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Local Attractions


Philadelphia has so many opportunities to make your trip unique to your interests.  This is a list of fun things to do, recommended by MCPC staff and students.




Chinatown has great inexpensive restaurants, interesting shops and a complete culture of its own. Check out these restaurants:


Eat cheesesteaks. It's cliché but a must for visitors. The Philly cheesesteak places are:


The Italian Market is an open air market filled with fruits, vegetables, cheeses, olives, spices, oils and everything else Italian. We recommend asking for samples at the cheese shops. Pat's and Geno's are within easy walking distance of this market.




Restaurants we like in this neighborhood are:


South Street is often a student destination for shopping, eating and people-watching.




Restaurants we like on South Street are:

Reading Terminal Market is a bustling indoor market with all kinds of food stands and shopping. It closes early so make it a plan for lunch. It is located in one of the busiest areas of town so plan to walk around and do some shopping.


Fairmount Park is the largest city park in the nation. There is an enjoyable walking/biking path along the river and open areas for playing in the grass.


Citizens Bank Park is a great place to watch a ball game.


Museums we recommend:


Additional restaurants we recommend:



For dessert:



For coffeeshops and bubble tea:


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