October 11, 2018

Logan Square Neighborhood Guide

Restaurants, Bars, Shops, Museums, Parks & More In Philadelphia’s Logan Square

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The Swann Memorial Fountain, built in 1924, is a focal point of Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Photo by G. Widman for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
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A towering T. Rex at America's oldest natural natural museum, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
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Claes Oldenburg's "Giant Three-Way Plug" in the Anne D’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
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Assembly Rooftop Lounge at the Logan Hotel Philadelphia offers stunning views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
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The personality of Philadelphia’s Logan Square neighborhood defies a simple definition. Among the corporate and municipal office buildings, the museum-packed Benjamin Franklin Parkway are residential streets and vibrant green spaces, including the square that gives the area its name. Once called Northwest Square, Logan Square—one of the city’s original five squares—honors 18th-century mayor James Logan.

National Historic Landmark City Hall is a natural focal point of the Logan Square neighborhood. Its elaborate Second Empire architecture and ornamentation make people stop and take notice—and Instagram-worthy photos. Allegorical figures adorn the sprawling masonry structure, and a massive statue of 17th-century city visionary William Penn tops it—all designed by Alexander Milne Calder.

With a grand layout akin to Paris’ Champs Elysées, the century-old Benjamin Franklin Parkway is among Philadelphia’s most scenic attractions, with cultural and green spaces that captivate residents and visitors. The buildings along the parkway’s borders are among Philadelphia’s most preeminent institutions of culture: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, The Franklin Institute, the Barnes Foundation, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The stretch is also the location for massive annual events such as Wawa Welcome America Fourth of July festivities, the Made In America concert over Labor Day weekend, the Thanksgiving Day Parade and other large-scale to-dos throughout the year.

Logan Square sits between Broad Street and the Schuylkill River and Market and Spring Garden Streets. Close to many Center City hotels, it’s also easily accessible by public transportation. SEPTA buses and regional rail lines stop at Suburban Station, and the Market-Frankford Line (“the El”) and Broad Street subway both stop at City Hall.

Restaurants & Bars:

