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Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation

In the first half of the 20th century, collector and educator Albert C Barnes amassed a remarkable trove of artwork by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh and other European stars. Alongside, he set beautiful …
Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

To many, this building is simply the steps Sylvester Stallone ran up in the 1976 flick Rocky. But well beyond that, this is one of the nation's finest treasure troves, featuring excellent collections of Asian art, R…
Top Choice Museum in Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution

This massive, multimedia-rich new museum will have you virtually participating in the American Revolution, from interactive dioramas to 3-D experiences that take you all the way from contentment with British rule to…
Top Choice Park in Philadelphia

Independence National Historic Park

This L-shaped park, along with Philly's Old City, has been dubbed 'America's most historic square mile.' Once the backbone of the United States government, it has become the backbone of Philadelphia's tourist trade.…
Top Choice Fast Food in Philadelphia

Federal Donuts

Tucked behind a faded red, white and blue awning are these amazing doughnuts: specialty flavors include blueberry-lavender or strawberry cheesecake, with light cake-like crumb and no oily aftertaste. In the morning,…
Top Choice Historic Building in Philadelphia

Independence Hall

The 'birthplace of American government,' a modest Quaker building, is where delegates from the 13 colonies met to approve the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Entrance is at the corner of Chestnut and 5t…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Philadelphia

Franklin Fountain

A fantastic yet kitsch-free throwback, from the phosphates and vintage ice-cream flavors (try the teaberry) right down to the ancient telephone and the carton cups. Cash only. Also check out the owners' equally old-…
Top Choice Japanese in Philadelphia

Morimoto

Morimoto is high-concept and heavily stylized, from a dining room that looks like a futuristic aquarium to a menu of globe-spanning influence and eclectic combinations. A meal at this Iron Chef regular's restaurant …
Top Choice French in Philadelphia

Baril

This Rittenhouse Square dining option has lovely haute French fare, creatively presented in a rustic, wood-heavy setting. Do not miss the chance to choose from the cheese cart, and the owner or staff will happily su…
Top Choice Bar in Philadelphia

Monk's Cafe

Hop fans crowd this mellow, wood-paneled place for Belgian and American craft beers on tap. There's also a reasonably priced food menu, with typical mussels-and-fries as well as a daily vegan special. For those need…