Photo by John Carlano
Old City Arts District
The Old City neighborhood has sometimes been referred to as the most historic square mile in the US. In addition to being the location of the iconic historic attractions, it is a thriving arts and shopping district with dozens of art galleries and trendsetting boutiques. Highlights include the Book Trader, the Clay Studio, Muse Gallery, and Brave New Worlds (a shop selling comic books and toys). Looking for cutting-edge bar tools and supplies, as well as creative distilled spirits? Art in the Age carries those products and hosts tastings and workshops for home bartenders and distillers. The Center for Art in Wood has a permanent collection of pieces, as well as a gallery with changing exhibitions and a great shop. If you're spent after all that browsing, revive yourself with a sweet treat from Tartes Bakery at 212 Arch Street.
By Sue Manuel, AFAR Local Expert
Old City District, 231 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm