Introduction

The area immediately west across the Schuylkill River from downtown Philly feels like one big college town. That's because it's home to both Drexel University and the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. The latter's leafy campus makes for a pleasant afternoon stroll and has an excellent museum and library. Further west, towards Spruce Hill, are the green spaces of Woodlands cemetery, Clark Park and Bartram's Garden, as well as cool spots to eat and shop along Baltimore Ave.