Home to the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center and some of Philadelphia’s finest hotels, this neighborhood is the place where locals and visitors meet and mingle while experiencing culinary and cultural delights from around the world.
1. The Convention district is home to amazing outdoor art installations, including Claes Oldenburg’s Paint Torch and Jordan Liska’s Grumman Greenhouse in Lenfest Plaza.
2. Sample the best in local and global flavors at the Reading Terminal Market. Housed under a converted train station (the Reading Railway of Monopoly fame), this historic building brings local farmers and international food vendors together under one enormous roof. It’s also home to Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork Sandwich, which was recently voted the best in America by the Travel Channel’s Adam Richman.
3. A cool modern art exhibition space, The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s unique artist-in-residence program has resulted in an archive of one-of-a kind collaborations with internationally renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Kara Walker.
4. Philadelphia’s Chinatown is one of the largest in America. It offers delicacies from all across Asia; favorites include Vietnamese pho and Thai red curry. If you’re traveling with a large group, visit Sang Kee Peking Duck House, a Chinatown landmark that serves delicious duck and other delights until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
5. The African American Museum in Philadelphia boasts an impressive collection of art and artifacts.