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Ho­tel Monaco Philadel­phia

433 Chest­nut St. 215-925-2111 www.monaco-philadel­phia.com A 268-room Kimp­ton ho­tel in Old City, across the street from the Lib­erty Bell. In-room spa treat­ments, com­pli­men­tary bi­cy­cles and wine hour in the lobby. Pet­friendly. Rooms start at $219; ask about free park­ing pack­age.

The In­de­pen­dent Ho­tel 1234 Lo­cust St. 215-772-1440 www.thein­de­pen­den­tho­tel.com A bou­tique ho­tel in Mid­town Vil­lage. Com­pli­men­tary break­fast, neigh­bor­hood gym passes and week­day wine and cheese. Rooms start at $149, 15 per­cent dis­count for ad­vance pur­chase.


Parc Restau­rant Bistro and Cafe 227 S. 18th St. 215-545-2262 www.parc-restau­rant.com French bistro with side­walk seat­ing on Rit­ten­house Square. House-made baguettes and hearty break­fast op­tions such as oat­meal brulee, $7; smoked salmon tar­tine, $15; and Bloody Mary, $9.

High Street on Mar­ket 308 Mar­ket St. 215-625-0988 www.high­stree­ton­mar­ket.com Fresh breads, pastries, sal­ads and sand­wiches. An­cient-grains salad, $12; tuna hoagie, $13; white gaz­pa­cho, $8.

Rosa’s Pizza 25 S. 11th St. 215-627-6727 www.rosas­fresh­pizza.com Rosa’s motto is “Help­ing the needy, one slice at a time.” Cus­tomers can buy $1 slices and pay it for­ward for an­other dollar.


In­dego 844-446-3346 www.ridein­dego.com New bike-share sys­tem for rid­ers 16 and older. Free B-cy­cle Now app shows lo­ca­tions and bike avail­abil­ity. The In­dego30 membership, at $15 per month, in­cludes free hour-long trips; walk-ups pay $4 per half-hour; cash pay­ments avail­able at 7-Eleven or Fam­ily Dollar.

Spruce Street Har­bor Park Spruce Street and Colum­bus Blvd. 215-629-3200 www.spruces­treethar­bor­park.com Open day and night through Septem­ber, this free ur­ban beach play­ground in­cludes board­walk con­ces­sions, float­ing barges, wa­ter gar­dens, fire pits, Adiron­dack chairs, shuf­fle­board, gi­ant Jenga and 50 ham­mocks.

Schuylkill River Trail www.schuylkill­river­trail.com The multi-use trail runs 26 miles along the river from down­town north to Val­ley Forge. A lo­cal fa­vorite: the eight-mile loop down Kelly Drive, over Falls Bridge and back along MLK Drive, closed to traf­fic sea­son­ally on week­ends.

IN­FOR­MA­TION www.vis­it­philly.com

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