With three universities sharing the western bank of the Schuylkill River, it's no wonder the neighborhood is called University City. The local scenery ranges from the industrial look of Drexel to the Ivy League grandeur of Penn. Explore the winding paths of the University of Sciences, and pay your respects to the mighty sphinx at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Anthropology. Many shops and restaurants cater to the college crowd, but Sansom Row features quality cuisine in historic buildings, including high-end sustainable food at White Dog Cafe and vintage New Deck Tavern. For an insider's view of University City, call any of the universities' admissions offices and book a tour.
Getting Around Philadelphia
The best way to get around Philadelphia is by walking. The city's extensive bus, trolley, subway and train system is useful for cross-town adventures. An $11 day pass makes the most sense for visitors.
- Philadelphia International Airport-PHL
- $28.50-flat rate to Central Philadelphia
Things to Do and See Near University City
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Independence Hall
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Philadelphia City Hall
- Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
- Boathouse Row
- Franklin Institute
- Eastern State Penitentiary
- Franklin Field
- Temple University