When you get a dining scene as diverse as the one in Philly, you end up with a laundry list of must-try items like bacon grease popcorn, Crabfries, tomato pie, and of course, many, many cheesesteaks. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's bound to be something on our bucket list of Philly foods that you've never tried before… so, go and try that thing.
See a comedy show followed by go-go dancing
Philadelphia is home to some decent comedy clubs, but you have to pick the right ones. Chinatown’s Good Good Comedy Theatre is home to a great community of diverse comedians performing both scripted sketches and improv. The best part? After seeing a BYO show, you can walk just a few blocks up and hit up the Trestle Inn, where the theme is strong whiskey and go-go dancers.
There is no shortage of Italian restaurants in Philadelphia whatsoever, and we happen to be going through quite the pizza renaissance right now as well -- more on that below. For a quintessential Philly Italian experience, though, start with a walk through the Italian Market (duh) for cannolis at Termini Brothers and a perusal of Di Bruno Bros. For dinner, head to Victor Cafe and get your chicken parm with a side of live Opera and red checkered tablecloth.
Check out the bridges and brews of Manayunk
If you have a particularly active person coming to visit you, suggest a walk along the river and over to Manayunk, where you can check out the gorgeous bridges that sit at the bottom of the hilly neighborhood. Stroll through the Main Street shops stretching from Green Lane to Manayunk Brewing, where you can sample yet more craft beer and enjoy outdoor riverside views.