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Discover University City and West Philadelphia

West Philadelphia is conveniently located just across the Schuylkill River from Center City and is easily accessed by walking, biking, or SEPTA’s Market/Frankford line. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s main railroad station, is within walking distance of the universities, attractions and hotels in University City – West Philadelphia’s hub for higher education and home to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

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Things To Do

Explore museums and historic structures of prestigious universities, be immersed in acres of green space in West Fairmount Park, and enjoy all-ages experiences such as the nation’s first zoo and a hands-on museum filled with plenty of playful exhibits.

To Do

Where to Eat and Drink

Discover a wide range of cuisines representing different cultures from around the globe, as well as charming parkside cafés, neighborhood bars and signature Philadelphia flavors.

Eat and Drink

Places to Stay

These area hotels place the universities, offices and labs of Philadelphia’s innovation hub within walking distance, with Amtrak's 30th Street Station and the parks, museums, restaurants and other attractions found throughout West Philadelphia also just steps away.


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