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Out of Town Visitors

No visit to our fair city is complete without exploring the Parkway Museums District! Find a great hotel, stay in Philly for a night or two or a week, but be sure to set aside lots of time for the rich culture and unique collection of activities you’ll only find on the Parkway.


National & International

Philadelphia International Airport



Local & Regional Public


PATCO Speedline

New Jersey Transit

The seasonal PHLASH downtown loop uses distinctive purple trolleys to connect major tourist destinations between Penn's Landing and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is one of the best ways to get around to more than 25 locations in Center City and is just $2 each time you board or $5 for an all-day pass. SEPTA pass and key holders ride free. Details and a map can be found at http://www.ridephillyphlash.com.

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  • Driving Directions

  • Directions from New York and points North

  • Take I-95 South toward Central Philadelphia
  • Take Exit 22 toward Interstate 676 West/Vine Street Expressway
  • Take the exit toward Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Directions from Maryland, Delaware and points South

  • Take I-95 North toward Central Philadelphia
  • Take Exit 22 toward Interstate 676 West/Vine Street Expressway
  • Take the exit toward Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Directions from New Jersey and points East

  • From 76 West take slight right onto I-676 North (signs for Camden/Ben Frankin Bridge)
  • Take the exit onto I-676 West/US 30 West toward Central Philadelphia
  • Continue over Ben Franklin Bridge
  • Take the exit toward Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Turn right onto North 22nd Street
  • Take the first right onto Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Directions from Harrisburg and points West

  • Take 76 East towards Philadelphia
  • Take Exit 344 for 676 East toward Central Philadelphia
  • Exit at Ben Franklin Parkway/23rd Street
  • Turn left onto North 22nd Street
  • Turn right onto Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Parkway is also accessible by public transportation via SEPTA bus routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 48, the regional rail at Suburban Station, City Hall stop on Market-Frankford and Broad Street subway lines and PHLASH (March – December - check schedule).

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  • Parking Locators

    Looking for off-street parking? Then visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority's (PPA) Parking Locator. Search the city's more than 200 off-street parking facilities for the best parking options based on price, proximity and hours of operation. http://www.philapark.org/locator/

    Research garages closest to your destination & compare prices ahead of time: http://www.philapark.org/garages

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  • Travel Advisories

    Concerned about bus detours or railway delays? Visit the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) web site at www.septa.org for current travel alerts and advisories. 

    Want to avoid congested roadways? Visit www.Traffic.com  or www.SigAlert.com  for up-to-the minute information. 

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  • Car Rentals

    2000 Arch Street

    123 S. 12th Street

    31 South 19th Street

    36 South 19th & Ludlow

    Philly Car Share


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  • Parkway Museums District Dining Options

  • Academy Café 
    Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

    Capriccio at Café Cret
    16th & Ben Franklin Parkway 

    Diamond Café
    (open mid April – August)
    Moore College of Art & Design

    Dilworth Park Café
    Dilworth Park, Philadelphia City Hall

    Franklin Foodworks and Atrium Café
    The Franklin Institute 

    Garden Restaurant and Canvas Coffee Bar
    The Barnes Foundation

    Logan Square Café
    Sister Cities Park
    18th & Ben Franklin Parkway

    Museum Café and Art Café (Main Building)
    Gallery Café (Perelman Building)
    Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Additional Dining Options 

    Philadelphia is renowned for its fabulous food, and the options can boggle the mind. This site might help narrow it down a bit:   http://www.visitphilly.com/restaurants-dining/  

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  • Hotels

    Philadelphia also has a multitude of hotel options. You’ll find them here: http://www.visitphilly.com/hotels/

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