“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
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.