Hot Spots in Philly: A Guide by Neighborhood

To really get to know Philadelphia means experiencing all that Philly’s neighborhoods have to offer. This can be a bit of a daunting task, but with this list of hot spots to visit right in your own backyard, you’ll never be more excited to experience what it truly means to be in the City of Brotherly Love.


There’s no denying that Rittenhouse is one of the most centric neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Rittenhouse has everything you can think of within an eight-block radius. With Rittenhouse Square park, Walnut Street shopping, highly regarded restaurants like Butcher & Singer, historic theaters like the Prince Theater, the Mutter Museum, and attractions at every turn, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Rittenhouse.

University City

University City is one of several neighborhoods in Philadelphia that is coming into its own. With thousands of opportunities for adventure, this neighborhood has never been so exciting, especially for art critics, foodies, and park-goers. Explore restaurants like Distrito, parks like Penn Park, and cultural attractions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art near the river waterfront.

Old City

From Independence Mall to Penn’s Landing, Old City holds some of the most fascinating historical narratives in Philadelphia, if not the world. Enjoy elegant bistros, cafes, and restaurants like Wedge + Fig (a cozy and intimate brunch spot) and Farmicia (which has one of the best organic and gluten-free menus in the city). Take a stroll through America’s most beautiful, continuously inhabited, and historic Elfreth’s Alley, or shop around at Vagabond, a locally-owned boutique nestled in the heart of Old City. Not only does Old City have the reputation for its historical attractions, it also has a major art scene. While in Old City, check out locally-owned art galleries like Arch Enemy Arts or The Clay Studio. In every side street, alley, garden, nook and cranny, there is something for you to discover in this gorgeous historic neighborhood.


Fairmount is home to some of the most iconic sites in Philadelphia. It is often known as the “Art Museum Area” in Philadelphia, and for good reason. Fairmount holds museums for every genre of art,like the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Franklin Institute, and the Rodin Museum. From the baroque castle-esque architecture of the Eastern State Penitentiary to scenic waterfront trails of the Schuylkill River Trail, and bold restaurants like London Grill, there is something here in this quaint urban neighborhood for all.

Northern Liberties

Undoubtedly one of the liveliest places to visit in Philadelphia, Northern Liberties is no stranger to adventure and excitement. With clubs and bars like Bar Ferdinand, the 700 Club, and Barcade, Northern Liberties will soon become your new favorite neighborhood in Philly for dining and going out on the town.


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