If you live in Philly, there’s a good chance you’ve seen that bright purple bus wending its way around town with a big “Phlash” logo splashed on its side. The Philadelphia Phlash bus, which zips around downtown, is one of the easiest ways to find places to visit in Philadelphia. Best of all, the bus is easy to catch from many of Reinhold Residential’s properties throughout the city. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the great places you can visit using this convenient resource.
1. Reading Terminal Market
One of the oldest markets in the country, this place has been a go-to hub for local goods since 1893. Whether you’re craving a hot and melty cheesesteak, fresh-baked donuts, or Pennsylvania Dutch fare, Reading Terminal has enough to keep you coming back for more, time and time again. But it doesn’t stop at food. You’ll also find flowers, crafts, homewares, books, and more.
2. The Barnes Foundation A center devoted to educating visitors on both fine art and horticulture, The Barnes Foundation — which is part museum, part school — dates all the way back to 1922. The art collection includes works by notorious artists like Matisse, Picasso, and Renoir, as well as artifacts from Africa, Greece, and stateside.
3. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Housed in one of the more iconic buildings in the city, this sprawling art museum is just steps from the landmark Logan Square fountain. (It’s also where you’ll find the famous “Rocky” steps, along with the statue commemorating the film.) It’s impossible to see all that the Philadelphia Museum of Art has to offer in a single day; there are more than 200 galleries to tour. With plenty that are part of a rotation on top of the permanent collection, it’s a good thing it’s so easy to stop by for repeated visits.
4. Eastern State Penitentiary
In an almost decrepit state of ruins today, Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous of prisons in the whole country. History buffs will love touring inside the walls of a prison that once housed the likes of famous criminals as Al Capone and Slick Willie Sutton. You can see the old cells (now in a state if disrepair), plus learn more about the U.S. prison system today and even view art installations on site. (Oh, and don’t miss a chance to see Capone’s cell; compared to other prisoners, he lived in quite the lap of luxury.)
5. One Liberty Observation Deck
This is the best way to see the city — quite literally — from a bird’s-eye perspective. Zip up to the 57th floor right in the heart of the city’s skyline and you’ll be able to take in sweeping 360-degree views of the city, from University City to Old City to South Philly and more. Of course, the view from the top of One Liberty Observation Deck is awe-inspiring any time of day, but the best time to show up is just as the sun is about to set, so you can watch the city below transform into a twinkling wonderland.
There are so many more places to visit in Philadelphia, and these are just a few of the stops along the Philadelphia Phlash bus route. But thanks to the proximity of these stops to so many of our properties, you can easily check each off your list, one at a time.
Reach out to a Reinhold Residential leasing agent today and schedule a tour at one of our Philadelphia apartment communities.