apartment style living for extended stays. With many of the services and amenities of a boutique hotel, ROOST offers an opportunity to live in a well appointed flat and explore all of the best arts, culture, shopping and nightlife Philadelphia has to offer.

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  • ROOST Apartment Hotel, Philadelphia – Rittenhouse

    The services of a boutique hotel meet the amenities of a luxury apartment

    Roost Apartment Hotel Rittenhouse offers an apartment-style hotel that includes all the services of a boutique hotel with the amenities of a luxury apartment.

    ROOST Apartment Hotel, Philadelphia- Rittenhouse offers an apartment-style hotel that includes all the services of a boutique hotel with the amenities of a luxury apartment.

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  • Rouge

    Rittenhouse Square’s original bistro-cafe

    Rouge

    The Rouge Burger alone will make you an instant devotee.

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  • Ruka

    Step inside and discover the treasures of your spirit

    This tiny shop will engulf with its sights, sounds and smells and transport you to another land.

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  • Russet

    Charming farm-to-table BYOB in Rittenhouse Square

    Russet's ever-changing menu focuses on the freshest ingredients available.

    Located in Philadelphia’s scenic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, Russet is a charming BYOB focused on creating quality cuisine with the freshest ingredients.

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  • Sawatdee

    A new Thai restaurant for the Graduate Hospital neighborhood

    The neon green interior may be the first thing people notice about this cozy Thai BYOB, but it’s not the last. They come back to taste the mix of dishes and take advantage of the $10 three-course lunches.

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  • Saxbys Coffee

    Philadelphia-based café serving coffee, cold brew and more

    Saxbys Cold Brew Iced Coffee

    With more than a dozen locations in Philadelphia, Saxbys is a coffeehouse heavy-hitter offering refreshing beverages in a comfortable café setting.

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  • Sbraga

    Modern American cuisine from Philly’s Top Chef

    Chef Kevin Sbraga

    Sbraga is a modern American restaurant located on Philadelphia’s lively Avenue of the Arts. Owner and Executive Chef Kevin Sbraga prepares inventive, seasonal fare with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients.

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  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

    Riverfront path providing easy access to the Schuylkill Banks

    The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a 2,000-foot-long, riverside path connecting Locust and Broad Streets.

    Now open
    The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk is a breathtaking, 2,000-foot-long pathway that extends the Schuylkill River Trail from Locust to South Street. The scenic path allows pedestrians, runners and bicyclists to literally walk over river to some of the best skyline views around.

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  • Serafina Philadelphia

    A taste of Italy in Rittenhouse Square

    Outside Serafina Philadelphia.

    After making a splash with its Northern Italy-inspired cuisine in New York City and Brazil, Serafina has made its way to Philadelphia

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  • Shake Shack

    Modern twist on the classic burger stand

    Outside Shake Shack at 20th and Sansom Streets.

    After building a massive following in New York City, Shake Shack has brought its winning, “modern day roadside” burger stand to Philadelphia.

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  • SliCE

    True Italian pizza in Center City

    Slice uses a variety of regular and gourmet toppings on its authentic Trenton-style pies.

    Serving Neapolitan-style pizza (think thin, crispy slices) to the Center City crowd, SliCE prides itself on making their crave-worthy Trenton-style pizzas from scratch, hand-tossing the dough then topping their pizzas with the freshest ingredients available.

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  • Sofitel Philadelphia

    French Luxury in the heart of Center City

    Sofitel Philadelphia

    French flair is alive and well right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. On a bustling corner near Rittenhouse Square, Pennsylvania charm meets European chic with stylish elements such as stone tiles in the lobby inspired by Shaker quilts.

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  • Sonesta Philadelphia
    Rittenhouse Square

    Conveniently located near Rittenhouse Square and Center City’s dining, museum and shopping districts

    The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

    Located in the heart of Center City, experience the re-designed Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square. With 439 art inspired hotel rooms, enjoy drinks at Art Bar and a seasonal rooftop pool.

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  • Square 1682

    A New American restaurant with world flavors at the Hotel Palomar

    Square 1682 at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

    Hotel Palomar welcomes a New American restaurant with world flavors, amazing cocktails and an Art Deco decor

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  • Steve’s Prince of Steaks

    Another member of Philly’s cheesesteak royalty.

    Steve's Prince of Steaks

    Steve’s Prince of Steaks has been a cheesesteak institution in Northeast Philadelphia for more than three decades and now that they’ve opened a location in downtown Philadelphia, more and more happy customers are becoming “loyal subjects” of the Prince…, as the slogan on Steve’s t-shirt happily declares. And for good reason: the cheesesteaks at Steve’s are legit.

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  • Tastebuds Market & Catering

    A small corner market and cafe in Fitler Square

    Tastebuds prides itself on personal service while serving coffee and bagels for breakfast or made-to-order sandwiches for lunch. Patrons should not forget dessert: The company’s triple fudge brownie is heaven on Lombard Street.

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  • Tavern 17

    Putting a modern spin on the classic tavern with artisan flights and bites

    Tavern 17

    Located in the first floor of the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Tavern 17 puts a modern spin on the classic tavern with artisan “flights and bites.”

