The Philadelphia Center

Discover Your Direction in Life



Philadelphia is like a big, small town. There is something different to do all the time.  And when you need a break from all of what our City of Brotherly Love has to offer, you can always spell out “PhiLLY” like the students from Spring 2013 semester did in the above picture. 

Thanks to the street grid system designed by Philadelphia Founding Father William Penn, the city is easy to navigate and perfect for day-to-day living. 

A ten or twenty-minute walk from The Philadelphia Center, located in the heart of Center City, will take you to half a dozen theaters, several major art and science museums, South Street’s shopping, Old City’s galleries, the Kimmel Center, the Italian Market, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and a variety of restaurants.

A slightly longer walk takes you to the renowned collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park, the nation’s largest urban park (four times the size of New York City’s Central Park), where you can bike, hike, run, row, and rollerblade.

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