This article on the top things to do in and near Center City, Philadelphia is brought to you by the Center City workers’ comp lawyers at Schuster Law.
If you’re going to be spending time in Center City, Philadelphia, it’s good to know what there is to do in the area! Our legal team has provided some of their favorite things to do in Center City and are excited to share them in this post.
Visit Dilworth Park
Located on the west side of Philadelphia’s City Hall, Dilworth Park was once part of William Penn’s Center Square. Penn intended that this Center Square would be the heart of the city, however, that never came to be.
Over time, the area that is now Dilworth Park was overtaken by hard materials and was relatively unappealing. In order to change this, the organization Center City District Parks organized a long term lease with the city of Philadelphia, allowing the organization to transform the park into what it is today.
In 2014, the newly remodeled park opened, providing green space, seating areas, a cafe, and a fountain that transforms into an ice skating rink in the winter! Outdoor movies, festivals, and live performances regularly take place in the park.
Visit Rittenhouse Square
Another great outdoor spot in Center City is Rittenhouse Square. There are plenty of places to sit and people watch or enjoy a good book. On Saturdays, visitors can enjoy a farmer’s market. Additionally, there are regular art markets and shows, as well as a flower market.
Visit Love Park
One of the most frequently taken photos by visitors to Center City is the LOVE sculpture which has been in the park since 1976! This beautiful area provides views of City Hall.
An interesting fact about the park – it was designed by Edmund Bacon. Who is Edmund Bacon you ask? The father of famous actor, Kevin Bacon!
During weekdays, food trucks line up for visitors to have lunch in the park! Free fitness classes are regularly offered and live music is a common occurrence. In the winter, Christmas Village is hosted at Love Park!
Check Out The Academy Of Music
The Academy of Music first opened in 1857 and is the oldest opera house in the United States that is still used for its original purpose!
New shows regularly begin, like Les Miserables, Hello Dolly, and The Band’s Visit.
Additionally, the ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra regularly perform at the Academy of Music! Be sure to check the website for an updated event schedule.
One Liberty Observation Deck
There’s nothing like taking in a view from the top. At One Liberty Observation Deck, visitors can see all of Philadelphia. Do not forget to bring your camera! The city can be seen morning, noon, or night from the deck.
Visit The Philadelphia Art Alliance
The Philadelphia Art Alliance was founded in 1915 and is located in the former Wetherill Mansion. Renovations are currently underway but a grand reopening will take place on January 21st, 2020.
Go Out To Eat
There are dozens of amazing restaurants and bars in Center City and each one offers an amazing foodie experience! Check out our post on our favorite places to go out to eat in Center City.
Every street in Center City has a shop or boutique – when in the mood to shop, simply go for a walk and see all that these retail spots have to offer!
Our lawyers hope that you enjoy every minute spent in Center City!