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  • Ten Stone

    Craft beer, pub fare and popular outdoor seating

    Resembling an English pub, this bar and restaurant serves light fare that pairs perfectly with imported beers and domestic microbrews. After eating, diners can stick around to watch a game or play pool or darts.

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  • The Academy of Music

    The Grand Old Lady of Locust Street

    The Academy of Music

    The oldest known opera house continuously in use in the U.S., the Academy is home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet and “Broadway at the Academy,” a series of national productions.

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  • The Academy of Vocal Arts

    Advanced training for opera singers

    Iolanta at the Academy of Vocal Arts

    The singing starts on a high note at the fully staged productions in the AVA’s historic headquarters, a 19th-century townhouse that includes the 150-seat Helen Corning Warden Theater.

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  • The Cambridge

    A new addition to South Street West serving a wide selection of craft beer

    A welcoming neighborhood bar, the UK-ish Cambridge is certainly a beer drinker’s haven, but don’t forget to ask about their classic cocktail list, either.

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  • The Continental Mid-town

    A cutting-edge chic martini bar off of Rittenhouse Square

    Continental Mid-town by Stephen Starr

    Stephen Starr recreates the success of his first restaurant, the original Continental in Old City, with this sibling restaurant just off Rittenhouse Square.

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  • The Corner Foodery

    An expert mash-up of a beer emporium and a insanely delicious sandwich shop

    The Corner Foodery

    Born on Antique Row, expanded to Northern Liberties and Roxborough, beer and sandwich specialist The Corner Foodery performs its fourth act in Rittenhouse Square. Up for grabs at the eat-in or takeout spot: 600 kinds of bottled beer, house-cured charcuterie and hearty hoagies.

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  • The Curtis Institute of Music

    Prodigies flock to the world’s most select conservatory

    The Curtis Institute of Music

    Prodigies flock to the world’s most select conservatory

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  • The Dandelion Pub

    Stephen Starr’s traditional British pub in the heart of Philadelphia

    Beer-battered fish and chips at The Dandelion

    Stephen Starr’s British-inspired restaurant in Center City.

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  • The DWIGHT D,
    a City House Hotel

    Luxurious and elegant boutique hotel accommodations

    The Dwight D Hotel offers luxury accommodations in a historic brownstone in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

    The Dwight D Hotel offers luxury accommodations in a historic brownstone in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

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  • The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

    Top-rated drinking establishment serves up classy cocktails with Prohibition-style

    Cocktails at the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company

    Channeling speakeasies of the Prohibition-era, The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company has only one focus: making the best cocktails around.

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  • The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

    A century of ancestor tracking, bit by byte

    In the heart of Center City Philadelphia, volunteers of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania delve into the past.

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  • The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
    at Macy’s Center City

    A Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1956

    Macy's Holiday Light show

    November 25-December 31, 2016
    A perfect family outing, the Macy’s Christmas Light Show has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1956. More than 100,000 lights combine to create snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer floating beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain in the Grand Court.

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  • The Mummers Parade 2017

    Mummers strut down Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun

    New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fête than the 2015 Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade

    Sunday, January 1, 2017
    An annual tradition, the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade features more than 10,000 men and women dressed in colorfully lavish costumes as they twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut up one of the city’s main streets. An unforgettably wild ritual, the parade and subsequent performances are always entertaining.

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  • The PFS Roxy Theater

    Home of independent cinema in Rittenhouse Square

    The exterior of the PFS Roxy Theater in Rittenhouse Square.

    Run by the Philadelphia Film Society, the PFS Roxy Theater brings top independent cinema to Rittenhouse Square.

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  • The Philadelphia Orchestra

    Hear why they are “The Fabulous Philadelphians”

    Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the orchestra.

    This is the place to hear Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven and Debussy polished to a sheen — and in a venue that gleams.

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  • The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

    Vivid and emotional stories by William Shakespeare

    Always contemporary, always relevant, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's productions create the vitality of the play and reflect modern day hopes and fears.

    Always contemporary, always relevant, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s productions create the vitality of the play and reflect modern day hopes and fears.

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  • The Philly Pops

    Beethoven, Big Band and Broadway

    Peter Nero & the Philly Pops entertain outside Independence Hall on the 4th of July

    Philadelphia’s accomplished and versatile orchestra features upbeat programs for music lovers.

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  • The Rittenhouse

    One of Philadelphia’s most elegant hotels

    The Rittenhouse Hotel, one of Philadelphia's most elegant hotels

    Consistently lauded by travelers and industry insiders alike as one of the world’s finest properties, The Rittenhouse exemplifies luxury and attention to detail. Overlooking the gardens and fountains of Rittenhouse Square, the hotel is within easy walking distance to top-notch shopping, dining and cultural activities.

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  • The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

    A four-diamond award-winning hotel featuring world class service

    The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

    A spectacular domed marble lobby greets guests to the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, a landmark building and a gem of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. This award-winning luxury property is home to more than 300 rooms, all beautifully appointed with a full-range of amenities.

