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EBLIP9: Tourism Information

9th International EVIDENCE BASED LIBRARY & INFORMATION PRACTICE Conference June 18-21, 2017

Tourism Information

 

Visit Philadelphia is the official visitor and travel site for the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay. Get information about events, activities, attractions, and restaurants.

Other sites to help you plan your visit:

Trip Advisor 

Lonely Planet

Historic Philadelphia

Philly Fun Guide

Restaurants

Philadelphia is known for its restaurants. Here's a list of our favorites.

University City- Near the Conference

  • Mad Mex (Mexican), 3401 Walnut St.
  • Landmark Americana (American), 3333 Market St.
  • Zavino (Italian), 3200 Chesnut St.
  • coZara (Japanese), 3200 Chesnut St.
  • Shake Shack (Burgers), 3200 Chesnut St.
  • Baby Blues BBQ, 3402 Sansom St.
  • White Dog Café (American, organic), 3420 Sansom St.
  • Han Dynasty (Chinese), 3711 Market St.
  • Sabrina’s Café (American), 227 N 34th St.
  • Savas Brick Oven Pizza, 3505 Lancaster Ave
  • Blaze Pizza, 3400 Lancaster Ave
  • Chipotle, 3400 Lancaster Ave
  • Ramen Bar, 3438 Lancaster Ave
  • Abner’s Cheesesteaks, 3813 Chesnut St.

 

Rittenhouse Square- Near the Sonesta Hotel

Cleavers
(great Philly cheesesteaks)
108 S. 18th Street
Distance from hotel: 0.1 mile

Continental Midtown
1801 Chestnut Street
Distance from hotel: 0.1 mile

Devon Seafood Grill
225 S. 18th Street
Distance from hotel: 0.3 mile

Gran Caffe L’Aquila
1716 Chestnut Street
Distance from hotel: 0.2 mile

Midtown Diner
Open for breakfast 24 hours a day
28 S. 18th Street
Distance from hotel: 470 feet

Oyster House
1516 Sansom Street
Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile

Parc
227 S. 18th Street
Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile

Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizza
1714 Walnut Street
Distance from hotel: 0.3 mile

Tinto
(Spanish tapas-owned by Iron Chef Jose Garces)
114 S. 20th Street
Distance from hotel: 0.4 mile

Sweetgreen
(healthy, organic)
1821 Chestnut Street
Distance from hotel: 0.2 mile

SuGa
1720 Sansom Street
Distance from hotel: 0.2 mile

Museums

Our city is also rich in history and museums. Check these out.

Academy of Natural Sciences
19th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

African-American Museum
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Barnes Foundation
Advance reservations strongly recommended
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Benjamin Franklin Museum
317 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Institute of Contemporary Art
University of Pennsylvania Campus
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

Mummers Museum
1100 S. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

National Museum of American Jewish History
5th & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

Penn Museum
3260 South
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
118 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

 

Philadelphia History Museum
15 S. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

Please Touch Museum
Recommended for children under 8
4231 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Rodin Museum
22nd & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

Attractions

See what else the city has to offer.

  • Reading Terminal Market
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Liberty Bell Center
  • Independence Hall and Independence Visitor's Center
  • National Constitution Center
  • The Philadelphia Zoo
  • Franklin Square
  • The Betsy Ross House
  • Elfreth's Alley
  • Christ Church and Burial Ground
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink (rollerskating in the summer)
  • City Hall
  • Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square Park
  • Schuylkill River Trail and Boardwalk
  • Boathouse Row and Fairmount Park