  • aMuse Le Méridien hotel’s French brasserie serves French classics such as coq au vin, beef bourguignon and memorable steak frites in a sophisticated yet cozy setting, complete with fireplaces and a sleek bar. People stop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner or for pleasures of the liquid variety. 1421 Arch Street, (215) 422-8200, amusephiladelphia.com
  • Animo Guests at this juice/burrito bar indulge in hand-rolled burritos, made-from-scratch soups, fresh-squeezed juices, protein shakes and other organic items that are so yummy, it’s easy to forget they’re healthy. 1701 Arch Street, (267) 519-0949 animojuice.com
  • Assembly Rooftop Lounge – The sophisticated atmosphere, the delicious cocktails and the wine and sparkling selection would be enough to draw a crowd, but the stunning rooftop views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are what make this spot an essential destination. Perched atop The Logan, nine-story-high Assembly is open all year long, with both indoor and outdoor seating. 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 783-4171, assemblyrooftop.com
  • Bāo-logy – This casual eatery offers locally sourced ingredients highlighting Taiwan’s culinary traditions. Options from the all-day menu include Taiwanese-style gua bao (sliders), ruen bings (stir-fries in wheat wrappers) and seasonal vegetables, while dinner possibilities include Tawainese classes in three-cup chicken, Lu Rou Fan (braised pork rice bowl) and Hsinchu rice noodles. 1829 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, (215) 999-2263, baology.com
  • Buena Onda – This Baja-style taqueria stuffs its corn tortillas with sustainable shrimp or perch, braised chicken, beef or pork and the freshest of avocado and fruit slaws. Sales of the cotija-cheese-studded guacamole benefit a local foundation for underserved immigrants.
    1901C Callowhill Street, (215) 302-3530, buenaondatacos.com
  • CHOPS Restaurant & Bar – A high-end steakhouse tucked inside the Comcast Center, CHOPS features a dazzling design-forward bar, a fireplace and an outdoor space offering an abbreviated menu. In the main dining room, guests can count on modern steakhouse staples to be savored with wine from a 100+ bottle list. 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, (215) 567-7111, chopsphilly.com
  • Cherry Street Tavern A local landmark since 1905, this low-key watering hole serves up a mean hot roast beef sandwich and a selection of seasonal brews. Sports fans come to catch the game on four super-sized TV screens. 129 22nd Street, (215) 561-5683, cherrysttavern.com
  • Chima Brazilian Steakhouse – Calling all carnivores. The unlimited supply of steak, chops, chicken, sausages and fish sate even the heartiest And the salad bar is unlimited as well. 1901 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, (215) 525-3233, chimasteakhouse.com
  • City Tap House Logan Square With craft beers from local breweries and others from around the world, plus brick-oven pizza and elevated American pub fare, City Tap House offers an updated gastropub experience. Solid weekday happy hour specials make it a popular spot for the after-work crowd, and weekends draw in the brunch lovers. 2 Logan Square, (215) 587-9040, citytaphouselogan.com
  • Con Murphy’s A bi-level Irish pub right on the Ben Franklin Parkway, Con Murphy’s serves steaks, seafood, pasta and cheesesteaks. Also on the menu: a dozen draft beers, including five rotating local brews, and a nice selection of wines, Irish whiskies and bourbons. The outdoor patio is a great people-watching perch on warm-weather days, and happy hour specials don’t disappoint. 1700 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (267) 687-1128, conmurphyspub.com
  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese Barbecue This cozy addition to the neighborhood offers a Japanese yakiniku (grilled barbeque) experience. Personal grills encourage shared plates and communal dining. 1901 Callowhill Street, (267) 603-9482, gyu-kaku.com
  • Heffe Tacos Heffe offers lots of tacos from which to choose: fish, beef, chicken, seafood (even octopus) and pork. All options are also available in burrito, bowl, quesadilla and salad form. 1543 Spring Garden, (215) 665-1397, heffetacos.com
  • James Named after James Logan, Colonial mayor of Philadelphia, this contemporary yet cozy restaurant offers dishes such as filet mignon, lobster ravioli, Moroccan-spiced wings and braised halibut. At the bar, guests choose from local brews, six wines on tap and cocktails made with fresh ingredients. The mirrors turn into TVs when there’s a game, and the bartenders take a break on bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) Sundays. 1835 Arch Street, (267) 324-5005, jamesphiladelphia.com
  • LaScala’s Pronto – This quick-service spot offers more than 15 topping choices for its brick-oven pizzas—all of which are available in a whole-wheat variety. Homemade dessert—think Italian lemon creme cake and cannoli—are also worth the indulgence. 1501 Spring Garden Street, (215) 751-0200, lascalapronto.com
  • Kellian’s Bar and Grill – This longtime neighborhood pub offers a rotating selection of affordably priced draft beers, along with stick-to your-ribs bar food, including the house specialty: fried pickles. 1549 Spring Garden Street, (215) 563-6990
  • King of Tandoor – An Indian eatery with a healthy twist, King of Tandoor serves chicken, lamb and seafood dishes, along with vegetarian options. Also available: a to-go lunch box.
    1824 Callowhill Street, (215) 568-0750, kingoftandoor.com
  • Kite & Key Named for Ben Franklin’s famous electricity experiment, Kite & Key quenches beer thirsts with one cask, 16 taps, countless bottles and even some cans of local, domestic and foreign beers. Open seven days a week, the restaurant/bar offers seven specialty cocktails during Sunday brunch. 1836 Callowhill Street, (215) 568-1818, thekiteandkey.com