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  • The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

    A wonderland for lovers of books and antiques

    The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

    Tucked away among the elegant 19th-century town homes near Rittenhouse Square, The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia houses one of the world’s great collections of manuscripts, literature and rare books.

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  • The Rothman Ice Rink and America’s Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park

    Three months of ice skating right next to City Hall

    This winter, the transformation of the west side of City Hall continues with the premiere of the brand-new Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park.

    Through February 26, 2017
    Dilworth Park is the place to be this holiday season, with the return of the Rothman institute Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Cabin and a new wintergarden.

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  • The Shops at Liberty Place

    More than 55 popular shops and restaurants in an urban setting

    J. Crew, Express, The Body Shop and more are located at The Shops at Liberty Place

    Located in the middle of Center City’s shopping district, The Shops at Liberty Place feature more than 55 shops and restaurants in a chic, urban setting.

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  • The Shops at the Bellevue

    Luxury shopping on the Avenue of the Arts

     The Bellevue plays home to an impressive selection of luxury shops

    Luxury shopping along the Avenue of the Arts

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  • The Warwick Hotel
    Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia

    Historic charm and genuine hospitality

    Sleep in comfort at the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia.

    The Warwick Hotel, Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia is renewed with stylish accommodations and designer interiors in Center City’s Rittenhouse Square.

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  • The Westin Philadelphia

    Elegant Rittenhouse Square hotel property boasting comfort and style

    Westin Philadelphia

    Located in Liberty Place, a popular spot for urban shoppers, this highrise hotel is situated in the heart of the downtown business and shopping district. The Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed ensures a relaxing night’s sleep, and their signature Heavenly Bath is the perfect place to relax and refresh.

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  • The Wilma Theater

    Philadelphia’s most thought-provoking mid-size theater

    Outside the Wilma Theatre

    The Wilma is serious about theater as art. Think poetic vision. Think metaphor. Think philosophical interpretation of contemporary life.

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  • Thomas Hockley House

    Frank Furness (1875/1894)

    The Hockley House demonstrates Furness’ distinctive use of brick to create rich texture and patterns.

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  • Ti Penso BYOB Restaurant

    Quaint BYOB on South Street West

    Ti Penso offers new American fare with a twist.

    This quaint South Street outpost offers new American fare with a twist.

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  • Tinto

    Small, Basque-country-inspired plates near Rittenhouse Square

    Tinto features a rustic and intimate atmosphere upstairs and cozy lounge environment downstairs, both perfect for conversing over tapas and a glass of wine.

    Chef Jose Garces’ Tinto showcases the extraordinary tastes of the Basque country, the coastal and mountainous region that blurs the lines of demarcation between Spain and France.

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  • Tselaine

    Big charm at this Rittenhouse boutique

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  • Twenty Manning Grill

    Style and substance on the Square

    Twenty Manning

    Pan Asian fare and a sleek, minimalist style make this restaurant and lounge an ideal Rittenhouse retreat

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  • Ubiq

    Retro-mod kicks; ubiquitous style

    Shoes galore: You'll find it here.

    Located on the posh strip of Walnut Street known as Rittenhouse Row, Ubiq is a sanctuary of retro-mod style and design.

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  • Usona

    Modernize your home with help from this gallery

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  • Vango Lounge and Sky Bar

    A lounge of Rittenhouse with an amazing upstairs deck and outdoor seating

    Vango Lounge

    After snagging fizzy cocktails from the bar, partiers kick up their heels to DJ-spun beats before lounging on king-sized beds and admiring the city skyline on the Skybar.

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  • Village Whiskey

    Jose Garces tackles the classic American spirit, with bar snacks to match

    Located in a Rittenhouse Square, Chef Jose Garces' prohibition-like bar Village Whiskey features a library of over 80 varieties of whiskey, bourbon, rye and scotch.

    Located in a Rittenhouse Square, Chef Jose Garces’ prohibition-like bar Village Whiskey features a library of over 80 varieties of whiskey, bourbon, rye and scotch.

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  • Volvér

    A theatrical dining experience by Chef Jose Garces at the Kimmel Center

    Two different ever-evolving tasting menus highlight seasonal and local ingredients.

    Based on Jose Garces’ world travels, Volvér offers two distinct experiences for diners: a sparkling wine, caviar and small plates experience in the stylized bar and a decadent multi-course chef’s tastings in the intimate dining room.

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  • XIX (Nineteen)

    An American brasserie with a sensational view of the city

    XIX (Nineteen) at the Bellevue

    A postcard of Philadelphia won’t even begin to rival the view of the city skyline boasted by XIX, the restaurant on the nineteenth floor of the Hyatt at the Bellevue

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  • Zama

    A new Japanese restaurant on Rittenhouse Square serving innovative sushi in a chic, gracious atmosphere

    Located steps from Philadelphia’s beautiful Rittenhouse Square, Zama serves innovative, visually stunning sushi alongside exquisitely prepared Japanese dishes and a diverse selection of cocktails, beer and wine in a chic, gracious atmosphere.

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