We’re so excited to have you for our wedding weekend! Philadelphia is bustling with great food, shopping, drinks, and more historic sites.  For a full list of fun activities and the city’s hidden gems, see Brian and Trinky’s curated Guide to Philly.

BRIAN’S PICKS

  • TO DO: There are a bunch of great museums to see in historic Old City – including Independence Hall, National Constitution Center, Museum of the American Revolution, The Rodin Museum, and the National Museum of American Jewish History – a personal favorite of mine is the Center for Art in Wood.
  • TO EAT: Hard to pick just a couple – but here are some of my favorites.
    • For Brunch: K’Far – from Philly James Beard Award winning chef Michael Solomonov – K’Far is an Israeli bakery and cafe by Rittenhouse Park – the chocolate rugelach and borekas are amazing – also check out his hummus joint Dizengoff as well for some the best hummus anywhere.
    • For Lunch: Angelo’s Pizzeria South Philly has some of the best pizza (9.1 Barstool pizza review) and cheesesteaks in the city – can’t go wrong here – and check out the Italian Market on 7th St. while you chow down.
    • For Dinner: Sampan in the Midtown Village section of the city is one of the most flavorful and fun Asian Fusion restaurants in the city – Check out Vernick Food and Drink or Vernick Fish if you are looking for an insanely delicious and memorable meal by James Beard Award winning chef Greg Vernick.
    • For Dessert: Federal Donuts on Sansom St. – highly recommend the hot and fresh donuts.
  • TO SEE: Enjoy some outdoor time in Fairmount Park – see the Horticulture Center in Fairmount park or go for a hike in Wissahickon Valley Park.
  • TO DRINK: Morgan’s Pier is one of the best outdoor bars in the city – located right on the Delaware under the Ben Franklin Bridge.

KATHRYN’S PICKS

  • TO DO: Rent Citi bikes and bike along the Schuylkill or Delaware River, and stop by Spruce Street Harbor park to play outdoor arcade and board games, or just hang out in hammocks.
  • TO EAT: So much good food in Philly. If you want to have every meal in one place, you must go to the historic Reading Terminal Market.
    • For Brunch: Parc in Rittenhouse Square is classic.
    • For Lunch: Jim’s Cheesesteaks on South Street is the preferred Schoenauer Family stop.
    • For Dinner: El Vez has yummy Mexican food on fun 13th street.
    • For Dessert: Franklin’s Fountain ice cream in Old City.
  • TO SEE: Walk through Rittenhouse Park & shop around the area, or go see the many art museums in Philly (The Barnes is my favorite but if you go to the Philadelphia Art Museum you also get to see the Rocky Steps!!).
  • TO DRINK: Try some of outdoor beer gardens (Independence Beer Garden or PHS Pop Up Garden are two of my favorites). Assembly Rooftop is great if you’re looking for a fancy drink, or McGillin’s Olde Ale House for a good Irish drink & a fun bar vibe!