If you’re looking for good food and a good time, here are some popular destinations in Philly:
In historic Philadelphia, visit the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall, museums like The Franklin Institute, and the statue of Rocky from the Sylvester Stallone movies. Catch a Phillies baseball game, pick up a cheesesteak from Geno’s or Pat’s, and enjoy the City of Brotherly love.
These restaurants are recommended by ASGA, and are within walking distance of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City:
The Marathon Grill
At the Marathon Grill we love food, but more importantly we create the food that people love to eat. We set out each day to provide our guests with a complete feel-good dining experience. We serve well-made American classics, and strive to source the freshest food locally available to us. We offer warm and personal hospitality rooted in a real concern for our guests’ experience and we believe that everyone should be able to afford delicious food. We bring people together through food, personal connections and artistic spaces. What drives us is the knowledge that today we are all on the go. At Marathon we understand this, and make it possible to have a truly satisfying dining experience.
Jack’s Firehouse Restaurant is situated in a 19th Century Firehouse in the charming Fairmount Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Much of the original mahogany interior, wood plank floors, and even the brass fire pole remain intact to provide one of the most unique dining settings in the region. Jack’s commitment to using the finest and freshest homemade and locally grown products provides a true Philadelphia dining experience.
One of the first American casual dining chains offers a unique dining experience that has become the favorite pastime of millions worldwide. Built upon a legacy of a fun experience and fantastic food and drink, T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants provide an environment where families and individuals alike can have a great experience in 54 countries around the world.
Hard Rock Café, 1113-31 Market St. (Corner of 12th & Market Street) (215)-238-1000
Jim’s Steaks, 400 South Street (215) 928-1911
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 1528 Walnut Street (215) 546-8007
Darlings Café & Famous Cheesecakes, 2100 Spring Street (215) 496-9611
Mama’s Vegetarian, 18 S 20th St. (Between Market and Chestnut) (215) 751-0477
Aya’s Café (Mediterranean food), 2129 Arch Street (215) 567-1555
Devil’s Alley, 1907 Chestnut Street (215) 751-0707
Shops at Liberty Place (Food Court), 1625 Chestnut Street (215) 851-9055
Comcast Center (Food Court), JFK Blvd. between 17th St. and 18th St.
The Continental, 1801 Chestnut Street (215) 567-1800
Reading Terminal Market, 51 N 12th St., Ste 2 (215) 922-2317
Fuji Mountain (Japanese food), 2030 Chestnut Street (215) 751-0939
Vietnam Restaurant, 221 N. 11th Street (215) 592-1163
Philadelphia has an astounding collection of museums, artistic venues and historical attractions. There’s the Liberty Bell, of course — plus amazing art installations, jazz venues, architectural landmarks and much more.
The Liberty Bell Center
“The Liberty Bell has a new home, and it is as powerful and dramatic as the Bell itself. Throughout the expansive, light-filled Center, larger-than-life historic documents and graphic images explore the facts and the myths surrounding the Bell.” – GoPhila.com
“During the blistering summer of 1776, 56 courageous men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England. Eleven years later, representatives from 12 states gathered to shape the U.S. Constitution, finally creating one unified nation.” – GoPhila.com
The Philadelphia Zoo
“One of the best laid-out and most animal-packed zoos in the country is set among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages and animal sculptures. The zoo has garnered many “firsts” in addition to being the first zoo charted in the United States (1859).” – GoPhila.com