36 Hours in Philadelphia

If you only had a day and a half in Philly, where would you eat?


  • West Philly Wanderings
    • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Veg Out
    • V Street
    • Vedge
  • Dinner at Will
    • Will
    • Fountain Porter


  • Cheese in the park
    • DiBruno Bros.
  • South Philly sandwich
    • John’s Roast Pork
  • Bikes and hammocks
    • Indego
    • Spruce Street Harbor Park
  • Frankford in Fishtown
    • La Colombe
    • Pizza Brain
    • Little Baby’s Ice Cream
  • Neighborhood Fare
    • Southwark
  • Arts on the Fringe
    • FringeArts
    • Underground Arts
  • After Hours Oysters
    • Oyster House


Steve Legato for The New York Times

Steve Legato for The New York Times

With the Democratic National Convention to be held here in July, and its expected influx of 50,000 people, Philadelphia is more than ready to show itself off to the world. Thanks to a compact city center and plenty of bike lanes plus a popular bikeshare program Philadelphia rewards exploration on two feet or two wheels. A college town, the city has a young vibe and a profusion of happy hours, as well as one of the most dynamic culinary landscapes in the country. The restaurant scene is expanding rapidly, from Frankford Avenue in the north to Passyunk Avenue in the south, discarding traditional “red sauce” Italian restaurants and workingclass bars in favor of indie B.Y.O.B.s and elegant cafes. With an ever-increasing number of stellar museums, the transformation of industrial spaces into artist studios and a newly invigorated clutch of outdoorsy offerings, the city has never been more inviting and not just to the Democrats.



Begin on the west side of town in the heart of University City. The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (free) is the city’s most prestigious space for modern work, with exhibitions that don’t shy away from provocation. It hosted the first museum solo show for Andy Warhol and early work by Laurie Anderson, and its more recent productions, work from artists like Robert Crumb, Gillian Wearing and Rodney McMillian, have been no less exciting.

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