  • Liberty Bar & Grill – This cozy bar is known for its friendly bartenders, DJs, happy hours and affordable and filling lunch specials. It’s also a great place to watch the games. 2204 Market Street, (215) 964-9455
  • Matt & Marie’s – Open weekdays for breakfast and lunch, Matt & Marie’s’ caters to people who care about sandwiches—and most Philadelphians do. Here, they come with top-quality meats, flavorful toppings and, perhaps most importantly, bread that’s the perfect mix of crispy and soft. Salads, breakfast sandwiches and Illy Italian coffee round out the menu. They even have vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options. 18th & Arch Streets, (267) 273-1940, mattandmaries.comMaza Taza Mediterranean Kitchen Stuffed grape leaves, baba ganoush and chicken and steak shawarma are menu staples at this Mediterranean street food spot. 1519 Spring Garden Street, (215) 800-1509
  • McCrossen’s Tavern McCrossen’s consistently puts forth exceptional cuisine, along with a few classic favorites, in what The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig Laban called “the best of the Art Museum area.” A progressive beverage program is matched by friendly and informative service. 529 N. 20th Street, (215) 854-0923, mccrossens.com
  • Misconduct Tavern – The second location of this popular Center City hangout is a popular lunch spot for Comcast folks working across the street. But everyone can enjoy the outdoor seating, a dozen draft beers, a 50-bottle beer list and plenty of giant HD TVs for game-watching. 1801 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, (267) 928-4297, misconducttavern.com
  • Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill – At this Middle Eastern quick-service spot, patrons enjoy pita made from scratch, savory chicken shawarma marinated in a dry rub seasoning, falafel and hummus. 1919 Market Street, (267) 930-4002, nafnafgrill.com
  • Parkway Corner Deli – This neighborhood deli offers a massive selection of craft beer. It’s best accompanied with one of the hearty sandwiches, burgers or wings on offer. In the morning, patrons can enjoy a bite from the sizable breakfast menu. 2201 Pennsylvania Avenue, (267) 758-6785, parkwaycorner.com
  • Pho Street Vietnamese – Authentic and tasty Vietnamese food is available for takeout or eat-in dining. Dishes include broken rice platters, pho and Vietnamese hoagies. 2104 Market Street, (215) 606-9960, phostreet.com
  • Pizzeria Vetri Chef Marc Vetri, whose Italian cuisine has earned legions of fans, turns his culinary skills to pizza—much to the delight of museumgoers, neighbors and, well, anyone who’s hungry for a really good pie. Diners at the Art Museum site—one of three Philly locations—can order authentic wood-fired pizza, calzones and other Italian-leaning fare in a casual, relaxed setting. 1939 Callowhill Street, (215) 600-2629, pizzeriavetri.com
  • Whole Foods Center City – Logan Square’s newest grocery store houses a group of in-store restaurants: Allegro Café, espresso and teas; Dizengoff, hummus; Federal Donuts, Korean-style fried chicken and donuts; Goldie, falafel; Izakaya, Japanese small plates and ramen; and Parkway Pub, local and craft brews, wine and specialty cocktails. 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue, (215) 557-0015, wholefoodsmarket.com
  • Rose Tattoo Cafe – Family-owned and -operated for nearly three decades, the Rose Tattoo serves American cuisine at its cozy bar and in its greenhouse-inspired dining rooms. Guests can choose from light bites, dinner and house-made desserts. 1847 Callowhill Street, (215) 569-8939, rosetattoocafe.com
  • Sabrina’s Café & Spencer’s Too – One of five Philadelphia area locations, Sabrina’s has earned its reputation as one of Philly’s best brunch spots. In this location northwest of Center City, hungry diners fill up on oversized portions of comfort food during brunch, lunch and dinner. Hint: The brunch line is worth the wait, and the BYOB policy makes mimosas a customizable experience. 1804 Callowhill Street, (215) 636-9061, sabrinascafe.com
  • SkyGarten This German biergarten holds the designation of being Philadelphia’s highest beer garden. On the 51st floor, people sip their brews and nosh on Bavarian delights inside or outside (when weather permits) Wednesday through Saturday. Tip: Claim an outdoor sunset-watching spot early. 1717 Arch Street, (215) 557-7887, skygarten.com
  • Tir Na Nog Bar and Grill – Combine the warmth of an Irish pub with a weekly changing new American menu, plus more than 20 beers on tap, and it’s easy to see why Tir Na Nog has earned kudos as one of the best spots for happy hour. In warm-weather months, the good times spill outside onto the patio. 1600 Arch Street, (267) 514-1700, tirnanogphilly.com
  • Uptown Beer Garden – Situated in the outdoor courtyard of the BNY Mellon building, this 9,000-square-foot seasonal beer garden makes the happy hour crowd, well, happier. During warm-weather months, Uptown Beer Garden’s two bars pour popular and craft beers, and the kitchen churns out summertime barbecue fare. 1735 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, (215) 397-3308
  • Urban Farmer Of course this rustic-modern steakhouse mashup inside The Logan hotel features steak on the menu—grain-finished Pennsylvania strip, a corn-finished California prime filet and a grass-finished North Carolina ribeye. Other standouts include oysters, candied bacon and a twice-baked fingerling potato tart. 1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 963-2788, urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
  • Yummy Sushi This neighborhood sushi spot offers sushi, sashimi and a popular lunch special six days a week. Fresh, high-quality ingredients and a modern interpretation of classic sushi dishes make it a standout choice. 1807 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, (215) 977-9999, yummysushiphilly.com

