Life in Philly

Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a perfect college city.

Philly is big enough to have lots to do, yet small enough to get to know.

Penn in the City

Penn students live right in the middle of University City, a neighborhood with its own stores, restaurants, and movie theaters. Less than a mile away is Rittenhouse Square, a fashionable area with dozens of places to eat, shop, and hang out. Less than a mile from that are all the nightlife, galleries, and world-class restaurants of Old City, Philly’s most historic neighborhood.

Whether you want to go for a run in Fairmount Park, see a concert at Union Transfer, eat dim sum in Chinatown, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or watch a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park — you are just a short walk, cab ride, or subway trip away from everything that Philadelphia has to offer.

If you want to get away for a weekend, Philadelphia is close to both New York City and Washington, DC.

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