Philadelphia December 07, 2017
These 9 Scenic Overlooks In Philadelphia Will Leave You Breathless
There are so many amazing places to catch a great view of Philadelphia, whether you want to see the skyline from afar or see as far as you can from the top of a Philadelphia observation tower. Check out these 9 overlooks in Philadelphia the next time you’re looking for a view that will leave you absolutely breathless.
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1. South Street Bridge
Walk down South Street toward University City and you'll cross the river between 27th and 33rd Streets. The skyline views from the South Street Bridge make this one of the best overlooks in Philadephia, and a favorite spot for morning joggers to take a break.
2. Cira Green
After you get into University City, head towards the Cira Center where you'll find the rooftop park at Cira Green. Here you'll find what many are calling the best views in Philadelphia.
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3. The Ben Franklin Bridge
The BFB provides the best views of the skyline from New Jersey, for sure. Walk across it for a great sunrise or sunset photo opportunity.
4. The Art Museum Steps
Run up the Rocky steps — and then turn around to look right down the parkway towards City Hall. You don't get any more "Philly" than this.
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
5. The Belmont Plateau
Fairmount Park is home to some pretty amazing sights, and spotting the skyline from the top of the Belmont Plateau is one of the best.
6. The John Heinz Refuge
The John Heinz Refuge takes you just outside of the busy city to a peaceful wildlife refuge, where you'll see planes taking off and landing from the nearby airport, and also catch a stunning view of the city skyline from the south.
8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19153
7. One Liberty Observation Deck
See Philadelphia from 57 stories up at the tallest observation deck in the city. The views from One Liberty are sure to leave you breathless as you take in a 360-degree view of Philly and the suburbs.
1650 Market St
8. The Top of City Hall
City Hall's observation deck is Philadelphia's best-kept secret. The elevator ride to the top is a little spooky, but the view is absolutely worth it.
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
9. Bok Bar
You'll have to wait until spring or summer to catch the view from Bok Bar, but plan ahead, because it's worth it! Sip trendy cocktails or snack on small plates as you take in a view of Philly unlike any other.
1901 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA
What’s your favorite landmark in Philly? I’m sure you’ll see them all if you stop by each of these overlooks! You’ll know them if you see them, of course, because
Every True Philadelphian Will Instantly Recognize These Iconic Places.