Destination: Philadelphia

From underground bars and one-of-a-kind restaurants to oddball museums and unique hotels, discover Philadelphia's best kept secrets.

Updated: April 04, 2002

Where to Eat

Before or after you hit the clubs, indulge your taste for fried foods at one of these all-night diners.

Oregon Diner

302 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Silk City Diner

435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This classic diner doubles as a late-night hot spot for revelers from the club next door.

Melrose Diner

1501 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Little Pete's

219 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Day or night, this is the best place for home fries in Rittenouse Square.

Where to Stay

For the full Philadelphia experience, check in to one of these hotels.


10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Divine Tracy Hotel

20 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Penn's View Hotel

14 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Latham Hotel

135 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

What to Do

Stray from the beaten path and see offbeat historical offerings during the day and the city's best DJs at night.

Bar Noir

112 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fluid Nightclub

613 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Where DJ-producer Josh Wink made his name and 'NSync got its ideas.

Mutter Museum

19 S 22ND St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

You ain't seen nothing till you've seen the giant colon.

Trocadero Theatre

1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Catch a bathroom peep show at this upstairs watering hole.

Rosenbach Museum & Library

2008 Delancey Pl, Philadelphia, PA 19103

An exhaustive collection of portrait minatures and Herman Melville's bookcase are among the oddball treasures in this bibliophile's paradise.