Cafes:

  • Bimini Juice Bar – This take-out café serves up made-to-order juices, freshly brewed coffee and tea, smoothies, Acai bowls, salads and other healthy offerings. 1819 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, biminijuice.com
  • Capŕiccio Café and Espresso Bar at Café Cret In a glass pavilion with views of LOVE Park, City Hall and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Capŕiccio offers hot and cold beverages, fresh breakfast options, soups, salads and sandwiches, along with ice cream and other snacks. 16th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 735-9797, capricciocafe.com
  • Cosmic Café – Enjoyed by runners, dog-walkers, bikers, power walkers and tourists alike, this Fairmont Park eatery is a great place to refresh and grab a healthy bite during athletic or sightseeing pursuits. The food is local, organic and sustainably prepared. On Thursday nights, there’s a pop-up beer garden, and from May to October, a schedule of live music on weekends. 1 Boathouse Row, (215)-978-0900, cosmicfoods.com
  • Logan Square Café – Directly in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, this casual, kid-friendly cafe serves breakfast, soups, sandwiches, pizzas and a kid’s menu daily. Floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor seating offer beautiful views of Logan Square, the Swann Memorial Fountain and Parkway museums. Adjacent to the café, a visitor center sells tickets for museums and attractions. 200 N. 18th Street, (215) 665-8600, logansquarecafe.com
  • Square One – This Lancaster-based, family-owned roaster brings its small-batch coffee to Center Guests may order a quick to-go cup or opt for a slowly crafted brew to accompany a delicious baked treat. 1811 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, (267) 930-8654, squareonecoffee.com

Shops & Markets:

  • Du Jour Market and Cafe – Inside a high-traffic office center, Du Jour caters to customers who are on tight schedules. Still, the cafe delivers a delicious selection of items for breakfast and lunch. Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, (215) 735-8010, dujourphilly.com
  • Pagano’s Market & Bar Open weekdays, Pagano’s is part market, part cafe, part bar. This longstanding Philadelphia food purveyor is a one-stop shop where folks can linger over a meal, meet friends for lunch or shop for dinner and cheese specialties to take home. Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, (215) 523-6200, paganosmarketandbar.com
  • Book Corner – Around the corner from the Free Library of Philadelphia, this bookshop is the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s outlet for book donations. A large and frequently changing selection and great prices ($3 and less) make it a must for bookworms. Records, DVDs and CDs add to the eclectic mix. 311 N. 20th Street, (215) 567-0527
  • The Market and Shops at Comcast Center Those on the go can satisfy any culinary craving at this eat-in/take-out food court, which also features an array of fresh produce and last-minute dinner items. 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, themarketandshopsatcomcastcenter.com

