The 5 Senses
From wind chimes to blown glass to gourmet food, there's something for everyone here, and all of it's handmade.
Having a tough time finding a unique gift? Visit The 5 Senses, where the shop is true to its name, with items that are appealing to all of the senses. There are a variety of bold, colorful and one-of-a-kind gifts, including handmade pottery, wind chimes, scented candles, spiced herbs and jewelry. With prices ranging from $3 - $500, there is something for everyone, from the casual browser to the serious collector. Visitors will find The 5 Senses a welcome surprise and wonderful gift shop to stop by after exploring the plethora of historical attractions that West Chester has to offer.
Address:133 West Market Street, West Chester, 19382
National Constitution Center
Explore the articles and amendments of one of the first constitutions of the modern world, as well as the American struggle for freedom.
National Constitution Center, as its name suggests, serves as a hub for the study of the United States Constitution, which was adopted in 1787 in Philadelphia. A visit to this museum is composed of three distinct experiences. The Story of We the People offers videos, interactive displays and relics, including old court robes and the chance to peruse a duplicate of the Emancipation Proclamation. Visitors can also record themselves while rendering the Presidential Oath of Office. Their stirring movie, Freedom Rising, narrates the tale of the American War of Independence. At the Signers' Hall, one can pose alongside bronze statues of the 42 constitutional founders. Other artifacts include models of important buildings such as the White House, and Pulitzer award-winning photographs. One can participate in quizzes and trivia on American history, or produce one's own paper and print it on a vintage press. This museum also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, which imparts civic education to politicians, journalists and the general public.
Address:525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+1 215 409 6600
This bar boasts of homemade dishes such as Oxtail Lasagna, and craft cocktails like the Bluecoat gin-infused You’re Not My Real Dad.
The Industry attracts a fashionable crowd to savor home-cooked, bistro-styled American cuisine, accompanied by an eclectic selection of beverages. Its vivid, scarlet and orange walls are adorned with framed photographs. Its wood-decked floor, ceiling and pillars acquire a golden shimmer under the dim light of glowing lamps. Its bar exhibits a long counter, shelves with sparkling liquor bottles and television screens. It serves snacks such as Buffalo Sweetbread and Oysters on the Half Shell. Guests can savor appetizers like Falafel and Mediterranean Salad, followed by mains such as Thai Beef. Their menu also offers titbits to cure hangovers, with unusual names like Hillbilly Philly and Stomachectomy. Their bar is popular for its cocktail blends, including the White Lady, a mix of Macallan and Dewar's Scotch whiskey, and Domaine de Canton, with hints of honey and lemon. Check their website for details on their daily specials, Happy Hours, Quiz Nights and discounts for industry insiders. This venue can be hired for private functions with a choice of prix-fixe menus.
Address:1401 East Moyamensing Avenue, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+1 215 271 9500
Feel history grip you as you sip on the good stuff at this 250 year-old site. Popular bar games such as pool are also available.
Located in Society Hill, the Dark Horse brings the pub culture of Ireland and England to Philadelphia. This little sports bar and pub is nestled in a grand yet modest-looking two-story colonial row house and has about six luxurious rooms that are all built for your comfort. Soccer fans can revel in the fact that this pub makes arrangements so that you can enjoy all the major soccer matches on big screen televisions, while you sip some good old Irish or British beer. For those who prefer solitude and serenity, this pub has enough space so that you can find your own niche and kick back with a beer and a book, or perhaps catch up with some friends. The menu features some old favorites from the British Isles, like Sheppard's Pie, Fish & Chips and Bangers & Mash. But if you are in a light mood, then munch on their delectable sandwiches, salads and soups.
Address:421 South Second Street, Philadelphia, 19147
phone:+1 215 928 9307
This wine bar offers over 60 bottles of wine with an equally amazing food menu. Check out the wine bottle chandelier!
Situated on the eastern part of the city center, Vintage is a perfect place to savor an excellent selection of wines. The wine list, which numbers over 60 by glass, reflect a global collection. The wine flights organized at the bar will let you experiment some of these wines. Pair your selection with excellent appetizers like steaks, escargots and Petit Coq au Vin to finish off an exquisite treat.
Address:129 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, 19107
phone:+1 215 922 3095
Pioneering the concept of the zoo in America, this park is a rare breeder of the giant river otter and actively preserves species in peril.
