Philadelphia December 13, 2017
12 Underrated Places In Philadelphia To Take An Out-Of-Towner
Everyone loves the Liberty Bell, the Rocky Steps, and the classic Philadelphia landmarks, but sometimes you want to stray from the beaten path. Whether you have family coming in for the holidays or just want to show off your favorite city to your friends, these underrated places in Philadelphia are sure to impress.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Carpenters' Hall
Carpenters' Hall hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774. was home to the First and Second Banks of the United States, the American Philosophical Society, as well as Ben Franklin's first lending library. Today, Carpenters' Hall is free to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. In 1857, it became the first privately owned American building to be opened as a historic monument.
320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
2. Wagner Free Institute for Science
Walking into the Wagner Free Institute is like walking back in time. This Victorian natural science and history museum has been enlightening Philadelphians and their guests for free since 1855.
700 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121
3. Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage foundation is an interesting museum for the science lover. It focuses on the history of chemistry science, technology, relationships between science and art, and more.
315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
4. Cira Green
The best view of the city is right in the University City neighborhood at the Cira Center. The rooftop park here is open year round (weather permitting) and you'll love relaxing with a view of the skyline.
2929 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19104
5. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
6. Elfreth's Alley
7. The Top of City Hall
There's no more underrated attraction in Philadelphia than City Hall. Sure, we all love to walk by it, and walk through it — but have you ever taken the elevator to the top? You'll love the views.
1401 John F Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
8. The Italian Market
You should take your out of town guests to Reading Terminal Market for sure, but don't forget the Italian Market in South Philly, too! This lively market sells delicious and fresh food and you can get the best homemade pasta in the city right here.
919 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
9. Khyber Pass Pub
Khyber Pass Pub is one of the city's most historic taverns, and way less crowded than the touristy (but delicious) City Tavern. The handcrafted bar serves up delicious drinks and has an enormous beer list, plus they serve up some of the best BBQ in the city.
56 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
10. Awbury Arboretum
The Awbury Arboretum is located in historic Germantown This former Quaker estate has been operating as a free public park for 100 years! Enjoy 55 acres of green space in an otherwise crowded, urban neighborhood.
1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138
11. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
The Kosciuszko National Memorial is the smallest of America's national parks, and also one of the least visited. Explore the site to see why Kosciuszko was such a respected Revolutionary hero.
301 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
12. The Mütter Museum
The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is a collection of medical oddities that will entertain even the pickiest visitor. There's no place like this anywhere else in the world!
You can read more about it right here.
What’s your favorite underrated place in Philadelphia? Are there any great hidden gems that you love to show off?