Welcome to Old City Philadelphia – the neighborhood known as America’s most historic square mile! Discover Old City’s sites, stay in a great hotel, dine in a wide variety of restaurants and pubs, enjoy a performance at a theatre or music venue and shop in our many fashion boutiques, art galleries and design showrooms.
Philadelphia’s restaurant renaissance began here, and Old City’s chef-driven dining experience has never been more exciting. More than 80 restaurants offer great American fare and international cuisine, from fine dining to Philly’s best cheesesteaks. Hang out in great coffee shops and cafes, and enjoy delicious ice cream, pastries and confections to live for. Click here for a list of restaurants >
On the first Friday of each month — year-round — Old City’s galleries, studios, shops and restaurants open their doors for First Friday (and Saturday and Sunday), in an epic exhibition of the neighborhood’s vibrant arts scene. Old City Arts Association launched First Friday in 1991 to introduce Philadelphia to the improving neighborhood and the artists and designers who were bringing it back to life. Two decades later, Old City is a nationally recognized arts destination, named in 2013 as one of the country’s top ArtPlaces by the ArtPlace Foundation. Click here for First Friday listings >
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