Elfreth's Alley by PHLCVB


  • The fifth largest city in the United States seems more like a village
  • It is only two miles from the Delaware River (the eastern boundary) to the Schuylkill River (the western boundary)
  • America’s most historic square mile includes Philadelphia’s Waterfront and Historic Park
  • Explore the streets where George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson walked
  • Enjoy the world-renowned Philadelphia orchestra, Art Museum, or the Walnut Street Theater, America’s oldest theater
  • Choose from a multitude of excellent restaurants designed to please the discriminating palate
  • Wander through antique shops, boutiques, or art galleries


  • An historic neighborhood of tree-lined streets and Victorian homes
  • A cosmopolitan community, famous for its institutions of higher education (University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University), health care (Children’s Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) and research
  • A destination of international character, brimming with a wide variety of restaurants, museums, galleries and entertainment venues
  • Home to the Amtrak Station, the nations second busiest rail terminal
  • Minutes from center city by public transportation
Franklin Field by Paul Loftland for PHLCVB | Photo Credit: Photo by Paul Loftland for PHLCVB
Photo by Paul Loftland for PHLCVB
Chestnut Hill Resservoir and Waterworks, courtesy of Bestbudbrian


  • Philadelphia’s official “Garden District”
  • A charming village only 20 minutes from center city
  • A wondrous combination of old world charm and contemporary style.
  • An enchanting place of gardens, history and architecture
  • A place to shop, dine, or stroll the beautiful cobblestone Avenue


  • Home to St. Joseph’s University
  • Gateway to the Main Line suburbs and colleges
  • 12 minutes from Center City by commuter train