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Welcome To Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a huge city with several district articles containing sightseeing, restaurant, nightlife and accommodation listings — have a look at each of the primary districts. Philadelphia, located in Southeastern Pennsylvania is the fifth most-populous city in the United States. Often referred to as "Philly," Philadelphia sits adjacent to the New Jersey and Delaware borders and it's metro area includes parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Philadelphia, once the capital of the United States, plays an exemplary role in the history and life of the nation. Philadelphia's historical legacy, architecture and rich activities and things to do make it a top travel destination. The city has also become an increasingly important cultural and artistic center as well in the past few decades.

Philadelphia Districts:

Center City East - Philadelphia's beautiful City Hall, the Convention Center, Chinatown, Washington Square West, the gay-friendly Gayborhood, and the Broad Street Arts Corridor.

Center City West - West of Broad Street and City Hall, includes the art museum district, Rittenhouse Square, shopping resembling an outdoor mall with dining on Chestnut and Walnut Streets, and a good portion of the central business district with Philadelphia's tallest skyscrapers.

Old City - Philadelphia's oldest historic quarter, where the roots of the American Independence began. Located between 6th Street and the Delaware River, it features Independence Mall and historical landmarks like the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, and Independence Hall. The are many art, design and fashion businesses and galleries, making Old City a vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood.

South Philly - South Street, the Italian Market, the Sports Complex, endless cheap dive bars, and Philly cheesesteaks.

North Philly - Working class neighborhoods, some of which are struggling with crime problems, but also the home of Temple University and Northern Liberties. 2nd street in Northern Liberties is lined with bars pubs and storefronts with a bohemian hipster feel. The Piazza at Schmidts located at 2nd & Germantown Ave is a mixed use development with a large European style plaza surrounded by and old brewery turned apartments with bars and shops at ground level. The stretch of Frankford Avenue running through the Fishtown neighborhood from Delaware Avenue to E. Norris Street is home to many galleries, renown restaurants, the Sugarhouse Casino and a plethora of nightlife options, including The Barbary, Barcade, Johnny Brendas and Frankford Hall.

West Philly - West of the Schuylkill River, includes University City comprising of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Northwest - The off-the-beaten-path northwestern reaches of the city, most notable for historic Germantown; the scene of a key Revolutionary War battle at Cliveden, and the home to historic colonial and victorian era homes such as Ebenezer Maxwell mansion as well as middle-to-upper class residential neighborhoods of Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, East Falls and Mt. Airy.

Northeast - The far northeastern part of town, mostly residential.

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Philadelphia Districts:

Center City East - Philadelphia's beautiful City Hall, the Convention Center, Chinatown, Washington Square West, the gay-friendly Gayborhood, and the Broad Street Arts Corridor.

Center City West - West of Broad Street and City Hall, includes the art museum district, Rittenhouse Square, shopping resembling an outdoor mall with dining on Chestnut and Walnut Streets, and a good portion of the central business district with Philadelphia's tallest skyscrapers.

Old City - Philadelphia's oldest historic quarter, where the roots of the American Independence began. Located between 6th Street and the Delaware River, it features Independence Mall and historical landmarks like the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, and Independence Hall. The are many art, design and fashion businesses and galleries, making Old City a vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood.

South Philly - South Street, the Italian Market, the Sports Complex, endless cheap dive bars, and Philly cheesesteaks.

North Philly - Working class neighborhoods, some of which are struggling with crime problems, but also the home of Temple University and Northern Liberties. 2nd street in Northern Liberties is lined with bars pubs and storefronts with a bohemian hipster feel. The Piazza at Schmidts located at 2nd & Germantown Ave is a mixed use development with a large European style plaza surrounded by and old brewery turned apartments with bars and shops at ground level. The stretch of Frankford Avenue running through the Fishtown neighborhood from Delaware Avenue to E. Norris Street is home to many galleries, renown restaurants, the Sugarhouse Casino and a plethora of nightlife options, including The Barbary, Barcade, Johnny Brendas and Frankford Hall.

West Philly - West of the Schuylkill River, includes University City comprising of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Northwest - The off-the-beaten-path northwestern reaches of the city, most notable for historic Germantown; the scene of a key Revolutionary War battle at Cliveden, and the home to historic colonial and victorian era homes such as Ebenezer Maxwell mansion as well as middle-to-upper class residential neighborhoods of Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, East Falls and Mt. Airy.

Northeast - The far northeastern part of town, mostly residential.

FIND EVENTS IN Philadelphia

Weather Forecast for Philadelphia

Tonight

A chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 81. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Night

A chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 75.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

Locals Tips

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