“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
The historical Fairmount neighborhood in North Philadelphia is home to some of the city's most famous architecture, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Located north of Center City, Fairmount hosts a score of museums and cultural hotspots like the Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, Free Library of Philadelphia, Franklin Institute, and the Academy of Natural Sciences—all along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Take a stroll around Eakins Oval and run up the famous Rocky Steps. If you're looking for more thrills, check out Eastern State Penitentiary, which once held Al Capone. This neighborhood is a must-see for Philadelphia first-time visitors.