Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Philadelphia. WTR's Philadelphia map show you the location of the Barnes Foundation and the Museum of the American Revolution .
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at The Waterworks Restaurant and what to order at Pumpkin. Then you're off to Baltimore.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Philadelphia
Getting around Philadelphia
Public transportation in Philadelphia
WTR's Tony Transit says the best site for transportation information on Philadelphia is at (septa.org).
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Our Deidre Design says only in Philadelphia - see the Magic Gardens - W-M: 11-6, 1020 South St, 215-733-0390
Spanning half a block on Philadelphia’s famous South Street, the museum includes an immersive outdoor art installation and indoor galleries. Zagar created the space using nontraditional materials such as folk art statues, found objects, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors.
The site is enveloped in visual anecdotes and personal narratives that refer to Zagar’s life, family, and community, as well as references from the wider world such as influential art history figures and other visionary artists and environments.
People Watching in Philadelphia
WTR's Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" in Philadelphia is Rittenhouse Square Park.
Dining in Philadelphia
Our Carlota Cuisine likes Radiccio- L: M-Sa, D: Nightly, 402 Wood St, 215-627-6850.
For starters we love the broccoli rabe with chorizo or the grilled octopus with black olives, capers, lemon and olive oil. Then Dee has the veal chop with arugula, diced tomatoes and artichokes. I love the whole branzino table d'hote. Dessert is the gelati. It's byo for your wine.
Shopping in Philadelphia
WTR's Shari Shopper says the best Boutiques can be found on Walnut St and The Rittenhouse Square area. Jeweler's Row is aptly named and for foodies there is the Italian Market and the Reading Terminal.
Recognition for Philadelphia
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Philadelphia
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Now to September 9, 2018 see Design in Revolution
This broad survey explores how artists, designers, and architects participated in the radical cultural changes of the 1960s and helped shape design trends during this tumultuous period. With highlights including psychedelic and geometric Op Art posters, the original bean bag chair, and Pop dinnerware sets, Design in Revolution focuses on topics ranging from artistic exchanges between art and design; innovations in materials and technologies; music, design, and craft. Featured prominently are rarely seen vintage rock ‘n’ roll concert posters from the Museum's collection.