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The Best Places to Visit in Center City Philadelphia, PA

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This article on the must-see places when visiting Center City Philadelphia is presented by the sexual abuse attorneys of

The city of Philadelphia, or rather Philly as it is known by those who proudly inhabit it, is not only the most populated city in the entire state of Pennsylvania, but it is also one of the most visited by tourists from around the world. On this page, our team has shared some of their favorites spots (sans the top museums) deemed worthy of visiting when in Center City Philly!

Race Street Pier

The current Race Street pier first opened its doors in early May of 2011. The PierPier was intended to act as a new public attraction, and was also presented as one of the principal components of the DRWC’s ‘master plan.’

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The Pier is constructed in two different levels. There’s a lower level for more social activities, and then there’s the upper-level boardwalk, known as the grand sky promenade, which itself is quite extensive. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a lower terrace with the kid’s favorite – a multi-purpose lawn. There’s also plenty of seating for the parents to sit and enjoy.No question here, anyone who visits the Pier while in Center City is sure to be entertained.

As alluded to earlier, the Race St Pier was part of a plan that included several other projects proposed along the Delaware River, mainly in half-mile increments.

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Franklin Square

Most first-time visitors to Philly and especially its downtown Center City area are often surprised to learn of the exciting history behind the architecture. Indeed, much history lies within the old buildings, alleys, and parks throughout the city. Of these parks, there’s one that is incredibly memorable – Franklin Square.

We’re not here to say that Franklin Sq’s analogs, the Washington, Rittenhouse, and Logan Square aren’t entertaining places to visit with friends and family when in town, but there’s just something special about Franklin Square that must be experienced to be understood.

This local attraction is renowned for its beautiful blue fountain, which can be enjoyed almost year-round. It’s also highlighted by the presence of the popular Philly mini-golf course, the nostalgic Parx Liberty Carousel, and the always satisfying Squareburger.

As if Franklin Square wasn’t enough on its’ own, the famed park is also near to other famous attractions which we’ve not highlighted individually on this page but which are worthy of note. Some of these include the Liberty Bell and the sparkling Boathouse Row.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Located at 301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia, the Spruce St Park is widely recognized as a hip spot, particularly in the summer. Guests from all over the Philly area come to partake in countless games and meet-ups.

The park also boasts varied events at all times of the year. Naturally, most of these events are also accompanied by a fleet of different food vendors, which permits those who take the time out of their day in Pennsylvania’s largest city to experience all of the gastronomic wonders it has to offer.

Those looking to enjoy a quiet afternoon can also make use of the park’s highly-recognized and wildly colorful hammocks. Of course, if the weather is nice out, you can be sure that you won’t be the only one on the lookout for a vacant one. You may have to wait around until one frees up, but with all of the exciting activities to do in the meantime, you may just forget why you went there in the first place.

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