Just steps from the Curtis Institute of Music campus, stroll through Rittenhouse Square, or sit and people-watch. Enjoy a cappuccino al fresco. Attend a concert or show, indoors or outside. Philadelphia was ranked number one for arts and culture by Travel + Leisure. Center City vibrantly blends arts and culture with commerce, charming residential neighborhoods, and lovely parks.

Discover Philadelphia

Kimmel Center

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Mere minutes from Curtis’s campus at 18th and Locust Streets, you’ll find the Avenue of the Arts on South Broad Street, with:

Liberty Bell

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It’s a 20-minute walk to Independence National Historical Park, the heart of Philadelphia’s colonial heritage, where you’ll find:

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Within a 30-minute walk are the attractions of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway:

Also nearby are

Baseball stadium

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Favorite summer excursions beyond Center City include Fairmount Park’s Mann Music Center—a summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra—and Longwood Gardens.

Is eating your pleasure? As a foodie, you’ll feel right at home in Philadelphia with its delectable cuisines and celebrity chefs. Philadelphia boasts more than 900 restaurants in Center City alone. For fresh flavors and regional color, don’t miss Reading Terminal Market.

Baseball fans, you’re a brief subway ride away from Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. And Philadelphia offers plenty of green space to pursue your own recreational activities.

Whatever your taste for culture, you’ll find it in Philadelphia. Explore and plan online with Philly Fun Guide and Visit Philly (Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation).