Old City has it all. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, this is one unique urban neighborhood that literally has something for everyone.
There is no better place to wine and dine or just nosh on a mid-afternoon snack. No matter what you’re craving, from global tapas and martinis at The Continental to the freshest fare at DiNardo’s Famous Crabs, you’ll be sure to leave stuffed and satisfied.
History buffs will love Old City’s proximity to the colonial sites that make Philadelphia more than just your average American city. Visit nearby Franklin Court for a dose of Philly’s past.
Those with a penchant for purchases will find shopping sanctuary in Old City’s distinctive stores. There are cute boutiques with designer duds and vintage finds, like Vagabond, and there are plenty of shops to find an interesting array of, well, stuff.
Check out AKA Music for a diverse selection of tunes, where even shoppers on a budget can afford to browse here with a well-stocked section of used CDs and records.
On the first Friday of each month, most of the 50 galleries in the area stay open late and allow artists and art appreciators to stroll through the exhibits free of charge. Peruse the Tyler School of Art Gallery on Second Street, which is known for its interestingly themed group shows.
You can even check out a show at the Arden Theatre Company, like A Prayer for Owen Meany, based on the novel by John Irving, which opens Sept. 14.
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