Philadelphia Zoo is sprawled over 42 acres (17 hectares), on the banks of the Schuylkill River. It is the oldest zoo in the country, dating back to 1874. It houses more than a hundred species of common and rare animals, from the top to the bottom of the food chain. It offers numerous exhibits such as Carnivore Kingdom, Small Mammal House, Reptile Exercise Yard and Monkey Junction. Befriend a Brazilian Agouti or a Carribean Flamingo and learn fun facts about each animal. Meander through pathways such as the Treetop Trail and the Great Ape Trail. This zoo is also involved in the conservation of natural habitats. Its efforts have sheltered endangered fauna like the Addax, Micronesian kingfisher, Panamanian golden frog and western lowland gorilla. After an engaging day with wildlife, kids can amuse themselves with river tours on swan boats, pony rides, camel safaris and an Amazon Rainforest carousel. This zoo hosts school visits, summer camps, as well as weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
Address:3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, 19104
phone:+1 215 243 1100
You’ll find tasteful and elegant furnishings and at this popular home decor store. It’s also an excellent place to go gift shopping.
Open House stocks a unique selection of items for the home. Here you'll find kitchenware, furniture, bedding, lighting fixtures, books, knick-knacks, jewelry and much more. More than just home decor, Open House presents itself as a lifestyle concept store. Designs are modern, fresh and exude a fun and youthful vibe. The enchanting bath and body section is great place to visit if you need to get a nice gift for someone.
Address:107 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, 19107
phone:+1 215 922 1415
Choose from an eclectic Latin menu and soak in the casual ambiance with a mouthwatering cocktail. Dining outdoors is a treat!
Located in downtown Philadelphia, Mixto restaurant transports you to Latin America. This restaurant serves varieties from Cuban, Caribbean, and Latin American cuisine including churrasco aregentino and ceviche. Apart from the food, the restaurant is also known for serving an exquisite range of cocktails like margaritas and martinis.
Address:1141 Pine Street, Philadelphia, 19107
phone:+1 215 592 0363
Get adventurous with a unique Peruvian-Chinese menu which is sure to blow you away. Plush decor and an upscale ambiance make it a winner.
Presenting a combination of Peruvian and Chinese cuisine, celebrity chef Jose Garces packs a punch with a Latin-influenced menu. The interior of this restaurant is marked by a central Ceviche bar which offers 10 varieties of Ceviches everyday. The small plates are served with great flair along with chicken delicacies like Peking Duck. Apart from the food, the restaurant's downstairs lounge is a perfect place to hangout. Drop in for an exclusive fine dining experience.
Address:707 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19106
phone:+1 215 925 5560
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This upscale tribute to whiskey has patrons coming in droves. The food more than matches up with the spirits - try the Village Burger.
Whiskey connoisseurs will have a field day choosing from the eclectic selection at this elegant bar sitting pretty at Rittenhouse Square. The roughly 100 varieties on offer - ranging bourbons to rye - are enough to satisfy the most ardent of whiskey lovers. Accompanying the delightful spirits is an amazing menu of specialties handcrafted by celebrated chef Jose Garces. Drop-by for a complete drinking and dining experience.
Address:118 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, 19103
phone:+1 215 665 1088
A blessing for this beer-obsessed city, Foodery has an unbelievably large selection of drafts. The deli counter is a perfect companion.
While the name may have foodies excited, they'd do well to look beyond it. The Foodery is less about the food and much more about beers. With an astounding selection that's sure to make beer-lovers go weak in the knees, this beer emporium has captured the city's imagination. From Belgium to Asia, they've got pretty much, the entire globe covered. Coming to the food part, there's a deli counter with a good selection of sandwiches and paninis.
Address:837 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 19123
phone:+1 215 238 6077
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Camden Children's Garden
Discover fluttering magnificence at the butterfly home, lose yourself in the underground maze or get a horticulture lesson at this garden.
Nature lover or not, Camden Children's Garden is popular on every itinerary to the city. Take a ferry from Penn's Landing across the Delaware River to this four-acre (1.6-hectare) landscape. It is replete with several botanical exhibits and interactive displays, as well as educational programs and activities for families and school groups. Explore the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, an indoor habitat for myriad species of the Arthropoda. The Ben Franklin’s Secret Workshop is an ode to the scientist's work, while the Plaza de Aibonito is dedicated to Puerto Rican tropics. Climb the art installation at the Dinosaur Garden, befriend your favorite fairytale character at the Storybook Gardens, get an adrenaline rush on the carousel or engage in a gardening workshop, all at this horticultural haven.
Address:3 Riverside Drive, Camden, 08103
phone:+1 856 365 8733