Parks & Outdoors:

  • Eakins Oval Named for famed Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, Eakins Oval is the exclamation point on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Situated directly in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it’s dominated by a sculpture dedicated to George Washington and includes several pools representing America’s four great waterways: the Mississippi, the Potomac, the Delaware and the Hudson. In spring, summer and fall, the space comes alive with pop-up beer gardens and entertainment. Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street, theovalphl.org
  • Anne D’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden This one-acre terraced garden, dedicated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s late director, brings art to the outdoors with works by Noguchi, Oldenburg, LeWitt and others. It’s free, open to the public and offers a spectacular view. 26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org/sculpturegarden
  • Dilworth Park – Formerly a concrete sweep, the $55 million multi-use space outside of Philadelphia’s City Hall is complete with tree groves, benches, a cafe, a large programmable fountain that transforms into an ice rink in the winter and areas for outdoor events and performances. 15th & Market Streets, ccdparks.org
  • Logan Circle Also called Logan Square, this park gives the neighborhood its name, and for good reason. One of city founder William Penn’s original five squares, the park contains one of the most striking features of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway—Swann Memorial Fountain. The fountain, a popular cooling-off spot during the summer, is named for Dr. Wilson Cary Swann, the founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. 19th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • LOVE Park – LOVE Park has reopened with green space and dramatic structural changes, including a new water feature and concession areas. Although its official name is John F. Kennedy Plaza, locals and visitors know it as LOVE Park thanks to its centerpiece sculpture by Robert Indiana. It serves as a grand entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which stretches 10 blocks to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The park is a popular spot for food trucks, photo opps, entertainment or just relaxing by the fountain. 16th Street & John F. Kennedy Boulevard, myphillypark.org
  • Schuylkill River Trail – Whether on bike, foot, Segway or rollerblades, people can join the trail behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and follow it east all the way to Phoenixville and beyond (more than 30 miles), or west to the Schuylkill Boardwalk and South Street Bridge. The scenic trail has a paved surface through Philadelphia and Montgomery counties and turns to crushed stone in Chester County. schuylkillrivertrail.com
  • Sister Cities Park and AMOR Sculpture Sister Cities complements the grandeur of its neighboring Benjamin Franklin Parkway attractions. The contemporary, eco-forward pavilion, which houses a cafe and a visitor center, is surrounded by the Children’s Discovery Garden, a boat pond and a fountain that pays tribute to Philadelphia’s 10 sister cities. The AMOR sculpture is a must-Instagram highlight. 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway. ccdparks.orgArts & Culture:
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University At the oldest natural history museum in the Americas, people of all ages experience natural science in a fun and engaging way. Visitors can stroll through a tropical butterfly garden, touch live animals, get face-to-face with a towering rex, dig for fossils, explore dioramas and even meet scientists. 19th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 299-1000, ansp.org

 

