Another equally excellent tourist attraction still amenable to Philly regulars is the Eastern State Penitentiary, where you can wander through the now defunct, probably haunted prison where Al Capone was jailed. Try the audio tour, and you’ll get a retelling from the one and only Steve Buscemi.
Eat donuts and fried chicken from Federal Donuts
Some folks who aren't from around here may think donuts and fried chicken are an odd combination. These people are incorrect. Show them why at FedNuts, and order will be restored to the universe.
Wander around Old City and NoLibs for First Friday
Old City and Northern Liberties
Even if you’ve already gone a million times, First Friday is never a bad suggestion for a night out, and is a definite must-do for an out-of-towner. Rub elbows with cultured Philadelphians at art galleries serving cocktails on the (wait for it) first Friday of every month, then hit up places like the Victoria Freehouse to catch a drag or comedy event, which always seem to be scheduled for First Friday as well.
Dance in the Great Hall at Art After 5
Speaking of artsy, end-of-week happenings, try the Philadelphia Museum of Art for its Friday series where cocktails, small bites, and live music (plus after-hours museum access) are always on the menu. Depending on the night you go, you could see a jazz quartet, folk music, or even Dan Deacon. The best part? Your admission -- the price of one ticket to the museum -- is redeemable all day long the following day.