  • Barnes Foundation The Barnes is home to one of the world’s most important collections of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modernist paintings—including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, seven Van Goghs—and African sculpture, all collected by the late Dr. Albert C. Barnes. The gallery space is part of a stunning, contemporary 93,000-square-foot building, which also includes a changing exhibition gallery, conservation lab, auditorium, library, cafe and gift shop. The Barnes hosts cultural events and offers an array of classes, preserving Barnes’ belief that art should be accessible to all. 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 278-7200, barnesfoundation.org
  • Fairmount Water Works – This National Historic Landmark was constructed in the early 1800s and provided safe, clean drinking water to a growing city. Fairmount Water Works is dedicated to fostering stewardship of shared water resources by encouraging informed decisions about the use of land and water. Guests discover the past, present and future of water through interactive exhibits, hands-on programs and guided tours. 640 Water Works Drive, (215) 685-0723, fairmountworks.org
  • The Franklin Institute This renowned institution is dedicated to creating a passion for science by offering access to hands-on learning—through blockbuster exhibitions, engaging theatrical experiences, compelling permanent exhibits and widely respected community outreach. In the entrance lobby, a massive memorial dedicated to Philly’s favorite Founding Father (Ben Franklin) welcomes curious visitors. 222 N. 20th Street, (215) 448-1200, fi.edu
  • Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch The gorgeous Beaux-Arts building serves as the heart of the Philadelphia library system, which includes more than 50 libraries. Parkway Central invites book lovers to check out its massive collection, plus explore rare collections, attend their popular best-selling author readings and lectures, enjoy special exhibits and events and celebrate the joy of reading and free literature. 1901 Vine Street, (215) 686-5322, freelibrary.org
  • Moore College of Art & Design Founded in 1848, Moore is the first and only women’s visual arts college for undergraduates in the country, and it offers programs for both men and women through its graduate studies, continuing education and workshops. Art appreciators can browse The Galleries at Moore, where admission is free, to see works by established and emerging artists and designers, and then visit The Art Shop to take home original artwork by Moore students and alumni. 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 965-4000, moore.edu
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Two distinct buildings comprise PAFA, the oldest art museum and school in the nation. The original building’s elaborate and fanciful Frank Furness architecture is as compelling as the American art on display within. One of Gilbert Stuart’s portraits of George Washington is a highlight, as are other well-known paintings by both classic and contemporary artists such as Winslow Homer, Kehinde Wiley, John Singer Sargent, Jacob Lawrence, Edward Hopper and Cecilia Beaux. 118-128 N. Broad Street, (215) 972-7600, pafa.org
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art One of the nation’s largest art museums in the U.S rises majestically at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Inside are vast collections, including Renaissance, American and impressionist art. The one-acre Sculpture Garden extends the museum’s galleries to the outdoors; the building is undergoing a major renovation by architect Frank Gehry. 26th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org
  • Rodin Museum The only dedicated Rodin Museum outside of France greets visitors with bronze casts of The Thinker and The Gates of Hell. The gallery collection includes a stunning marble copy of The Kiss, while the garden features the cast of The Burghers of Calais.
    22nd Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 763-8100, rodinmuseum.org
  • Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building Housed in a 1927 Art Deco building, the Perelman Building showcases selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s costume and textile collection, as well as more than 150,000 modern and contemporary prints, drawings and photographs. The building also includes a comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary design, hosts traveling exhibitions and provides invaluable scholarly resources for the region’s students and faculty. An Art Museum general admission ticket includes entrance to the Perelman Building. Fairmount & Pennsylvania Avenues, (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

Architectural Stunners:

  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul – The largest brownstone Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, the Cathedral Basilica was modeled after the Lombard Church of Saint Charles (San Carlo al Corso) in Rome and built in the Roman-Corinthian architectural style. Inside, visitors stand in awe of various shrines, including one to Saint Katherine Drexel, altars, statues and the paintings by Constantino Brumidi, famed painter of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (215) 561-1313, cathedralphila.org
  • City Hall Covering more than 14.5 acres, City Hall may be the largest municipal building in the U.S. and one of the most elaborate. The exterior features sculptures representing the continents and people of the world, as well as allegorical figures, heads and masks—all of which were designed by Alexander Milne Calder. The most notable sculpture is the one at the very top: a 37-foot, 27-ton statue of city founder William Penn. Tours of the building and the tower are offered every weekday, and both include a view from the observation deck, weather permitting. Broad & Market Streets, Room 121, (215) 686-2840, phlvisitorcenter.com/CityHall
  • Comcast Center Yes, it’s a corporate headquarters, but everyone should stop in the Comcast Center for The Comcast Experience, conveniently located in the public lobby. Appearing on the wall above the elevator banks, one of the world’s highest resolution LED displays, presents original programming in resolution five hundred times sharper than high-definition. The Comcast Center was the tallest building in Philadelphia until 2018, when the neighboring Comcast Technology Center was erected with 60 stories. 18th & John F. Kennedy Boulevard, visitphilly.com/comcast

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